French high-end sound reinforcement manufacturer Amadeus releases the ML 8 compact 8-inch subwoofer at Prolight + Sound 2014. — Frankfurt, Germany, Prolight + Sound —
March 12, 2014 — At the Musikmesse ‘Prolight + Sound’ exhibition in Frankfurt, Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, has announced the release of its new ML 8 ultra-compact subwoofer. The ML 8 subwoofer is designed for space-limited installation or live use by sound professionals wishing to combine high sonic fidelity with an ultra-compact format.
The ML 8 is the smallest member of Amadeus’ ML Series that now range from 8-inches to dual 18-inch models. The ML 8 subwoofer can be paired perfectly with the newly released PMX 4 ultra-compact speaker, also just released at Prolight + Sound. Amadeus is showing the new ML 8 compact subwoofer within the Prolight + Sound area in Hall 8 Booth G19.
The new ML 8 compact subwoofer completes the Amadeus ML Subwoofer Series speaker line as the smallest in its line, which includes the dual 18, 18, 15, 12, and 8-inch models, each available in passive, self-powered and EtherSound-enabled versions.
In the same way as the Amadeus ML 12, ML 15, ML 18 and ML 28 speakers, the newly developed ML 8 is also built around a proprietary internal reinforcement structure designed to neutralize any standing waves and to suppress energy loss caused by vibrations. This unique construction technique creates, among other things, a dramatic cut in the level of cabinet coloration of the sound using a combination of interlocking panels arranged in two perpendicular planes.
Michel DELUC, lead designer at Amadeus says, “We started to develop the ML 8 from the ML 12 ultra-compact format and tried to reduce its size by 25% while preserving both the sonic clarity, the real tonal accuracy and the extreme precision of the lowest frequencies specific to Amadeus LF loudspeakers. We achieved this through a quite complex internal structure, hosting several tuned notch resonators and a terrific 8-inch (200 mm) transducer with a 3-inch (75 mm) ventilated voice coil, designed to reduce all forms of distortion and coloration to a bare minimum.”
The ML 8 draws 600 watts peak from the line, under an 8-ohm impedance and produces 118 dB peak SPL.
The subwoofer is available in a highly wear resistant black (water-soluble) paint finish, but is also available in several standard colors. Or the ML 8 can be ordered in a ‘made to measure’ finish, based on registered or non-registered colors and/or materials. To offer more possibilities, the cabinet and the acoustical fabric covering the front grill can each have a different color.
Amadeus develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high-end sound reinforcement loudspeakers, studio monitors and various signal processing interfaces that combine its own custom innovative technology with stylish design, for the professional audio industry. Created in 1992 from the collaboration between the French designer Bernard BYK and the scientist Michel DELUC, the Amadeus brand has grown to become a leading supplier of high-end audio solutions and services for theaters, opera houses, recording studios, research centers and touring concert sound rental operations. All development and product manufacturing is centralized in Atelier 33 headquarters in France, with field offices and authorized distributors located in Europe, Asia and UAE.
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