Recording and Studio
|Launched at the ProLight + Sound show 2004 in Frankfurt, the Tannoy TS8 and TS10 compact active subwoofers are designed for studio monitoring and playback of multi channel recordings. Despite the high power and very low frequency performance, both models are less than 1 cubic foot in size, including the attractive coned-shaped spiked feet.
The TS8 is a 12.5 litre closed box design with a down-firing 200mm (8") drive unit powered by a 200Watt RMS amplifier. The TS10 is a slightly larger16.75 litre closed box design with a down-firing 250mm (10") drive unit with a 300Watt RMS amplifier. The low frequency output (-6dB) of the TS8 and TS10 operates down to 32Hz and 29Hz respectively.
The BASH amplifier technology utilised in the subwoofers, is a patented high efficiency power amplifier circuit topology that has taken the best of Class D and Class AB. The digital power amplifier with its patented switch mode power supply delivers high performance with long-term reliability.
For recording studio use, XLR sockets are provided for direct connection to the mixing desk and output to active main speakers. The output can be selected as either a direct feed or switched to provide an 80Hz high-pass function.
The subwoofers offer stereo line level inputs with a variable control allowing the low frequency extension to be adjusted manually from around 60 Hz down to the unit's lowest operating frequency. This feature ensures the optimum settings for music or home cinema listening, adjustment to match the relative level of the main speakers or just setting to personal taste.
Other features of both the TS8 and TS10 include an auto power on and sleep function whereby the system will go into stand-by mode if no signal is detected for approximately 12 minutes. Circuitry is fitted to limit the maximum sound output in order to eliminate audible distortion. There is a gain control to adjust output level and a phase control to allow more precise matching with the room and the rest of the system.