Matrix Amplification Release The Q12a Active Monitor

Published 10 years ago on January 4, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Andy Hunt of Matrix Amplification, is proudto release the Q12a active full range flat responsemonitor.

Designed for those guitarists wanting a moretraditional looking cabinet as part of their backline the Q12series combines high build quality, light weight and exceptionalportability in a 1x12 style guitar cab whilst providing atransparent sound, allowing guitar playersQ 12a -1 who need a FRFR systemto reproduce on stage the sounds created on studio monitors andheadphones at home, without colouration from the speaker.

Utilising the same full range coaxial driver used inour popular CFR12 wedge, the Q12 gives a wide field of sound, withplenty of bottom end oomphf, usually only found in bigger cabs, allcoupled with great power handling at 260 Watts RMS with a rating of8 ohms.

The power for the Q12a is provided by Matrix's highlyrespected GM50 mono-bloc module, already proven and used byprofessional cab builders and DIY  buffs alike. Deliveringplenty of high quality class A/B power with the same voicing as ourflagship GT1000 amp ensures an uncoloured valve like feel withenough power to handle the loudest of on stage situations.

When the GM50 module is switched off you are able torun the cab in passive mode from an external amp. The speaker linkworks as normal allowing the daisy chaining of cabs together. Inactive mode the speaker input must be disconnected and the speakerlink allows power from the GM50 to drive the daisy chained cab to aminimum 4 ohms load. Input to the GM50 module is via a combi XLR1/4 inch input. To give the module protection during transportwe've recessed the GM50 into the cab ensuring no connectors or thevolume pot can be easily damaged. 

The Q12a's are shipping now, priced at $1089* in theUS, or £810* inclusive of VAT within the UK. Please check ouronline store for shipping costs.

For more information please visit

* price excludes shipping, duty and import taxoutside the EU.



Impedance:8 Ohms

Power Handling:260W RMS

Dimensions (mm):375H x 455W x 285D

Dimensions (in):14.75H x 17.9W x 11.2D

Connections:GM50 = Combi Input

Cabinet = Combi Input + Combi Output


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