The new model joins the line-up of UX Series subwoofers
D.A.S. announces the launch of the powered UX-218A. The new subwoofer joins the UX Series range of low frequency systems available in both powered and passive versions. The UX-218A incorporates the latest low frequency transducer designed and manufactured by D.A.S. in Valencia, Spain.
The UX-218A makes use of two of the newly developed 18UXN4 transducers. The loudspeakers incorporate state-of-the-art features such as a 4" sandwich split winding voice coil, a remarkable 52 mm peak-to-peak excursion, and a powerful FEA optimized neodymium magnet assembly. Thanks to the double silicon spider, the 18UXN4 controls the moving mass with high linearity. An aluminum demodulating ring benefits lower distortion and the effective ventilation of the voice coil gap provides for a high thermal rating, and reduced power compression. The speaker has an AES power handling capacity of 1,100 W.
The amplifier powering the UX-218A has an output of 2 x 1700 W and incorporates the latest in Class D power amplification. A high efficiency, low consumption universal power supply with Power Factor Correction (PFC) allows for fail-safe use worldwide. Cutting-edge electronic design such as the fixed frequency switch mode output stage provides for the highest grade of audio accuracy. A comprehensive set of "smart" protections include thermal, over current, short circuit and overload on the output, clip limiter and high frequency protection keeping the amp and acoustic components safe. Remote monitoring is provided by way of the DASnetTM monitoring system and software, an audio management application for D.A.S. powered cabinets and processors.
The enclosure is manufactured using birch plywood and D.A.S.´s strict standards for strength and durability. The enclosure is finished with the tough ISO-flex exterior coating and a punched steel grille protects the speaker components. The UX-218 is the version designed for external amplification.