updated 12:45 am EDT, Tue July 19, 2011
Max output of 127dB at 50Hz; dual 350 watt drivers
A Swedish audio firm, Procella, has turned to an Italian manufacturer to create their latest subwoofer aimed at large home cinemas, commercial cinemas and larger rooms (up to 3,000 cubic feet), the re-designed P15. The active subwoofer features dual 15-inch drivers individually powered by 350-watt amplifiers and 28bit/56 bit ADI Sigma DSP controls, for a frequency response well below 20Hz and a maximum output of 127 decibels at 50Hz.
The custom-made drivers purport to offer improved low-frequency extension, higher continuous and peak outputs and greater articulation, using 3-inch voice coils and high-efficiency Neodymium magnets compared the original P15. The unit is designed to be small enough to be set into or built into walls, measuring just 8.7 inches deep.
The DSP control comes with four pre-sets for free-standing, corner, against a wall or baffle mounting situations. The company says the P15 now rivals its larger P18 model, though the latter still holds a lead in ultimate volume and dynamic range.
The P15 is available for shipping worldwide, and costs $6,000. Procella Audio has local offices in Los Angeles, Sydney and Stockholm.