DV12-MKII Single 12″ Powered Top


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Extremely high output and uniform energy dispersion over a very wide and deep sound field.

The DV12-MKII single 12″ Top offers ultra high-fidelity, full-range music reproduction, excellent speech intelligibility, extremely wide dispersion, and even sound projection over distance. The MKII update has brought deeper frequency response, better performance, and improved ergonomics.

With frequency range now down at ±3 dB to 40 Hz in full range mode, the DV12-MKII offers more bass output than many mass-market subs.


Specially-developed high-performance woofer features increased excursion and power handling capabilities with reduced distortion. Upgraded compression driver from a 2.5” to 3” diaphragm, featuring smoother frequency response and increased sensitivity. Updated cabinet tuning takes advantage of improved low-frequency performance of new woofer. Multiple handles have been added, making set-up even easier.

The result is even higher output, resolution, depth and detail than the original. With the MKII, the DV12 again sets the standard for the full-range compact main loudspeaker.

How High
How Low

The DV12-MKII uses a line-array derived 1.4” throat isophasic wave guide instead of a conventional horn. The result is a combination of very wide and consistent horizontal coverage (120°) with a tight vertical pattern (20°) that extends high frequency projection farther than a conventional horn.

The lower frequencies are produced by a 12” woofer that features an ultra-light carbon-fiber impregnated cone for outstanding resolution, a cast aluminum basket for rigidity and reliability, a Neodymium magnet for light weight and high efficiency, a 4” voice coil for high power handling and a symmetrical, long-excursion suspension for accurate and extended bass response.

Power &

The amplifier can deliver output peaks of 150V, to provide amazing dynamic resolution and impact. It also has a 10,000:1 damping factor, which provides extremely tight control over the cone. The fully integrated and comprehensive digital processing ensures smooth response and reliable operation thanks to meticulous filter alignments and dual stage limiters that protect the drivers from excessive peaks, and also from thermal overload, by monitoring real power output over time. The amplifier features a large heat sink and 2 temperature-controlled fans to ensure consistent operation under even the most extreme conditions.

Plug &

The DV12-MKII is the ultimate in plug and play, with universal voltage compatibility and no need for any outboard gear other than a sound source. The processing features presets that allow it to run in several configurations. The first is full-range mode, with response down to 40Hz (-3dB). The other presets allow the DV12-MKII to be integrated with various types and sizes of subwoofers. Each preset has a specific high-pass filter frequency, input sensitivity, high and low frequency limiter setting and subwoofer alignment processing.

The DV12-MKII can be combined with any BASSBOSS subwoofer because all the presets are programmed to align with all the subs. Each preset offers different advantages that suit certain applications and preferences. No matter which preset you choose, your BASSBOSS subs and DV12-MKII tops will always play in harmony.

You nailed it with the DV12’s

Michael Gentile, The Funktion House

We have been getting nothing but compliments in the studio about those speakers and they sound amazing on our mobile events. These can become the defacto standard for the Mobile world. They sound unbelievable and I just wanted to let you know!!

Absolutely Fantastic!

Ray Lyons, Lyons Live Audio

Vocals are amazing and effortless. It’s definitely pushing all the way to the back of the room, effortlessly. Wow, I’m blown away! Kick sounds fantastic. I can never go back… Very even sound no matter where you sit. Absolutely fantastic! Even with a huge crowd the articulation is wow!

DV12 speakers get it done

Gabriel Moises

These speakers bring everything that’s required for impact and clarity without bottoms. If you need to stick and move with very little payload, two DV12 speakers get it done ✅.

A plus for this team of Pros!!!


The cabinet is assembled in the USA from premium selected 15mm Finland Birch. The design incorporates a 4-degree down-angle that ensures even distribution of high-frequency energy from front-to-back of a venue when the DV12-MKII is placed at the appropriate height on a tripod or support pole. Additional features include a 38mm (1-3/8”) cast metal pole socket, eight fly points and six handles.

The amplifier is recessed from the back of the cabinet to protect it in transit. A perforated steel grill protects the woofer, and it’s progressive perforation pattern serves to broaden midrange dispersion. The high-frequency lens and port are left clear of the grill to minimize reflections and air flow noise that could compromise sound quality.


Should you ever need more sound than can be produced by one DV12-MKII per side, its invertible array feature allows perfect summing of two speakers, which provides a big increase in output and projection without compromising the crystal clarity. To further utilize the advantages of the line-array waveguides, the DV12-MKIIs are designed to stack with the HF lenses vertically aligned. This allows the high-frequency sections of two boxes to sum perfectly as they would in a line-array while the low-frequency sections sum in a column for improved low-frequency directivity and greatly increased output.

There is finally a speaker that allows two completely functional stereo systems to be combined into one without having to compromise, either when they are together, or when they are separated.

Tech Specs


Loudspeaker Description Long throw, wide dispersion compact full-range speaker
Frequency Response (±3 dB) 40 – 19,000 Hz
Maximum Sustained Output (Full-Range) 120 dB SPL, 1m, 2pi, half-space
Maximum Sustained Output (Satellite-Mode) 126 dB SPL, 1m, 2pi, half-space
Max SPL (Peak)* 134 dB
Nominal Dispersion (H° x V°) 120 x 20
Amplification 3000 Watt 2 Channel Powersoft Class D Amplifier
Processing Integrated comprehensive DSP provides high pass, low pass, equalization, phase alignment and limiting
Enclosure Type Self-powered, bi-amplified, 2-way full-range. Direct radiating vented LF section, wave-guide-loaded HF section
Transducer (Low Frequency) 1 x 12” diameter (300 mm) neodymium motor woofer with 4” (100mm) voice coil
Transducer (High Frequency) 1 x 1.4” throat neodymium motor compression driver with 3” (76mm) voice coil on isophasic wave guide
Cabinet Construction 15 mm multi-ply Finland Birch plywood with internal bracing and damping. Includes 8 steel braced 10mm fly points and a 35mm pole socket
Dimensions (HxWxD) 24.5 in. x 14.5 in. x 17 in.
Net Weight 63 lbs
Shipping Weight 68 lbs


Loudspeaker, manual, and power cable included.


True Specifications

BASSBOSS technical specs are based on measurements of continuous performance in normal usage. Other manufacturers may specify output based on calculations rather than measurements; measurements outside the operating bandwidth; or on ‘Burst’ or ‘Peak’ readings.

BASSBOSS specifications are conservative compared to most manufacturers. They reflect what the products will achieve, consistently, in the real world. Since the real world is where you’ll be using your gear.

Our proactive philosophy causes specifications to be subject to change whenever improvements are made.

*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

Hand-Built Cabinets

The DV12 is a 2-way active, powered, processed, full-range, direct radiating loudspeaker. The cabinet is shaped to counteract standing wave reflections as well as provide the ideal down-angle orientation for optimum audience coverage.

The cabinet shape and driver orientation allow for “Invertible Arraying”, providing seamless, high-frequency summing of two boxes. A very large port maximizes low frequency performance, particularly at high output.

The handles are incorporated in the back of the cabinet and extend past the amplifier to protect it in transit. The cabinets are constructed from 15mm multi-ply Poplar core Baltic Birch plywood, assembled using dado joints, screws and advanced composite adhesives. Stainless steel bolts are used to secure the drivers, amplifier and pole sockets.

With handles designed for ergonomic and balanced transport, it is very easy to manage. The cabinet is compact, only 24.5″ High, 14.5″ Wide, 17″ deep. It weighs just 49 pounds and is made of high-quality poplar wood. The DV12 is built and assembled in the USA.

The cabinet is finished in an extremely rugged, black polyurethane coating. The woofer is protected by a black powder coated, perforated steel grill.

Optional Stacking Bracket: Adjustable bracket set, mounts second cabinet inverted for near-perfect summed response and line-array style performance. Provides splay-angle adjustment from 0 to 8 degrees. Optional Flying Bracket: Two DV12s can be arrayed together and flown from the DV12 array flying bracket. Optional Shoulder Eye Bolts: For use when flying cabinets vertically. Optional Side-pull anchors: For use when flying cabinets connected by stacking bracket to Truss.

Prodigious Amplification

The amplifier consists of 2 channels with a total of 3,000W. The amplifier features extremely high dynamic power capacity, with 150 Volts peak output per channel, along with high damping of >10000:1 Efficient, PFC power supply and class D output topology.

The DV12 provides high output and uniform energy dispersion over a very wide and deep sound field. The cabinets are vertically arrayable in pairs, with the pairs offering coherent high-frequency summing for extended projection (aka throw), a tightened vertical dispersion pattern and no loss of horizontal dispersion or the “comb filtering” associated with conventional side-by-side arraying.

The DV series is ideal for DJs and sound system providers who need the ability to scale between two smaller systems and one larger system. The seamless coupling feature of the DV12s makes them much more versatile than any other choice on the market because they offer the extremely wide 120-degree horizontal coverage whether using one or two per side AND the choice of tighter, the same, or expanded vertical coverage when using two per side. When you expand to own more than one pair of DV12s, you can use them in multiple rooms, on separate gigs, or seamlessly coupled to serve much larger rooms.

Rugged Drivers

The vented cabinet features a 12″ woofer with a 1.4″ throat compression driver on a 120 degree by 20 degree isophasic wave guide. Ultra-wide horizontal coverage of 120 degrees helps to provide consistent, intelligible coverage to audience areas that are to the far left and right, outside the coverage of ordinary portable loudspeakers.

This extremely wide coverage is made possible through the use of a line-array waveguide. Along with the vertical alignment of the drivers, this helps to constrain vertical coverage to a nominal 20 degrees. The tight vertical pattern provides more consistent coverage over greater distances and minimizes ceiling and floor reflections, enhancing intelligibility.

The woofer cones are waterproofed. BASSBOSS cabinets are safe to use outdoors where they may encounter rain, in nightclubs where drinks may be spilled on them, or in dusty environments that may leave the drivers needing a thorough cleaning.

The cones are waterproofed to protect them from possible, accidental exposure to moisture such as rain or spilled beverages. Waterproofed woofer cones also permit the cleaning of drivers that have been soiled in a dirty or dusty environment with the use of a damp cloth. Keep the amplifiers dry and party on!

Optional weatherized and weather resistant loudspeakers have the same acoustical performance as our standard options. If your system is likely to be exposed to rain, ask about IP rated amplification options. If you have need of a system for outdoor installation, ask about Weatherized products.

Focused Tuning

BASSBOSS speakers can be connected directly to your mixer with nothing but signal cable in between. The built-in processing is comprehensive and includes all necessary high-pass and low-pass filters along with equalization and phase alignment processing to ensure coherent response when deployed with BASSBOSS subwoofers.

There is no need for any additional EQ in the signal path for the speaker to provide a broad, flat frequency response. Sophisticated DSP programming ensures the speakers deliver consistent sound quality no matter the input level.

Plug-and play with peace of mind. Multiple, sophisticated protection systems make the loudspeaker virtually indestructible. You can turn on and turn up, all night, without fear of over-driving to the point of damage.

Preset Modes

The processing features presets allow it to run in several configurations. The first is full range mode, with response down to 45Hz (-3dB) The other presets allow the DV12 to be integrated with various types and sizes of subwoofers. Each preset has a specific high-pass filter frequency, input sensitivity, high and low frequency limiter setting and subwoofer alignment processing — as follows:

Preset 1: Stand-alone Full-Range Operation. 40Hz high-pass filter. Recommended for use when no sub is available. Peak output is restricted to prevent low frequencies damaging the loudspeaker.

Preset 2: Intermediate Stand-Alone setting, 60Hz high-pass. Recommended for use with a single sub or when subwoofers are separated from DV12s, such as when subs are center-placed.

Preset 3: Intermediate High-Output setting. 80Hz high-pass. Recommended for use when single subwoofers are co-located with the DV12s, such as if the DV12s are on a speaker pole above a subwoofer or on a tripod adjacent to a subwoofer.

Preset 4: Maximum SPL Setting, 100Hz high-pass. Recommended for use when outdoors, in larger venues and/or when multiple or larger subwoofers are co-located with the DV12s.

Presets 2, 3 and 4 allow the DV12s to be combined with various subwoofer configurations and allow the sound to be tailored to different environments. It is recommended to listen to the appropriate presets in each new setting and choose the one that works best in that environment.

DV12 Arrayed Pairs: The DV12s can be arrayed in pairs, with the second cabinet inverted above the first. Any preset can be chosen provided both cabinets are set to the same preset and the gains are matched. Optional hardware is required to attach the two boxes together. The hardware allows for adjustment of the total vertical coverage of the array. The DV12 is also equipped with a power pass-through facility that allows two boxes to be connected on a single power source. An optional PowerCON jumper cable is available for this purpose. Using the signal and power pass-through connectors allows the minimum number of cables to be run to the array.


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