The Bose Professional Panaray MA12EX extended range indoor/outdoor column array is designed to provide outstanding vocal intelligibility in acoustically demanding spaces with wider 160° horizontal coverage. It has weather-resistant components that allow use in outdoor applications. The slim column enclosure blends with almost any décor.
Twelve 2.25" (64 mm) full-range 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
Articulated Array® design provides wide 160° horizontal coverage with 20° nominal vertical coverage for a single module. Actual vertical coverage varies with number of modules in line array configuration
Frequency range down to 58 Hz allows full-range speech and light music reinforcement without separate low-frequency loudspeakers. For extended bass and higher output levels, use with Bose MB4, MB12, or MB24 modular bass loudspeakers
Optional brackets allow easy installation of single-, double- or triple-stack line array modules
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)
75 Hz - 13 kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
58 Hz - 16 kHz
160° H x 20° V
Long-Term Power Handling
150 W (600 W peak)
Sensitivity (SPL / 1 W @ 1 m)
87 dB SPL
Maximum SPL @ 1 m
109 dB SPL (115 dB SPL peak)
What is the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?
The Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker is designed for acoustically demanding indoor and outdoor spaces where full-range music between 75 Hz and 13 kHz (+/-3 dB) and high speech intelligibility are the main requirements. Twelve 2.25" (57 mm) drivers mounted in an Articulated Array loudspeaker design deliver 160° of wide dispersion and narrow vertical pattern control, significantly reducing ceiling and floor reflections. This loudspeaker delivers 150 watts of power handling and can be mounted in single or multiple loudspeaker configurations. It is well-suited for indoor and outdoor applications such as houses of worship, multipurpose spaces, recreation facilities, retail establishments, restaurants, auditoriums, transportation hubs, gymnasiums, atriums and malls.
Why is it called MA12EX?
"MA" refers to modular array; "12" refers to the number of drivers included; the "E" represents outdoor, environmental capability; and the "X" represents the extended frequency response between 75 Hz and 13 kHz (+/-3 dB) without the need for additional bass augmentation.
What does the Panaray MA12EX 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. Additionally, this loudspeaker offers an outdoor line array solution to the Panaray MA12 product family, and delivers full-range music performance between 75 Hz and 13 kHz (-3 dB) without the need for additional bass augmentation.
What are the main applications for the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?
The Panaray MA12EX loudspeaker delivers full-range music and voice reproduction between 75 Hz and 13 kHz (+/-3 dB) without the need for additional bass augmentation. For rooms with high reverb times, it performs exceptionally well. It is well suited for indoor and outdoor applications such as houses of worship, multipurpose spaces, recreation, retail, restaurants, auditoriums, transportation hubs, gymnasiums, atriums and malls.
What are the main differences between the Panaray MA12 and the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeakers?
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.
What is the main difference between the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker and other loudspeakers?
The Panaray MA12EX offers a wide 160° dispersion pattern with a flat vertical profile. This loudspeaker should be mounted at ear height to place the listener's ears within this "wedge of sound." It is ideal for applications with floor and ceiling reverberation concerns. Its longer throw and gradual roll-off offer a more even SPL throughout the venue. It is simple and convenient to install and service, and can be used both indoors and out.
What is distinctive about the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?
It uses 12 small drivers (2.25", 57 mm) arranged in an Articulated Array loudspeaker design that offers wide 160° horizontal coverage, and full-range music and voice reproduction between 75 Hz to 13 kHz (+/-3 dB). The drivers are densely packed, resulting in high power handling (150W) and true line array acoustic performance when multiple loudspeakers are stacked.
What are the rules for using multiple Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeakers?
The bottom of the array has to be at or below the 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 MA12EX 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 MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker passively or actively equalized?
It 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 and ESP-00 Series II engineered sound processors, or another suitable digital signal processor?
The Panaray MA12EX—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, ESP-880 and ESP-00 Series II engineered sound processors?
All Panaray MA12EX 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
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 MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker be used with other Bose loudspeakers?
Yes. Most systems today consist of various Bose loudspeakers that include the Panaray MA12EX loudspeaker. For example, a system in a house of worship might use Panaray MA12EX loudspeakers to cover the main floor, and Panaray 402 A loudspeakers to cover the balcony.
Can the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker be used with the Panaray MA12 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 MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?
This loudspeaker delivers full-range music performance from 75 Hz to 13 kHz (+/-3 dB) without the need for additional bass augmentation. For extended frequency range and/or greater maximum SPL, you can combine the Panaray MA12EX loudspeaker with any of the modular bass loudspeakers in the MB line.
How many drivers are there in a Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?
It contains 12 2.25" (57 mm) high-excursion, weather-resistant drivers, densely packed in an Articulated Array loudspeaker design.
What is the throw distance of the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?
A single module can cover an area of 160° (-6 dB) and a throw distance of approximately 60' (18 m). A vertical array of two Panaray MA12EX loudspeakers (2 m high) can throw approximately 90' – 100' (30 m).
What happens when I stack two Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeakers?
A stacked pair has the same horizontal dispersion of 160° (-6 dB). It gives you greater vertical control of the lower frequencies between 100 and 500 Hz.
How many Panaray MA12EX 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 MA12EX 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 MA12EX 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 MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?
The loudspeaker and its optional brackets come in black and white.
Is the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker paintable?
Yes, with Krylon spray paints or other similar products.
What connectors does the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker have?
This loudspeaker has two Neutrik NL4 Speakon connectors and two two-conductor barrier strip wired in parallel.
How do I daisy chain the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker?
Each module has three connectors in parallel to easily daisy chain the loudspeakers.
Can I use the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker in 70V/100V applications?
Yes. Use the optional CVT-MA12EX transformer. Available in black or white, the transformer is designed to attach easily to the Panaray MA12EX loudspeaker and allow constant voltage use.
Can I use the Panaray MA12EX modular line array loudspeaker outdoors?
Yes. This loudspeaker is designed for both indoor and outdoor use.