Is Magico’s TITAN 15 The Ultimate Subwoofer?
Magico LLC has announced the TITAN 15, what it modestly claims is the pinnacle of the company's engineering and design vision for the ultimate subwoofer.
Magico's TITAN 15 is designed to reproduce low-frequency sounds with realistic force and energy, whether that's the ominous rumble in a Hollywood blockbuster or the lowest note on a pipe organ.
The TITAN 15 features a sophisticated control centre, dual-opposed force cancelling driver arrangement, and a massive, sealed aluminium enclosure that, all together, tips the scales at 390 lbs.
With a claimed frequency response of 10 Hz-150 Hz, this subwoofer promises to delve into infrasonic levels, expanding the dimensional sound field in any room space with unparalleled low bass performance, so says Magico.
Featuring an aluminium cone formed with an optimised stiffness to weight ratio, the two 15-inch drivers include a 4-inch high-temperature voice coil attached to a custom tooled 10-inch dual progressive spider, enabling 1.6-inches of linear travel in each direction.
QSUB15 driver (left) and the new TITAN 15 driver (right)
Additionally, we're informed that each driver has a massive motor system that can handle 3200-watts of continuous power and features a super stabilised magnetic field with multiple aluminium shorting rings to stabilise inductance and minimise distortion.
We are told that the newly developed 15-inch driver in the TITAN 15 is optimised to deliver maximum output levels (136 dB) while minimising music related distortions at 20Hz (>1% THD). Furthermore, Magico states that the driver's mechanics, electromagnetic and thermal behaviour are also optimised without compromise to ensure extremely high-level performance.
The enclosure design of the TITAN 15 follows the QSUB design platform, and Magico claims to use innovative internal bracing alongside advanced damping materials. In addition, the dual-opposed, force-cancelling design reduces the motive force inside the enclosure substantially.
The TITAN 15 includes two powerful 3200-watt Class D amplifiers governed by a “state-of-the-art electronic crossover and DSP control centre” designed by Magico that enables the user to precisely calibrate and match the TITAN 15 subwoofer to the main L/R loudspeakers and listening room.
System integration and operation is enhanced with multiple inputs, 3- presets, auto signal detection, auto shutdown, clipping sensor and thermal protection.
The TITAN 15 is designed to linearise the low bass output of the main L/R loudspeakers in a stereo or surround sound system.
The Magico TITAN 15 has a RRP of US$32,000, with shipping chalked down for the first quarter of 2022.
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