The d&b audiotechnik E12 Loudspeaker and E12-D are high-performance 2-way multipurpose loudspeakers, employing an integrated coaxial driver. The E12 and E12-D can be used for speech and music applications as stand-alone full range systems or incorporated into larger distributed sound reinforcement situations and, with the addition of an E15X or B4 subwoofer, can also easily reproduce high-level music programs. The multifaceted shape of the enclosure allows use either in an upright or horizontal orientation as well as deployment as a stage monitor. The E12 has an 80° x 50° dispersion pattern (h x v), while the E12-D has a wider 110° x 50° pattern. The horns in both loudspeakers are easily rotatable through 90° providing 50° x 80° or 50° x 110° dispersion patterns. The E12 and E12-D cabinet is constructed from polyurethane integral hard foam with an impact-resistant paint finish incorporating handles and a hidden socket to accept loudspeaker stands. The loudspeaker cabinet is also available in Special Color (SC) and Weather Resistant (WR) options. The Weather Resistant option provides an IP54 rating and enables the operation of loudspeakers in changing ambient conditions. Both options are supplied with metal plates in the specified color covering the handle recesses and loudspeaker stand socket.
When the E12-X or E12-DX configuration is selected an E12 or E12-D can be driven passively in parallel with an E15X-SUB from the same amplifier channel.
The following amplifiers can be used to drive the E12.
Frequency response (–5 dB standard) 50 Hz – 18 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode) 100 Hz – 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1
with D80 131 dB
Cabinets per amplifier channel 2
Configuration High performance 2-way coaxial loudspeaker
Nominal impedance 8 Ω
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms) 300/1600 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h x v) 80° x 50° rotatable through 50° x 80°
Components 12″ driver with neodymium magnet
1.3″ exit compression driver with 3″ coil and rotatable CD horn
passive crossover network
Connections 2 x NLT4 F/M
optional 2 x EP5 or 2 x NL4
Dimensions (H x W x D) 580 x 350 x 334 mm
22.8 x 13.8 x 13.2″
Weight 16 kg