Artison claims industry's "smallest high-performance" subwoofer
Artison, best known for attachable loudspeakers for flat panels, has shipped its first freestanding subwoofer, and it claims it's the "smallest high-performance" subwoofer out there. We'll reserve that judgment to the experts, but it sounds worth checking out.
The 300-watt RCC Nano 1 subwoofer, previewed to dealers last fall, is available at a minimum advertised price of $999, with a compatible wireless transmitter at $99 MAP. It measures 7.5” x 8” x 9” including feet and grilles, and features an oversized 8” woofer, variable crossovers and dual active 6.5” long throw aluminum drivers. Said Artison in its press release, "Because of its diminutive size, the Nano 1 provides installers and interior designers with a versatile new option in unobtrusive sub-bass that can be coupled with virtually any high-end audio system." It adds:
The Nano 1 incorporates Artison’s...reactance cancelling (vibration free) design, which insures not only frequency response, but also secure placement – crucial in a freestanding speaker. Constructed of 6061 T6 Aluminum, the Nano’s enclosure is both rigid and thin, which are both highly desirable subwoofer characteristics. Artison’s use of Adsorbing Damping materials and a unique bass-enhancing algorithm allows the inconspicuous Nano 1 to easily compete against subwoofers with a far larger footprint.
Additional features of the Nano 1, which comes in a black or white finish, include built-in wireless input, high-level and low-level inputs, 12-volt trigger, auto-sensing, multi-voltage power supply, digital phase shift, hidden inputs, IR control window and hardwire input.