the box PA 12 DSP


Active Full-Range Speaker

  • With built-in DSP with 4 application presets, EQ, low cut, delay and volume control
  • Equipped with a 12" speaker and a 1" horn
  • Power: 800 W Peak
  • Dispersion pattern: 90° x 60°
  • Frequency range: 50 - 20,000 Hz
  • Max. SPL (sound pressure level): 128 dB
  • 2 XLR/TRS inputs
  • 1 XLR output
  • 5 M10 rigging points
  • Dimensions: 39 x 63 x 36 cm
  • Weight: 17 kg
  • Matching cover available under Article Nr 431996 (not included)
available since October 2017
Item number 415599
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Width 390 mm
Depth 360 mm
Height 630 mm
Weight 17 kg
Type Standard
Woofer size 12
Number of woofers 1
Ways 2-Way
Power (manufacturers info) 800 W
Monitor slope Yes
Inputs 2
Mic Preamp 2
EQ per Channel No
Bluetooth Play No
USB Player No
Low Cut Yes
Fan No
Housing Plastic
Color Black
HT Driver in Inch 1.3
Number of Tweeters 1
Midtone Driver in Inch none
Number of Mids 0
SPL in dB 128 dB
Beam angle 90 °
Frequency range (-3dB) from 50 Hz
Frequency range (-3dB) to 20000 Hz
Summary EQ 1
Line Out XLR
Flyable M10
Stand flange mount 35 mm
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Delivery free of charge expected between Thursday, 15.06. and Friday, 16.06.

Active speaker with DSP

The PA 12 DSP from the box is a budget-friendly and versatile active full-range speaker with impressive power reserves and a huge sound. Housed in a sturdy plastic bass reflex cabinet and sporting a 12" bass driver and a 1" horn, this two-way system can serve as a PA with an onboard two-channel mixer and digital signal processor, as a monitor speaker or, thanks to the 45-degree slant on the rear panels, as a floor wedge, and the whole thing tips the scales at just 17kg. Five M10 flying points, a 35-millimetre pole mount, and four rubber feet ensure optimum versatility for installation.

High SPL and useful presets

Together, the 12" LF driver and 1" horn deliver up to 128dB of sound pressure over a frequency range of 50Hz to 20kHz, with a combined output of 800W (peak). The digital signal processor comes with several useful factory presets that are easy to use. The DSP is operated via the encoder to the right of the backlit display, and the connection matrix below the display has two inputs with XLR/jack combo sockets and gain knobs with printed volume recommendations. The second channel features an additional mini-jack input, and the XLR output can be used to feed the inputs to another speaker, bypassing the DSP.

Perfect for small venues

The active two-way PA 12 DSP system from the box is perfect for smaller events, and a setup consisting of two PA 12s is easily enough for a crowd of about 150 people. Bands, mobile DJs, and singer-songwriters will all appreciate this little powerhouse, which delivers fantastic sound quality thanks to its DSP and is quickly adaptable to various situations. The DSP-powered speaker will handle acoustic music, Rock bands, club sounds, and highly compressed chart songs just as well as speech, and that is why the PA 12 DSP is also a good choice for presentations and conference applications.

About the box

"the box" brand has been part of the Thomann range since 1998. Built exclusively by renowned manufacturers, "the box" products have established a solid reputation for outstanding quality and durability. Price-conscious customers are often interested in the brand's active and passive speaker systems, bass cabinets, keyboard amplifiers, and drum monitor systems. One in forty Thomann customers has already bought at least one item from "the box".

PA and monitor speaker

The built-in digital signal processor of the PA 12 DSP offers several presets that can be used to adapt the speaker to various situations that frequently occur in PA applications. For example, the "Speech" preset emphasises the frequencies of the human voice and thus increases intelligibility, and the "Music" preset boosts the frequencies below 80Hz by about 3dB for a more solid bass response. The DSP menu also includes a choice between PA and monitor, a three-band EQ, a high-pass filter for use with external subwoofers, and a delay with a maximum delay time of 16ms for daisy-chaining.

The box PA 12 DSP
StonerJesusOfDoom 11.04.2018
I use this speaker for vocals when i'm practicing with my band, so i can tell you that if you get it for a band practice, this boy can get really really loud ( way more than you would need). That being said, i strongly believe that, in order to preserve the quality of the speaker, you shouldn't use it on 10 everytime. So, with that in mind, getting a more powerful PA was a great decision. Really well made, both in terms of sound and build quality. Overall it's a great product!


Great and big sound.
85dB 17.12.2019
The only issue I found is that they are bit noisy when loud but only when you stop the music then you hear ssssSSSSSSS


PA12DSP vs DSP112 = 1-0
Ionlab 12.06.2020
I was already a fan of the Box Pro DSP115 and when the time came to purchase 12s my first choice was the Box Pro DSP112. What a disappointment they were...they just could't produce the required SPL's for my case. I was ready to purchase a pair of Yamaha DBR12 when I decided to give these a chance. All I can say is WOW.....I don't know how it is possible but these babies can go much louder than the DSP112. And featurewise they are identical. I am glad I gave these babies a chance. The only thing that I would have liked is a cloth or grille for the horn so that I would not have to constantly obsess about a tiny particle falling in there. So if you are on a budget look no further. Great sound for a great price.


Good sound for the price
Royce 17.01.2021
First, the handles are great. Easy to lift/carry. DSP is cool as well. The sound can be very similar to higher priced ones. Not that amazing, but surprisingly good for its price.