Turbosound Milan M12 12" Powered PA Speaker
Acquired by Music Group (Behringer's mother company) back in 2012, UK-based Loudspeaker manufacturer Turbosound continues to produce quality loudspeakers.
The Milan 12 is their top rated speaker in the sub $500 price range, featuring a 12" woofer, 1" tweeter and a 1100W (Peak) amplifier. While it is primarily meant for FOH use, the Milan M12's input options allow it to work as a portable PA system for solo performers, and it can also serve as a stage floor monitor.
It also comes equipped with DSP that serves as a smart limiter and dynamic equalizer. Other features include bass and treble EQ controls, recessed carry handle, and dual-angle pole mounting.
- LF Driver: 12" Cone
- HF Driver: 1" Aluminum Diaphragm Compression
- Amplifier: Bi-amplified Class D Klark Teknik
- Output Power Peak: 1100W (1000W LF, 100W HF)
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 18kHz (±3dB), 45Hz - 20kHz (-10dB)
- Maximum Peak SPL: 128dB
- Enclosure: Polypropylene
- Mounting: Pole, Floor Wedge, Fly
- Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" Combo
- Outputs: 1 x XLR
- Controls: Power Switch, Level, Line/Mic, Low Cut, Speech/Music, Bass and Treble, Front LED, Mains on/of
- Dimensions: 24.4" × 15.5" × 13"
- Weight: 45.1 lbs.
Amazing and awesome are two words that came up a number of times in reviews, from users who were surprised by the overall sound and build quality of the Turbosound Milan M12. Interestingly, most of the positive reviews it got came from DJs who recommend it for techno, hip hop, house and dance music. But it's not just for DJs, because some users reported using it in folk and rock clubs with no hiccups.
For a 12" speaker, the Milan 12 is relatively heavy, so it may not be ideal if you're looking for something that's easier to haul around. Interestingly, there is one user who rated this speaker a bit lower because of its bottom end emphasis, goes to show that you can't really please everyone.
Although we had been recommending the Turbosound Milan M12. up until our December 2017 review of the category, there are now more highly rated options that we recommend in our guitar to The Best Powered PA Speakers.