30 Nov 2021


by Alan McInnes

Alan McInnes is a professional musician, performing solo, in bands, and as part of
children’s entertainment phenomenon The Mik Maks, who boast 3.15M subscribers on YouTube and regularly clock up millions of views.

As both The Mik Maks, and in our other musical projects, we have used RCF equipment extensively on our journey of 10 years. In a normal year, I perform around 30 solo shows, and our wedding and function band around 90. As The Mik Maks, we’ll be inside, outside, and in a huge variety of venues. Any PA we invest in has to have the versatility to work for all of our acts.

In looking to update our PA, we primarily wanted something very portable. As The Mik Maks, we’re a small touring production in a 12-seater minibus with five cast, plus crew and production. The RCF EVOX 12 really appeals as there’s a handle and wheels on the sub. We can just roll it out, put the column into the sub, and the bump in is done quickly. The manoeuvrability means anyone on our tour can handle the PA easily. The portability and size mean the sub and column pack nicely into the van, with our in-ear systems sitting on top.


On The Mik Maks and function band gigs, we’ll run two subs and two top boxes. My solo work goes out with one sub and one column. The Mik Maks and the band have their own FOH engineer on a Midas desk out the front, and my solo work utilises a small Allen & Heath analogue mixer that I sit on the sub.

The very long and loud throw of the EVOX 12 really gets the job done, coverage-wise. The Mik Maks perform for kids and families, but we’re still a live band. We need bottom end, and we have a live drum kit and bass. We need presence and full frequency coverage without it being overpowering. We find the EVOX 12 more than capable of delivering a clear, full band sound to 300 people, and an audience of kids can be LOUD.

We’ve now done over 1000 shows with our RCF EVOX 12s and they’ve travelled very well indeed. They’ve been knocked around, constantly in and out of venues, and all I’ve had to do in terms of maintenance is replace the wheels on the sub once. The wooden construction is rock solid, and they still look great.

The Specs

Active Two-Way Array

Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 20 kHz

Max SPL@1M: 130 dB

Coverage Angle (HxV): 90°x30°

Mid/Highs: 8x 4’’

Subwoofer: 1x 15’’


Input Connectors: 1x XLR, 1x Jack

Output Connectors: 1x XLR


Crossover Frequency: 180 Hz

Controls: Volume, EQ


Total Power: 1400 W Peak, 700 W RMS

Highs: 400 W Peak, 200 W RMS

Lows: 1000 W Peak, 500 W RMS


HxWxD: 2200 mm, 410 mm, 560 mm

Weight: 36.4 kg


RCF EVOX 12: RRP $6205 inc GST

Cover for EVOX 12: RRP $625 inc GST


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