ESM12 - The Ultimate Passive Monitor


The Ultimate Passive Monitor

The ESM12 is a full-range low profile 2-way, passive monitoring solution with a 12” trans-coil neo woofer and the same 3” NVPD large format compression driver found in our flagship VHD products. The ESM12 also features our revolutionary passive delay line, which dramatically reduces feedback. Housed in a professional Baltic Birch cabinet, with a protective Polymer coating and heavy-duty grill, the ESM12 can be utilized for FOH applications with the inclusion of a pole mount. Truly one of the most impressive monitoring solutions on the market today, the ESM 12 is available in left and right configurations.

  • Professional, Baltic birch construction with wear resistant polymer coating.
  • 127dB sustained output, 130dB peak with very high dynamic range.
  • Compact, wedge shaped cabinet design specifically developed for use in stage monitor applications or low profile ceiling monitoring.
  • Rotatable wide dispersion 40° H x 80° V horn.
  • Revolutionary passive delay line.
  • State of the art 3" (76mm) Nitride Titanium diaphragm compression driver with complex geometry phase plug and neodymium magnetic structure for higher output, exceptionally low distortion and extended frequency response.
  • 12" woofer with Super Acoustic Active Impedance Control (AIC) voice coil technology and neodymium magnetic motor structure dramatically increases force, lowers distortion and provides increased frequency response linearity.
  • Specially designed acoustic fabric covering and protecting the compression driver against liquid
  • "Top-hat" pole mount allows the ESD 12M to be used as a conventional loudspeaker. 

System Acoustic Perfomance

Max SPL Long-term 127dB
Max SPL Peak 130dB
-3dB Response 55Hz - 22kHz
Recommended Power 500W
Sensitivity 98dB
Crossover Point 1.2kHz

High Frequency Section

Acoustic Design Horn Loaded
High Horn Coverage Horizontal / Vertical 40° x 80°
Rotatable Horn YES
Throat Exit Diameter / Diaphragm Size 1" / 3"
Diaphragm Material Nitride Titanium
Magnet Type Neodymium
Protection RMS Limiter

Low Frequency Section

Acoustic Design Front Loaded, Bass Reflex
Woofer Size / Voice Coil Diameter / Design 12" / 2.5" / Trans Coil
Magnet Type Neodymium
Diaphragm Material Epoxy Reinforced Cellulose
Protection Thermal breaker - autoreset

Speaker Input

Speaker Input 2x Neutrik Speakon®


Cabinet Material Baltic birch
Handles 1
Pole Mount 35mm
Color "Orange peeled" Matt Black or any RAL

Physical Dimensions

Height 368mm (14.48")
Width 606mm (23.86")
Depth 368mm (14.48")
Weight 23kg (50.7lbs)