VUE Audiotechnik a-12W 2-Way Passive/Bi-Amped Full Range System, 12-Inch White

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  • 12” neodymium LF driver with 3” (75 mm) voice coil
  • Neodymium HF compression driver with 3” (75 mm) voice coil and 1.4” (36 mm) exit
  • 450 W/900 W, average/program power handling (passive mode)


a-Class systems are ideal for working professionals seeking a better balance of performance, versatility and value. Benefiting from the same design principles behind VUE Audiotechnik’s flagship h-Class, a-Class models bring similar voicing characteristics to a broad range of sound reinforcement applications including houses of worship, theaters, auditoria and portable PA.

Every component in the a-Class range is manufactured to VUE Audiotechnik’s exacting specifications to deliver a smooth and accurate frequency response at maximum SPLs.

The a-12 full-range system begins with a precision-engineered, neodymium compression driver with a large, 3-inch voice coil and 1.4-inch exit. The compression driver is mated to an equally powerful, neodymium LF cone driver that’s also equipped with a 3-inch voice coil. The larger voice coils in both drivers increases overall power handling while decreasing power compression and maximizing clean output.

The compression driver is coupled to a 70 x 55-degree horn that can be rotated for ideal dispersion in both vertical and horizontal orientations. A high-grade crossover network is carefully tailored for the a-12’s unique driver and cabinet combination. A high current switch located on the rear panel allows quick configuration between passive (single amped) or bi-amped modes.

Balancing performance with versatility, the a-12 features a five-sided enclosure for easy use in either vertical or horizontal orientations. Handles and an integrated pole mount system make portable use on stands or atop subwoofers a breeze, while integrated hanging points provide flexible flying options. And thanks to their consistent and predictable coverage, the a-12 works equally well alone or as part of larger, multi-cabinet arrays in more sophisticated applications. Arrays can be horizontal or stacked.

All a-Class cabinets are manufactured to strict ISO compliances to ensure exceptional sonic performance and years of reliable service. Ultra-rigid, multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch construction and extensive interior bracing ensure absolute rigidity. All wood surfaces are protected by a rugged, waterproof polyurethane textured finish, while the cabinet front features a protective steel grill with a water-resistant powder coating.

Key Features

  • 12” neodymium LF driver with 3” (75 mm) voice coil
  • Neodymium HF compression driver with 3” (75 mm) voice coil and 1.4” (36 mm) exit
  • 450 W/900 W, average/program power handling (passive mode)
  • 70 Degrees x 55 Degrees coverage (rotatetable horn)
  • 55 Hz – 18 kHz frequency response
  • Max long-term output 122 dB SPL
  • HF protection circuit integrated into asymmetrical passive network
  • Multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch construction
  • Pentagon shape for easy use in FOH or monitor configurations
  • Integrated fly points, handles, and cup mount system
  • Can be arrayed in vertical or horizontal configurations

Technical Specifications

Wide coverage full-range loudspeaker for portable or installed use
Frequency Response (+- 3 dB)
55 Hz – 18 kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
45 Hz – 18 kHz
Sensitivity (1 W/1 m)
96 dB
Power Handling Long Term
450 watts
Power Handling Program
900 watts
Max Peak SPL (band limited pink noise 6 dB crest factor)
128 dB SPL
Max SPL Long Term (AVG SPL @1 band limited pink noise 6 dB crest factor)
122 dB SPL
Coverage Horizontal
70 degrees – 6 dB
Coverage Vertical
55 degrees – 6 dB
LF Driver Description
12”, paper cone, cloth surround, 3” (75 mm) TIL voice coil, 16 mm winding, 8 mm gap height
HF Driver Description
3” (75 mm) VC, 1.4” (36 mm) exit, NdFe-magnet
8 Ohms
2x Neutrik NL-4 Speakon – Switchable single-amp or biamp modes
Cabinet Material
15 – 30 mm cross-laminated birch plywood
Cabinet Surface
6-layer polymer textured finish
Two recessed on sides
Alu stand support (Ø 36 mm) M8 rigging points
Dimensions (H x W x D)
24.41 x 15.35 x 14.57 in (620 x 390 x 370 mm)
Net: 45 lbs / 21 kg

SKU: VUE-A12W Category:

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