The revolutionary NEXO 45°N-12 wedge monitor brings all the benefits of line-array technology to the stage. It draws on NEXO’s patented Hyperbolic Reflective Wavesource which is used throughout the GEO range of high-performance loudspeakers. The design works by wavesourcing, creating virtual acoustic sources behind the enclosure itself and below the stage, using reflection rather than coercion to determine the shape of the wavefront. Unlike a conventional high frequency waveguide in which the exit is rectangular, the NEXO monitor’s waveguide forms a ‘smile’, enabling cabinets to be linked together to form arrays without interference between wavefronts.
Monitor engineers will find that the N-12 design produces a very sharply defined dispersion pattern at the same time as offering a huge improvement in terms of level before feedback. The focused coverage results in lower acoustic power on stage. SPL and frequency response are consistent up to 2.5 metres back.
An ingenious magnetic locking system joins multiple monitors together, allowing scalability for both coverage and SPL level. The compact, low-profile design is less conspicuous than conventional monitors (ideal for live TV production), and the 45°N- 12 features a non-slip base with a skid system and ergonomic handle for easy repositioning on stage.
45N-12 PRODUCT FEATURES
Components LF 1 x 12″ (30 cm) high excursion Neodymium 8Ω driver.
HF 1 x 3″ voice coil, 1.4″ throat Neodymium 16Ω compression driver on a 22.5° hyperboloid
Height x Width x Depth 392 x 492 x 576 mm (15.43″ x 19.37″ x 22.67″)
Net Weight 24 kg (53 lbs)
Connectors 2 x NL4MP Speakon 4 pole
Construction Main structure: Baltic Birch Ply finished with structured black coating
Rear lower and bottom section: Aluminium with dark grey coating
Front vents and rear upper section: Injected polyurethane front vents, black coating
Fittings 4 handles (2 side metal recessed, 2 front and rear moulded
Front Finish Moulded dark grey metal grille
Locking Elements Integrated magnets for mechanical locking
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS 45N-12 with NX TD Controller
Frequency Response [a] 55Hz – 19kHz ±3dB
Usable Range @-6dB [a] 50Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity 1W @ 1m 106dB SPL Nominal / 104dB SPL Wideband
Nominal Peak SPL @ 1m 1 unit: 137 to 140dB Peak / 2 units: 140 to 143dB Peak
HF Dispersion [c] 30° Horizontal – Scalable 30° steps when arrayed
22.5° Diagonal (Coupling Plane) – Scalable 22.5° steps when arrayed
60° Vertical (Asymmetrical for constant level 0 to 2.5m / 8ft
Crossover Frequencies LF-HF: 1kHz Active or Passive (internally configurable).
Nominal Impedance Active LF 8Ω, HF 16Ω. Passive 8Ω.
Recommended Amplifiers Active LF 1000 to 1500 W 8Ω / HF 250 to 500 W 16Ω.
Passive 1200 to 2000 W 8Ω
Electronic Controller The NEXO TDcontrollers presets are precisely matched to the 45N Series cabinets and include
sophisticated protection. Using 45N Series cabinets without a properly connected NEXO
TDcontroller will result in poor sound quality and can damage components.
Dispersion configuration Internally mounted magnets allow 45N-12 inter-cabinet locking for coverage / SPL scalability
Sub-bass LS600 extends system low frequency response down to 38 Hz
Speaker Cabling Active: 1-/1+:LF; 2-/2+: HF
Passive: 1-/1+: Not Connected; 2-/2+:LF + HF