• Electro-Voice launches MFX Multi-Function Monitors

    Recently "pre-launched" at InfoComm 2019, Electro-Voice MFX Multi-Function Monitors MFX-12MC and MFX-15MC are passive 12” and 15” two-way coaxial monitors with corresponding installation versions.

    MFX Monitors utilize coaxially aligned HF and LF transducers matched with a new constant directivity waveguide. Coverage in monitor orientation is 40° H x 60° V. According to E-V, "the dimensions and location of the waveguide interact with the woofer to effectively create a bipole output, enhancing coverage control through the midrange frequencies".

    As in any coaxial design, in addition to providing a stable sound image as the performer moves off-axis, the compact coaxial design presents a lower-profile footprint on stage. Also MFX units feature dual monitor angles (35° and 55°).

    MFX Multi-Function Monitors are optimized for use with TGX10 or IPX10:4 amplifiers from EV’s sibling brand Dynacord. Both models can be deployed in passive or bi-amp configuration, and can be optimized for different uses via DSP settings in the amps. Power handling for the MFX-12MC is 450 W (continuous) and 3000 W (peak); the MFX-15MC delivers 500 W (continuous) and 3500 W (peak). Each model has a maximum SPL rating of 135 dB and 136 dB respectively (at 1m, naturally).

    In addition to their primary function as stage monitors, both the MFX-12MC and MFX-15MC feature an integrated pole cup (located in one of the two side handle recesses), so they can serve as short-throw main/full-range sound reinforcement for portable applications using tripods or subwoofer poles. Coverage in this orientation is 60° H x 40° V. Extending their multi-functional design, each model features four M10 suspension points. U brackets, yokes, a tilt adapter, truss clamps, stand-mount adapters and a rigging bar are available for temporary or permanent installations. A rugged EVCoat finish (available in black or white) and 1.5 mm-thick corrosion-resistant grille are used.

    Target customers include production companies that provide sound systems live performances, including spoken-word presentations, corporate events, worship services and concerts. "The multi-functional aspect of the speakers makes them a more attractive investment for live sound companies because they can be deployed in multiple system roles, keeping more of the rental inventory working rather than sitting in the warehouse until an appropriate job is booked", says Electro-Voice.