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dB Technologies ES1203

Compact Line Array
Published May 2018
By Paul White

dB Technologies ES1203

With its twin 12‑inch woofers, this compact column system packs rather more punch than your average mini line‑array.

On the face of it, the ES1203 looks like just another in a long line of mini line‑array‑style speaker systems — but stay with me, as this one includes features not found in the other systems we’ve tried so far, and it is also capable of a higher maximum SPL than you might expect. This is a tri‑amped system providing mono bass plus mono or stereo mids and highs — and unlike the other systems we’ve looked at recently, this one uses wooden enclosures for both the sub and the two columns.

The sub is reasonably compact, but it is no lightweight at almost 30kg, the reason being that in addition to housing all...

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Published May 2018