ARES 12a

Touring 3-way 12″ self-powered line array

TransducersLF: 2 x 12’’ / MF: 8 x 3’’ / HF: 2 x 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” speakers for LF, eight 3” drivers delivering outstanding MF and two 1” HF exit compression drivers coupled to a waveguide for smooth top-end performance. The integrated 4-way AUDIOFOCUS amplifier is managed by our proprietary DSP, leveraging SHARKS technology for zero-latency IIR and FIR filtering.

Intuitive AF Manager software enables perfect matching between the system and the audience, with precise beam steering to tame reflections in the venue.

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 – 20kHz
  • AF Network Manager control / monitoring software
  • Analog and AES inputs

Technical specifications

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

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

SPL peak (1)144 dB
ProcessingDedicated AUDIOFOCUS presets
Rigging20 different inter-cabinet angle positions, from 0 to 14°
Audio ConnectorsIN: 1×3-point XLR
LINK: 1×3-point XLR
AES: 1×3-point XLR
Cloud Power-DANTE/AVB connectors2 x etherCON
Power ConnectorsIN: 1×3-point powerCON
LINK: 1×3-point powerCON
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

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Gll • 22.9 Mo • 06/01/2022