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Tech Focus: New Electro-Voice MFX Multi-Function Monitors/Loudspeakers

An inside look at EV's 2-way coaxial loudspeaker for stage monitoring and short-throw live and installed applications.
New EV MFX Multi-Function Monitors/Loudspeakers are available in both black and white. with a variety of mounting options available.

The new Electro-Voice MFX-12MC (12-inch) and MFX-15MC (15-inch) are multi-functional loudspeaker models for high-performance stage monitoring and short-throw live and installed applications. They are engineered to a performance level that complements the X-Line Advance line array models X1, X2, X12-128 and X12-125F, and corresponding installation versions.

MFX multi-function monitors utilize high-output coaxially aligned high- and low-frequency and transducers matched with a new EV-engineered Constant Directivity waveguide joined by a new crossover design. Coverage in monitor orientation is 40 x 60 degrees (H x V). The dimensions and location of the waveguide interact with the woofer to effectively create a bipole output, enhancing coverage control through the midrange frequencies.

In addition to providing a stable sound image as the performer moves off-axis, the compact coaxial design presents a significantly lower-profile footprint on stage in comparison to competitive high-end monitors, helping to maintain audience sight lines and reducing stage clutter. A new cabinet concept with dual monitor angles (35 and 55 degrees) allows the output to be precisely focused towards the performer.

MFX monitors are optimized for use with TGX10 or IPX10:4 amplifiers from EV’s sibling brand Dynacord. Both models can be deployed in passive or bi-amp configuration, and can be optimized for any application with DSP settings using the new SONICUE sound system software. Power handling for the MFX-12MC is 450 watts (continuous) and 3,000 watts (peak); for the MFX-15MC, power handling is 500 watts (continuous) and 3,500 watts (peak). Maximum SPL ratings are 135 dB and 136 dB, respectively.

In addition to their primary function as high-performance stage monitors, both the MFX-12MC and MFX-15MC are equipped with an integrated pole cup (neatly located in one of the two side handle recesses) so they can serve as short-throw main/full-range sound reinforcement for portable applications using tripods or subwoofer poles. Coverage in this orientation is 60 x 40 degrees (H X V).

Extending their multi-functional design, each model also includes four M10 suspension points. In addition, U brackets, yokes, truss clamps, stand-mount adapters and a rigging bar are available for temporary or permanent installations. A rugged EVCoat finish (available in black or white) and 1.5 mm-thick corrosion-resistant grille combine to provide exceptional durability with sleek aesthetics.

MFX monitors were developed to deliver a combination of professional performance and excellent value. Target users include production companies that provide sound systems for any kind of live performance, including spoken-word presentations, corporate events, worship services and concerts. The multi-functional aspect of the loudspeakers makes them an attractive option for live sound companies because they can be deployed in multiple system roles, keeping more of the rental inventory working rather than sitting in the warehouse until an appropriate job is booked.

Find out much more about the new EV MFX multi-function loudspeakers/monitors here.


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