Clear and Present

The W-12A is a two-way, high efficiency, passive loudspeaker. It is designed as a compact high performance system for the reproduction of speech and music program material.

The W-12A has a 1-inch exit compression driver coupled to a 75 X 75 degree wooden waveguide horn for reproducing high frequencies, and a 12-inch cone transducer in a tuned enclosure for the low frequencies. A high-quality passive network operates very efficiently, also providing EQ points for a flat frequency response.

Built to last

The W-12A's sturdy multi-ply plywood enclosure and multi-layered catalyzed Polyurea finish is designed to withstand the most demanding applications. A perforated, powder coated steel grille with a high transmission ratio offers excellent protective properties.

The W-12A can be purchased in two versions. The install (W-12Ai) configuration has a passive internal crossover, while the (W-12Ai-P) is self-powered. Both models have a standard 12-point flyware system. Both are available in white, black, or unfinished exterior.

Key features:

  • Ultra Compact
  • Acoustic Waveguide
  • Integrated Rigging System
  • Flat Phase & Power Response
  • Durable Catalyzed Multi-layered Finish
  • High Quality, Optimized Passive Crossover


Technical Specifications

System Performance

Frequency Response (-3 dB) * 54 Hz – 17 kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB) 45 Hz – 19 kHz
Recommended High-Pass 40 Hz – with minimum 24 dB / octave (4th order) Butterworth slope
Nominal directivity (-6 dB) Horizontal: 75°
Nominal directivity (-6 dB) Vertical: 75°
Recommended Crossover Frequency 1.6 kHz (acoustic, active, external DSP)
RMS handling capacity ** LF: 200W
HF: 60W
Maximum SPL @ 1 Meter *** 124 dB ([WorxAudio] preset)


Components LF: 12” (304.8 mm) x 1
HF: 1” Exit (25.4 mm) x 1
Nominal Impedance LF = 8 ohms, HF = 8 ohms, Self Powered
Passive: 8 ohms


Enclosure Baltic birch plywood, engineered plastics, and aluminum frame
Finish Two-part spray catalyzed Polyurea coating on plywood
Grille 16-gauge (0.06 mm) perforated steel, powder-coated finish, black
Environmental Indoor use only
Connectors Passive Version: Two (2) parallel-wired NL4 Neutrik® Speakon® connectors
Power Amp Connectors Self Powered Version: Neutrik® PowerCon (AC) XLR M/F (In/Out) or Dante
Suspension/Mounting Internal bracket w/ threaded 0.375” flying points (x12)
Dimensions 23.5” H x 18.25” W x 17.5” D (596.9 mm x 463.55 mm x 444.5 mm)
Net Weight 54 lb. (24.49 kg)
Shipping Weight 62 lb. (28.12 kg) - approximate with carton
Product Versions 12Ai: Passive; 12Ai-P: Powered
Digital Power Amp 1000W driving passive 8 ohm
Digital program processing
XLR I/O Dante-enabled
AC powerCON I/O


* Frequency response and range measured on-axis with anechoic environment.
** Power handling tested using pink noise filtered to meet IEC 268-5, 6 dB crest factor, 100 hours, with recommended EQ.
*** Peak level measured at 1m under free field conditions using 10 dB crest factor pink noise with specified ([WorxAudio] preset) and corresponding EQ settings.