Major Mojo

You don't follow the crowd, you wow the crowd. You seek out the best, not the best known. You're known for breaking new ground. You probably have some choice words for anyone who tells you what to do.

Machine Lean-In

The coverage pattern of a line array is defined by patterns of destructive interference. The optimal design minimizes destructive interference in areas where high SPL is desired. The MFLA is to be deployed where high SPL is desired.

Family Stories

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We did an outdoor music festival in Austin TX. I had many DJs tell me how good the BASSBOSS system sounded. They said they heard sounds in their music they’ve never heard before. We had 3 stages running, and two of them had bigger sound systems that cost way more money. The BASSBOSS sounded much better!
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Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, Fl. is unbelievable at how loud the system is but at the same time so clean. Bass that will shake you from 100 feet away but highs and mids that won’t make your ears cringe.

Max Headroom

The performance of the MFLA is the result of breaking from convention, following only the laws of physics, and making unorthodox choices. Most line-array marketing is intended to make the manufacturer look smart without telling you anything. Let's make you look smart instead.

Diffraction Matrix

A line array that provides so much output that you certainly won't need as many of them as anything else. Loaded with Neodymium 12" woofers and 3" VC compression drivers, featuring fixed-hinge flyware that also facilitates ground-support deployment and a DSP-equipped 3200 Watts of amplification with remote control.

Power of MK3

MK3 Amp Update

There are all-new amplifiers in the MK3 series. Total power has increased, however power allocated to woofers increased substantially. The higher output voltages provide more impact. Universal input voltage compatibility of 90-250V provides more flexibility. Waterproof connections provide more peace of mind.

MK3 Enhanced DSP

The MK3 features an all-new 96kHz DSP. The pushbutton presets have doubled, from 4 to 8, and up to 100 presets can now be stored in the DSP and loaded via LAN. The comprehensive suite of processing includes meticulously tuned equalization, all necessary high-pass and low-pass filters, as well as multiple protection systems and limiters to prevent driver overload in as many ways as possible.

ControlBASS Software

ControlBASS software supports an essentially unlimited number of possible BASSBOSS-developed or customized user presets which integrate seamlessly and coherently with all other BASSBOSS products for effortlessly perfect setups. The latest in DSP programming developments can be added via easy remote updating.

Technical Specifications
Specification Details
Loudspeaker Description
Horizontally Symmetrical 2-way Dual 12”, Self-powered, Vented, direct-radiating Line Array
Frequency Response (±3 dB)
60 – 18,000Hz +-3 dB
Maximum Sustained Output
136 dB SPL 1m half-space
Max SPL (Peak)*
142 dB SPL 1m half-space
Nominal Dispersion (H° x V°)
120 Horizontal, Array Dependent vertical
Amplification
3200 Watts Class D
Processing
Integrated comprehensive DSP. 96kHz sampling rate with 8 pushbutton presets. All presets include high pass filters, low pass filters, phase alignment, equalization and multi-stage limiting. Storage apacity for up to 100 presets
Electrical Connector Amp
Neutrik powerCON True 1 TOP - IP65 rated waterproof connectors
Electrical Connector Mains
Linking Cable, True 1 TOP - Mains Connector Ordered Separately
Voltage Operating Range
100-240V AC, 50-60Hz (Auto-sensing, auto switching universal supply)
Current Draw 120V
4.6 Amps (Nominal)
Current Draw 240V
2.3 Amps (Nominal)
Signal Input Connector
XLR-F
Signal Output Connector
XLR-M (direct pass-through only)
Enclosure Type
Transducer Low Frequency
2 x 12 in. diameter (300mm) Neodymium motor woofer with 3.5 in. (88mm) voice coils, waterproof cone
Transducer Mid Frequency
Transducer High Frequency
2 x 3 in. (76mm) diameter diaphragm compression drivers with 1.4" (35mm) exits mounted to isophasic wave guides
Cabinet Construction
CNC machined 15mm Birch plywood with extensive bracing and dado joinery. External flyware and linking mechanism with 2 x integrated Handles
Exterior Finish
High-pressure, bonded polyurea coating. Rugged, waterproof. Textured black
Grille
Perforated, powder-coated steel
Dimensions (HxWxD)
16.125 in. x 40.5 in. x 20.375 in. (Including Flyware)
Net Weight
104 lbs
Shipping Weight
130 lbs
What's Included
Loudspeaker, 4 x 10mm ball-lock pins, manual, and linking power cable
Optional Covers
Multi-box soft covers for up to 4 cabinets when on a rolling cart
Optional Dollies
Aluminum Transport and Deployment Cart for transporting up to 5 cabinets or 4 cabinets and 1 bumper
Optional Hardware
Rigging Frame/Bumper Bar, Interlink Hardware for VS21 subwoofer
True Specifications
Our forward-thinking approach means that we never rest on our laurels. As we continue to innovate and refine our technology, our specifications will evolve. We're committed to constantly pushing the boundaries and raising the bar.

*Peak output is calculated using “industry standard” techniques. These calculation methods create theoretical specifications that are inflated over what can actually be achieved. BASSBOSS real world output specifications are provided as “Maximum Sustained Output” ratings, which reflect actual measured, continuous output levels.
Deep Dive
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Why the MFLA-MK3?


You want more. More SPL with more clarity and more coverage. On the other hand, maybe you want less. Less gimmicks, less software, less story, less selling. In short, less talk, more action. There are too many boxes on the market that are a bunch of loudspeakers hanging in a line. The fact that they hang one below another doesn't make them a line array, except to their marketing departments.

If you're not satisfied with what you've been hearing from other line-arrays on the market, this may be why. There are a lot of technical reasons why the MFLA are cool and cutting edge but what matters most is what they do. They shred. The MFLA-MK3 are powerful and loud. They are also really quite small and light for what they put out. If you're willing to take a different path and you want to shake things up, disrupt the status quo, you may want to get your hands on some MFLA-MK3. One caution: you're going to want a LOT of subs to keep up with them…

Philosophy = Principled

Straight Specs


At BASSBOSS we believe in power, precision, and practicality. While others in the industry may rely on theoretical calculations or skewed metrics, we provide real-world performance measurements. Performance claims that can't be met are worse than irrelevant, they are deceptive.

If you compare our specs to many in the loudspeaker industry, our specifications might seem rather unimpressive. That's certainly not because the products are underperforming, it's because we choose to tell you the truth instead of marketing hype. We bring you the reality of what our products can actually deliver in real-world conditions. We believe that should matter most to anyone who actually lives in the real world.

Many manipulate data in order to paint an exaggeratedly rosy picture of their products. Things like calculating peak output instead of measuring it, or quoting peak output figures based on output at frequencies outside the operational range of the loudspeaker, or quoting output that's achieved without the necessary processing having been applied. These methods churn out inflated specifications that don't match up to any actual, achievable levels. At BASSBOSS, we like to keep it real. We provide our “Maximum Measured Output" ratings, reporting the levels that we have actually measured our products reaching, and that's with all the filters and limiters in place, exactly the way you receive them. In our book, authenticity always wins.

Champion Components


Every single item in the BASSBOSS lineup echoes our unwavering dedication to superior quality. From the awe-inspiring capacity of our largest festival rigs to the compact portability of our smaller systems, each piece is crafted to meet the same standards, to be exceptional on its own merits. This guarantees that every beat you feel and every song you hear is delivered with the clarity, power and steadfast reliability that are the hallmarks of the BASSBOSS experience.

As part of our commitment to exceptional quality, BASSBOSS goes the extra mile to ensure the components we use are the very best in every application. The best, in this context, doesn't always mean the most exotic, the most expensive, or having the most impressive specifications. It means the best for that particular purpose. Factors like frequency response and efficiency have to be backed up with long-term consistency of performance, long-term reliability, and fitness for purpose. We source top-tier components, from the best-reputed suppliers in the industry, just like every other high-end loudspeaker manufacturer.

If there is a difference between BASSBOSS and the other buyers of these same premium components, it's in the expectations we have for our systems. We didn't grow up on rock-n-roll, we grew up in the age of electronic instruments, digital recordings and deep bass. The demand for more and more SPL at lower and lower frequencies isn't something we're trying to catch up with, it's something we've been leading for years. Those bigger competitors eventually try to build products to do what we do when the demand gets big enough for them to do it. Meanwhile, for years we've been building the products that created that demand. By the time you're able to buy anything similar from them, we're already making the next insanely powerful product they'll eventually try to compete with. They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Deep Design


BASSBOSS is an investment into your creative identity. When you join the BASSBOSS Family you don't just get world-class audio equipment, you get something even more valuable: The BASSBOSS experience. Our products are designed for you to be able to make the most of them from the moment you take them out of the box.

Each element is purposefully crafted. Everything has a reason and a purpose, and that purpose is to make getting consistently great results easy and trouble-free. Whether you're a sound enthusiast or an audio professional, BASSBOSS lets you take control, effortlessly. To begin with, it's as simple as plug-and-play. No complicated setups, no fiddling around with complex controls. Connect directly to your mixer with just a signal cable, switch on, and the BASSBOSS experience means you're ready to deliver powerful soundscapes that move your audience.

Your sound, your way. Our Digital Signal Processing is comprehensive yet accessible. With a variety of inter-compatible presets and the ability to seamlessly switch between them, you can adjust and fine-tune your sound with just the touch of a button, or, if you prefer, the click of a mouse. Everything you need, nothing you don't. The integrated processing allows you to make changes so you can achieve the sound balance you want. And if you're wondering, no, it doesn't allow you to make changes that shouldn't be made, of the type that could cause damage or a deterioration of quality. One more benefit of the experience.

Craftsmanship = Consummate

Prodigious Power


The MFLA-MK3 is a Horizontally Symmetrical 2-way Dual 12”, Self-powered, Vented, direct-radiating Line Array Element with Pressure-Phase Distributed midrange loading and isophasic high-frequency wave guides and features 3200W of amplification. With 2400W of its power available for the woofers and 800W available to the tweeters, power is plentiful. The amp's high peak-output voltage provides for very intense, high SPL hits. An auto-sensing, globally compatible power supply that can run on input voltages anywhere between 90 and 250 Volts ensure it can work wherever you take it. Full output power is available on anything over 110V. The amplifier is passively cooled via its external heat sink and by woofer-generated air flow through the ports. When necessary, two blower fans will engage to provide additional forced-air cooling capacity in more extreme conditions.

Every BASSBOSS product comes equipped with amplification, and in every case, a generous supply of power is provided. Headroom is the term used to describe the power that's still available when the sound is at the level required, and the BASSBOSS amps provide ample headroom. While it's necessary to have limiters in the DSP to prevent driver overload, those limiters aren't there to prevent amplifier clipping. There is enough power in every product to reach its maximum SPL without the risk of clipping the amplifier.

In other words, the amplifier is never the bottleneck in delivering powerful low frequencies, dynamic impact and clear sound. This abundant power capacity not only keeps overheating at bay but also eliminates the potential for damage caused by clipping an underpowered amp. With BASSBOSS, you've got the power to keep your sound pumping.

Thumping Transducers


Amplifier power is converted into the much more desirable acoustical power by a pair of high-efficiency, neodymium motor, 12-inch woofers with 3.5-inch (88mm) voice coils and two compression drivers with 3-inch(76mm) voice coils mounted to a 1.4-inch (35mm) throat cast-aluminum isophasic waveguide. The output of the woofers is guided through a series of pressure-phase distribution panels to broaden horizontal dispersion and minimize acoustical source separation. Neodymium magnets are lighter, and their higher intensity provides higher efficiency, so the result is a lighter and louder cabinet than those with ferrite drivers.

The protection systems involve several techniques running simultaneously to effectively prevent thermal overload of the voice coils and limit excessive excursion. Reducing thermal saturation not only prevents burned voice coils, it also minimizes long-term thermal compression. Due to the sophistication of these multiple, independent yet simultaneous processes, the drivers can be protected while the actions of the limiters have virtually no noticeable effect on the transient response of the loudspeaker. Peak output can be achieved consistently, repeatedly and safely.

We understand that real-life situations can sometimes be messy. That's why we've waterproofed our cones to withstand accidental exposure to moisture – whether it's an unexpected rain shower or a spilled drink.

Choice Cabinets


The MFLA-MK3 is a 2-way line-array element featuring dual 12-inch woofers and dual 3-inch diaphragm compression drivers. It is a self-powered, vented, direct-radiating loudspeaker that provides very wide horizontal coverage and arrays with up to 19 additional cabinets.

Low current draw and lightweight relative to their output capacity allow you to provide intense sound with less power and fewer boxes. The MFLA-MK3 cabinet features innovations in performance and practicality. The forward output of the dual 12-inch woofers passes through a multi-aperture diffraction matrix that distributes mid-range energy evenly and in phase over the height of the cabinet. This matrix effectively reduces the acoustical source spacing to provide an exceptional projection of mid-range frequencies. The matrix also shifts upper-midrange frequency output toward the center of the cabinet, which broadens the horizontal dispersion of the midrange frequencies.

This technology allows the MFLA-MK3 to deliver coherent midrange propagation from a symmetrical 2-way design, which not only eliminates the phase offset, (or latency) of a 3-way system, it also allows for higher midrange SPL and lighter cabinet construction. The shorter acoustical path of this system allows the high-frequency lenses to be utilized for extremely wide horizontal coverage, often even eliminating the need for front fills. The rear output of the woofers enters a vented enclosure that features integrated damper structures that enhance midrange clarity along with extensive bracing for minimal resonance.

The vents are perpendicular to the cone movement to further improve midrange clarity, minimize cabinet frontal area, and to provide for wider horizontal coverage capability, all while they do their primary duty of delivering exceptional low-frequency performance. Their location also provides the secondary function of ducting cool air directly over the low-frequency driver motors for reduced thermal compression and improved reliability.

Fixed-point flyware ensures absolutely consistent box-to-box alignment. The high-frequency output of an array can only remain coherent at higher frequencies if the cabinets cannot move front-to-back once the pins are inserted. The MFLA-MK3 Flyware features a simultaneous compression and tension mechanism, allowing the cabinets to be flown or ground stacked using the same simple setup. The proprietary flyware design ensures there is no slack and no shifting in the box alignment once the boxes are pinned. The mechanism allows for single-handed adjustment of splay angles for ground-stacked operation or in preparation for flying.

The MFLA-MK3's unique precision alignment mechanism prevents movement in the direction that influences time domain alignment, front-to-back, which is critical to ensure the phase of the high-frequency signals remains coherent from box to box. This feature dramatically improves the very high-frequency propagation effectiveness of the entire array, allowing the MFLA-MK3 to deliver pristine highs at greater distances.

BASSBOSS cabinets are designed to endure for a very long time. Built from robust Birch plywood, our construction process involves precise dado joints, cleverly integrated bracing, and cutting-edge adhesives to create sturdy, rigid cabinets that stand the test of time. With a little care in handling, and especially with the use of covers, BASSBOSS cabs can look new years down the line, even after being in many demanding environments and less-than-ideal locations.

The cabinets are protected by a rugged black polyurea coating that's specially formulated to bond to wood. Amplifiers are recessed into the back of the cabinets, safeguarding them from impact damage, with the cabinet recesses also functioning as structural braces. Powder-coated, perforated steel grilles protect the woofers. Every effort is made to create a physical enclosure that will stand up to whatever you throw at it, giving you years and years of solid service.

MK3 = Monumental

Processing Perfection


Proprietary DSP design techniques are at the core of the BASSBOSS line. Every BASSBOSS product features dedicated and integrated signal processing. Proprietary measurement and processing systems allow BASSBOSS products to deliver superior performance and value compared to others of similar size, price or coverage. The innovative, sophisticated protection in the DSP allows the drivers to run louder and longer and remain reliable. The nature of the processing, along with the proprietary limiters, allows the speakers to maintain their character and sound quality to a level higher than you might believe possible.

The protection systems involve several techniques running simultaneously to effectively prevent thermal overload of the voice coils and limit excessive excursion. Due to the sophistication of these multiple, independent yet simultaneous processes, the drivers can be protected while the actions of the limiters have virtually no noticeable effect on the transient response of the loudspeaker. Reducing thermal saturation not only prevents burned voice coils, it also minimizes long-term thermal compression. Peak output can be achieved consistently, repeatedly and safely.

Insane Improvements


The MK3 series, available now, brings an upgraded DSP with an immense boost in processing power. Operating at a sampling rate of 96kHz, it delivers double the resolution of its predecessors, resulting in increased fidelity and a lower noise floor.

The MK3 series doesn't stop there. It provides you with eight meticulously tailored preset alignments, all readily available at the click of a button. Further improving your user experience, the system now enables immediate preset switching with zero signal dropouts, ensuring smooth transitions even if you choose to make preset changes during performances.

This is where excellence meets simplicity: our systems can be connected directly to your mixer, requiring nothing more than a signal cable for you to have all the control you need to achieve great sound. The eight directly accessible presets are compatible with all the presets in all MK3 Boxes and are also compatible with previous generation tops and subs.

For those who need more control, there is more available.

Functionality Fortified


The new DSP features an Ethernet interface. Connecting via the ControlBASS software offers remote control and monitoring from a computer, and allows access to essentially unlimited presets through updates and new releases. With a computer connected, the MK3 DSP features access to a storage capacity of up to 100 on-board presets.

Within the software, multiple cabinets can be grouped together, allowing them to respond to commands simultaneously. This permits the levels of multiple loudspeakers to be adjusted together, and yet independently from the levels of other groups of loudspeakers. In addition to individual and grouped level controls, presets can be loaded and signal levels and temperatures can be monitored.

The MK3 series further expands its functionality with an integrated 2-port network switch, enabling cascaded LAN configurations to easily group loudspeakers for centralized control, making the MK3 series the ultimate tool for taking the reins of your sound experience.

Our systems are designed to grow with you. Want to add more BASSBOSS products to your setup? With inter-compatible tops and subs, cascading LAN configurations, network switches and ControlBASS software, expansion is a breeze. System simplicity, scalability, and sonic excellence: The experience becomes yours.

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MFLA-MK3 Cut Sheet (Coming Soon!)
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MFLA-MK3 Owner's Manual
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BASSBOSS Product Catalog
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