Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, the U.S. distributor for Turbosound, recently announced the availability of a new addition to its range of low-frequency options. The large-format TSW-218 is a 2x18-inch Turbo-loaded sub-bass enclosure capable of delivering very high SPLs. It has been specifically designed to complement Turbosound's Aspect Series and the larger models in the QLight range, and its first projects have included high-energy, low-frequency duties at this year's Glastonbury Festival, Denmark's Roskilde and Skanderborg Festivals, plus London's Big Gay Out.
Turbosound TSW-218 sub-bass system is a double 18-inch modular coupling-horn enclosure, which benefits from a dramatic sensitivity increase when multiple units are coupled. Incorporating TurboBass(tm) high-velocity partial horn-loading principles, the TSW-218 outputs 104dB sensitivity from a single unit, with eight cabinets coupled delivering up to 110 dB. Designed for high-power applications in the sub-100Hz region, the new enclosure is particularly suited to concert touring and festival environments. Its performance characteristics were developed to complement Turbosound's Aspect Series enclosures, particularly when additional sub-bass energy is required for large-scale arenas, stadiums and nightclubs. The TSW-218 also complements the larger QLight loudspeakers such as the TQ-445 or TQ-315.
The unique 18-inch transducers employed in the new sub-bass cabinet incorporate a 5-inch diameter voice coil and high-temperature, neodymium magnet structures. The TSW-218 also includes additional handling features derived from Turbosound's wide experience at the sharp end of festival and concert touring. Cabinets are equipped with heavy-duty nylon feet and matching locating recesses, as well as strap points integrated into the side handles. These ensure that ground-stacked arrays are structurally secure.
The Turbosound TSW-218 will retail for $4,912.
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