M12FR- A Swan wih versatility beyond imagination
For more than 10 years, the M12 series have been a product where power was in abundance. Each of them were always beyond 10.000 watts. The true uniqueness to these amplifiers was their abilitiy to wire a vast amount of subwoofers to a single amp. This was made possible due to the M12’s being 2 channel amplifiers (dual mono) offering both increased power and functions.
In this last iteration of the M12, the FR stands for Full Range. Who needs a 13.000 watt 2 channel full range amp anyways? Well, we did it because we wanted to make yet a statement. Imagine the large demo rigs with 60 midrange speakers that has become very popular recently. All of those are wired to multiple mono amps. Using monos means more wire connected, more time adjusting each amp and most likely a headache trying to get a balanced stereo signal out of 2 seperate mono amps. Imagine it being in a vehicle, where channel seperation is more evident, then it makes sense having a larger 2 channel like the M12FR – The Swan.
NEVER LACKING POWER
Some manufacturers make specific bass models out of their full bridge technology, only to cope with the increased stress a subwoofer will generate. The Swan has no need for a high frequency speaker version and then a bass version. This amplifier is the complete package. So even if you don’t want to use it for 60 midranges or 200 tweeters, you can easily wire 16 subs in total on the Swan powering each sub with ~800 watts rms. The options are many and power is never lacking, no matter what setup, full range speakers or massive subwoofers.
But it takes power to make power, therefore we adapted both the heatsink from the M15R – “The Raven” and also the QUAD power terminal inputs. Even though the amplifier is based on a Hi-Ef class D design, don’t be surprised of current draws beyond 1000 amps.
BIRD OF GODS
We gave this amplifier the nick, “The Swan”. Not just because of its white color, but due to its precense in the Danish culture, being the national bird of Denmark. The closely linked Norse mythology in Denmark also mentions the Swan as a bird of the Gods.
With the M12FR’s divine power and clean looks you will stay true to this amplifier and it will forever be your partner, another unique feature of this bird as they are monogamous.
Once you have a crossover that spans up to 17500 Hz, setting it on a potentiometer will be hit & miss. The ACCU8 deals with this. The 41 clicks on the potentiometer each has its own frequency correspondence. Setting it at click 21 is 243 Hz, where as click 31 is 1192 Hz, quite simple right? The full click chart can be found in the manual.
|SPECIFICATIONS||M12FR - The Swan|
|Frequency Response:||10 Hz ~ 17.5 KHz|
|Signal to Noise Ratio:||>85 dB|
|Input Sensitivity:||6 V ~ 0.2 V|
|Crossover:||24 dB / Oct|
|High Pass / Subsonic Crossover :||10 Hz ~ 500 Hz
|Low Pass Crossover: ||35 Hz ~ 17 KHz|
|Phase:||0 ~ 180°|
|Bass Boost Frequency:||0 ~ 9 dB|
|Power Terminal gauge:||0 GA x 4|
|Fuse Rating:||1000 A|
|Operational voltage:||8.5 V ~ 16 V|
|Dimensions:||32.67" x 12.6" x 2.71" /
83 x 32 x 6.9 cm
|Power @ 4 Ω 14.4v < 1% THD:||2 x 1700 w|
|Power @ 2 Ω 14.4v < 1% THD:||2 x 3200 w|
|Power @ 1 Ω 14.4v < 1% THD :||2 x 6200 w
(2 x 7500 w Competitors full bridge standard testing)
|Power @ 1 Ω 16v < 2% THD :||2 x 7000 w
(2 x 8200 w Competitors full bridge standard testing)
*In order to get the full power output of the amplifier, it is crucial that your electical system is correctly (over) dimensioned. Failure to upgrading will constrain the power output & lower the efficiency which can cause damage to the amplifier & void the warranty.
This also includes ohm loads below of what is written in the manual. Do take your time and read the manual thoroughly prior to installing! **Marine capable products are not to be subjected directly to water, but has the ability of being functional in humid conditions.