Panaray MA12

Panaray MA12

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Overview

Wide 145° horizontal coverage. Designed to provide outstanding vocal intelligibility in acoustically demanding spaces. Slim column enclosure blends with almost any décor.

For indoor applications only.

Features

Twelve 2.25" (64 mm) drivers mounted in a vertical line array deliver wide horizontal coverage with narrow vertical pattern control

Modular design allows stacking of multiple enclosures in a line array configuration to provide increased vertical pattern control which improves “throw” distance and reduces unwanted floor/ceiling reflections

145° horizontal x 20° nominal coverage for a single module. Vertical coverage varies with number of modules stacked in line array configuration

Mid/high configuration allows bass management and design flexibility. Use with Bose MB4, MB12, or MB24 modular bass loudspeakers for full-range reinforcement

Optional brackets allow easy installation of single-, double- or triple-stack line array modules

Applications

  • Houses of worship
  • Multi-purpose spaces
  • Recreation
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Auditoriums
  • Transportation facilities
  • Gymnasiums
  • Atriums and malls

Specs

Technical Summary

Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)
155 Hz - 12 kHz

Frequency Range (-10 dB)
100 Hz - 16 kHz

Nominal Dispersion
145° H x 20° V

Long-Term Power Handling
300 W (1200 W peak)

Sensitivity (SPL / 1 W @ 1 m)
88 dB SPL

Maximum SPL @ 1 m
113 dB SPL (119 dB SPL peak)

Nominal Impedance
8 Ω

Mechanical Diagrams

Front View

Top View

Side View

Product Codes

Black
040189

White
040188

Accessories

FAQs

What is the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker?

The Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker is designed for acoustically demanding indoor spaces where speech intelligibility is critical and speech reproduction is the main requirement. To deliver full-range music performance, bass augmentation is required. Twelve 2.25" (57 mm) drivers mounted in a vertical line array deliver 145° of wide dispersion and narrow vertical pattern control, significantly reducing ceiling and floor reflections. The MA12 loudspeaker delivers 300 watts (continuous) of power handling and can be mounted in single or multiple loudspeaker configurations. It is well suited for indoor applications such as houses of worship, auditoriums, transportation hubs, atriums, malls, gymnasiums and multipurpose spaces.
 

Why is it called the MA12?

"MA" refers to modular array; "12" refers to the number of drivers included.
 

How does the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker fit in the Panaray product family?

The Panaray MA12 is the first loudspeaker within the Panaray family of modular line array loudspeakers for engineered sound. It is designed to offer the unique benefits of line arrays for installed and portable systems.
 

What does the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker add to the Bose® Professional Systems product line?

Due to its line array behavior when using multiple loudspeakers, it is mounted at ear height and, therefore, better solves customer problems at a lower overall project cost than conventional systems.

What are the main applications for the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker?

The Panaray MA12 loudspeaker delivers quality sound for voice reproduction. When it is paired with the MB4 bass loudspeaker, the result is a powerful full-range system that can solve many customer challenges. For rooms with high reverb times, the Panaray MA12 performs exceptionally well. It is well suited for such indoor applications as houses of worship, auditoriums, transportation hubs, atriums, malls, gymnasiums and multipurpose spaces.

What are the main differences between the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker and the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?

The Panaray MA12 loudspeaker is designed for acoustically demanding indoor spaces where speech intelligibility is critical and speech reproduction is the main requirement. Bass augmentation is required to achieve full-range music performance. It is made up of twelve 2.25" (57 mm) drivers mounted in a vertical line array, delivering 145° of horizontal dispersion and 300 watts (continuous) of power handling.

The Panaray MA12EX loudspeaker is a new weather-resistant loudspeaker in the Panaray MA12 family. Designed for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor spaces where voice and full-range music are desired, this loudspeaker delivers full-range music performance between 75 Hz to 13 kHz (+/-3 dB) without the need for additional bass augmentation. It is made up of twelve 2.25" (57 mm) drivers mounted in an Articulated Array design, delivering 160° of horizontal coverage and 150 watts (continuous) of power handling.

What is the main difference between the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker and other loudspeakers?

The Panaray MA12 loudspeaker offers a wide dispersion pattern with a flat vertical profile. It should be mounted at ear height to place the listener's ears within this "wedge of sound." This loudspeaker is ideal for applications that present floor and ceiling reverberation challenges. Its longer throw and gradual roll-off offer a more even SPL throughout the venue. It is simple and convenient to install and service.

What is distinctive about the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker?

It uses 12 small drivers (2.25", 57 mm) that offer 155 Hz to 12 kHz (+/-3 dB). The drivers are densely packed, resulting in high power handling (300 W) and true line array acoustic performance when multiple loudspeakers are stacked.

What are the rules for using multiple Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeakers?

The bottom of the array has to be at or below chest height of a person sitting in the first row, and the top of the array has to be higher than the head of a person standing in the last row. All the listeners' ears must be contained in the "wedge of sound." A slight pitch from 1° – 10° may be applied to the loudspeaker to eliminate reflections off the rear wall, as long as the listeners' ear heights are still covered within the line array.
 

Must the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker always be used vertically, or can I mount it horizontally?

The loudspeaker must be used vertically. Horizontal installation will reflect sound on the floor and ceiling, compromising clarity and intelligibility, and providing only a narrow band of sound horizontally.

Is the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker passively or actively equalized?

The Panaray MA12 requires active equalization, which ensures balanced low, mid and high frequencies in the loudspeaker. In addition, it provides high- and low-band pass filtering for speaker protection.

Why do I need the SP-24, ESP-880 or ESP-00 series II engineered sound processors, or another suitable digital signal processor?

The Panaray MA12—like most other loudspeakers in the Panaray product family—requires active equalization to provide a balanced frequency response, and to protect the loudspeaker while also delivering smooth, accurate spectral response across the entire operating range.

What settings relevant to the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker are preset in the SP-24, and in the ControlSpace ESP-880 and ESP-00 Series II engineered sound processors?

All Panaray MA12 presets are available in ControlSpace engineered sound processors.
 

What brackets and accessories are available for the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker?

CB-MA12EX coupling bracket for stacking multiple Panaray MA12 loudspeakers
Product code (black): 317088-0100
Product code (white): 317088-0200

CVT-MA12EX transformer 70V/100V
Product code (black): 315338-0100
Product code (white): 315338-0200

WB-MA12/MA12EX pitch only bracket for pitch adjustment of the Panaray MA12 and MA12EX loudspeakers
Product code (black): 318418-0100
Product code (white): 318418-0200

WMB-MA12/MA12EX bi-pivot bracket for pitch and yaw adjustment of the Panaray MA12 and MA12EX loudspeakers
Product code (black): 318338-0100
Product code (white): 318338-0200

WMB-MA12/MA12EX pitch lock upper bracket for 1 – 10° of pitch adjustment for the Panaray MA12 and MA12EX loudspeakers
Product code (black): 318337-0100
Product code (white): 318337-0200

PSA-MA12/MA12EX stand adapter for use with the SS-10 loudspeaker stand
Product code (black): 29229

SS-10 loudspeaker stand enables portable mounting of Panaray MA12 or MA12EX loudspeakers
Product code (black): 27343

Panaray system digital controller II
Europe 230V product code: 040502
US 120V product code: 040500
UK 230V product code: 040503
Japan 100V product code: 040501
Australia 240V product code: 040504

ControlSpace ESP-88 and ESP-00 engineered sound processors ESP-88
Europe 230V product code: 313419-0020
US 120V product code: 313419-0010
UK 230V product code: 313419-0040
Japan 100V product code: 313419-0030
Australia 240V product code: 313419-0050

ESP-00
Europe 230V product code: 315228-0020
US 120V product code: 315228-0010
UK 230V product code: 315228-0040
Japan 100V product code: 315228-0030
Australia 240V product code: 315228-0050

Can the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker be used with other Bose loudspeakers?

Yes. Most systems today consist of various Bose speakers. You can build systems from a variety of Bose speakers that include the Panaray MA12 loudspeaker. For example, a system in a house of worship might use Panaray MA12 speakers to cover the main floor, and Panaray 402 A speakers to cover the balcony.

Can the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker be used with the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?

These two loudspeakers have different performance specifications and different voicing. Therefore, they would need to be used on separate amplifiers with separate controllers. Combining the two loudspeakers is not a typical application. They cannot be combined within the same stack due to bracket limitations in design.
 

What bass loudspeaker should I use with the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker?

You can use any bass speaker. Depending on the application, you can combine the Panaray MA12 with one or more from the Panaray MB line of modular bass loudspeakers.

How many drivers are there in a Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker?

It contains 12 2.25" (57 mm) drivers, densely packed in a straight line.
 

What is the throw distance of the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker?

A single module can cover an area of 145° (-6 dB) and a throw distance of approximately 60' (18 m). A vertical array of two Panaray MA12 speakers (2m high) can throw approximately 90' – 100' (30m).

What happens when I stack two Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeakers?

A stacked pair has the same horizontal dispersion of 145° (-6 dB). It gives you greater vertical control of the lower frequencies between 100 and 500 Hz.

How many Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeakers can be stacked?

They can be mounted as a single module or stacked in multiples of two or three in order to achieve line array performance. Bose loudspeaker mounting brackets are available and tested for use with single-, double- and triple-stack Panaray MA12 loudspeaker installations. For installations of four or more , obtain your mounting system from a reputable manufacturer. Select a system design that works for your loudspeaker of choice and its intended use. Always have a licensed professional engineer review the design and fabrication for structural integrity and safety in the intended application.

Can I recess a Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker in the wall?

Yes, but the front should be flush with the wall surface to keep from limiting the horizontal dispersion.

What colors are available for the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker?

The loudspeaker and its optional brackets come in black and white.
 

Is the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker paintable?

Yes, with Krylon spray paints or other similar products.

What connectors does the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker have?

This loudspeaker has two Neutrik NL4 Speakon connectors and one two-conductor barrier strip wired in parallel.
 

How do I daisy chain the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker?

Each module has three connectors in parallel to easily daisy chain the loudspeakers.

Can I use the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker in 70V/100V applications?

Yes. Use the optional CVT-MA12 transformer. Available in black or white, the transformer is designed to attach easily to the Panaray MA12 loudspeaker and allow constant voltage use.
 

Can I use the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker outdoors?

No. It is intended for indoor use only. However, the Panaray MA12EX loudspeaker offers solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications.
 

Can I use the Panaray MA12 modular line array loudspeaker with a loudspeaker stand?

Yes. The PSA-MA12/MA12EX stand adapter bracket can be used with the SS-10 loudspeaker stand to enable portable loudspeaker mounting and use.