The Debut S12EQ delivers a colossal 1,000 Watts* of BASH amplifier power to a massive 12-inch driver, augmented by a 12-inch passive radiator for bass that truly shakes the foundation. Advanced Bluetooth® control and Auto EQ let you operate this no-compromise subwoofer from your smartphone.
*1,000 Watts Peak Power / 500 Watts RMS Power
**A Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy Android or IOS device is required to set up and operate this subwoofer.
The challenge for powered subwoofers and their amplifiers
Audio quality and power efficiency have long been at odds when it comes to amplifier design. Traditional Class AB amplifiers, which account for about 90 percent of all amplifiers made, are capable of producing prodigious power and excellent sound, but do so at the expense of efficiency. In fact, up to 50 percent of these amplifiers’ energy is wasted, dissipated as heat. Heat becomes an added liability when such amplifiers, in the case of powered subwoofers, are enclosed in a speaker cabinet. Class D switching amplifiers, on the other hand, run cool and occupy relatively little space. Compact, lightweight and efficient, they are a sensible choice for the latest applications, especially when used for powering subwoofers. Typically, however, the sound quality achieved by typical Class D designs has not been suitable for the best audio applications, but new technology has improved these designs to compete with the best of traditional amplifier topologies.
Enter BASH® amplification
BASH (Bridged Amplifier Switching Hybrid) amplifiers represent a “best of both worlds” solution for subwoofer amplification, combining the sound quality of Class AB with the efficiency of Class D amplifiers. While a Class AB amp uses fixed supply voltage regardless of input signal, BASH uses a modulated switched mode power supply that tracks the input signal, supplying only the necessary voltage to the Class AB amp as needed. The latest BASH technology has gone through three core evolutions and is further refined in these latest ELAC Debut subwoofers.
Every ELAC Debut subwoofer is engineered for the long run with thick MDF outer walls and a luxurious textured vinyl finish. The cabinets of the S10EQ and S12EQ incorporate specially designed internal bracing to add stiffness and strength to the outer walls. This bracing greatly reduces cabinet vibration, which causes unwanted coloration to the sound. ELAC believes that the only parts of a speaker that should be moving are the speaker drivers themselves.
Custom bass drivers
Custom long-throw drivers provide bass that is fundamental to accurately reproducing today’s demanding music and movie soundtracks. Both S10 and S10EQ subwoofers employ a 10-inch driver, while the S12EQ employs a 12-inch unit. Both the S10EQ and S12EQ also employ a single 10-inch and 12-inch passive radiator, respectively, which improves the transient response and increases the efficiency of the system.
Advanced Bluetooth® control
Doing away with traditional analog controls, both the S10EQ and S12EQ subwoofers incorporate ELAC’s advanced digital control system. Simply download the ELAC SubEQ app for your smartphone and you will have complete control. No more fumbling around the back of the subwoofer again.
Utilizing the ELAC SubEQ app and your smartphone’s microphone, both the S10EQ and S12EQ subwoofers will automatically equalize to your room’s characteristics using a 12-band parametric equalizer. Manual EQ is available as well.
Auto power On/Off
Debut subwoofers will detect when audio is being sent to the unit and power the unit on. Also, to conserve energy, the subwoofer will power off after a long period of inactivity.
Speaker type: Powered subwoofer with passive radiator
Woofer: 1 x 12-inch high-excursion doped paper cone
Passive radiator: 1 x 12-inch high-excursion doped paper cone
Frequency response: 25 to 150 Hz
Crossover frequency: 50 to 150 Hz, continuously adjustable
Amplifier Type: BASH-Tracking
Maximum amplifier power: 1,000 Watts peak / 500 Watts RMS
Standby power consumption: 0.5 Watt
Inputs: LFE RCA
Cabinet finish: Black brushed vinyl
Accessories included: AC power cable
Height: 17.0 in / 432 mm
Width: 17.0 in / 432 mm
Depth: 17.0 in / 432 mm
Net weight: 54.9 lb / 24.9 kg