The AIR12 from PreSonus is a versatile and customizable 2-way active sound-reinforcement loudspeaker featuring 1200W of power and enhanced digital tuning functions, well suited for live bands, DJs, clubs, event halls, bars, speaking engagements, and more. The speaker utilizes two amplifiers for the high and low-frequency drivers. A 500W (continuous) Class-D amplifier powers the 12" woofer for efficient and clean low end performance, while a 200W (continuous) Class-A/B amplifier powers the 1.35" compression driver for a natural "airy" high end. Both drivers combine to provide 131 dB SPL with a frequency response of 60 Hz to 20 kHz (-3 dB).

The integrated and easy-to-use digital signal processor (DSP) allows you to customize the loudspeaker for a number of applications including DJ, FOH, Monitor, and Speech presets. Additionally, ±10 dB of treble and bass control allows you to further tailor the sound and compensate for room anomalies. Location presets let you optimize performance for stand and bracket mounting as well as flown installations. The Air12 ships with a power cord.

Main Components

  • Hybrid “best of both worlds” 1200W (dynamic) power amp configuration
    • Low-Frequency Driver: 500W (continuous), Class-D amplifier
    • High-Frequency Driver: 200W (continuous), Class-A/B amplifier
  • 1.35" high-frequency compression driver
  • 12" woofer with a 2.5" voice coil
  • 60 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response (-3 dB)
  • 131 dB SPL (max)
  • 90 x 60° (horizontal x vertical) dispersion pattern
  • Onboard mixer with two combo XLR-1/4” inputs and one summed balanced output


  • Easy-to-use DSP Performance Presets:
    • DJ: music playback
    • FOH: normal front-of-house
    • Enhance: enhanced low end for a warmer sound
    • Monitor: optimized for floor wedge placement
    • Speech: applications where speech intelligibility is critical
  • EQ
    • HF response ±10 dB
    • LF response ±10 dB
  • Additional Presets and Controls:
    • Stand: for mounting on a pole or tripod
    • Bracket: for wall-mount applications
    • Suspend: for suspended applications

Convenience Features

  • Multi-angle enclosure for mains or monitor-wedge applications
  • Comfortable ergonomic handle
  • 35mm pole socket with 7.5° downward tilt
  • M10 rigging points for suspended installation
  • Defeatable front-panel LED
  • Rugged plastic enclosure
  • Tour-grade, 16-gauge steel grille
PA Speaker
Configuration Active 2-Way
Total Power Capacity 1200 W Peak 
Amplifier Power Rating LF:
500 W RMS 
200 W RMS 
Amplifier Class LF:
HF Driver 1 x 1.35" / 3.43 cm Compression Driver
LF Driver 1 x 12" / 30.5 cm Woofer
LF Voice Coil 2.5" / 6.4 cm
Frequency Range 60 Hz to 20 kHz -3 dB
48 Hz to 20 kHz -10 dB
Maximum SPL 131 dB
Coverage Angle 90° H x 60° V
Audio I/O 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Input
1 x XLR Mix Output
AC Input Power User Selectable:
100 to 120 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz 
220 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz 
Mounting 1 x Pole Socket (Dual Angle)
2 x  (Top)
1 x  (Rear)
Handles 1 x Top
1 x Side
Construction Material Metal Grille, Polypropylene
Dimensions 16.9 x 16.5 x 27.6" / 42.9 x 41.9 x 70.1 cm
Weight 37.5 lb / 17 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 41.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 17.0 x 16.5"

PreSonus AIR12 2-Way Active Sound-Reinforcement Loudspeaker (Single)