Terra has introduced a new partial burial outdoor subwoofer, the AC.SUBe, which uses a 12-inch ACADTM cone woofer in a sealed enclosure to deliver bass in the great outdoors.
The AC.SUBe features a 12-inch ACADTM cone woofer in a sealed enclosure.
The AC.SUBe will ship in November and replaces Terra’s original sealed bandpass model.
Terra is introducing a total rework of its AC.SUB outdoor subwoofer for delivery this November.
“Unlike the majority of outdoor residential bandpass subwoofers, our AC.SUBe is a totally sealed design, which will keep out water, dampness, and perhaps most importantly for long term reliability, little critters,” said James Banfield, president of Terra. “This new version uses a larger 12-inch driver with a massive motor structure that delivers powerful, deep bass from an unobtrusive “mushroom” shaped housing.”
The AC.SUBe’s water-tight rotationally molded polyethylene enclosure is completely impervious to the elements, while its rounded shape and angled top section are designed to reduce internal acoustic reflections (standing waves). The custom-built cast aluminum 12-inch driver is a study in high performance, low distortion and all weather reliability. Its ACAD (Anodized-Ceramic Aluminum Diaphragm) cone is stiff, responsive and impervious to the elements. The driver’s motor structure includes a large ceramic alloy magnet and a vented 2-inch aluminum edge wound voice coil. Its surround is a half-roll rubber composite that’s also impervious to the elements, including salt spray and chlorine mist (as is the rest of the system).
The compact AC.SUBe is designed to be partially buried 2/3 of the way into the ground, leaving its mushroom shaped top exposed. It’s available in green or black and the color is imbedded throughout the polyethylene material for ultimate durability. The AC.SUBe is conservatively rated to deliver 26 to 115Hz (+/- 3dB) of bass in the backyard, the garden, or around the pool.
Of course, as a passive design the AC.SUBe isn’t intended to be used alone. Terra offers a custom programmed Crown CDi 1000 dual channel power amplifier that’s been set up to maximize the sub’s performance and integrate its output with Terra’s all-climate speakers.