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The Equator Audio Q12 studio monitor was the first in the Q-Series to be designed and has become a favorite among Equator customers. From the onset, Equator transducer engineer Walter Dick, recognized that the physics involved within this model would be best suited to provide an extremely accurate, wide response.

The system delivers 500 watts of continuous power to the woofer and 200 watts of continuous power to the horn, 1000 watts and 400 watts of peak power. Being of coaxial design with a real horn compression driver, it can reach sound pressure levels of 114 dB— incredibly loud before distortion. The monitor has a frequency response of 30Hz-22kHz. Serious low end. The low-end punch is so good that many people forgo a subwoofer. This system feels and sounds like a BIG system. The Q12 has found a home with some of the most demanding, persnickety producers and engineers in the world.

Included is the Equator Room Compensation software that compensates for acoustic anomalies including issues created by speaker placement and boundary conditions within the listening environment. Along with the environmental compensation, this included software also provides extraordinary control over the monitors — including equalization, mute, solo, and phase.


  • Zero-Point Reference (Two Drivers. One Sonic Point Source)
  • Phase & Time Coherence Along the X, Y, & Z Axes
  • Exceptional Off-Axis Imaging in both the Horizontal & Vertical Planes
  • Internal DSP/Digitally Controlled Transducers
  • Automatic Driver Tolerance Compensation (Matched Transducer Output)
  • Equator Control Software for Three-Stage (Length/Width/Height) Room Standing Wave Correction & Boundary & Placement Compensation
  • Optional Secondary Reflection Correction via Equator Room Analysis Software

Tecnical Description

  • Description: Powered 12" 2-way Reference Monitor
  • Frequency Response (+/- 3dB): 30Hz - 22kHz
  • Recommended Line Level Input 10mV-2V
  • Amplifier Power (LF/HF): 500W/200W
  • Amplifier Peak Power (LF/HF): 1000W/400W
  • Sensitivity: 1w/1m output, 92 dB
  • Max SPL (per pair): =114dB
  • Input impedance: 10kO
  • L.F. Driver VC Size: 3"
  • L.F. Driver (4- ohm): 12"
  • H.F. Driver (8-ohm): 1.3" Titanium dome rear firing compression driver
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.4kHz
  • Inputs: XLR, USB, RS485 in/thru, ¼" phone jack
  • Protection: Compression (LF & HF), thermal, short circuit, under voltage
  • Magnetic Shielding: Yes
  • Enclosure alignment: Bass-Reflex
  • Enclosure Construction: 1" HDF baffle & 3/4" 13 layer Baltic Birch
  • Finish: Black/Micro-Metallic gray
  • Dimensions H x W x D (in.): 17 x 17 x 17
  • Shipping Weight (lbs.): 76
  • Carton Dimensions (in): 23x23x22.3
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