The Q12a was created as a high quality solution to answer the requests we have received from artists wishing for all the benefits of our CFR12 passive wedges in an active solution that was in the style of 1×12 guitar cab. The Q12a is loaded with a 12″ coaxial driver which has a dispersion pattern of 80 degrees, which ensures the same sweet spot of sound is heard by the guitarist as they move around the stage. Power for the Q12a is provided by Matrix’s highly respected GM50 mono-bloc module, already proven and used by professional cab builders and DIY buffs alike. Delivering plenty of high quality class A/B power with the same voicing as our flagship GT1000 amp ensures an uncoloured valve like feel with enough power to handle the loudest of on stage situations. When the GM50 module is switched off (and for safety we recommend unplugging the power cable as well) you are able to run the cab in passive mode from an external amp. The speaker link works as normal allowing the daisy chaining of cabs together. Back in active mode the speaker input must be disconnected and the speaker link allows power from the GM50 to drive the daisy chained cab to a minimum 4 ohms load. For the Q12a active, input to the GM50 module is via a combi XLR 1/4 inch input. Please refer to the manual for more details and diagrams on connection options.