Behringer EUROLIVE ELX212S - Ultra-Compact Fly Ready 2X12" Line Array Subwoofer
BEHRINGER, a world leader in highest-quality passive and active loudspeakers, now brings its extreme value proposition to the vertical line-array marketplace with its new ELX Series loudspeakers. Now small to medium sized venues, such as houses of worship, community centers, nightclubs, as well as rental and touring applications can enjoy truly professional-grade performance for a fraction of the cost of competing systems.
What's a Line-Array?
Although line array systems have been around for more than 50 years, they have only come into prominence over the past few years, mainly due to their use in large-scale concert venues. Vertical line-arrays are created by stacking or suspending identical loudspeaker cabinets so the LF (Low-Frequency) and HF (High-Frequency) drivers, are placed in exact vertical alignment with each other. This enables them to work together to send sound waves much further than a single driver could. The configuration is designed so that you end up with a column each of LF and HF drivers.
By using specially designed waveguides or horns, horizontal sound dispersion can be very wide, while keeping the vertical alignment extremely tight. The resulting sound is smoother, with much more even dispersion than that of traditional horn-loaded loudspeaker systems.
Highest Quality Sound
BEHRINGER ELX Series loudspeakers provide amazingly brilliant sound, with rich and deep low-end, smear-free mids and sparkling highs. Capable of generating extremely high sound pressure levels, ELX loudspeakers utilize only the highest-quality components and are constructed of void-free birch plywood. The handmade enclosures are then finished with a special black or white DuraCoat finish, recognized by many as the toughest finish on the market.
Let's face it; the transducers (woofers and tweeters) are the only part of a sound system you actually hear, so they don't cut any corners. While some of Behringer's competitors are content to buy off-the-shelf transducers and plug them into their boxes, they custom-design and build Behringer's transducers from scratch. This enables us to control the quality, and frankly, make better components, such as the Kevlar-coned, neodymium LF and HF compression drivers they deploy in each and every ELX Series enclosure.
By their very nature, vertical line-arrays are ideal when it comes to system scalability. This allows a venue to custom-tailor a system specifically to meet their needs. Should requirements change, more enclosures and amplifiers can be added to expand the system. Specially designed flying hardware allows for multiple subs and mid/high packs to be flown in each array.
To Fly or Not to Fly
Venues with high ceilings, such as sports arenas, concert halls and large churches, etc., often prefer to "fly" the sound system. By suspending the speaker array high above the audience, floor space is maximized and nothing comes between the audience and the performance. Rigging points are integrated into all ELX Series enclosures for use with dedicated flying kits, which they generously over-engineer for the utmost in safety. All of Behringer's line-arrays offer variable curvature for custom-tailoring the sound coverage to your specific venue. Alternately, the ELX system can be stacked in front of the performance area, if you have the available floor space.
The ELX42 dual 12" bass-reflex subwoofer is the perfect complement to the ELX42 mid/high pack. With its powerful 12" woofers (with 4" voice coils), the ELX212S is capable of frequencies as low as 38 Hz and has a power handling capacity of 1200-Watts per enclosure. Maximum SPL is 126 dB and the ELX212S weighs just 98 lbs. (44.5 kg)
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