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Open-Box Fortis F-12BT 12" 1300W 2-Way Powered Speaker

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Experience revolutionary Fender® sound in an easily portable package that’s ideal for DJs, schools, houses of worship, solo performers, businesses or...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) Powered speaker with Bluetooth.

Experience revolutionary Fender® sound in an easily portable package that’s ideal for DJs, schools, houses of worship, solo performers, businesses or small-to-medium sized venues with the Fortis F-12BT 12” active two-way powered speaker.

Combining the power of streaming technology and versatile design with user-friendly features, the F-12BT is 1,300W of audio power packed into a lightweight package. With a wide variety of I/O connections, the three-channel F-12BT can handle almost any source you send to it, even offering high-quality stereo Bluetooth audio for wirelessly streaming music from any Bluetooth source.

Channel One is dedicated to line-level signals while Channel Two accepts line- and mic-level signals. Channels One and Two are fed by discrete balanced XLR-1/4” TRS combo connectors while Channel Three offers stereo Bluetooth and 3.5mm auxiliary inputs. Powered by dual onboard Class ‘D’ amplifiers, the 1.75” titanium horn-loaded driver and 12” woofer work in tandem to create crystal-clear room-filling sound with a 40°x90° dispersion pattern.

The easy-to-use rear panel controls include a three-position EQ switch and four- position LF switch to tailor the response of the speaker to the room, along with per-channel volume and signal controls. Two rear-panel XLR connectors offer switchable mono/stereo balanced loop-through and extension outputs, allowing for easy system expansion. The highly robust and reliable enclosure is constructed from 9-ply voidless plywood with a hard-wearing paint and powder-coated perforated steel grill to shrug off the abuse off the road.

M10 rigging points and a 35mm pole socket with vertical and 7.5° downward angles make it easy to optimally position the speaker while the form factor allows you to use it as a floor monitor with two angles to ensure proper aiming. Three flush-mounted ergonomic cup handles grace the exterior for easy handling of the lightweight enclosure. The F-12BT is a bold new entry from Fender, offering amazing performance and value for almost any small-to-mid-sized application.

FEATURES
Full-range output
1300 Watts
XLR/TRS, 3.5 mm inputs
Bluetooth capable
40°x90° dispersion

Order today and incorporate advanced connectivity along with great-sounding power and speakers.

SPECIFICATIONS
Series: Fortis
Speaker Type: Powered 2-Way, Full-Range
Amplifier Type: Class-D Frequency Response: 47 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum Output Level: 135 dB
LF Transducers: 12” Cone Transducer
HF Transducers: 1.75” Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver
Coverage Pattern: 90 degree (H) x 40 degree (V)
Inputs: Two (2) Balanced 1/4” - XLR Combination and One (1) 3.5 mm
Mini Input
Output: Two (2) Balanced XLR Line/Extension Output
Bluetooth: Stereo, High-Fidelity
High/Mid Frequency EQ: 3-Position HF Boost /Mid Boost / Flat
Low Frequency EQ: 4-Position LF Boost / Flat / Mon / Ext Sub Switch
Cabinet Material: 9 Ply (15 mm) Voidless Plywood with Durable Paint Coating Black
Color: Black
Grille Cloth: Perforated Steel Grille With Powder-Coat Finish
Floor Monitor: Dual Angle
Suspension: M10 Suspension Points
Pole Socket: 35 mm with Vertical and 7.5 Degree Downward Angles
Handle: 3 X Flush-Mounted Ergonomic Cup Handles
Voltage Requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Cooling: On-Demand Fan
Height: 26"
Length: 14"
Width: 15"
Weight: 41.8 lbs
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FenderFortis F-12BT 12" 1300W 2-Way Powered Speaker
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

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  • Performances (5)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Value!

By lloydev23

from Douglasville, GA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Fortis F-12BT 12" 1300W 2-Way Powered Speaker:

    I took a chance and picked up a pair of these when they were STOD. I have just been A/B'ing these against my K12's and I am VERY impressed. They are every bit a clear and loud as the K12's with only very subtle differences in the low end. With some eq you would be hard pressed to decipher the two in a blind test. I can't speak to the durability as I just purchased them, but they come with a 5 year warranty and Fender generally makes good equipment. It seems they are doing away with these and the BT15's (the Bluetooth by the way is seemless) and I recommend scooping them up while you can. Great deals to be had on the internets.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Loud and Clear

    By Jon

    from Island Lake, IL

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Monitor
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Fortis F-12BT 12" 1300W 2-Way Powered Speaker:

    I bought this for use with my Roland TD-11 electronic kit and I'm really liking the sound. I have a small mixer that I mix in recorded and streaming music from my phone with the drum kit and then output to this speaker and it sounds great. Very clear with lots of punch for the bass drum and toms and clean highs for the snare and cymbals. This speaker is also very loud and could be used for a live performance with an electronic drum kit or as a monitor or even as a main pa speaker.

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Josh-o

    from Nh

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Fortis F-12BT 12" 1300W 2-Way Powered Speaker:

      Got these as the SDOTD, I honestly will say this is probably one of the best deals I've ever scene on MF. I originally purchased one as a monitor but quickly realized it was better then my current pa speakers so I purchased another and ditched the others, loud quality sound. The blue tooth is pretty cool, plays stereo but you still have to chain the speakers when using it. You will it be disappointed. Great for pa or dj

       
      3.0

      Disappointed in Musicians Friend

      By RAS

      from Athens, AL

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fender Fortis F-12BT 12" 1300W 2-Way Powered Speaker:

      Purchased a pair of 12" Fender Fortis speakers for our church at a fantastic price. Arrived quickly. When we removed them from the box, one had a dent in the front metal grille. Operation was perfect. Called MF about and exchange and told that I must order a third because the first two purchased with PayPal. Okay, I will order with my VISA. Then, after a long on hold delay, I was told that they are on backorder and I should have purchased the insurance with them. I told MF to forget it and I would use them with a dented grille. Now, I check their website and the speakers are IN STOCK ready to ship. I got the major runaround. I as so disappointed.

       
      5.0

      Best value on an FRFR system for guitar. Sounds incredible!

      By Chad

      from Corydon, Indiana

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Fortis F-12BT 12" 1300W 2-Way Powered Speaker:

        This was a total gamble for me. For the past 3 years I've been using modeling almost exclusively for my guitar tones. For the last year and a half I've been using a JBLEON 612 as my Full Range Flat Response system for guitar. It sounded pretty good, but had a tendency to run hot, especially in challenging situations and could overheat. I was never 100 percent satisfied with the tone. After watching a demo showing the importance of wood enclosures for FRFRs, I started shopping again and found the Fender Fortis F-12BT. The enclosure is wood. The drivers are high quality. The Fortis is fan cooled with oversized heat syncs and boasts and incredible 1300 watts. Musicians Friend was running a sale on these units, but had an open box in demo condition, which was even cheaper...well under 300. So I decided to roll the dice. When the unit arrived, I was less than enthusiastic about it. The box looked like it had been shipped all over the world. Not a comforting thought, as I imagined several others had tried this unit and didn't like it. Uncrating the beast, the cabinet had some scuffs and actually looked like it had been dropped on one corner of the enclosure. It's a bit of a brute as well as far as the weight and the size, but is built like a tank: very solid. For being a wood enclosure loaded with a 12" speaker and 1 inch titanium diaphragm compression driver with fan cooling, etc., I think the extra weight is more than reasonable. Testing it with my Helix guitar modeler at studio levels, it sounded fantastic, very clear and natural sounding. But the real test was going to be during a live situation. My band uses a line array system, which sits behind us, eliminating the need for monitors. So the Fortis was positioned behind me atop our sub, acting not just as a monitor for me, but a dedicated main for my guitar for front of house. The unit sounded incredible all night, never got hot, and still had plenty of head room if I needed it. In short, this unit is awesome.

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