InfoComm 2019: NEXO debuts first 12” point source cabinet

NEXO unveiled its new P12 loudspeaker at Infocomm in Orlando, FL this week.

The P12 – NEXO’s first 12” enclosure – is an all-purpose point-source cabinet designed to 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 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 a 138dB Peak (passive)/140dB Peak (active mode).

The horn flanges can be interchanged to deliver a variety of directivity options – 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.

P12 can be used on a pole-mount with the L15 sub-bass cabinet, wall-mounted or flown in landscape mode beneath a L15 enclosure, using a specially-designed yoke bracket. With a switch on the back of the cabinet, the P12 is easy to reconfigure from Passive to Active mode, where it achieves 140dB Peak SPL. This is the first NEXO speaker to be purpose-designed to use the processing capacity of the new NXAMP4x2mk2 amplifier, although it is fully compatible with the larger NXAMP4x4.

To partner the P12, NEXO is launching the L15 sub-bass cabinet, specially designed in a matching footprint which makes it ideal for flown applications, and for use as a drumfill. With a new acoustic loading technique using a 15” bass horn, the L15 operates with maximum efficiency: nearly all the front face of the cabinet is used as a radiating surface to provide output with a frequency range of 40Hz-120Hz and 139dB Peak SPL.

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”.