• KV2 debuts large format ESM312 stage monitor

    The ESM312 is the latest – and most powerful – addition to KV2 Audio’s range of stage monitors. Aimed at large scale stage monitoring applications, the ESM312 is a high output full-range low profile 3-way passive wedge. With two bass reflex-loaded 12” neodymium woofers, a single horn loaded 6” mid-range woofer and a 1” compression driver in a Baltic birch cabinet, "the ESM312 is truly one of the most impressive monitoring solutions on the market today", says KV2.

    KV2’s most powerful stage monitor yet, the ESM312 nominally delivers 133dB sustained output, and 136dB peak. A state-of-the-art 1” compression driver. The ESM312 also features dual 12” woofers with neodymium magnetic motor structure, reportedly with lower distortion and increased frequency response linearity. "It’s ability to reproduce vocals is quite simply unmatched by anything else available on the market", states the brand.

    Despite the 3-way double 12" configuration the design is fairly compact, partly because of the solution of placing a side handle in front of the 6" mid-range (as seen on the left side of the photo). Dimensions are 40x59x55 cm (15.5"x23"x22"), weight being 42 kg.

    The cabinet incorporates rear-mounted flip-out stands to allow for 35 or 45-degree angles as required. A fabric covering inside the grille protects against liquid spillage whilst a wear-resistant polymer coating is designed to withstand the rigours of touring and repeated stage use.

    Other specs:

    • -10dB Response 35Hz to 20kHz (half space)
    • Sensitivity 100dB
    • Impedance 4Ω
    • Crossover Points 400Hz; 2kHz
    • Coverage Horizontal / Vertical 90° x 40°
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