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Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker

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Packing a hefty 400 watts of clean, articulate Class-D amplification, the V1012 active loudspeaker is designed to bring more power and exception...Click To Read More About This Product

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    Class-D power and tight sound in a rugged enclosure.

    Packing a hefty 400 watts of clean, articulate Class-D amplification, the V1012 active loudspeaker is designed to bring more power and exceptional sound to your next gig or rehearsal. This robust 2-way enclosure features a 12 in. low-frequency driver and a 1.35 in. compression driver, plus a built-in 2-channel mixer with 2-band EQ. It also offers an advanced limiter with a clip indicator to protect your system and maintain pristine sound. Thanks to its XLR balanced line level output, you can link multiple speakers together for wall-to-wall coverage — perfect for anyone who needs venue-filling power and detail. 

    FEATURES

    400 watts, Class-D amplification
    12 in. driver with 1.35 in. compression driver
    2-input mixer
    Rugged, full-grille design
    Signal Clip LED on back
    2-band EQ
    Limiter with clip indicator
    Top and side handles
    1-3/8 in. pole mount
    Ch 1 mic/line sensitivity switch with XLR and 1/4 in. jacks
    Ch 2 Line input with XLR and RCA jacks
    1/8 in. aux input for MP3 players
    XLR line level output to link speakers

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    HarbingerVari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker
     
    3.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Cons

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    Best Uses

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      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    bought one - than two more

    I bought this Vari 1012 for my partner who is singing to background tracks. Being on a pretty strict budget led me to this try this powered speaker, which was on a super sale...Read complete review

    I bought this Vari 1012 for my partner who is singing to background tracks. Being on a pretty strict budget led me to this try this powered speaker, which was on a super sale for One Twenty Nine. After setting up the Vari 1012 and using it for about one hour, I immediately ordered two more for myself. The speaker sounds very musical with both pre-recorded music and live instruments. I am a pro drummer, but I also play piano and occasionally need a small PA for some trio jobs in smaller to mid-sized rooms. The speaker sounds very good and handles backing tracks and a vocalist with ease - again for smaller to mid-sized rooms. the Vari 1012 is lightweight (I think about 25lbs) and will be easy for almost anyone to move around without much effort. I will be matching my pair up with a small powered sub, which should give me a very capable, portable, very-affordable PA that will certainly meet my needs. I can also use a single Vari 1012 as a stage monitor with my commercial rock band is if every have a need to do so. I also purchased the 2 year extended service plan for all three speakers, which makes each speaker cost about a buck-fifty each. If your PA needs are similar to mine I would certainly recommend this brand to anyone.

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    Fatal flaw

    OK Harbinger, thanks for a fairly good product -- it's a tasty, compact, well-built little PA speaker that does what it says it does... except for one major problem: the 2nd...Read complete review

    OK Harbinger, thanks for a fairly good product -- it's a tasty, compact, well-built little PA speaker that does what it says it does... except for one major problem: the 2nd channel is whisper quiet, even when the master volume is maxed out at the 2nd channel volume is at 100%. I understand that this is because XLR signals are generally less robust than signals from a 1/4" jack, but what you've given us is a PA whose second channel is essentially useless unless you have another amped signal going into the 2nd channel.
    You might have at least put the 1/4" jack on the 2nd channel; that would have made it at least possible to use for an acoustic guitar and a vocal mic (while maintaining channel independence), but as it stands, this unit is functionally useless for two mics without buying another expensive piece of equipment.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Adequate for some uses...

    By Littledog

    from Boston, MA

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

    I bought this on a "stupid deal of the day", so it was a very inexpensive purchase. Comparing it to similar 12" powered speakers that I own from EV and Alesis, it doesn't sound nearly as good - not as much bottom end and harsher in the midrange. Probably ok as a floor wedge, but I wouldn't want to use it on a pole as a main PA speaker because of its unflattering tone. On the plus side, it is significantly lighter than the other speakers mentioned above. And it certainly is affordable!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    bought one - than two more

    By SrpTopDog

    from Treasure Coast, FL

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

    I bought this Vari 1012 for my partner who is singing to background tracks. Being on a pretty strict budget led me to this try this powered speaker, which was on a super sale for One Twenty Nine. After setting up the Vari 1012 and using it for about one hour, I immediately ordered two more for myself. The speaker sounds very musical with both pre-recorded music and live instruments. I am a pro drummer, but I also play piano and occasionally need a small PA for some trio jobs in smaller to mid-sized rooms. The speaker sounds very good and handles backing tracks and a vocalist with ease - again for smaller to mid-sized rooms. the Vari 1012 is lightweight (I think about 25lbs) and will be easy for almost anyone to move around without much effort. I will be matching my pair up with a small powered sub, which should give me a very capable, portable, very-affordable PA that will certainly meet my needs. I can also use a single Vari 1012 as a stage monitor with my commercial rock band is if every have a need to do so. I also purchased the 2 year extended service plan for all three speakers, which makes each speaker cost about a buck-fifty each. If your PA needs are similar to mine I would certainly recommend this brand to anyone.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Speakers

    By Ed

    from Carlisle PA

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

    These are surprisingly good for the money

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    • No
     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Clay

    from Marianna, Fl

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

    This powered speaker is a very reasonable one to use. It is not overly expensive and it does sound nice if you use an external eq. By itself it is a bit muddy on bass response, but an average eq will bring it up to stage quality. This set is used with a praise group, not too loud, and covers a seating area of about 100. It is all acoustic with with no bass guitar at the present time, and instruments are ran into a mixer with eq and then to powered speakers. Would not run bass into this set for mains because it would not handle it. The setup is clean and quiet with good quality after all is mixed. I have ran sound boards before and this is simple and effective for moderate sized rooms.

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    • No
     
    3.0

    Great Entry Level Speaker!

    By DJ36567

    from Robertsdale, AL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

    These are light, loaded with features & look great........for the money.......but let's be honest these are cheap speakers and they don't sound very good....(you can tweak out your EQ to compensate).....Harbinger has come a long way and these would be fine for the beginner to intermediate DJ, or solo musician....or maybe to use as a satellite speaker to pipe sound to another room which I do sometimes on large events............another negative is they are rounded and will not double as a floor wedge....I'm a little disappointed as it's such a great looking speaker and loaded with features.......Harbinger does offer another step up with more power but I'm unsure as it looks like I'm still speaker shopping.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Fatal flaw

    By Citizen Generic

    from Santa Barbara, CA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Concep
    • Construction
    • Size

    Cons

    • 2nd Channel Too Quiet

    Best Uses

      Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

      OK Harbinger, thanks for a fairly good product -- it's a tasty, compact, well-built little PA speaker that does what it says it does... except for one major problem: the 2nd channel is whisper quiet, even when the master volume is maxed out at the 2nd channel volume is at 100%. I understand that this is because XLR signals are generally less robust than signals from a 1/4" jack, but what you've given us is a PA whose second channel is essentially useless unless you have another amped signal going into the 2nd channel.
      You might have at least put the 1/4" jack on the 2nd channel; that would have made it at least possible to use for an acoustic guitar and a vocal mic (while maintaining channel independence), but as it stands, this unit is functionally useless for two mics without buying another expensive piece of equipment.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      This was just what I needed for my situation

      By worship tech

      from Illinois

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

      I use this as an electric drum set monitor at church, as a way to listen to my music, and will use it as a stand alone PA system to amplify a speaker. The line out will make recording messages easy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Value

      By GL

      from Nashville, TN

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

      Very useful for tight rehearsal spaces and individual vocal monitoring. No mixer needed!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great value for the money

      By Guitar Wolfe

      from Peoria, AZ

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ckear sound for an inexpensive unit
      • Enough controls to be useful but not complicated
      • Light and easy to handle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practice, small gigs

        Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

        Very good value for the money. Not the best available, but darn good.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Yes, I would share this product!

        By Love

        from Los Angeles

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

        We are bless.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not terrible, considering the price.

        By Swanny

        from Asheville NC

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Harbinger Vari V1012 12 in. Active Loudspeaker:

        I bought this to use as a lightweight keyboard monitor. It is very easy to use and to carry, it doesn't have quite enough power for my needs. I play with a louder drummer and I have to put this up on a chair next to me to hear properly. If you don't have a loud drummer this would be the perfect little monitor.

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        • No

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