PV1D Active Subwoofer

Retaining the balanced drive and pressure vessel concept of its predecessor, PV1D sports a fresh new design and a version of the DSP platform developed for the acclaimed DB1. Digital processing provides greater control and versatility, allowing PV1D to integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of satellite speakers, either to create truly impressive home theatre systems, or to simply extend their bass response for two-channel applications. There is power on tap to fully reproduce the most demanding special effects in movies, but PV1D retains all the musical nuances for which its predecessor was renowned.

When you've pushed the boundaries of technological design further than anyone thought possible, what do you do? Simple: you keep pushing. The PV1 has long been regarded as something of an icon in domestic subwoofer design, both for its striking shape and superlative sonic performance. But by introducing a digital dimension for the upgraded PV1D, we think we've gone one better.

The PV1D’s inherent stability means it can be pushed just that bit further. The symmetrical mounting of its twin drive units keeps the subwoofer perfectly balanced and anchored to the floor. So there’s no rattle when it rumbles. The back-to-back arrangement also further improves the distribution of pressure inside the speaker. Coupled to an all-new amplifier generating 400 watts of power, the drivers have the dynamics and control to deliver all a subwoofer should. A big sound from a small bubble.

Adopting the digital platform developed for our flagship DB1 subwoofer allows the PV1D to be fine tuned and controlled with more precision than its predecessor. Do you love the visceral deep-bass impact of special movie sound effects? Or maybe you prefer a flatter response, to compensate for a more resonant listening environment? Whatever your listening tastes, with a full range of EQ options at your disposal, the choice is entirely up to you. 

Specifications

  • Technical features Paper-Kevlar®/aluminium composite diaphragm drivers, Balanced drive, Digital Signal Processing, 400W Class-D amplifier
  • Description Active, balanced-drive closed-box subwoofer system
  • Drive units 2x 200mm (8in) Paper-Kevlar®/aluminium cone long-throw
  • Frequency range* -6dB at 6.5Hz and 570Hz
  • Frequency response* 7.5Hz - 450Hz ±3dB on reference axis
  • Amplifier Power output: 400W, Rated power consumption: 150W, Standby power consumption: <1W
  • Input impedance: 100kΩ, Signal/noise: >100dB
  • Functions  5 presets, Input sensitivity (analogue), Gain (digital), Low-pass filter: frequency, slope, phase, Auto on/standby, 12V trigger on/standby, 12V trigger preset switching, RS-232 automation control
  • Inputs Stereo line in (2x RCA/Phono/Cinch), Speaker level in (5m cable supplied)
  • Dimensions Height: 342mm (13.5in), Width: 270mm (10.6in), Depth: 358mm (14.1in)
  • Net weight 18.7kg (41lb)
  • Finishes Matte Black or Matte White

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