ARES 12a

Touring 3-way 12″ self-powered line array

TransducersLF: 2 x 12’’ • MF: 8 x 3’’ • HF: 2 x 1” exit / voice coil diameter 1.75″
DispersionHorizontal 110°
SPL peak / 1m (measured)144 dB
Weight63,5kg / 140lbs
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ARES 12a is a self-amplified 3-way touring system created for medium and large-scale concerts, theatre shows and other sound reinforcement scenarios where outstanding audio quality matters.

ARES 12a features dual 12” LF transducers, eight 3” drivers delivering outstanding MF and two 1” HF exit compression drivers coupled to a precision waveguide for smooth top-end performance.

An advanced AUDIOFOCUS SCiO Class D amplifier module with integral DSP allows ARES 12a to be quickly deployed in any configuration.

ARES 12a is built with pride in Belgium and coated in tough, weather-resistant polyurea to safeguard your investment. The cabinet front is protected by a rigid metal grill, backed by acoustically transparent foam.


  • Main PA for audiences of 2,000 – 20,000
  • True cylindrical wavefront
  • Scalable up to 24 elements
  • Self-amplified
  • Nominal frequency range 45Hz – 19kHz
  • Audiofocus SCiO WebUI software

Technical specifications

Description3-way active self-powered full-range line array element
Transducers LF: 2 x 12’’ • MF: 8 x 3’’ • HF: 2 x 1” exit / voice coil diameter 1.75″
Frequency range (-6dB)45Hz-19kHz
Nominal directivity (-6dB)Horizontal 110°

Vertical: depends on the number of elements and array curvature.

SPL max (1)144 dB
ProcessingDedicated AUDIOFOCUS SCiO presets
Rigging20 different inter-cabinet angle positions, from 0 to 14°
Audio ConnectorsIN: 1×3-point XLR
LINK: 1×3-point XLR
Network connectors1 x etherCON for control
Power ConnectorsIN: 1×3-point powerCON TRUE1TOP
LINK: 1×3-point powerCON TRUE1TOP
Dimensions (H x W x D)370 x 1170 x 620 mm
14.56 x 46.06 x 24.40 inches
Weight63kg / 140lbs
FinishHighly resistant polyurea coating

CabinetHigh grade birch plywood

(1) Peak level measured at 1 m under free field conditions using pink noise with crest factor 5

Gll files for Ease
and Easefocus

Gll • 22.9 Mo • 06/01/2022

Quick Start guide
SCiO Web Connection

PDF • 250 Ko • 13/06/2023

A-Series Output Chart ARES 12

PDF • 2 Mo • 17/10/2022

Technical Sheet
ARES 12a

PDF • 2 Mo • 17/10/2022

Manual User

PDF • 6.50 Mo • 10/07/2023

Firmware update SCiO
+ Procedure guide

ZIP • 5.9 Mo • 09/04/2024
PDF • 143 Ko • 09/04/2024


Connect & Control your amplifiers

AUDIOFOCUS SCiO amplifiers can be securely monitored and controlled anytime, anywhere over the network.

Our intuitive Web UI network manager is web-based, eliminating the need for software downloads, and allows multiple amplifiers to be managed from your preferred device.

The network manager offers the comprehensive processing options you would expect from a high-end system controller.
For more detailed information please visit the AUDIOFOCUS SCiO page.


Note – this Quick Start Guide is for use with products manufactured from July 2022