DV12 Powered MicroMain

Super-sonic, Bass-ilicious, Exponential-docius

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60 Lbs. of Insane SPL

Incredibly Deep Bass from a Top Box
    • 3000 Watts of Intensity
    • Invertible Array
    • Full range or Satellite Mode

Extremely high output and uniform energy dispersion over a very wide and deep sound field. The DV12 offers ultra high-fidelity full-range music reproduction, excellent speech intelligibility, extremely wide dispersion, and even sound projection over distance.

DV12 Powered MicroMain

60 Pounds of Intense Energy

WHY CHOOSE A DV12 MICROMAIN?

A high-impact, wide dispersion and long-throw cabinet with the ability to fill many venues without the need for a subwoofer. In Satellite Mode, when the DV12 is paired with a BASSBOSS sub, its abundant power is used to provide even higher output levels in the mid and high ranges.

Ultra-wide 120 degree horizontal dispersion covers wide audience areas easily. Its line-array wave-guide provides tight vertical pattern control resulting in improved clarity at greater distances. This design also provides more even sound level over those distances than conventional horns.

The DV12 has the BASSBOSS Invertible Array feature which provides for coherent summing of two arrayed boxes. This allows the system’s output to be scaled up significantly without compromising sound quality or coverage. The two line array wave guides couple to provide coverage for much larger audiences with only 2 boxes per side.

 

bb-bigquoteIn full range, they sound like there are two subs with each of them!

They have tons of transient response! This is a game changer because there is no need for hauling around a sub to smaller events.

~ Blake Biellier | TechHipp

No need to hold back!

BASSBOSS Tops and MicroMains are optimized and protected for safe, high-power operation.

All BASSBOSS loudspeakers are complete systems. Optimized cabinet design, premium quality drivers, power-matched amplification and comprehensive processing ensure that no matter the demand, they keep their cool, keep their character and keep on working.

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BASSBOSS Designs

Hand-Built Cabinets

DV12 Micromain

The DV12 is a 2-way active, powered, processed, full-range, direct radiating loudspeaker. The cabinet is shaped to counteract standing wave reflections as well as provide the ideal down-angle orientation for optimum audience coverage.

The cabinet shape and driver orientation allow for “Invertible Arraying”, providing seamless, high-frequency summing of two boxes. A very large port maximizes low frequency performance, particularly at high output.

The handles are incorporated in the back of the cabinet and extend past the amplifier to protect it in transit. The cabinets are constructed from 15mm Baltic Birch plywood, assembled using dado joints, screws and advanced composite adhesives. Stainless steel bolts are used to secure the drivers, amplifer and pole sockets.

With handles designed for ergonomic and balanced transport, it is very easy to manage. The cabinet is compact, only 24.5″ High, 14″ Wide, 18.5″ deep, weighs just 61 pounds and is made entirely of Baltic Birch in the USA.

The cabinet is finished in an extremely rugged, black polyurethane coating. The woofer is protected by a black powdercoated, perforated steel grill.

Prodigious Amplification

The amplifier consists of 2 channels with a total of 3,000W. The amplifier features extremely high dynamic power capacity, with 150 Volts peak output per channel, along with high damping of >10000:1 Efficient, PFC power supply and class D output topology.

The DV12 provides high output and uniform energy dispersion over a very wide and deep sound field. The cabinets are vertically arrayable in pairs, with the pairs offering coherent high-frequency summing for extended projection (aka throw), a tightened vertical dispersion pattern and no loss of horizontal dispersion or the “comb filtering” associated with conventional side-by-side arraying.

The DV series is ideal for DJs and sound system providers who need the ability to scale between two smaller systems and one larger system. The seamless coupling feature of the DV12s makes them much more versatile than any other choice on the market because they offer the extremely wide 120-degree horizontal coverage whether using one or two per side AND the choice of tighter, the same, or expanded vertical coverage when using two per side. When you expand to own more than one pair of DV12s, you can use them in multiple rooms, on separate gigs, or seamlessly coupled to serve much larger rooms.

Rugged Drivers

The vented cabinet features a 12″ woofer with a 1.4″ throat compression driver on a 120 degree by 20 degree isophasic wave guide. Ultra-wide horizontal coverage of 120 degrees helps to provide consistent, intelligible coverage to audience areas that are to the far left and right, outside the coverage of ordinary portable loudspeakers.

This extremely wide coverage is made possible through the use of a line-array waveguide. Along with the vertical alignment of the drivers, this helps to constrain vertical coverage to a nominal 15 degrees. The tight vertical pattern provides more consistent coverage over greater distances and minimizes ceiling and floor reflections, enhancing intelligibility.

The woofer cones are waterproofed. BASSBOSS cabinets are safe to use outdoors where they may encounter rain, in nightclubs where drinks may be spilled on them, or in dusty environments that may leave the drivers needing a thorough cleaning.

The cones are waterproofed to protect them from possible, accidental exposure to moisture such as rain or spilled beverages. Waterproofed woofer cones also permit the cleaning of drivers that have been soiled in a dirty or dusty environment with the use of a damp cloth. Keep the amplifiers dry and party on!

Waterproofed cones in all products. Optional weatherized and weather resistant loudspeakers have the same acoustical performance as our standard options. If your system is likely to be exposed to rain, ask about IP rated amplification options. If you have need of a system for outdoor installation, ask about Weatherized products.

Focused Tuning

 

BASSBOSS speakers can be connected directly to your mixer with nothing but signal cable in between. The built-in processing is comprehensive and includes all necessary high-pass and low-pass filters along with equalization and phase alignment processing to ensure coherent response when deployed with BASSBOSS subwoofers.

There is no need for any additional EQ in the signal path for the speaker to provide a broad, flat frequency response. Sophisticated DSP programming ensures the speakers deliver consistent sound quality no matter the input level.

Plug-and play with peace of mind. Multiple, sophisticated protection systems make the loudspeaker virtually indestructible. You can turn on and turn up, all night, without fear of over-driving to the point of damage.

 

True Specifications

BASSBOSS technical specs are based on measurements of continuous performance in normal usage. Other manufacturers may specify output based on calculations rather than measurements; measurements outside the operating bandwidth; or on ‘Burst’ or ‘Peak’ readings.

BASSBOSS specifications are conservative compared to most manufacturers. They reflect what the products will achieve, consistently, in the real world. Since the real world is where you’ll be using your gear. 

Read more about BASSBOSS Designer David Lee’s specifications philosophy on ProSoundNetwork.

Reviews

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It really is nice to be using 400 pounds less in speakers

I have owned BASSBOSS products for over 3 years now.  Their level of customer support goes beyond any other manufacturer you will find.  His entire team is dedicated to making sure clients will have exactly what they want.  They understand that every application may require something different.  Their name may be BASSBOSS but that does not mean BASS is their only focus.  Yes… They make some incredible subwoofers but they also make some of the cleanest sounding mains you will ever hear!

Last year I contacted BASSBOSS about what I needed from a top box.  David spent a lot of time with me in person to make sure I get exactly what I want.  I told him that I wanted the speaker to have incredibly wide horizontal coverage and a narrow vertical coverage.   Of course, he said that would not be a problem.

My next request was for the two speakers to keep up with four SSP218s.  No problem came from his mouth yet again!  After that, I threw a wrench into the deal…  I said that I wanted them to weigh between 50 to 60 pounds, stack like the DV8s and keep up with eight SSP218s.  He got that (I dunno) look on his face and went into deep thought. We went over tons of different ideas throughout the next weeks.

I got a call from David with him saying that he has it figured out.  I cannot even tell you how excited I was!  Then he says it would be full range and flat down to 43Hz. Now I am on Cloud 9! That is when the DV12 was born!

After a few field trials and changes made by David, I took them out to the lake for their first use since the updates.   Booooom!  He nailed it!  I was absolutely blown away with how they sounded!  All of the neighbors were coming up wondering how two speakers can sound that good from so far away.  Don’t let the misconceptions about array sources fool you either.  The off-axis response is actually much better than regular 3-way enclosures from other manufacturers.

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No need for hauling around a sub to smaller events

Blake Biellier, Tech Hipp Entertainment (cont’d)

There are four settings to choose from (Full Range, 60Hz crossover, 80Hz crossover and 100Hz crossover).  I used them in Full range at first.  It sounded like there were two subs with each of them and they had tons of transient response!  Yes… They do not get extremely loud in this setting.  However, they project sound over a wide area and for a great distance.  This means the SPL level will be much higher than regular tops at 50 feet or more away. I tried putting them in the 80Hz setting and ran them with a single 18in sub from another manufacturer.  Guess what.  They sounded far better in full range without the sub!  This is a game changer because there is no need for hauling around a sub to smaller events.

The next weekend I had an event where used two DV12s with four SSP218s in a very large ballroom. I ran them in the 80Hz crossover setting because I had the subwoofers.  They get far louder in this setting since they do not need to produce the lower frequencies.  Other than the two small front fill speakers for a wide stage, the DV12s filled the rest of the ballroom with more than enough clean sound!

Previously, I would have used FOUR 90-pound mains, TWO 90-pound mains for backfills and the TWO small front-fill speakers.  That means I replaced SIX 90-pound speakers with TWO 60-pound speakers and to do the same job!  Well… Not quite the same job…  The DV12s have crystal clear sound quality and far more impact.  It really is nice to be using 400 pounds less in speakers.

Pricing

DV12 Powered MicroMain

$2945. each

Specifications

ACOUSTICAL

Loudspeaker Description Wide dispersion compact full-range speaker
Frequency Response (±3 dB) 45 – 19,000 Hz
Maximum Sustained Output (Full-Range) 120 dB SPL, 1m, 2pi, half-space
Maximum Sustained Output (Satellite-Mode) 126 dB SPL, 1m, 2pi, half-space
Nominal Dispersion (H° x V°) 120 x 20

ELECTRICAL

Amplification 3000 Watt 2 Channel Powersoft Class D Amplifier
Processing Integrated comprehensive DSP provides high pass, low pass, equalization, phase alignment and limiting
Electrical Connectors, Amplifier Neutrik powerCON Input (Blue) NAC3FCA, Neutrik powerCON Through (Grey) NAC3FCA
Electrical Connector, Mains Standard US 3-pin 120V electrical plug: NEMA 5-15 (Edison)
Voltage Operating Range 90-250V. Auto-sensing, auto-switching, PFC universal power supply.
Current Draw, Nominal 600 W, 5A @ 120 volts (typical, 1/8 max power)
Signal Input Connector XLR-F
Signal Output Connector XLR-M (pass-through only)

PHYSICAL

Enclosure Type 2-way mid-high. Vented LF section, horn-loaded HF section
Transducer (Low Frequency) 1 x 12 in. diameter (304 mm) neodymium motor woofers with 4 in. (101 mm) aluminum winding voice coil
Transducer (High Frequency) 1 x 2.5″ (64mm) diaphragm compression driver on 1.4 in. throat isophasic wave guide
Cabinet Construction 15 mm Baltic Birch plywood. Equipped with 2 handles. Includes 4 internally braced fly points and a 35mm pole socket mount
Dimensions (HxWxD) 24.5 in. x 14.5 in. x 17 in.
Net Weight 61 lbs
Shipping Weight 66 lbs
Exterior Finish Rugged, weatherproof, black textured, bonded high-pressure polyurethane coating
Grill Perforated, powder-coated steel
Pole Sockets 1 (35 mm)
Handles 2 Integrated Handles

OPTIONAL

Suspension System 8 x 3/8 in.-16tpi threaded flypoints
Flying Hardware Shoulder Eye Bolts or Side-Pull Anchors
Stacking Bracket Adjustable bracket set, mounts second cabinet inverted for near-perfect summed response, provides splay-angle adjustment from 0 to 8 degrees
Pole Options Unthreaded Pole for DV8, DV12, SV8, AT212, AT312
Stand 35mm Pole Stand – Supports loudspeaker above subwoofer equipped with pole socket; Tripod Stand – Supports loudspeaker from ground
Covers Heavy-duty padded nylon transport covers for 1 cabinet

 

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