Sunfire’s New Sub is Smallest

Sunfire is marketing its new Atmos subwoofer as “the smallest, most powerful subwoofer in its class.”   Sunfire calls its new Atmos subwoofer "the smallest, most powerful subwoofer in its class."   The Atmos features a custom-designed 6.5-inch woofer p
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Sunfire is marketing its new Atmos subwoofer as “the smallest, most powerful subwoofer in its class.”

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Sunfire calls its new Atmos subwoofer "the smallest, most powerful subwoofer in its class."


The Atmos features a custom-designed 6.5-inch woofer paired with an asymmetrical cardiod surround, allowing more than 1.5 inches of excursion. Resembling the variable thickness of the human heart, the surround provides better control of the 6.5-inch driver, reducing distortion and increasing fidelity and reliability, the company says.

The Atmos is designed to outperform 10-inch and 12-inch models.

The new sub contains a 1400W amplifier using Sunfire’s exclusive Tracking Downconverter technology.

Sunfire used FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to design the Atmos, including the aluminum cabinet and the drivers as well as redesigning the Tracking Downconverter amplifier.

“The Atmos sets a new bar for small, powerful, accurate subwoofers. It is relevant for today’s consumers who demand high performance and reliability out of a small cabinet,” said Sunfire general manager Mark Weisenberg. “Our engineers started from scratch and developed a incredibly tough aluminum enclosure that accommodates the tremendous air pressure generated by the woofer.”

Atmos features an auto-room equalizer circuit that automatically adjusts the sub’s response to best suit the room acoustics for maximum bass quality and performance.

Thanks to the Atmos’ newly designed foot, which was inspired by the tire industry, the subwoofer will remain in place even at high volumes. The sub’s footprint is less than 10 inches square.

For more bass, two Atmos subwoofers can be paired with just one wire through its master/slave connectors.

The Atmos will begin shipping in Q2 2011 on a limited availability basis.

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