Fohhn Audio XS-22 and PS-22 Subwoofers

by Frank Hammel
in New Gear

Fohhn Audio XS-22 Active SubwooferFRANKFURT, Germany — Fohhn Audio previewed two new 12-inch subwoofer models at 2013 Prolight + Sound: the XS-22 active subwoofer (pictured here) and PS-22 active/passive subwoofers.

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The XS-22 active sub is a new addition to the German manufacturer’s X-Series compact subwoofers, whose low weight and state-of-the-art digital technology make them ideal for a range of mobile applications. The subwoofer features a 12” long excursion speaker, integral 1500W Class D digital amplifier and Fohhn Audio DSPs. Weighing just 26kg, the XS-22 can deliver a max SPL of 127dB and is remarkable for its wide dynamic range and incredible low frequency response. Integral DSP technology enables the subwoofer to be networked and remotely controlled. It can also be used to power any Fohhn mid-high passive loudspeaker systems.

The new PS-22 active/passive subwoofers augment Fohhn’s Perform series. Designed for a wide range of uses, they are particularly suitable for flown applications that involve beam steering. The subwoofer can be effectively combined with Fohhn’s Focus Modular beam steering series, and with conventional line array systems such as the Fohhn PT-8.  The high-powered active PS-22 model is equipped with a 12” long excursion speaker, integral 1000W Class D amplifier and Fohhn Audio DSPs. The passive model also features a long excursion 12” speaker (500W/8Ohm). Both models have a vented design.

The new active subwoofers (XS-22 and PS-22) can also be used to build Focus Sub Arrays. Here, multiple Fohhn subwoofers are combined and their beam characteristics controlled in real time via Fohhn Audio Soft software. This unique control capability results in powerful and precise reproduction of bass frequencies, more even coverage and a reduction in the effects of unwanted room reflections.

Visit Fohhn Audio at Prolight + Sound, Hall 8.0, Stand K90.