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Fender 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 small-to-medium sized venues with the Fortis F-12B... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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
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
 
3.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (3)

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5.0

I would purchase this again.

By DANIEL

from undisclosed

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

Great sound and plenty of connections. Bluetooth pairs very easily. Sturdy cabinet and grill. Great value.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Fortis F-12Bbt

By DJinFLA

from Ft Lauderdale FL

Verified Buyer

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

It has a lot of features I wanted. Just ok as an amp (you'll still need a mixer to EQ and add effects)
Mic input is lacks reverb/delay
Bluetooth feature sounded better than I expected.
At 44# not easy to carry. I realize plywood is better than plastic for sound, and seems rugged, if you're not used to carrying heavy items, try in store before you buy.

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1.0

May B

By Fufa

from 4042

Pros

  • My don't work the Bluetooth as i aspected

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

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

    my don't work the Bluetooth as I expected, I have to returned back. switch for a new one. going to try again.

     
    5.0

    Great Sound, got them on sale and loving it!

    By Rudy

    from San Fernando, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

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

      So far so good, tried a mic on channel 2 with mic feature and music on channel 3 with Ipod, sounded great, can't waith to run with mixer, I just tried them staright out of the box and they kick!

       
      5.0

      As always prompt service, speakers have great features . . .

      By Manny

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      Received my pair of powered speakers yesterday.
      The Fender Fortis F-12BT 12" 1300W 2-Way Powered Speakers are having some features unheard in this price class,
      that is what motivated me to buy them:
      wooden cabinet (which always sounds better than plastic, there is just no way around it)
      2 different angles to use as monitors far field and near field (for those shallow stages we sometimes have to play on)
      2 different angles to pole mount
      ability to fly the speakers for permanent installs
      Bluetooth music streaming which functions surprisingly well
      As always Guitar Center was prompt with delivery1

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Received with dent6on the grill

      By Ish

      from Pittsburg, ca

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good on pre recorded music, flat when using mic

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy
      • Front grill can dent easily but the ret is solid

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ

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

      Very good for playing music, bad when using microphones on any settings.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Great. Decent.

      By Gregsound1

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

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

      Sound quality leave something to be desired. The high-frequency especially is abrasive. I bought six and returned all of them.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Fender speaker

      By Ml

      from Providence RI

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      Verified Buyer

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

      Ok First of all it's made of cheap material I don't like at all I had to return it right away I love guitar center..

       
      5.0

      Si

      By Tony

      from 10701

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

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

      Buena

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