Industrial Strength Industries
How do you get great bass from a small cabinet?

The key is our technology… bass response is a result of the amount of air that can be moved, and this is a result of 2 factors: the diameter of the speaker AND the stoke/excursion. This is just like your car’s engine: the displacement is a combination of both bore (diameter) and stroke. Here’s how our 10” can outperform 18” woofers:

A typical 10” woofer in a bass cab can maybe move 3-4mm one way before it starts to distort. Even large 15” and 18” woofers typically move less than 6mm before they, too, start to run out of stroke.

Consider that a typical 10” woofer moving 3mm one way will move just under 0.2 liters of air (less than a can of soda). A 15” woofer moving 6mm will move just under 1 liter of air, about 5 times as much as that single 10.” That big 8x10” stack? Maybe 1.5 liters of air. Now look at our 10” woofer used in our cabinets. It has a massive 13mm one-way of motion (or in tech terms, 26mm of Xmax). That means it can move nearly 0.9 liters of air. This single 10” has as much output as most 15” woofers! And it means a pair of our 10s can move more air – give you more bass output – than most 8x10 cabinets. Which would you rather have – a huge 18” woofer cabinet that’s struggling to pump out the 30-50 Hz low end, or a small, compact dual 10” cabinet that easily creates high levels of that deep bass? And because of the smaller cone size, we have more resolution and detail than you get with the big 15” and 18” cones. You get the output of the big stacks and monster cones, with the dynamics and transparency of the smaller drivers. So we have the same diameter, but much more stroke. And just like in engines, it’s the total of bore times stroke that matters.

And our horn design is different, too. It’s made from a special low density, low tensile strength polymer that resonates BELOW the passband of the horn. This eliminates the typical “horn ringing” associated with aluminum or high density/high strength horns. The shape is a modified Tractrix horn with 90 degree conical out put to match the dispersion pattern of the woofer at the crossover point to create a seamless transition. Unlike others, our horn is a low compression-ratio device, since we do not need high levels of sensitivity. This gives us a lower THD than a normal horn loaded compression driver; leading to a smoother, cleaner sound that does not mask the details of the signal.

It costs more to make these superior drivers, but we believe you’re worth it.


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