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NEXO 45 N-12 Arrayable Line Monitor

FOH Staff • New Gear • September 14, 2010

The NEXO 45 N-12 12-inch arrayable line monitor from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. is 19 3/8" wide, 22 5/8" deep, 15 7/16" high, and weighs 62 lbs. With no interference between adjacent monitors, the unit is touted for allowing for a stable, steady frequency response in the coverage area. While compact, it is also touted for high SPL output.
The NEXO 45 N-12 provides a higher SPL from the cabinet before feedback and sharp side attenuation. Coverage and SPL are now scalable. The arrayable line monitor has a frequency response of 55Hz-19kHz ±3db with 30-degree horizontal coverage, 22.5-degree diagonal (Coupling Plane) coverage and asymmetrical vertical coverage of 60° constant level from zero to 8 ft. A single unit has a peak SPL of 140 db, passive/active internal switching mode.  In passive mode 1000 to1600W is recommended at 8Ω, in active mode the 8 Ω LF is 900W to1400 W and the 16 Ω HF is 300W-450W.


"The new NEXO 45 N-12 is unique in that it is an all-in-one reference monitor and dedicated floor monitor," said Albert Cardenas, acoustic systems manager,

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. "Its dedicated coverage is significant because it has been designed so that there is no interference by other monitors in the same stage setting."


The 45 N-12 is made of Baltic Birch ply with black textured coating; two NL4 speaker connectors; four handles on the front, rear and sides; and integrated easy to use magnets for mechanical locking of multiple cabinets.


The NEXO 45 N-12 will be available in December 2010.


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