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Surface Mount Subwoofer
A number of methods are used to enhance low frequency response in speaker enclosures. In bass reflex designs, a tuned port in the enclosure boosts low frequencies emanating from the rear of the speaker unit. The VXS10S adopts this method, specializing in more powerful low frequency reproduction. The problem with this approach is that as the enclosure becomes smaller or thinner, the size of the port must be reduced accordingly, resulting in increased resistance and correspondingly reduced bass enhancement. Bass reflex designs are not always suitable for compact enclosures.
Passive radiator designs avoid the use of a port, instead boosting bass response with a tuned passive “drone cone.” The passive radiator method is more suitable for compact enclosures, but the passive cone tends to be heavy, requiring some form of firm, durable suspension that can reduce efficiency. The directivity of the passive radiator also places restrictions on where and how the system can be installed.
The VXS10S has satellite connectors on the rear panel, minimizing the number of amplifier channels required to get a system up and running. And since the VXS10S supports high-impedance connections, it is possible to connect low-impedance satellites while the subwoofer is connected to a high-impedance system, for example. A built-in high-pass filter is automatically applied to the satellite speakers, providing exceptionally smooth, natural frequency crossover from subwoofer to satellites.
In addition to the supplied wall-mounting hardware, a variety of optional hardware allows VXS series “S” models to be mounted in a number of ways. The VXS10S can be placed on the floor or mounted on a wall or ceiling.