Wednesday, 30 October 2002 |
B&W has just announced the release of their new $1,600 ASW-CDM subwoofer. The ASW-CDM features an ultra-high-output 12-inch long-throw driver, a compact size of 15 x 15 x 20 inches and a 1000 watt dedicated amplifier co-designed by Philips of the Netherlands.
The SIZMIK 12.45 is a very efficient, high performance Bass Reinforcement Loudspeaker designed for the discerning music and movie enthusiast. The attractive but discrete looking SIZMIK 12.45 loudspeaker can deliver clean and powerful, pitch accurate extended low frequencies, enhancing the performance of any high quality loudspeaker system. Based on the successful SIZMIK 10.25 model, the compact new SIZMIK 12.45 features a 12 inch drive unit and larger cabinet and is suited to more powerful and accurate systems.
At the CEDIA 2002 Expo MartinLogan announced the introduction of the Depth—a reference, powered subwoofer system. According to MartinLogan, the Depth delivers dramatic bass detail and attack using proprietary low-mass, high-resolution aluminum drivers, advanced servo monitoring and control, TriLinear™ configuration, BalancedForce™ bass alignment, a low distortion amp and highly evolved enclosure technology.
B&W has released two new subwoofers to round out their popular CM and 600 series speaker lines. The ASW-675 is the least expensive of the new subs and replaces the ASW-2500. It is one inch larger than its predecessor and uses an improved driver for even lower lows. The ASW-675 is priced at $1,100.
The ASW-CM, priced at $1,300, matches the more swanky looks of the CM series speakers. This new sub uses an all new 10 inch Kevlar-pulp composite driver. The result is reportedly more stiffness in the driver along with a longer throw distance. Both new subs use a highly powerful class D power amplifier to elicit extreme volumes when needed.
MartinLogan announces the introduction of the Descent, a reference powered subwoofer system. The Descent delivers low frequency information using advanced servo monitoring and control, BalancedForce bass configuration, low-mass aluminum element drivers, a low distortion amp and highly evolved enclosure technology.
"MartinLogan set out to engineer the Descent subwoofer by developing standards beyond traditional subwoofer design. Designing to the higher standards of superior electrostatic transducers became the MartinLogan challenge. New low levels of distortion and accurate levels of system integration accuracy result in the highest levels of performance available today," said Gayle Sanders, president and founder of MartinLogan.