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The BX Subwoofer delivers deep, accurate bass response down to the lowest audible frequencies, picking up where your left/right studio monitors leave off. Recording professionals know that hearing the extreme low frequencies in music is essential for making accurate mixing adjustments and producing the best recordings. The BX Subwoofer easily fulfills this requirement in a powerful and compact package that won't take up too much of your valuable studio space.
The BX Subwoofer's frequency response extends down to 20Hz (-3 dB), the lowest audible frequency. It uses the highest-quality components for no-compromise performance: a 10" fiberglass/paper composite driver with an oversized magnet and high-temperature 2" voice coil, powered by a 240-watt Class AB all-discrete internal amplifier with a variable 50-200 Hz crossover. The cabinet is constructed of resonant-free 3/4" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) with 1" front and rear baffles, and is heavily braced to eliminate the extraneous cabinet vibrations that can rob a subwoofer of its impact and articulation.
However, pure acoustic performance is not the only thing that's important to you. Therefore, we've focused on making the BX Subwoofer as easy to connect and convenient to use as possible.
To give it the connection and use flexibility needed to accommodate any system configuration, the BX Subwoofer has a full complement of inputs, outputs and controls.
Designed for use with the M-Audio M3, BX Carbon and BX D2 series, the BX Subwoofer delivers the deep bass response necessary to optimize your music, film and multimedia projects. Most of today's personal audio systems can easily reproduce very low bass frequencies, so it's critical that your audio production environment allows you to monitor and adjust those frequencies while you're mixing.
Studio monitors like our BX5 Carbon are designed to work well as full-range monitors. Yet when they are asked to reproduce extremely bass-heavy material at high volumes, it can be taxing on the speakers and fatiguing to the listener. When they're used in tandem with the BX Subwoofer however, the system comfortably reproduces full-range signals at significantly higher levels without any audible stress.
The BX Subwoofer accepts two-channel stereo outputs from your mixer, audio interface or sound card. Your main L/R monitors connect to the subwoofer's outputs. As stated above, the internal crossover network of the BX Subwoofer splits the signal at a user-chosen crossover frequency ( between 50-200Hz), routing everything below to the sub and everything above the crossover point to the main L/R monitor speakers
Bass you can feel takes some heavy-duty power and components. That's why the BX Subwoofer carries a hefty 240 watts average continuous of totally discrete Class AB power for tons of headroom. "Headroom" is the amount of undistorted instantaneous power an amplifier can deliver in excess of its "continuous" or "average" RMS long-term power output rating. It's what makes one amplifier sound "louder" than another, even when both have the same power rating. Class AB amplifiers have far more headroom than Class D digital amplifiers and an AB amp can usually play much louder and cleaner than a D of the same continuous power rating.
A good monitoring system allows you to create material that translates well across a variety of playback environments. As such, it's important to know what your mixes will sound like both with and without the low-frequency extension a subwoofer provides. This is precisely why the BX Subwoofer includes a subwoofer bypass function that completely removes the subwoofer amp, speaker, and crossover from the signal path - sending the full-bandwidth program to your near-field monitors. By plugging in the included footswitch, you can control this function dynamically as you're playing back your material - even from across the room.