For S/812, every aspect of the previous generation’s inner workings were examined without regard to its critical and customer-driven success. We turned a fresh eye to power requirements, driver improvements, and specialty filters, upgrading each to extract all the extra performance possible. All this alongside the cabinet refinements necessary for those upgrades to emerge cleanly. This latest S range is a triumphant development that has exceeded every expectation of our design team.
Our requirements were for far stronger deep bass output between 19-35 Hz, vastly improved theatre dynamics, and an even more open and spacious soundfield which benefits both music and film. We turned to our NextGen5 amplifier, tuned to 800 watts, with huge reserves of power beyond this, added a light film of carbon fibre to the rear of the driver to handle the extra power, and developed two new sets of custom filters to extract the utmost in brute force and spaciousness. Finally, we imbued 812 with the ability to be stacked in 4- or 6-unit line arrays, just like our reference models.
TYPE Front-firing active driver, down-firing passive
ACTIVE DRIVER SIZE & MATERIAL 12 in., 300mm long-throw, Continuous CastAlloy™ cone structure, cast chassis
PASSIVE RADIATOR SIZE & MATERIAL 12 in., 300mm Carbon/Carbon flat cone structure, steel chassis
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENTION -6dB at 19 Hz
INPUT CONNECTORS High Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level stereo RCA, LFE RCA, LFE XLR
OUTPUT CONNECTORS High Level Neutrik Speakon, LFE RCA, LFE XLR
POWER OUTPUT 800 watts (RMS)
AMPLIFIER TYPE NextGen5 Class D
WIRELESS CAPABILITY Yes- REL AirShip system [required]. Sold separately.
Protection System FULLY ELECTRONIC SET SAFE
Dimensions W X H X D 17.5 x 18 x 20 in. (430 x 455 x 514 mm)
NET WEIGHT 75 lbs. (34 kg)
FINISH Piano Black Lacquer, White Lacquer, 8 coats