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DALI Sub E-12 F 12" Front Firing Active Subwoofer 170W

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DL-SubE12F.con
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From $1,299
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The DALI SUB E-12 F is an elegant subwoofer, strong enough for most purposes, whether there is music or movies on the program. The SUB E-12 features a 12” woofer, capable of moving plenty of air with power and precision. The cone is made from pure aluminium for maximum stiffness and an appealing exterior.

  • 12" forward-firing subwoofer, downfiring bass port makes foreasy wall / corner placement
  • High-yield 170W Class D amplifier with 220W peak output
  • Elegant, sleek exterior design
  • LFE and mono / stereo RCA inputs with crossover and phase adjustments for easy integration into any system

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ALUMINIUM BASE

Appearing to hover above the floor, the cabinet is effectively decoupled from the floor by means of an elegant aluminium base. The elevation eliminates any potential turbulence from the space between the cabinet and the floor itself.

ELEGANT AND SIMPLE DESIGN

The cabinet is designed to fit perfectly to the size of the woofer, without forgoing the inner volume that is needed to produce a powerful bass performance.

HIGH-YIELD AMPLIFIER

All DALI subwoofer amplifiers have the stamina to keep a high-yield performance and the headroom to draw out that little extra when needed.

FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY

With the choice of LFE, mono and stereo LINE inputs, DALI subwoofers are compatible with almost any amplifier, receiver or processor.

The E-12 rewrites what is possible from a subwoofer in this segment.  The SUB E-12 F features a 12” woofer, capable of moving volumes of air with power and precision. The cone is made from pure aluminium for maximum stiffness and a becoming exterior. Furthermore, the heavy magnet system wields a massive 4-layer, long-throw voice coil.

The heavy-duty abilities of this “motor system” ensure that the woofer always follows the signal from the amplifier!

And the amplifier is a hearty 170W RMS Class D amp with highly linear response. Embracing a classic DALI trademark, it simply acts as a total low frequency extension of your AV system. The result is powerful, well-balanced bass reproduction and flawless integration with your speakers. In addition, the integrated limiter helps protect your subwoofer against overloading.

The back plate of SUB E-12 F features controls for volume adjustment, phase, and upper cut-off frequency, while the power on/off function works automatically via signal detection. And with the options for LFE or LINE inputs, this subwoofer easily accompanies any AV set up.

SUB E-12 F is elevated from the floor by an elegant aluminium base, while the down-firing bass port allows positioning the sub directly against the wall.

The DALI SUB E-12 F is compatible with all DALI loudspeakers as the perfect completion of a DALI stereo or surround set up.

The integrated 170 Watt RMS Class D amplifier is highly linear. The DALI SUB E-12 F will follow and render the required signal with an absolute minimum of bias. Designed not only for continuous power, but also for peak performances, the SUB E-12 F is able to deliver 220 Watts of peak power. This is very important for both movie and music signals.

To improve sound reproduction and to ensure performance under difficult circumstances, a limiter has been incorporated in the amplifier section. The integrated limiter works in two ways: It compares the input signal amplitude to the potential output signal level, and compares the available supply voltage from the power supply to the expected output signal. If any of these comparisons show potential problem, the limiter will reduce the signal discreetly and without affecting peak power.

Fitted with controls for gain, cut-off frequency, and phase, the DALI SUB E-12 F will adapt to any front speakers and room acoustics. And with a choice of LFE and LINE inputs it can be connected to almost any amplifier, receiver or processor.

The switch-mode power supply is part of the reason for very low power consumption - only 0.4 Watt in standby mode. And the amplifier yields an impressive efficiency of 70%. The high-efficiency amplifier section and power supply together generate an absolute minimum of heat loss. For that reason you will find no external heat sink on this subwoofer.

The DALI SUB E-12 F incorporates a large aluminium cone woofer. This stiff, yet lightweight, material was chosen to ensure a greater transient response. In line with DALI’s philosophy in building speakers, the ability to start and stop very quickly enables easy integration with the front speakers.

The dust cap is integrated as part of the cone itself, contributing to ensuring a piston-like behaviour. Distortion is kept to an absolute minimum – especially in the low frequency area in which the subwoofer operates.

The engine of the woofer is built around an ‘oversized’ ferrite magnet, and optimised for maximum flux within the voice coil gap. The reason is that it was crucial for the project team to reach a high B/L product to enable the SUB E-12 F to render the finer low frequency details of music, also at a higher sound pressure level. The measured B/L value of 14 N/Ampere is a good indication of the level of control and precision that was reached, and rarely to be found in this category at all. And the numerous listening sessions has truly convinced us that this was the right way to go.

Adhering to the low-loss sound design principle, the surround of the woofer is built to allow long and linear excursion. The oversized suspension is designed to allow transients, big and small, to all turn into undistorted acoustic signals.

 

Built on almost 30 years of knowledge in acoustics and cabinets, the solid MDF cabinet meets the tough DALI specifications. The enclosure comes in a choice of Black Ash, Light Walnut and White laminate finishes. The front baffle itself displays a High Gloss Black finish.

The entire cabinet is effectively decoupled from the floor by means of an elegant aluminium base. Appearing to hover above the floor, the distance of 30 mm eliminates any potential turbulence from the space between the cabinet and the floor itself. Still, the proximity to the floor ensures that the benefit of having a down-firing vent is maintained; a higher efficiency and more freedom in positioning.

Any risk of port noise derived from the down-firing bass vent itself is seriously reduced by its convex tapered design. Apart from the shape of the flares the vent has also undergone extensive testing, measuring and listening when it comes to dimensions and placement, in order to optimize interaction with the cabinet and woofer.

The front grille mounts and unmounts easily via magnets – and when removed, the visual appearance changes from discreet to extravagant as the pure aluminium cone is revealed.

 

More Information
Model Number DL-SubE12F.con
RRP 1,299.00
Specs
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 28 - 190
Maximum SPL [dB] 112
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 40 - 120
Low frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 12" long stroke
Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type Polymere Aluminimum
Enclosure type Bass Reflex
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 36.0
Max. Amplifier Power Output [RMS watt] 220
Continous IEC Power Output [RMS watt] 170
Input Impedance [ohms] 25k
Connection Input Mono Line Level (LFE)
RCA
Stereo Line Level (low pass filtered)
Magnetic Shielding No
Recommended Placement Floor
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] > 5
Functions Crossover Frequency
Phase Switch
Standby (Auto Power) On/Off Switch
Volume (Gain)
Max. Power Consumption [W] 250
Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm] 370 x 340 x 380
Accessories Included Manual
Rubber Bumpers
Spikes M6
Weight [kg] 14.7

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2 / 5 Years
DALI speakers come with a gerenous 5 year warranty for peace of mind. The electronics (e.g. amplifier circuitry) in this subwoofer are covered for two years while the rest of the subwoofer (driver, cabinet etc.) are covered for 5 years.

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