REASON-X Reasons to be cheerful...............................1, 2, 3....

3-way passive PA with huge 18″ subwoofers

  • 12” and 15” full range 3-way models
  • All new Z38 PE HF Compression drivers
  • 8.0” mid range 
  • 3.0”  LF coils with φ190mm ferrite magnets
  • 2 models of 18” Sub-sub-woofers
  • NOMEX subwoofer spiders
  • Premium baltic birch construction
  • Dust proof foam behind front grilles

Reasons to be cheerful, 1…2….3

A THREE-WAY SYSTEM – with matching subs.

Built exclusively to deliver incredible sonic definition at high volumes, Reason-X series brings new concepts and new qualities to become the premium pro audio loudspeaker series in the Wharfedale Pro portfolio.

The full range models (X12 and X15) feature an all-new Polyethylene flat diaphragm neodymium HF. This highly engineered Z38 HF compression driver brings extreme HF clarity. Enormous cooling fins disperse the heat generated and the unique 1.5 inch ring-shaped polyethylene flat diaphragm delivers a precious feeling of space and air to high frequencies.

The 100° x 70° waveguide is also rotatable, making Reason-X suitable for high quality installations and touring.

The mid-range comes from a custom Wharfedale Pro 8” driver with an aluminium basket and ferrite magnet and it delivers a warmth and clarity. Meanwhile, the LF driver boasts a 3.0” voice coil and large φ190mm ferrite magnet. This 3-way combination gives the Reason series full range models a frequency response and audio definition that simply has to be experienced.

The series is completed by 2 subwoofers. A single 18” and a floor destroying 148dB Max SPL dual 18”. New LF drivers have been created which feature NOMEX spiders for extreme suspension and durability. 4.0” voice coils and a newly designed aluminium basket make these LF transducers impossible to describe in words – they need listening to instead!

All models are constructed of premium baltic birch and use thick steel front grilles for extreme durability.

REASON-X SERIES.
Put simply…3 is better than 2 !

Reason-X12

500 watts
AES (RMS)
  • 12″ 3-way passive loudspeaker
  • All new Z38 PE HF compression driver
  • 8.0″ mid range driver
  • 12″ LF driver with 3.0″ voice coil
  • 500 watts AES (RMS)
  • 1000 watts Programme
  • 2000 watts Peak
  • 131 dB Max SPL @ 1 meter

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIERS

REason-X15

600 watts
AES (RMS)
  • 15″ 3-way passive loudspeaker
  • All new Z38 PE HF compression driver
  • 8.0″ mid range driver
  • 15″ LF driver with 3.0″ voice coil
  • 600 watts AES (RMS)
  • 1200 watts Programme
  • 2400 watts Peak
  • 133 dB Max SPL @ 1 meter

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIERS

Reason-X18B

1000 watts
AES (RMS)
  • 18″ passive subwoofer
  • All new LF driver
  • 4.0″ voice coil
  • Aluminium basket design
  • 35mm pole socket plus 2 side handles
  • Max SPL @ 1 meter 139 dB
  • 1000 w AES (RMS) 
  • 2000 w Program
  • 4000 w Peak

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIERS

REason-X218B

2000 watts
AES (RMS)
  • Dual 18″ passive subwoofer
  • All new LF drivers
  • 4.0″ voice coils
  • Aluminium basket design
  • 4 side handles
  • Max SPL @ 1 meter 148 dB
  • 2000 w AES (RMS) 
  • 4000 w Program
  • 8000 w Peak

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIERS

New Subwoofer driver

The driver inside the Reason-X subwoofer has some very special features.
∮102.6 diameter voice coil.
(Thats OVER 4.0″ but we say 4.0″ because of number rounding)
Double-layer spider bonding.
Updated mute glue is used. This bonding can eliminate brittle cracking and reduces harmonic distortion.
112 g Membrane.
The Reason-X subwoofer driver has a heavier membrane which can withstand more power without breaking.
31 mm voice coil cavity.
A larger internal cavity for the coil windings allows Reason-X to have lower response by 5 Hz.
6.2 ohm impedance.
The impedance peak is higher in the Reason-X driver at 35 Hz. This results in superior low end strength.

Z38

The full range models (X12 and X15) feature an all-new Polyethylene flat diaphragm neodymium HF.  This highly engineered Z38 HF compression driver brings extreme HF clarity.

Enormous cooling fins disperse the heat generated and the unique 1.5 inch ring-shaped polyethylene flat diaphragm delivers a precious feeling of space and air to high frequencies.

Advanced HF compression driver technology which deliveries breathtaking results.

Rotatable Waveguide

A handy feature is the rotatable waveguide which allows Reason-X full range models to be used in the vertical or horizontal plane.

100° x 70° 

OR 

70° x 100° – the Horizontal and Vertical dispersion can easily be changed.

 

3-way design

With dedicated drivers for each of the main bandwidths, 3-way systems bring enhanced frequency definition to the listening experience.  






Each driver focused solely on its optimum frequency range.








A big picture!  

Enjoy the 3-way space and definition !

SPECIFICATIONS

Model NameReason-X12Reason-X15Reason-X18BReason-X218B
System TypePassivePassivePassivePassive
ConfigurationThree-wayThree-waySingle SubwooferDual Subwoofer
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)55-20 kHz45-20 kHz35-1 Khz30-1 kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB)50-20 kHz40-20 kHz30-800 HZ25-800 HZ
Sensitivity 2.83 V / 1 Meter9899103 dB109 dB
Calculated Maximum SPL @1 Meter131 dB133 dB139 dB148 dB
System Rated Impedance8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω4 Ω
Low Frequency Transducer
Size332 mm / 12”404 mm / 15”470 mm / 18”470 mm / 18”
Voice Coil Size75 mm / 3.0”75 mm / 3.0”102 mm / 4”102 mm / 4”
LF Magnet Materialferriteferriteferriteferrite
LF Frame MaterialAluminiumAluminiumAluminiumAluminium
Rated Impedance8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω2 x 8 Ω
LF Power re:AES2-2012400 W500 W1000 W2 x 1000 W
Mid Frequency Transducer
Size203.8 mm / 8”203.8 mm / 8”
Voice Coil Size50.8 mm / 2.0”50.8 mm / 2.0”
MF Magnet Materialferriteferrite
MF Frame MaterialAluminiumAluminium
Rated Impedance8 Ω8 Ω
MF Power re:AES2-2012100 W100 W
High Frequency Transducer
HF Driver Type Compression DriverCompression Driver
Coil Size (mm / inches)38 mm / 1.5″38 mm / 1.5″
Exit Size (mm / inches)25 mm / 1″25 mm / 1″
HF Magnet MaterialNdFeBNdFeB
Diaphragm MaterialPENPEN
Rated Impedance8 Ω8 Ω
HF Power re:AES2-201240 W40 W
Waveguide Typesquaresquare
Nominal Coverage (H x V)100 x 70100 x 70
Nominal Impedance8 Ω8 Ω
Power
System AES (RMS) Power (W)500 W600 W1000 W2000 W
System Programme Power (W)1000 W1200 W2000 W4000 W
System Peak Power (W)2000 W2400 W4000 W8000 W
Crossover Frequency800 Hz / 2.7 kHz800 Hz / 2.7 kHz
Input Connector2 x speakON compatible2 x speakON compatible2 x speakON compatible2 x speakON compatible
RiggingM8 x 12M8 x 12NoNo
Handles2 on Sides2 on Sides2 on Sides4 on Sides
Enclosure35 mm pole socket
Cabinet TypeTrapezoidTrapezoidsquaresquare
Enclosure Material and finish15 mm plywood15 mm plywood18 mm plywood18 mm plywood
Colour OptionsBlack paintBlack paintBlack paintBlack paint
Grille Material & FinishSteelSteelSteelSteel
Dimensions – Unpacked (mm / inches):
Height814 mm / 32.0″883 mm / 34.8″600 mm / 23.6”560 mm / 22.0”
Width Front350 mm / 13.8″430 mm / 16.9″560 mm / 22.0”1065 mm / 41.9”
Width Rear231 mm / 9.1″298 mm / 11.7″560 mm / 22.0”1065 mm / 41.9”
Depth410 mm / 16.1″455 mm / 17.9″756 mm / 29.8”756 mm / 29.8”
Dimensions – Packed (mm / inches):
Height909 mm /35.8″978 mm /38.5″670 mm / 26.4”668 mm / 26.3”
Width Front500 mm /19.7″545 mm /21.5″829 mm / 32.6”1138 mm / 44.8”
Width Rear500 mm /19.7″545 mm /21.5″829 mm / 32.6”1138 mm / 44.8”
Depth440 mm /17.3″520 mm/20.5″633 mm / 24.9”829 mm / 32.6”
Weight
Net Weight29.0 kg / 63.8 lbs32.5 kg / 71.5 lbs45.5 kg / 100.1 lbs73.8 kg / 162.4 lbs
Gross Weight33.7 kg / 74.2 lbs37.5 kg / 82.5 lbs55.2 kg / 121.4 lbs87.7 kg / 192.9 lbs