At Prolight+Sound/Messe in Frankfurt, Amadeus has announced the release of the new ML 8 compact subwoofer, designed for space-limited installation or live applications. (Amadeus is in hall 8.0 at stand G19)
The ML 8 is the smallest member of the company’s ML Series that includes dual 18-, 18-, 15-, and 12-inch models, available in passive, self-powered and EtherSound versions. It can be paired with the new PMX 4 compact loudspeaker, also just released at Prolight+Sound.
As with other ML Series models, the ML 8 is built around a proprietary internal reinforcement structure designed to neutralize any standing waves and to suppress energy loss caused by vibrations. This unique construction technique creates, among other things, a dramatic cut in the level of cabinet coloration of the sound using a combination of interlocking panels arranged in two perpendicular planes.
Michel Deluc, lead designer at Amadeus, states, “We started to develop the ML 8 from the ML 12 ultra-compact format and tried to reduce its size by 25 percent while preserving both the sonic clarity, the real tonal accuracy and the extreme precision of the lowest frequencies specific to Amadeus LF loudspeakers.
“We achieved this through a quite complex internal structure, hosting several tuned notch resonators and a terrific 8-inch (200 mm) transducer with a 3-inch (75 mm) ventilated voice coil, designed to reduce all forms of distortion and coloration to a bare minimum.”
The ML 8 draws 600 watts peak from the line under an 8-ohm impedance and produces 118 dB peak SPL.
The subwoofer is available in a wear-resistant black (water-soluble) paint finish as well as standard and custom colors. The cabinet and the acoustical fabric covering the front grill can each have a different color.