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KRK 12sHO Subwoofer   

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The KRK12sHO powered subwoofer is the perfect high-output choice for professional studios, where ultra-accurate bass extension and maximum sound leve...Read More

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      World-class performance ” at a price that makes this a truly uncommon value.

      The KRK12sHO powered subwoofer is the perfect high-output choice for professional studios, where ultra-accurate bass extension and maximum sound levels are required. Powered by a massive 400-watt amplifier and a strengthened version of KRK's signature Kevlar woofer, the KRK12sHO is the no-compromise way to hear what is happening in the depths of your mix. Subwoofers allow you to use smaller main monitors, make it possible to monitor the essential low frequency range and can be a great solution for space-challenged control rooms or mixing environments.

      While subsonic frequencies are heavily implemented in some musical genres, all studios benefit from the use of a sub to monitor this low frequency content. With the prevalent use of home theater systems, as well as commercial systems in clubs and cinemas - production studios require the capability to identify and correct problems such as unwanted low frequency components, exterior noise, microphone rumble and vibrations. The increase of home and project mastering means many potentially great pieces of music are being poorly represented when played back on a larger system. When dealing with subsonic frequencies if they cannot be heard accurately they cannot be mixed accurately.

      Having an incredibly capable subwoofer is critical when it is combined with powerful near-field monitors, such as the Expos or a VXT8 driven to high sound pressure levels. In a stereo configuration the subwoofer will have to produce the bass that would normally be generated by the monitors -- that alone can exceed the headroom of an ordinary sub. In a surround sound configuration the subwoofer has to reproduce all of the low-frequency information from five or more channels as well as the demanding bass content of the LFE channel. These challenging applications can place demands far exceeding the capabilities of normal low frequency drivers and power amplifiers. This is where the performance of the KRK12sHO shines.

      • Curved Baffle Curved front plate design virtually eliminates diffraction distortion
      • Front-firing Port provides low frequency extension while reducing boundary coupling
      • Unique shape is optimized to avoid port turbulence
      • Bypass Footswitch Control uses standard latching ¼" mono footswitch
      • High Excursion woven Kevlar 12" driver cone
      • Thermal and Overload / Clip Protection
      • Input Sensitivity on rear of unit allows a high-resolution gain range
      • Included accessories:
      • Bypass footswitch with remote indication of bypass (clip and limit TBD)
      • 5m footswitch cable
      • Rubber feet and spikes
      • User guide with warranty

      Hear the depths of your mix.


      12sHO Subwoofer

      • Drivers: 12" excursion woven Kevlar cone woofer, 3" voice coil
        Frequency Response: 29Hz - 60Hz to 160Hz Variable LP / 80Hz Fixed HP
        Max Power: 400W RMS - 116dB
        Low Pass Filter: 60Hz - 160Hz Variable
        High Pass Filter: 80Hz Fixed
        Maximum SPL @ 1m: 113dB Music and 116dB Peak
        Combi-Jack Inputs: (L/R/LFE)
        LFE Input Gain: Fixed +10 dBu
        XLR Outputs: (L/R)
        Power In: IEC Mains Connector
        Input Sensitivity: MUTE / +6 / -8dBu
        LED Power Indicator: (Logo - Yellow Triangle)
        Line Out Bypass: Switched 1/4" Input
        Variable Low-Pass Adjust: 60Hz-160Hz
        Phase Reverse switch: 0/180 degrees
        Phase Adjust: Variable
        Ground Lift switch: Lift / Ground
        Limiter: On/Off
        Dimensions (H x W x D): 20" x 20" x 22.48" (508mm x 508mm x 571mm)
        Weight: 109.7 lb. (49.7 kg)

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      KRK12sHO Subwoofer

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


      Worth the money!

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      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Freq Responce
      • Great Sound Quality


      • Heavy
      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • DJ / Mixing
      • Home Studio Or Pro Studio
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms
      • Outdoors

      Comments about KRK 12sHO Subwoofer:

      This thing ROCKS! Built solid. Great frequency responce. Crossover works well. Takes some time to fine tune, grab an SPL meter and your all set. So much difference in my mixes. Well built product.

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