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12-inch Three-way Coverage with the CoActual Difference

The StudioLive® 312AI delivers 3-way coverage, with a 12-inch low-frequency driver and our proprietary 8-inch, CoActual® coaxial speaker for mid- and high-frequency reproduction. These transducers are driven by a hefty 2,000W RMS of triamplified, Class D power, all housed in a compact enclosure. The 312AI is time- and phase-aligned to form a true 4-way system when paired with the StudioLive 18sAI subwoofer. And it’s fully controllable with SL Room Control for iPad®, Mac®, and Windows®.

The proprietary CoActual 8-inch, horn-loaded coaxial speaker offers a consistent acoustic center—a single point source that offers unique advantages, thanks to the driver’s symmetrical response. The net result is exceptional 3D imaging and a natural listening experience that reveals the subtlest details.

A Unique Design with Studio Monitor Fidelity.

The StudioLive 312AI is equipped for wireless and wired communications over an Ethernet or Wi-Fi LAN for monitoring and control. Better yet, add the SL-Dante-SPK option card to create a Dante network and ditch your analog cables in favor of lightweight CAT5 cables.

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Key features:

  • Unique 8-inch ferrite midrange driver with integrated titanium compression driver employing Coaxial Speaker Coherence Alignment
  • 12-inch, custom-designed ferrite LF transducer
  • 2,000W RMS of triamped, Class D amplification
  • 32-bit floating point DSP with asymmetric 3-way crossover and Temporal EQ® for horn reflection, linear time and amplitude anomalies correction, performance contouring, and dynamic and excursion limiting
  • XMAX Class A mic preamp with phantom power
  • Mix output
  • 4 DSP operation modes, external Subwoofer mode
  • Wired or wireless networking with free SL Room Control software
  • Optional Dante™ card
  • Integrated M10 fly points, pole mount, and ergonomic handles


Technical Specifications

Acoustic Performance

Configuration 3-way, triamplified loudspeaker system
Frequency Response (-10 dB) 50 Hz to 23 kHz
Frequency Response (-6 dB) 56 Hz to 22 kHz
Nominal Coverage (-6 dB) 90° x 60°
Maximum Peak SPL 131 dB
Crossover Frequency

​LF: (overlapped) 100 Hz - 1 kHz, HF: 1.8 kHz

Directivity Index (DI) 10 dB, >500 Hz
Directivity Factor (Q) 10.0, >500 Hz


LF Transducer 1x12" Ferrite
MF Transducer 8" CoActual™
HF Transducer 1.75" compression driver


Type Class D
Total Power Output 2,000W (total power without protection algorithms and limiter enabled)
LF Power 2 x 500W
MF Power 500W
HF Power 500W
Rated THD <0.05% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Dynamic Range 119 dB (A-weighted)
Bandwidth 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Cooling Free air convection

Connections and Controls

Input Channels 1 mic, 1 line
Input Connector Types 1 XLR (F), 1 combo
Phantom Power 15 VDC (Ch. 1 only)
Mic Input Impedance 1 kΩ
Line Input Impedance 10 kΩ
Maximum Input +22 dBu
Output Connector 1 XLR (M) - Mix out
Controls Mic Level (Variable: Off to +48 dB), Line Attenuation (Variable: -24 dB to 0 dB), Speaker Attenuation (Variable: -24 dB to 0 dB)

DSP Preset, HPF On/Off, Network Connected, Network Activity, Wi-Fi Setup, Wi-Fi On, Signal, Limit, Clip, Thermal


Contour Presets Normal, LBR Source, Floor Monitor
HPF 100 Hz, 4th-order Linkwitz-Riley
Bit Depth 24-bit
Sample Rate 96 kHz


Material Eucalyptus Plywood
Finish Chemline™ polyurethane
Grille Powder-coated steel
Dimensions (HxWxD) 24.8" x 19.5" x 16.4"
(629.92 mm x 495.3 mm x 416.56 mm)
Unit Weight 62 lbs (28.12 kg)
Handles One on each side
Monitor Angle 50°


Amplifier Protection Over-current, DC, over/under-voltage, over-temperature, high frequency
Transducer Protection 4-ch. multi-threat limiter


AC Power Input 100-230V~, 50-60 Hz
AC Power Consumption (1/8 Power) 250W

Suspension Mounting

Rigging Points 12 M10
Mounting 35 mm, 2-position

Please see complete mechanical drawings when building a custom case.

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.