Las Vegas, NV (January 14, 2016)—TransAudio Group will debut a new brand/company at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA next week: Subwoofer Pros, which will deal in high-end subs for high-end music and film control rooms. The inaugural convention for the new company will see it present two debut products, created in collaboration with Bag End Modular Sound.
Brad Lunde, founder and president of TransAudio Group, characterized the working relationship with Bag End, noting, “Together, we specified performance targets, and Bag End engineers used their proprietary INFRA technology to meet those very high targets while still keeping the units small enough to work in tight control room environments. Subwoofer Pros provides an accessible way for professionals to get honest, translatable, ultra-low bass monitoring for their near-field or mid-field monitoring systems.”
Studio 12 and Studio 18 each use a 400W integrated amplifier to provide performance down to 8Hz at SPLs of 105dB and 113dB, respectively, as well as sealed-box, front-firing 12-inch and 18-inch high-excursion, low-frequency drivers, respectively. Both include identical input methods, including a dedicated LFE input, a six-input panel for 5.1 surround programs to either sum all of the inputs to a single sub output or to have channel-dedicated subwoofers. Five line-level, high-pass-filtered outputs allow output to all five surround monitors, and a line-level INFRA output allows additional “slave” subs to be connected for increased SPL or improved room behavior. A unique Dynamic Filter protection system maintains undistorted bass regardless of the input level without using compression.
Products in the company’s near future will include a line of subwoofer support electronics to aid integration into into high-end mixing systems, such as a universal stereo sub mute pedal allowing engineers to A/B their work with and without subwoofers engaged.