ELAC DEBUT S12EQ
12-inch 1,000-Watt* Powered Subwoofer with Auto EQ
The Debut S12EQ delivers a colossal kilowatt of BASH amplifier power to a massive 12-inch driver, augmented by a 12-inch passive radiator for bass that truly shakes the foundation. Advanced Bluetooth control and Auto EQ let you operate this no-compromise subwoofer from your smartphone.
ADVANCED BLUETOOTH® CONTROL
Doing away with traditional analog controls, both the S10EQ and S12EQ subwoofers incorporate our advanced digital control system. Simply download (Apple devices / Android devices) the ELAC SubEQ app for your smartphone* and you will have complete control. No more fumbling around the back of the subwoofer again.
Utilizing the ELAC SubEQ app and your smartphone's microphone, both the S10EQ and S12EQ subwoofers will automatically equalize to your room's characteristics using a 12-band parametric equalizer. Full manual EQ is available as well.
DEBUT SUBWOOFERS: BASS THAT TAKES YOU DOWN
Audiophiles know that recreating the very lowest frequencies is key to accurate music reproduction. Yet most affordable systems are compromised in the critical bottom octaves.
CUSTOM BASS DRIVERS
Custom long-throw drivers provide bass that is fundamental to accurately reproducing today's demanding music and movie soundtracks. Both S10 and S10EQ subwoofers employ a 10-inch driver, while the S12EQ employs a 12-inch unit. Both the S10EQ and S12EQ also employ a single 10-inch and 12-inch passive radiator, respectively, which improve the transient response and increase the efficiency of the system.
THE CHALLENGE FOR SUBWOOFER AMPLIFIERS
Audio quality and power efficiency have long been at odds when it comes to amplifier design. Traditional Class AB amplifiers, which account for about 90 percent of all amplifiers made, are capable of producing prodigious power and excellent sound, but do so at the expense of efficiency. In fact, up to 50 percent of these amplifiers’ energy is wasted, dissipated as heat. Heat becomes an added liability when such amplifiers, in the case of powered subwoofers, are enclosed in a speaker cabinet. Class D switching amplifiers, on the other hand, run cool and occupy relatively little space. Compact, lightweight and efficient, they are a sensible choice for the latest applications, especially when used for powering subwoofers. Until recently, however, the sound quality achieved by typical Class D designs has not been suitable for the best audio applications, but new technology has improved these designs to compete with the best of traditional amplifier topologies.
ENTER BASH® AMPLIFICATION
BASH (Bridged Amplifier Switching Hybrid) amplifiers, introduced in the mid 1990s as a “best of both worlds” solution for subwoofer amplification, combine the sound quality of Class AB with the efficiency of a Class D amplifier. While a Class AB amp uses fixed supply voltage regardless of input signal, BASH uses a Class D amplifier with power supply modulation to track the input signal, supplying only the necessary voltage to the Class AB amp as needed. The latest BASH technology has gone through three core evolutions and is further refined in these latest ELAC Debut subwoofers.
AUTO POWER ON/OFF
Debut subwoofers will detect when audio is being sent to the unit and power on. Also, to conserve energy, the subwoofer will power off after a long period of inactivity.
|Speaker type:||Powered bass-reflex subwoofer w/ passive radiator|
|Maximum amplifier power:||1,000 Watts peak / 500 Watts RMS|
|Frequency response:||28 to 150 Hz|
|Crossover frequency:||50 to 150 Hz, continuously adjustable|
|Driver:||12-inch high-excursion doped paper cone|
|Passive radiator:||12-inch high-excursion doped paper cone|
|Standby power consumption:||.5 Watts|
|Cabinet:||CARB2 rated MDF|
|Cabinet finish:||Black brushed vinyl|
|Width (each):||17 in / 432 mm|
|Height:||17 in / 432 mm|
|Depth:||17 in / 432 mm|
|Net weight (each):||49.1 lb / 22.3 kg|
|Gross weight (packaged pair):||54.8 lb / 24.9 kg|