Pro Audio Technology (PRO), supplier of loudspeakers and DSP-programmable amplifier systems, has unveiled the LFC-24sm, a subwoofer designed to meet the bass requirements of the world’s most elite home cinemas.
Measuring 60.5 x 26 x 21 inches and tipping the scales at 266 pounds, the LFC-24sm isn’t for the faint of heart, and boasts 129.5dB maximum output capabilities.
“At first glance, this may seem like purely a statement product," said Paul Hales, Pro Audio Technology founder. "But in fact, the LFC-24sm design is in direct response to market pressure. PRO dealers continuously ask that we push the boundaries of performance as they create evermore lavish home cinemas for affluent clients who demand the very best. The LFC-24sm is capable of energizing the largest of these private cinemas, which often house dozens of seats, with an extraordinary level of visceral power. In these systems, the LFC-24sm really does provide an unequaled listening experience.”
At the heart of the LFC-24sm is an 88-pound, 24-inch driver which boasts a chart-topping sensitivity of 99dBSPL (driven by one watt and measured at one meter). The power handling of the LFC-24sm is rated in accordance with the stringent standards set by the Audio Engineering Society of North America (AES). To achieve its AES rating, the 24-inch driver sustained 1000 watts of constant pink noise for two hours straight without failure. Given real-world music or movie listening material, the LFC-24sm is rated at 2000 watts of continuous power handling, and can endure momentary bursts of many times that amount.
The LFC-24sm is designed to be driven by PRO’s Programmable Modular Amplifier, which provides 1000 watts of fully DSP optimized signal to the sub and features a suite of in-room performance calibration controls, including parametric EQ and delay.