d&b audiotechnik M2 Monitor

High-performance 2-way stage monitor


The d&b audiotechnik M2 Monitor is a 2-way high-performance stage monitor, with a peak sound pressure level of 143 dB. Its design uses a low-height cabinet, achieves a constant directivity of 45° x 60° > 600 Hz, and significantly raises the feedback stability margin. Together with the cabinet baffle angle of 40° (to the floor), the dispersion performance offers a realistic artist listening area starting directly above the cabinet and reaching quite far upstage. The result is a loudspeaker system with remarkable vocal presence, clarity, and neutral, balanced sound. The M2 cabinet is constructed from marine plywood, incorporates handles, and has an impact-resistant paint finish. Two fittings, which accept ball-lock shackle pins, are located on each side of the cabinet allowing quick and flexible rigging.


The M2 monitor must be driven in 2-Way active mode, requiring two amplifier channels.
The following amplifiers can be used to drive the M2.

  • Components 2 x 12″/1.4″
  • Dispersion 45° x 60°
  • SPLmax 143 dB
  • Weight 38 kg / 84 lb

System data

Frequency response (-5 dB standard)
50 Hz – 17 kHz1
Max. sound pressure2
with 30D
with D80
143 dB
143 dB
Cabinets per D80

Loudspeaker data

2-way stage monitor
Nominal impedance LOW/HIGH
4/8 Ω
Power handling capacity LOW
(RMS/peak 10 ms)
500/2000 W
Power handling capacity HIGH
(RMS/peak 10 ms)
50/200 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h x v)
45° x 60°3
2 x 12″ LF driver with neodymium magnet
1.4″ exit compression driver with CD horn
2 x NLT4 F/M
optional 2 x EP5 or 2 x NL8

Dimensions / weight

Dimensions (H x W x D)
419 x 680 x 560 mm4
16.5 x 26.77 x 22.5″
38 kg
84 lb

Additional information

Weight 83 lbs
Dimensions 23 × 27 × 17 in