ADAM Audio’s new subwoofers, the Sub24 (pictured) and Sub20, include dual-driver, dual-port designs with higher power handling for larger critical-listening environments.
The Sub24 is designed to reproduce LFE or other low-frequency signals down to 19 Hz in medium-sized or larger control rooms. It is equipped with two long-throw 12-inch drivers that are mounted at the opposite sides of the cabinet. The opposite and symmetrical alignment of forces applied to the cabinet provides much quieter performance than conventional arrays. Distortion is drastically reduced and the clarity of the signal is improved, especially at higher gain levels. There are two down-firing bass-reflex tubes that avoid ventilation noise due to their size and construction.
Each woofer has its own amplifier, each capable of delivering 200W continuous/300W peak power to their corresponding drivers. The amplifier’s Pulse Width Modulation technology provides extremely high efficiency and cool operation in even the most critical levels of performance.
Controls include a phase ±180-degree switch, level control from -60 dB to +6 dB, and a switchable 85Hz highpass filter for the satellite output.
The Sub20 applies all of the same design goals of the Sub24 in a more compact cabinet housing two 10-inch drivers, ideal for medium-sized listening environments.
Prices: Sub20, $2,199; and Sub24, $2,799. Both models are now available.