SUB 10.17 EDGE - Powerful and accurate bass performance
Based on the famous SUB 10.17, the SUB 10.17 EDGE provides an even better listening experience. By making use of the latest ICEpower® technology, the RMS power output increases to 700W while the peak power now even reaches 1045W. This enormous amount of power is the reason for the high control and precision as well as the astonishing deep bass capabilities of the 10.17 EDGE. This brand new amplifier even allows for a better sound tuning by offering a parametric EQ. The driver of the 10.17 has to be powerful yet very rigid and at the same time extremely lightweight to achieve the highest precision and maximum power. Therefore, a driver which originates from the famous Cinema series which is able to achieve this high set of goals is used. The combination of this high speed driver and the latest ICEpower technology make the SUB 10.17 EDGE an excellent choice for your home theater or music reproduction.
Resulting from proprietary development, the driver of the 10.17 EDGE was developed from the driver of the Cinema series which is acclaimed for its precision and power. This high-speed driver is made of extremely lightweight, yet rigid materials, thereby exceeding the normal market reference drivers impulse behaviour and accuracy are concerned. The 1045W ICEpower® amplifier ensures an articulate and deep bass which one wouldn't expect from the size of the 10.17 EDGE. Its perfect clipping characteristic gives it higher headroom for maximum dynamics.
At the terminal, the 10.17 EDGE provides the ability to configure the sound of the subwoofer using the 3 equalizers with the use of toggle switches. While the EQ “REF” provides maximum depth in the bass, “EQ1” cuts the deepest frequencies to adapt the sound in smaller rooms with high room gain. “EQ2” lifts the kick bass to achieve a punchier bass. To even further adjust the sound, the subwoofer offers a parametric EQ which can be set between 30 Hz and 120 Hz and alter the SPL from - 9 dB to + 9 dB. In addition, the 10.17 EDGE can be adjusted by using the enclosed plug for the bass reflex tubes. If both tubes are closed, the subwoofer behaves like a sealed box construction with maximum precision and an earlier sloping bass.
The massive cabinet of the 10.17 EDGE consists of 25 mm MDF, which has a large amount of internal cross-bracing to ensure maximum stability. the amount of material and reinforcing leads to the high weight of the 10.17 EDGE. Furthermore, the enormous stability of this construction suppresses possible resonances effectively and provides the driver with an ideal environment. Combined with the damping material, the subwoofer plays with a maximum of control and the highest dynamics. Due to the perfect size of the housing and the volume created, the bass is extremely accurate and precise.
The 10.17 EDGE can be perfectly integrated into any home cinema thanks to the three different available colors: matte black, gloss black and matte white. The multilayered paint is ornately polished and thus it contributes to the extremely sophisticated look of the 10.17 EDGE. Rounded edges provide an even more distinguished look.
The rear terminal offers gold plated RCA and XLR inputs. Thus the 10.17 EDGE can also be used in studio environments. Both the crossover frequency, as well as the level of the subwoofer and the phase can be adjusted exactly at the terminal. You also find the toggle switch here for the EQ selection and also the settings for the parametric EQ.
The acoustic material which is used for the front grill is opaque and at the same time 100% transparent to sound. The front grill is available in black. It protects the drivers from potential damage without compromising the sound quality.
We call this low-mass, long throw driver “high speed” because we use a very lightweight, stiff cone material and a very strong motor (magnet) structure which gives us an incredibly fast driver. It can produce amazing sound pressure levels with great dynamics and yet remain precise and true to the original music. We spent years finding the perfect cone material since the combination of weight and stiffness is one of the most critical factors in driver construction. The material we found that managed to meet all our requirements is made out of a very strong, long fiber pulp blend. The driver also needs to make ultra-long strokes for maximum sound pressure. So to get a maximum of linearity, we had to develop a special NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber) rubber surround. Additional advantages of our custom designed driver include:
FEA optimized magnetic field design incorporating a tightly focused “T” pole design
Advanced level of large signal motor and suspension refinement using KLIPPEL laser-based test system
Large aluminum shorting ring to minimize inductance and further lower non-linear distortion
Ultra-high temperature aluminum voice coil with airflow maximizer design
Special NBR rubber surround with maximum linearity throughout its excursion range
Spider fabricated from unique blend of poly-cotton
The subwoofer SUB 10.17 EDGE uses our brand new amplifier SA-1 based on ICEpower® audio technology. ICEpower modules are used in many very costly designs thanks to its extreme performance (S/N at 117 dB) and huge power. Another astonishing advantage is the high efficiency and thus low energy consumption while delivering maximum dynamics. The SA-1 is an even more advanced amplifier than the one which is used in the previous SUB 17 series due to a higher power output and improved impulse response. It also offers additional sound tuning options with a parametric EQ. This brand new amplifier features an advanced digital signal processor (DSP) that gives the amplifier extreme control over the driver.
The SUB 10.17 EDGE allows you to alter the sound character in many ways. This provides you with options to achieve exactly the kind of sound you want. The bass character can be altered by plugging the reflex ports of the subwoofer with the included foam bungs or by adjusting the EQs on the back. Additional optimization can be done by adjusting, phase, crossover frequency and volume.
A parametric equalizer (PEQ) is an adjustable filter and a very powerful tool where the user can target and compensate for issues with room modes and nodes that are unique for every listening area. To use this function in the best way, we recommend using measuring equipment like the “XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro” to see how the listening area is performing. Start by Real Time Analysis (RTA) measuring (at ear height) a couple of different places in your listening spot, to see if a certain frequency range have a repeating pattern e.g. a "dip" or "peak". Set the PEQ to On, then set the gain to either + 9 or - 9 to see what frequency is targeted. Trim the frequency to the correct spot and adjust the gain to balance out a dip or a peak.
EQ REF Gives an extended frequency response for the deepest bass, however care should be taken to ensure the lower frequencies are not over represented and “muddy”, depending on the room geometrics, placement of the sub and listening position (reverberation).
EQ 1 Is a direct countermeasure to the “muddy” bass problem of over represented low bass/room gain. By lowering the bass extension, the bass will be more controlled.
EQ 2 Stores more energy a bit higher in the frequency, resulting in a punchier fast bass.
Port Tuning - High frequency With no plugs in the ports the subwoofer will provide a “quick” and “punchy” bass character. It will produce increased output higher up in the frequency range.
Port Tuning - Mid. frequency If the left port is blocked and the right port is open, this will provide a bass with an increased output in the mid-region.
Port Tuning - Low. frequency If the right port is blocked and the left port is open, this will provide a deep bass with an increased output in the lower frequencies.
Port Closed With both ports blocked the sealed box will provide a dry and controlled bass character.