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D.A.S. Launches Active Subwoofer AT AES 2001

(August 20, 2001)
D.A.S. Audio adds a new self-powered subwoofer to their ACtive Power lineup of products. The Sub 118A is designed to be used in fixed and portable sound reinforcement applications requiring low frequency reinforcement.

The self-powered Sub 118A incorporates a state-of-the-art "Class D" switching amplifier, which utilizes one 500 W ICEpower(r) amplifier module manufactured by Bang & Olufsen PowerHouse. The amplifier is protected against over and under-voltages, incorporates a full set of protections for the amplifier and loudspeaker, as well as soft clip, and soft start up functions.

The Sub 118A houses a D.A.S. P-18 18-inch cone transducer configured as a direct radiator. The P-18 features a 3-inch voice coil and a carefully engineered cooling scheme, resulting in high power handling and low power compression. The cabinet provides an on-axis frequency range of 35Hz - 150Hz and a rated maximum SPL of 131dB (at one meter).

The ultra-compact enclosure (740mm x 51mm x 41mm) is easy to transport and can be placed unobtrusively in permanent installations such as clubs and churches. The cabinet is finished with a rugged catalyzed polyurethane paint that permits color adaptations and provides weather resistance. Loudspeaker components are protected by a heavy-duty steel grille and are sealed against corrosion by a polyamide powder coat finish.

Sennheiser Electronic Corporation distributes D.A.S. Audio exclusively in the United States. It joins a list of distinguished audio brands that Sennheiser distributes including Neumann microphones, Chevin Research amplifiers and Innova-Son digital consoles.

Established in 1970, D.A.S. Audio is a European manufacturer of professional transducers and loudspeaker systems. The company is dedicated to developing and producing professional sound products of the highest standard with excellent sound quality, high power handling, aesthetics and reliability.

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