Powersoft has announced the introduction of an upgrade to its M-Force linear transducer — the new 301P02 — as well as its an update of the associated reference designs that have been created to benefit users of the technology.
“Although the original M-Force has had a great life cycle, we knew that the time was right for our patented infra-bass technology to take another leap forward,” says Powersoft sales manager for OEM solutions Giacomo Previ. “This new iteration of the M-Force linear motor transducer comes equipped with high voltage and high current connectors and a whole range of internal electromechanical improvements. We’re so excited to share the new M-Force with the world, and we can’t wait to see what our fellow audio innovators will be able to create using this new technology.”
The patented M-Force moving magnet linear motor structure is designed to provide a high level of efficiency and reliability for high-SPL low-frequency sound reinforcement applications in both self-powreed and passive configurations. The motor is matched to a purpose-built diaphragm through a newly designed coupling and a lightweight chassis that also improves thermal dissipation, while the addition of a front spider further stabilises the design.
The new reference designs have been created by Powersoft to help users increase the SPL capabilities of their systems, whether they are loudspeaker builders, sound system owners, or installation professionals. All of the designs are free and come with a cut list and presets that can be managed using the company’s ArmoníaPlus software.
“Self-powered configurations rely on the M-Drive, a purposely built amplifier module designed to deliver the juice to the M-Force. We recommend powering double 30-inch passive designs using the mighty X4L,” explains Fanicchi.
The soon-to-be-released reference designs show the use of M-Force 301P02 in a variety of applications, including:
The EDM Sub bandpass design has two M-Force 301P02 transducers that can be built as a self-powered or passive infra-sub, driven either by an M-Drive amplifier module coupled with a DSPL ETH or an X4L amplifier platform, respectively. When powered by an X4L, the sub can be connected to a Dante network.
The design has been optimized for producing high SPL down to a stated 18 Hz. Four available presets are provided for different music programs: Standard, Punch, Infra, and a Cardioid version of the Standard setting.
The DV SUB is a bandpass cabinet loaded with an M-Force 301P02 transducer for subwoofer applications. The design has been optimized for producing high SPL down to a stated 28 Hz in a compact package, making the DV SUB a possible upgrade for an existing subwoofer. Two presets are available: Standard and Punch, each of which is also available to accommodate for cardioid configurations.
The‘CINESUB is a hybrid transmission line cabinet loaded with an M-Force 301P02 transducer for infra and subwoofer applications. The design has been optimized for producing low distortion and high SPL from a stated 16 Hz to 120 Hz, as per Dolby and THX recommendations. A single unit can replace four double 18-inch loudspeakers, intended for cinema sound systems as well as for high-end home theatre installations. The modular design makes it able to be used in both single and double cabinet configurations, and presets are available for linear and minimum phase setups.