Gemini GVX-12P Powered Speakers
The middle child in Gemini’s GVX family, the GVX-12P is a powered, pro PA speaker that aims to satisfy installation and portable buyers alike. Building on a reputation for developing fine hardware at surprisingly accessible prices, Gemini has tipped a bundle of smart features into the illusively slight GVX-12P’s trim black body.
As the name suggests, the unit is built around a 12” woofer (with 8ohm impedance and a 2” voice coil). Kicking in at 60Hz, it might seem that it’s missing a little of the bottom end, but the frequency response above that is gratifyingly clean and predictable. The low frequency amp will output 250W RMS; the high frequency amp 50W, and max SPL is a healthy 127dB.
The GVX-12P features a 1.8kHz 24dB per octave crossover, and the horn can be rotated to change the dispersal pattern from 80° x 60° to 60° x 80° depending whether you want to mount it vertically or horizontally. Mounting options are good, too: it comes with options for a 35mm pole mount and 8mm flying points – or you can always just use it as a wedge.
You’ll get a built-in limiter circuit, a built-in 100Hz low-pass filter for monitoring, input for either balanced or unbalanced XLR, and XLR pass-through, allowing for chains of speakers if you need more power (and who doesn’t, really?). And while we’re talking power, it’s worth mentioning the safety features Gemini have included: thermal, short-circuit and DC amp protection is all crammed into the cabinet. One less thing. Three less things, actually.