The TX1152FM from Electro-Voice is a 15" two-way floor monitor for use on small to medium-sized stages where high-quality vocal and instrument applications are required in a lightweight package. The TX1152FM enclosure utilizes Signal Synchronized Transducers, a design that aligns the woofer and compression driver by locating them on separate baffles, and integrates a low distortion port between the baffles. This offers tremendous advantages over traditional flat baffle construction: the acoustic centers of the woofer and compression driver are closer together, synchronizing arrival time. The voice coils of the compression driver and woofer are in the same plane, achieving linear phase response, and the size of both baffles are smaller than a single baffle, resulting in a smaller footprint.
The TX1152FM utilizes the DH3, a high-output, 1.25" titanium compression driver, coupled to a Constant Directivity 90 x 50° horn. The SMX2151 15" woofer (sold separately) has an FEA-optimized magnet structure and shorting ring for ultra-low distortion. The crossover uses steep 24 dB/octave slopes with equalization for very smooth response in vocal range, and has a built-in protection circuit for long-term reliability. The combination of the transducers, enclosure, and crossover result in a compact floor monitor that is capable of very high output levels.
The internally braced enclosure of the TX1152FM is constructed out of a combination of plywood and MDF, and coated with EVCoat for maximum strength and durability. The unique grille design is very strong and dent-resistant. Four-way handles allow for gripping the TX1152FM in a variety of positions. The recessed input panel with dual NL4 parallel connectors is located on the rear of the enclosure, which keeps the connectors hidden and away from the performers on stage.