PK Sound has announced the formal release of the new T218 intelligent subwoofer that’s equipped with onboard DSP, class-D amplification, and networking to enable auto-identification and configuration within PK .dynamics software through a multipin connection.
The T218 offers front-loaded dual 18-inch long-excursion transducers in a bass reflex design stated to achieve a peak output of 144 dB with an operating range of 25 to 100 Hz for cleaner, more impactful low-frequency performance.
“The T218 subwoofer represents the culmination of PK Sound’s innovation in low-frequency reproduction, evolving key features from award-winning precursors for unmatched performance and simple, streamlined operation,” states Jeremy Bridge, CEO and founding partner of PK Sound. “Integrated power electronics, DSP, and auto-identification via .dynamics intuitively simplify deployments, meaning once-complex solutions like cardioid arrays and arc delays are auto-configured in a few mouse clicks with power and headroom to spare.”
A large, unrestricted vent is designed to foster higher SPLs with minimal port distortion. A single field-replaceable module located on the rear of the cabinet houses the 4,000-watt class D amplifier, control electronics, and power supply. Auto-identification within .dynamics is designed enhances the efficiency of deployment and calibration while PK Sound’s new v4 DSP presets allow users to dynamically control directivity and further optimize low-frequency response. Crossover points at 70 and 100 Hz are designed to optimize full-system performance with Trinity Black and T10 multi-axis line source solutions.
Integrated rigging hardware allows for up to 16 T218s to be flown in a column, or modules can be securely ground-stacked in conventional or cardioid configurations. A low-profile design allows the subwoofer to slide under any stage and more efficiently pack for global transport, making it suitable for mobile and performance installation applications.
T218 is currently available for sale or for dry-hire rental to members of the PK Alliance with T10 robotic systems. As a core component of the company’s collaborative infrastructure, the new sub has been deployed for high-profile events and tours that include the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas, Forbidden Kingdom, and Lost Lands festivals and country star Dierks Bentley’s current North American tour.