JBL woos the EDM and hip-hop market with its new 18-inch SUB18 studio subwoofer, providing response down to 18Hz and a peak output of 137dB.
SUB18 wears the ‘studio’ sub title due to its linear frequency response, making it suitable for mixing and production applications for dance music producers and engineers, not to mention post production for film. The 8000W peak power handling capability meant special technology was required for heat dissipation. The Differential Drive design incorporates two four-inch voice coils that share the thermal load to reduce power compression and non-linear output. The 2269H transducer is housed in a 24-inch-deep birch plywood enclosure. JBL says the highest possible output and performance are obtained by powering the SUB18 with Crown iTech HD series power amplifiers.
“The JBL SUB18 Studio Subwoofer channels our category-leading transducer and acoustic expertise to bring next generation performance to music and post production professionals,” said Peter Chaikin, Recording Solutions, Harman Professional Solutions Division. “Along with our flagship M2, the SUB18 allows Music and Post customers to have remarkable playback capabilities and room to room consistency in their facilities.”
JBL SUB18: www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/sub18
Australian Distributor: www.jands.com.au