New York, NY (August 21, 2012)—Penn Elcom, the North American distributor for Fane loudspeakers, recently announced the arrival of the Colossus Prime 15XS 15” 1200 watt, 4800 watt peak woofer for pro audio applications.
The Prime 15XS is intended for use as a high-output bass driver in mutli-way systems and features a 4 inch ‘sandwich’ (inside and outside windings) voice coil, immersed in a symmetric magnet file, which is said to yield increased linearity and lower distortion. This, coupled with laminated silicone suspensions, a large Xmax of 12mm with peak to peak travel of 60mm, is intended to provideaccurate bass at high levels of excursion.
The cone membrane is manufactured from polycellulose instead of conventional paper pulp alternatives, with the intention of aiding the driver to combine high-sensitivity with the structural integrity required to produce undistorted low frequencies at extreme sound pressure levels.
The driver handles 1200 watts (A.E.S.) continuous and reportedly can cope with peaks in excess of 4800 watts. The Prime 15XS is said to have 98 dB sensitivity and be able to deliver bass down to 29 Hz (-6 dB) in a 200 litre ported enclosure.