• SUB 1
  • Hexagonal cabinet with multiple high-excursion drivers radially aligned in a Vibration-Canceling Design Architecture, patented built-in Ultra-Class-D™ power amplifier, sealed enclosure, PBK interface, removable grille


SUB 1: The Best Subwoofer in its Price Range!

The most difficult task in designing SUB 1 and SUB 2 was not just to have these subs play lower AND louder than any other subwoofers in the world, but to do so in a size that wouldn’t dominate the average living room. In a cabinet that could be mistaken for a very fine piece of furniture.

And then there are the mind-boggling specs. SUB 2 plumbs the depths to 7 Hz with bloodcurdling output: 112 dB at 10 Hz, 126 dB at 60 Hz (in room). Connected to a 240-volt line, SUB 2 delivers 4,500 watts of continuous RMS Sustained power and a Frankenstein 9,000 watts of Dynamic Peak power through its unique Power Factor Correction system. Talk about bringing your music and movies to life! SUB 1 is no slouch either, delivering 1,700 watts of continuous power and 3,400 watts at peak.

With not one, but six cutting-edge drivers in each sub, transient information is conveyed with pristine clarity and perfect precision. Dynamics come through with lightning-fast speed and a power so shattering that it must be heard to be believed. Bass reproduction is eerily accurate and detailed, in large part a result of the unique Vibration-Canceling Design Architecture (VCDA) …

How do they compare?

SUB 1: The best subwoofer in its price range!
SUB 2: The best subwoofer in the world, period.

Control Facilities:

• Auto On/Off

• Trigger On/Off

• Subwoofer Level

• Subwoofer Cut-Off Frequency (continuously variable 35 Hz – 150 Hz);
Bypass Option

• Sub/Sat Phase Alignment (0° to 180°)

• Paradigm Perfect Bass Kit Included

Input Facilities:

• Line-level Inputs

These Subs are Movers, not Shakers … Massive Air Movement, Massive Output, Vibration Free

Our Vibration-Canceling Design Architecture (see above tab, VCDA) is only part of the story. There’s still no replacement for displacement: In a small, compact form factor, six 10˝ drivers in SUB 2 move more air than a pair of 15˝ woofers! SUB 1’s six 8˝ drivers move as much air as two 12˝ woofers. The other part of the story lies in the cutting-edge design of the bass drivers:

Mineral-Filled Co-Polymer Polypropylene Cones. A 30% mineral content has introduced additional cone stiffness for a measurable increase in repeatability and consistency. Response is instantaneous—low, loud, fast and tight, unveiling layers and layers of low-frequency detail, with consistently perfect pace.

Overmolded NLC™ Non-Limiting Corrugated TPE Surrounds and Nomex® Cloth Spiders. These extreme low-density NLC™ surrounds on SUB 1 were FEA-optimized and overmolded onto the cones in house. Ten times more effective than standard thermoplastic elastomers in damping vibrations and resonances, the corrugated material works in tandem with our Vibration-Canceling Design Architecture to ensure not a hint of distortion exists, even at peak-to-peak excursion (almost 2˝ / 50 mm in SUB 2!) and full-on output.

RCR™ Resonance Control Ribs. NLC™ surround technology was not required in SUB 2 since the six 10˝ drivers already allow for larger surrounds. The cones’ resonance control ribbing simply reinforces the new VC design architecture. As in SUB 1 cone excursion on each driver is extreme.

1-1/2˝ (38 mm) 4-Layer Long-Travel Aluminum Voice Coils. Wound on high-temperature composite polyamide formers in an oversize configuration, the coils provide exceptional stability and support for the extremely high cone excursion.

High-Pressure Die-Cast Aluminum Chassis with AVS™ Airflow Ventilation System Cooling. Large built-in ribs increase the heat dissipation surface providing forced-air cooling during large musical transients and chassis convection cooling at all other times. CNC-machined to ensure a precision fit.

Magnetic Pole Piece: FEA-optimized, tooled to support the extreme excursion.

Computer-Optimized Ceramic (Hard Ferrite) Magnet Assemblies with Balanced Field Geometry. Using Finite Element Analysis, the magnet structures were optimized to yield the most powerful output in a Signature subwoofer to date. Transient and phase-response are exceptional with superb power handling and output linearity.




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