What is it?A wedge monitor offering the benefits of line-array technology. DetailsThe 45°N-12 draws on NEXO’s patented Hyperbolic Reflective Wavesource technology which is used throughout the GEO range of high-performance speakers. The design works by wavesourcing - creating virtual acoustic sources behind the enclosure itself and below the stage, using reflection rather than coercion to determine the shape of the wavefront. Unlike a conventional high-frequency waveguide in which the exit is rectangular, the NEXO monitor’s waveguide forms a ‘smile’ shape, enabling cabinets to be linked together to form arrays without interference between wavefronts. The N-12 design produces a very sharply-defined dispersion pattern as well as offering a significant improvement in terms of output level before the onset of feedback. The focused coverage results in lower acoustic power on stage. SPL and frequency response are consistent up to 2.5 metres away and are quoted at 137dB to 140dB (peak @ 1W/1m) and 55Hz - 19kHz (±3dB), respectively. A magnetic locking system joins multiple monitors together, providing scalability for both coverage and SPL level. The 45°N-12’s compact, low-profile design is said to be less conspicuous than conventional monitors and features a non-slip base with a skid system and ergonomic handles for easy repositioning on stage.