dB Technologies FMX12 Floor Monitor

Posted by Oli - Audio Specialist at Music Gear Direct on 23rd Feb 2024

dB Technologies FMX12 Floor Monitor

dB Technologies FMX12 Floor Monitor

The FMX series is an active 2-way coaxial stage monitor that comes in three models: 10-inch, 12-inch, and 15-inch. The FMX 12 is equipped with 600 RMS Class D amplifiers. The FMX wedge's coaxial acoustic design, custom horn design, and advanced DSP technology featuring linear phase FIR filters provide an even, highly intelligible sound. The horn design offers a precise dispersion pattern of 60 degrees horizontally and 90 degrees vertically, which can easily be reversed to 90 degrees horizontally and 60 degrees vertically by rotating the horn to suit the user's needs. In addition, the FMX features eight on-board presets that optimize EQ for different needs, making it an easy-to-use tool for performers of all kinds. All wedges in the series come with a unique front-rear grille design, a single handle integrated on the bottom side of the plywood cabinet, and a 36mm pole mount on the side panel that enhances the FMX's versatility.

Coaxial Design and Dispersion

The monitor has a unique dispersion feature that ensures a coverage of 60° (H) x 90° (V) which results in good dispersion performance for all configurations, including vertical arrangement. The coaxial configuration offers excellent off-axis coverage and produces great sound results even at close listening distances. It is worth mentioning the rotary horn that adds to its versatility of use.

DSP Presets - What are they and what do they do?

As previously mentioned, one of the features of the FMX12 monitor is the inclusion of the eight presets. Here is a rundown of what each preset is used for:

  1. LIVE MONITOR - For traditional live use on a stage.
  2. PLAYBACK MONITOR - Best for using the monitor for music playback.
  3. COUPLED MONITORS - Best preset to use with several monitors, at the same time.
  4. MALE SINGER - For reproduction of the male singing voice.
  5. FEMALE SINGER - For reproduction of the female singing voice.
  6. ANTIFEEDBACK - Best for preventing feedback, thanks to equalisation.
  7. LIVE ON STAND - For live use in stand configuration (vertical).
  8. PLAYBACK ON STAND - For a music program playback in stand configuration.

Amplifier and Power

The FMX12 monitor is powered by a class D amplifier, which is at the heart of the system. It can deliver up to 600 watts RMS of power without making any noise and is highly efficient. No active ventilation system is required for its operation. The system is controlled by a powerful DSP, which allows for easy and quick configuration in any context of use.

dB Technologies FMX12 Features

To wrap up, here is a summarised rundown of the features on the FMX12


  • 2-way active stage monitor with a coaxial design
  • 600W RMS Class-D amplifier drives a 12'' LF woofer and 1'' HF transducer
  • Custom rotatable horn design for optimising directivity
  • Advanced DSP with linear phase FIR filters for even, intelligible sound
  • Eight on-board pre-sets adapt the EQ for different needs
  • Intuitive operation with exceptional sonic results
  • Innovative front-rear grille design protects your components
  • Robust plywood cabinet for maximum durability
  • 36mm pole receptacle provides an easy mounting solution
  • Ergonomic handle allows for hassle-free manoeuvrability

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find some commonly asked questions regarding the FMX12 Monitor.

What is a coaxial design? What does it mean?

Coaxial loudspeakers are commonly used in professional audio as they allow sound to be produced from two drivers through a single source. This characteristic results in a more synchronised and wider field of listening than loudspeaker enclosures that have physically separated drivers. Additionally, the pattern of response is symmetric around the axis of the loudspeaker.

What is the warranty on the FMX12?

The dB FMX12 monitors are sold with a 36 month return to base warranty.