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Niles Downsizes Subwoofers

12/19/2011 12:29:40 PM Eastern
Carlsbad, Calif. - Niles Audio will expand its powered subwoofer lineup with its first two mini subs, which are due this month.

The $499-suggested SW6.5 and $599 SW8 are cube-shaped models whose sides are, respectively, less than 10 inches and about 12 inches for discreet placement.

Both feature fingerprint-resistant piano-black finish, long-throw front-firing woofer with dual long-throw side-mounted passive radiators, automated turn-on via 12 volt trigger or audio signal sensing, and built-in CAT5 balun to enable audio delivery over CAT5 cable.

Both come with ability to mount to the wall or ceiling in light-commercial installations via optional Omnimount 30.0ST-MP bracket. Both also connect to an optional wireless receiver to eliminate a cable run to an audio source.

The SW6.5 features 6.5-inch active driver, two 6.5-inch passive radiators, and 200-watt RMS (800-watt peak) amplifier to deliver a frequency response of 42-200Hz.

The SW8 incorporates 300-watt RMS (1,200-watt peak) amp, an 8-inch active driver and two 8-inch passive radiators to deliver a frequency response of 36-200Hz.

The adjustable frequency control features a bypass position to eliminate the sub's internal low-pass filtering. A variable phase control operates from zero to 180 degrees to allow for phase matching with the main speakers.

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