Backnang, Germany (November 12, 2009)–The d&b audiotechnik E-Series range has added the E12X-SUB subwoofer. It is a small, lightweight, low-profile, bass-reflex subwoofer fitted with a 12-inch-long excursion neodymium driver.
The E12X-SUB can be deployed in two different ways, first in an active mode with a dedicated d&b amplifier configuration with the smaller E-Series loudspeakers. In the second operational mode, the internal passive crossover of the E12X-SUB enables connection in parallel with an E8 loudspeaker driven by an appropriately configured, single d&b amplifier channel, reportedly giving the same functionality of the larger E15X-SUB with E12 or E12D. The E12X-SUB replaces the current E12-SUB and also provides low-frequency extension in smaller systems using both the E0 and E3 loudspeakers.
The E12X-SUB cabinet comes with a handle; an M20 threaded flange to accept loudspeaker stands; four rubber feet to prevent cabinet movement, protect the bottom panel and which locate into correspondingly shaped recesses in the top of another subwoofer to prevent movement when stacked. The E12X-SUB weighs 18 kg (40 lb.), measuring 358 mm (14.1 inches) x 530 mm (20.9 inches) x 448 mm (17.64 inches), and producing 124 dB SPL and 127 dB SPL when driven by the D6 and D12, respectively.