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M-Audio SBX10 Active Subwoofer   

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The active M-Audio SBX10 subwoofer gives your monitoring system some serious low end. The SBX10 delivers tight, clean bass response down to 20Hz ”rev...Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed for studio use.

The active M-Audio SBX10 subwoofer gives your monitoring system some serious low end. The SBX10 delivers tight, clean bass response down to 20Hz ”revealing the extreme low frequencies in your music so you can make accurate mixing decisions. With a 10" fiberglass/paper composite driver, a 240W all-discrete internal amplifier, and a variable 50-200Hz crossover, the SBX10 subwoofer delivers unbeatable performance in a compact chassis”great for studios where space is tight. An oversized magnet, high-temperature voice coil, high-density cabinet and a full complement of inputs are just some of the additional components that round out this high-quality M-Audio subwoofer. The SBX10 even includes a bypass footswitch, so you can easily judge how mixes will sound with and without a dedicated subwoofer. The M-Audio SBX10 makes a great addition to any studio monitor setup.

Engineered Especially for M-Audio Monitors
Designed for use with the M-Audio CX and BX Deluxe series”or most other studio monitors”the SBX10 active subwoofer delivers the kind of bass response necessary for music, film, and multimedia projects. Since today's personal audio systems are designed to reproduce very low bass frequencies, it is critical that your audio production environment allows you to monitor and adjust those frequencies while you are mixing. When paired with either the M-Audio CX or BX Deluxe studio monitors, the SBX10 becomes part of an integrated system that provides accurate monitoring for the entire 20Hz to 20kHz spectrum. Of course, it enhances most other direct-field monitors as well.

Don't Strain Your Speakers or Your Ears
Studio monitors like the CX5 and BX5a Deluxe are designed to work well as full-range monitors. Yet when they reproduce extremely bass-heavy material at high volumes, it can be both taxing on the speakers and fatiguing to the listener. When they're used in tandem with the SBX10, however, the system can comfortably reproduce full-range signals at higher levels without stressing the components.

Active Crossover for Two-Channel Setups
The SBX10 subwoofer accepts the two-channel stereo outputs from your mixer, audio interface, or sound card, and your main monitors connect to the subwoofer's outputs. The internal crossover network of the SBX10 splits the signal at a user-defined crossover frequency (50-200Hz), routing everything below it to the internal sub and everything above it to the main speakers. This significantly improves fidelity because the components aren't tripping over each other to reproduce the same frequency ” and each only has to deliver frequencies to which it is ideally suited. The variable crossover makes it possible to tailor the bass response in your monitoring environment in order to achieve the most accurate acoustic response ” both in studio and home-theater applications.

Rock-Solid Bass Performance
Bass you can feel takes some heavy-duty power and components. That's why the SBX10 carries a hefty 240-Watts of totally discrete Class A/B power for tons of headroom. The 10" driver features an oversized magnet and a high-temperature, long-throw voice coil, delivering maximum low-frequency output and optimized power handling. The cabinet is made of 3/4" vinyl-clad MDF with 1" front and back baffles, serious internal bracing, and a flared rear bass-reflex port to minimize turbulence and improve low frequency efficiency. The fiberglass/paper composite driver provides exceptionally accurate bass response, resulting in a clean and refined low-frequency extension that minimizes listener fatigue.

No More Guesswork
A good monitoring system allows you to create material that translates well across a variety of playback environments. As such, it's important to know what your mixes will sound like both with and without the low-frequency extension a subwoofer provides. Fortunately, the SBX10 includes a subwoofer bypass function that completely removes the subwoofer amp, speaker, and crossover from the signal path. This sends the full-bandwidth program to your direct-field monitors. By plugging in the included footswitch, you can control this function dynamically as you're playing back your material ” even from across the room.

Optimizing Your Studio Monitor Setup and Placement

Why would anyone need directions for setting up reference monitors? Just put them on your desk, and you're done, right? Well, it turns out that reference monitors are actually one of the most important and influential elements of your studio, and can really make or break the performance of your whole setup.

  • 10" fiberglass/paper composite cone driver with oversized magnet and high-temperature 2" long-throw voice coil
  • 240W Class A/B amplifier with all-discrete transistor design
  • Flared rear bass-reflex port
  • Variable 50-200Hz crossover
  • 20-200Hz low frequency response
  • Adjustable gain (-30dB to +6dB)
  • Balanced/unbalanced XLR, balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS and RCA inputs
  • Balanced/unbalanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS outputs allow easy setup of 2.1 monitoring systems
  • Includes subwoofer bypass footswitch
  • Phase switch (0/180)
  • Over-temperature protection
  • Vinyl-covered high-density internally braced 3/4" MDF cabinet with 1" front and back baffles
  • Removable grill

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SBX10 Active Subwoofer

  • Woofer driver: 10" composite (treated paper/fiberglass) cone with high-temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround
    Frequency response: 20-200Hz (-3dB)
    Crossover: HP/LP linked filter sweepable from 50-200Hz; 24dB/octave 4th-order alignment
    Input sensitivity: 80mV pink noise input produces 100dBA output SPL at one meter with volume control at maximum
    Adjustable gain: (-30dB to +6dB)
    Amplifier: 240W average power into 4, discrete transistor design
    Signal-to-noise ratio: 96dB (A-weighted)
    THD at rated power, mono mode: 0.019%
    Inputs: two XLR balanced/unbalanced inputs; two TRS balanced/unbalanced
    Type: bass-reflex active powered subwoofer
    Inputs: two unbalanced RCA
    Outputs: two XLR balanced/unbalanced outputs for satellites; two TRS balanced/unbalanced outputs for satellites
    Controls: volume/gain control, phase inverse switch, variable crossover control, subwoofer bypass footswitch jack
    Input impedance: 20kOhms balanced, 10kOhms unbalanced
    Maximum input level: +20dBU
    Protection: over temperature, turn-on/off transient, subsonic filter, external mains fuse, DC protection, over current protection
    Indicator: power on (blue) or standby/bypass (red)
    Power requirements: dual-voltage (selectable by rear-panel switch) for either 100-120V/50/60Hz or 220-240V/50/60Hz; powered via detachable grounded IEC cable
    Cabinet: vinyl-laminated high-density internally braced 3/4" MDF cabinet with 1" front and back baffles
    Dimensions (HxWxD): 15.5" x 13" x 17.25"; 39.4cm x 33cm x 43.8cm
    Shipping weight: 54.6lb.; 24.75kg

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Great Sub

By iLL-T

from Phoenix, Arizona

About Me Pro Audio / DJ

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  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality


    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • DJ / Mixing
    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about M-Audio SBX10 Active Subwoofer:

    this is a Great Sub, I've had it 4 years at least, its still as strong as it ever was, for the past 2 years i havent been able to bump it so loud because of a neighbor, than i was in a apartment so couldnt turn it up...most the time when i have time to produce Loud i keep the sub turned some what low, and I turn up the rest of my system and i get a nice Cleen loud bass from the sub, no use in turning the sub up much more past half, u will shake the walls down, or blow the sub, it is good to monitor with the sub turned up a decent amount so you can tell how much bass you really have in your mix, GOOD SUB, WORTH THE MONEY!

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