By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas — Car audio supplier Audiomobile has begun shipping new subwoofers intended for use in “micro” sealed-box enclosures that are increasingly the norm in upscale integration systems, the company announced.
The GTS series of shallow-depth subwoofers consists of the $279-suggested 12-inch 2112 and $249 10-inch 2110, each available in 2-ohm and 4-ohm versions. Both were designed to fit in smaller enclosures than other Audiomobile subs, said sales and marketing VP Matthew Overpeck.
The 2110 is optimized for 0.5-cubic-foot enclosures, and the 2112 fits in 0.75-cubic-foot enclosures. Both enclosure sizes are said to be 20 percent to 25 percent smaller than the enclosures sizes for other “small-box” subs on market.
“There are a number of subs that will play well in enclosures under 1.0 cubic feet, but most of those subs are between 6 to 7.5 inches deep, and thus the box needs to be 7 to 9 inches deep or more,” Overpeck said. The GTS subs, in contrast, need a box that’s only 5.2 inches deep and, unlike most other shallow subs, don’t suffer from limited power handling, he said. The GTS 2110, for example, has a mounting depth of just 4.5 inches.
Audiomobile is focused on the upscale, boutique specialty retailer segment of subwoofers positioned as offering “very attractive, high-value price points,” the company said.
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