LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 2016: The folks behind TransAudio Group, U.S. distributor of boutique, high-end, professional audio recording equipment, are taking it upon themselves to fill an unmet need in high-end control rooms for music and film. Making their debut at Winter NAMM, SUBWOOFER PROS will provide subwoofers with best-in-class bass response and functionality for mission-critical recording and mixing environments. Subwoofer Pros’ first two products, STUDIO 12 and STUDIO 18 use a 400W integrated amplifier to deliver precise linear performance down to 8Hz at SPLs of 105dB and 113dB, respectively. A comprehensive set of inputs, outputs, and bass management protocols allow both subs to optimally integrate with an enormous range of existing professional monitoring setups.
“Because no other company was building subwoofers with the performance and feature set needed in high-end music and film control rooms, we approached a leading expert in subwoofer technology – Bag End Modular Sound – to see if we could fill that gap,” said Brad Lunde, founder and president of TransAudio Group. “Together, we specified performance targets, and Bag End engineers used their proprietary INFRA™ technology to meet those very high targets while still keeping the units small enough to work in tight control room environments. SUBWOOFER PROS provides an accessible way for professionals to get honest, translatable, ultra-low bass monitoring for their near-field or mid-field monitoring systems.”
SUBWOOFER PROS’ STUDIO 12 and STUDIO 18 use sealed-box, front-firing twelve-inch and eighteen-inch high-excursion, low-frequency drivers, respectively. Both include identical, flexible input methods, including a dedicated LFE input, a six input panel for 5.1 surround programs to either sum all of the inputs to a single sub output or to have channel-dedicated subwoofers. Five line-level, high-pass-filtered outputs allow output to all five surround monitors using SUBWOOFER PROS’ comprehensive bass management. A line-level INFRA output allows additional “slave” subs to be connected for increased SPL or improved room behavior. A unique Dynamic Filter™ protection system maintains undistorted bass regardless of the input level without using compression.
SUBWOOFER PROS will soon release a line of subwoofer support electronics that will make its products even easier to integrate into high-end mixing system. For example, a universal stereo sub mute pedal will make it easy for engineers to A/B their work with and without subwoofers engaged.
MSRPs: STUDIO SUB 12 – $2,450.00 • STUDIO SUB 18 – $2,750.00
ABOUT TRANSAUDIO GROUP
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier U.S. importer/distributor and/or U.S. sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm.