Custom manufacturer Triad Speakers Inc. has begun shipping three entry-level, powered in-room subwoofers, called the Mini, Bronze, and Silver OmniSubs.
The three subs are designed to deliver high output with deep bass extension.
At $500, $650 and $800 MSRP each, these new products represent Triad’s most affordable in-room subwoofers to date, complementing the company’s recently introduced line of DSP Subs.
The compact InRoom Mini OmniSub makes use of a long-excursion eight-inch driver and a 200-watt BASH (Bridged Amplifier Switching Hybrid) amp. The InRoom Bronze OmniSub taps a 10-inch driver and 300-watt BASH amp with the InRoom Silver OmniSub utilizing 12-inch driver and 500-watt BASH amp.
All OmniSub enclosures are heavily braced and acoustically inert, according to the company
Triad's director of sales and marketing Paul Scarpelli said that the company chose BASH amplifier technology because it generates almost no heat and is extremely efficient, with low energy consumption, even when tasked hard.
“The amps provide the sound quality of traditional Class AB amplifiers, but with the efficiency and low heat of Class D amplifiers,” he said.
“The goal of the OmniSub line is to provide Triad dealers with more cost efficient, yet high-performing powered sub solutions for applications such as bedrooms and smaller living rooms, as well as home theater venues. We are confident that in doing so we will broaden our reach in the marketplace while at the same time setting the standard for performance, features, and value. We believe that dealers will quickly take notice,” Scarpelli added.
Other notable features include signal-sensing power-on with adjustable sensitivity; user presets (Normal, Music, Cinema, Night); boundary compensation for optimum performance regardless of placement; a simple parametric equalizer; gain and delay adjustments, and both line level and speaker-level inputs.