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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 wouldnât 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) â¦
How do they compare?
SUB 1: The best subwoofer in its price range!
SUB 2: The best subwoofer in the world, period.
â¢ Auto On/Off
â¢ Trigger On/Off
â¢ Subwoofer Level
â¢ Subwoofer Cut-Off Frequency (continuously variable 35 Hz â 150 Hz);
â¢ Sub/Sat Phase Alignment (0Â° to 180Â°)
â¢ Paradigm Perfect Bass Kit Included
â¢ Line-level Inputs
These Subs are Movers, not Shakers â¦ Massive Air Movement, Massive Output, Vibration Free
Our Vibration-Canceling Design Architecture (see above tab, VCDA) is only part of the story. Thereâs still no replacement for displacement: In a small, compact form factor, six 10Ë drivers in SUB 2 move more air than a pair of 15Ë woofers! SUB 1âs six 8Ë drivers move as much air as two 12Ë 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 instantaneousâlow, loud, fast and tight, unveiling layers and layers of low-frequency detail, with consistently perfect pace.
Overmolded NLCâ¢ Non-Limiting Corrugated TPE Surrounds and NomexÂ® Cloth Spiders. These extreme low-density NLCâ¢ 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 2Ë / 50 mm in SUB 2!) and full-on output.
RCRâ¢ Resonance Control Ribs. NLCâ¢ surround technology was not required in SUB 2 since the six 10Ë drivers already allow for larger surrounds. The conesâ resonance control ribbing simply reinforces the new VC design architecture. As in SUB 1 cone excursion on each driver is extreme.
1-1/2Ë (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 AVSâ¢ 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.
Amplifier: High-Current, Discrete Output 3400 watts Dynamic Peak / 1700 watts RMS Sustained Amplifier Design Features Auto-On/Off, Trigger-On/Off, soft clipping, thermal protection, electrical shorting protection Subwoofer Bass Driver(s) advanced spiders, 9.2 lb (4.16 kg) hard ferrite magnet / motor structure, high-temperature composite NomexÂ® formers, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) 4-layer long-excursion voice coils, Six 203-mm (8 in) mineral-filled polypropylene cones, overmolded FEA-optimized NLCâ¢ surrounds, AVSâ¢ die-cast heatsink chassis
Low-Frequency Extension* 12 Hz (DIN) Subwoofer Cut-Off Frequency Variable 35 Hz - 150 Hz; Bypass Option Sub. / Sat. Phase Alignment Variable 0Â° - 180Â° Line-Level Input RCA (S/E) Left and Right or Sub-Out / LFE or Balanced XLR. From Sub-Out / LFE-Out of preamp/processor or other line-level source Line-Level Input Sensitivity 100 mV Mono Line-Level Input Impedance RCA: 10 k ohms; XLR: 20 k ohms; Accessory Paradigm Perfect Bass Kitâ¢ (included) Diameter of Hexagonal Cabinet 50.5 cm / 19-7/8 in Height, Width, Depth (Height includes spikes or outrigger feet) 51.6 cm x 50.5 cm x 45.5 cm 20-5/16 in x 19-7/8 in x 17-15/16 in Weight (unpacked) 49.4 kg / 109 lb each Finishes Piano Black