At Prolight+Sound 2015 in Frankfurt, FBT unveiled the new MUSE 118FSA reversible and flyable active subwoofer designed for use with the company’s MUSE 210LA full-range line array.
The MUSE 118FSA incorporates a hybrid-loaded 18-inch (3-inch voice coil) neodymium woofer, with a very large area laminar-flow port that helps eliminate power compression and port turbulence. Frequency response is stated as 33 Hz to 100 Hz.
The sub is designed to suspend from the MUSE flybar facing either forward or rearward. When facing rearward, the sub’s user-removable grille can be moved by the user to the new “front” of the enclosure, and the amplifier module can be moved to the new “rear” of the enclosure, thus providing aesthetic consistency when flown with additional forward facing MUSE 118FSAs. As a result, when creating a cardioid sub package, no additional hardware is needed to achieve sleek visual continuity.
Also available is the MUSE 118FSCA, which is already factory preconfigured as rear facing for cardioid applications.
The active subwoofer is driven by a class D power amplifier, with switch mode power supply, rated to deliver up to 1,200 watts (RMS). Onboard DSP provides eight presets. (A passive version, MUSE 118FS, is also available.)
The control panel offers XLR input and link, volume, presets, delay, phase shift (0 to 180 degrees), and ground-lift. The enclosure is made of birch plywood coated with scratch-resistant black paint.
FBT products are distributed in the U.S. by ISI (Italian Speaker Imports) in New York.