Passive Stage Monitors: Flexibility With Amplification

Nine makers for passive models, ranging from Peavey, D.A.S. Audio, Yamaha, EAW, Yorkville, Electro-Voice, JBL, K-Array, and Turbosound offer quality monitors ideal for a worship space.

Passive Stage Monitors: Flexibility With Amplification
When recognizing the need for stage monitors in your worship space, if your church has already invested in amplifiers, a worthwhile investment would be passive stage monitors.
Passive Stage Monitors: Flexibility With Amplification
When recognizing the need for stage monitors in your worship space, if your church has already invested in amplifiers, a worthwhile investment would be passive stage monitors.

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Passive Stage Monitors: Flexibility With Amplification

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Beginning with the tier with price ranges below $500, the full-range Peavey SP 15M features a 15-inch woofer, paired with a compression driver with a titanium diaphragm. To help run the speaker as a monitor, each unit includes a baffle angle of either 30 degrees or 45 degrees. Power handling on the speaker runs from 1,000 watts program to2,000 watts peak. In a similar way, the D.A.S. Audio Action M12 includes a compression driver with a titanium diaphragm, but is paired with a 12-inch low-frequency driver. In addition, both the Peavey and the D.A.S. monitors are stand mountable. The power handling for the Action M12 stands at 300 watts RMS, and 1,200 watts peak at 8 ohms. The third monitor in this group, the Yamaha A12M features a maximum power rating of 600 watts and 300 watts program at 8 watts, thanks to a 12-inch low-frequency driver, and a one-inch high-frequency driver. As with the other two, the Yamaha stage monitors have the ability of being pole mountable.

For the middle group, that comprises of the EAW VFM159i, Yorkville E1152 and Electro-Voice TX-1152FM. The EAW stage monitor features a 15-inch low frequency driver, and a 1.75-inch voice coil high frequency compression driver. If the monitor is chosen to be connected with NL4 connectors, the EAW VFM159i is designed with connections on both sides, along with the ability for pole mounting, if that is needed. The EAW monitor has power handling capabilities of up to 600 watts at 8 watts, and a floor angle of 37 degrees. For the Yorkville E1152, the speaker runs up to 4,000 watts and 2,000 watts program at 4 ohms, courtesy of a 15-inch neodymium woofer and a 3-inch titanium high frequency driver. The last of this middle trio is the Electro-Voice TX-1152FM, one of the more highly recommended passive monitors on the market. Featuring an ultra-low distortion SMX2151 low-frequency driver paired with a 1.25-inch titanium high frequency driver, the Electro-Voice monitor is capable of 500 watts RMS, and up to 2,000 watts peak, at 8 ohms. Ideal for high-quality vocal and instrument applications, providing a very smooth response in the vocal range, and incorporates built-in protection with an advanced fourth-order crossover. For ideal setup on stage, the TX-1152FM has symmetrical 55 degree enclosure angles.


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