A lot of people think that the oomph in your home theater will be determined by the size of your subwoofer. Those people would be wrong.
Just look at the latest from Sunfire. The company just debuted a new compact subwoofer line designed to pack a big punch into a small footprint. The XTEQ line features three models: the 8-inch XTEQ8, the 10-inch XTEQ10 and the 12-inch XTEQ12.
Each one is housed in an enclosure that’s barely bigger than the size of the woofer diameter. For instance, that 12-incher measures a mere 13.5-by-13.5-by-13.5 inches.
However, that doesn’t mean that any of these are small when it comes to the sound. According to Sunfire, the lineup can produce up to 3,000 watts of bass from 16-100Hz using diametrically opposing drivers. That translates into one active and one passive radiator.
Sunfire decided to create this compact lineup in order to accommodate more home theaters and media rooms. The lineup has a little something for just about any installation.
Other features include Sunfire’s exclusive Tracking Downconverter amplifier design, Asymmetrical Cardioid Surround design, auto equalization technology, RCA line-in/line-out and slave connections, and XLR connections. Audiophiles will also appreciate the multiple turn-on options, soft-clipping amplification, anti-walking treads, variable crossover and phase control.
All three models are built to be used in both 110-volt and 230-volt installations.
“Sunfire’s heritage is all about creating the foundation for an amazing home theater experience,” said Matt Dever, Core Brands’ audio marketing manager. “The XTEQ series builds upon the advances pioneered with the Sunfire Atmos and TSEQ series subs. We pack more power and punch into a smaller subwoofer than any other manufacturer, and combine it with the innovation and superior performance that today’s luxury consumers demand.”
Sunfire will start shipping the Sunfire XTEQ8, XTEQ10 and XTEQ12 this fall. The models are priced at $1,500, $1,750 and $2,000, respectively.
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