Carlsbad, Calif. -
launched its lowest-price powered subwoofers to date to broaden its potential customer base.
The three models in the Dynamic series are the brand's first to incorporate efficient Class D amplifier technology, and they're priced at a suggested $350 for an 8-inch model, $450 for a 10-inch model, and $550 for a 12-inch model, all with passive radiators. They also feature signal-sensing power on/off, continuously variable phase, crossover and volume controls, and optional 2.4GHz wireless transmitter/receiver pair to eliminate speaker-cable runs. Up to four receivers at a time are able to stream bass from a single transmitter.
The 8-inch model reproduces 32Hz to 150Hz frequencies with up to 400 watts of peak output, while the 10-inch model reproduces 30Hz to 150Hz frequencies with up to 500-watt peaks. The 12-inch model delivers 28Hz to 150Hz frequencies with 600-watt peaks.
The next step up in Sunfire's subwoofer selection is the HRS (High Resolution Series), promoted as offering audiophile performance in a small package. AT the top of the selection is the limited-production luxury-performance XT series, which consists of the SubRosa in-room and in-wall subwoofer system.
Sunfire has also offered component electronics in the past, including A/V receivers, preamp/processors, and amplifiers, but "going forward, their focus is going to be on subwoofers and speaker systems," a spokesperson said.