Stockholm, Sweden (July 21, 2011)–Procella Audio’s P15 active subwoofer has been upgraded with new 15-inch speaker drivers.
The custom-made subwoofer driver reportedly enables the P15 to achieve improved low-frequency extension, higher continuous and peak output levels and a greater level of articulation. The new version of the P15 is shipping now worldwide, and its price remains unchanged.
Manufactured for Procella by an Italian pro audio manufacturer, the long-throw, 15-inch woofer has a 3-inch voice coil and uses Neodymium magnets, producing a high level of output, with increased peak capability in comparison to the original P15. The P15’s bass response extends below 20 Hz, and the speaker’s maximum output is 127 dB at 50 Hz.
Designed for medium-to-large sized rooms up to about 3,000 cubic feet, the P15 active subwoofer produces cinema impact from a compact, heavily braced, sealed-box cabinet design enclosure. Wide and shallow in design to allow for placement against walls or built into walls, its profile is 8.7 inches (220mm) deep. Integral 28-/56-bit ADI Sigma DSP control tunes the subwoofer and optimizes in-room response by compensating for room location boundary conditions.
“Through our ongoing research and design effort, we developed a new 15-inch driver design that we can better interface with the P15’s power amplifiers,” explained Anders Uggelberg, founding partner and lead designer for Procella Audio. “Our goal was to achieve, within the P15’s output capabilities, performance comparable to our flagship P18 dual 18-inch subwoofer, and we are very pleased with the result. The new drivers have a lower resonant frequency and a smoother impedance curve, and in many ways are very similar to the P18’s 18-inch drivers. The new configuration allows for even greater output, both on a steady-state basis and for dynamic peaks, and we’ve found that the benefits are particularly significant for customers with 110V and 100V line voltages. The new driver brings the performance of the P15 even closer to that of the P18, with the main difference now being ultimate playback level and dynamic range.”