The MFLA-MK3 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.
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.
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.