InfoComm 2019: Nexo launches multi-purpose P12
Thursday, 13 June 2019
nexoThe P12 is designed for a wide range of sound reinforcement applications
USA - Nexo’s new P12 is billed as “an ultra-versatile multi-purpose loudspeaker, bringing ingenious technical innovation to a wide range of sound reinforcement applications”.
This is the first time the company has designed a 12” enclosure. The much-anticipated P12 “promises to establish a new benchmark for the all-purpose point-source cabinet that can deliver at front of house, on stage, and as part of a distributed system”.
Inside the curvilinear enclosure of custom birch and poplar plywood, the P12 employs a purpose-designed 12” LF neodymium driver and 3” diaphragm HF driver in a coaxial configuration. The cabinet footprint is very compact, measuring 531mm x 432mm x 317mm. Frequency response is 60Hz-20kHz, and the SPL is an impressive 138dB Peak (passive)/140dB Peak (active mode).
In an innovative design twist which allows the user to customise his or her P12 cabinet, the horn flanges can be interchanged to deliver a variety of directivities – from the 60•x 60• that is provided as standard, to a 90•x 40• or an asymmetrical 50•- 100•x 40•. (The interchangeable flanges are marketed as accessories.) Switching between different directivities can be accomplished in just 15 seconds, easily removing the steel grille and replacing the flare, which uses a magnetic fixing.
Less than 20 kg in weight, the ergonomic design of the P12 includes carry handles on each side, pole-mount fitting with a Speakon connector behind it to allow tidy cable management, and threaded inserts for connection of mounting accessories. P12 can be used on a pole-mount with the L15 subbass cabinet, wall-mounted or flown in landscape mode beneath a L15 enclosure, using a specially-designed yoke bracket.
Nexo expects that one of the principal applications of the new P12 enclosure will be on stage as a versatile wedge monitor speaker.
Denis Baudier, sales director of Nexo, describes the P12 monitor as “lower profile and definitively sexier than any competitive product. For a vocalist, there is better dispersion because of the angle of the cabinet, and variable dispersion means each box can be precisely tailored to its user, from lead guitarist to horn section to backing singer.”
To partner the P12, Nexo is launching the L15 subbass cabinet, specially designed in a matching footprint which makes it suitable for flown applications, and for use as a drum-fill.
Touring and installation versions of the P12 and its partner L15 sub will be produced in black and white scratch-resistant paint finishes, the first use of a new paint process which is described by Joseph Carcopino, Nexo’s head of R&D, as “100 times better than before”.
(Jim Evans)

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