Wharfedale Typhon AX12BT Active 12"Speaker

WharfedaleSKU: WHA-TYPAX12BT

Sale priceR 7,295.00

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Custom Wharfedale Pro transducers have been selected for Typhon. The custom compression driver features a large 1.75” voice coil. This is coupled to a 100° x 80° waveguide for smooth HF dispersion. The custom Wharfedale Pro LF transducers have a newly designed ferrite core, use flat coil windings to aid cooling, and feature a moisture rejecting cone material which allows Typhon to be used in damp or humid conditions.

In fact…..all Typhon loudspeakers are IP54 Certified.

Just like all other Wharfedale Pro plastic active loudspeakers, Typhon uses the largest HF voice coils in their class. All models use a 1.75″ coil HF compression driver. These custom made Wharfedale Pro compression driver delivers crisp and precise high frequencies, even at extreme volumes. The internal amplifiers of Typhon have been tuned specifically for the HF and LF drivers that we have chosen. This makes for perfect power and frequency transfer, resulting in the sonic experience that you’d expect from a Wharfedale Pro active loudspeaker.

A completely new polypropylene cabinet design with a full frontal steel grille houses the most advanced active loudspeakers ever created by Wharfedale Pro. This injection moulded cabinet is carefully engineered to feature 5 carry handles making transportation easy and well balanced.

For on stage or for fixed installation, the carefully designed hardware of Typhon makes setup and positioning easy and effective. Need to wall mount or fly? With 9 x M8 rigging points and a 35 mm pole socket compatible with the WPB-2 bracket, Typhon fits almost anywhere.

Just like all other Wharfedale Pro plastic active loudspeakers, the two amplifiers inside a Typhon are extremely efficient. So efficient that they can use convection cooling. This means that there are no fans! Fans inside loudspeakers can add to operational noise, weight, price and can lead to reliability issues. Typhon has no fan!

All Typhon loudspeakers are IP54 Certified. IP54 certification assures that the product has

– Limited protection against dust ingress.

– Protection against splash water from any direction.

The picture shows some of the extreme testing that goes into Typhon series certification. All of this means that you can have full confidence installing a Typhon in extreme conditions.

New internal DSP algorithms generate a sound stage which surpasses the dimensions of the cabinet.

FLAT ; The Flat mode is ‘the truth’. This mode is ideal for when connecting guitar effects processors directly to a Typhon-AX12. Full Range, Flat Response. Simply YOUR sound.

MONITOR ; This mode rolls of low frequencies which are not needed when Typhon-AX12 is on the floor. High frequencies are also attenuated to reduce risk of feedback.

BASS ; By pushing the bass frequencies, this mode is ideal when Typhon-AX12 is being used at lower volumes. It delivers a more powerful sound without having to turn the volume up.

PUNCH ; A ‘crisp’ and ‘tight’ DSP mode which gives the impression of power and tightness. Use this when you really need to cut through.

The Typhon “BT” models feature aptX Bluetooth input connectivity and TWS linking which makes setup with mobile devices simple and cable free. Simply pair your Bluetooth audio source (such as a smartphone or laptop) with a Typhon “BT” model and thats it! High quality aptX streaming makes connection easy. Typhon “BT” models however also features a TWS LINK mode. This allows two Typhon “BT’s” to communicate with each other to create a wireless stereo pair.

Typhon-AX12-BT won the Editors’ Choice awards for best PA Active Loudspeaker of the year from the expert media in Vietnam! The judges, made from experts and journalists, reviewed Typhon-AX12-BT and said it was outstanding compared to other competitive products in its category.


 Features at a glance:

  • 720w Continuous
  • 1440w Peak
  • 4-Position internal DSP
  • Custom Wharfedale Pro drivers
  • aptX Bluetooth connectivity
  • Two Class D amplifiers
  • 1.75″ HF voice coil
  • Multiple handles
  • Multiple rigging points
  • Stereo Link mode



Model Name


System type

Active 12″ 2-way with Bluetooth

Frequency Response ( /-3dB)


Frequency Range (-10 dB)


Maximum SPL @ 1m


Sensitivity @ 1W / 1m


Low Frequency Transducer


Size (mm / inches)

305mm / 12″

Voice Coil Size (mm / inches)

65mm / 2.5″

Rated Impedance

4 Ohm

High Frequency Transducer


HF Driver Type

Compression Driver

Coil Size (mm / inches)


Exit Size (mm / inches)


Diaphragm Material


Rated Impedance

8 Ohm

Nominal Coverage (H x V)

Hybrid Symmetry Horn

100 ° x 80 °

Amplifier design

2 x Class D

Power rating

1440W Peak (1200W LF
240W HF), 720W Continuous

DSP Controls


Input – A


Input sensitivity

775mV (0dBu)

Input connectors A/B

2*XLR, 2*6.3mm jack

Input impedance

20K Ohm

Line output

Balanced XLR

Loop gain


AC Power

220~240VAC/100~120VAC 50/60Hz


9 x M8 threaded inserts
35mm pole socket with lock screw
5 x carry handles
Optional WPB-2 wall-mount bracket


Injection moulded polypropylene

Grille material & finish

Full front – steel

Dimensions – Unpacked

Height 558mm
Width front 344mm
Width rear 245mm
Depth 340mm

Dimensions – Packed

Height 645mm
Width front 425mm
Width rear 425mm
Depth 419mm

Net Weight


Gross Weight



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