THE name more than hints at what this subwoofer can do – Titan. Add 15 to it, and you know it means hardcore low-end business! Oh, it’s Magico’s newest earth-rumbler, by the way.
You’d have figured out by now that the Titan 15 uses a 15-inch driver… two of them, in fact, covering the 15-150Hz range. The onboard amplifier is as muscular, dishing out 4,800 watts for the 120V models and 6,500W for the 230V versions. The 176kg weight is no light matter, it’s not a job for one person to set up. Each enclosure measures 65 x 76 x 65cm (h/d/w).
Let’s hear what the Magico people have to tell us about the Titan 15.
“Whether listening to the lowest pipe organ note at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City or the earthshaking steps of a dinosaur in the movie Jurassic Park, the Titan 15 is designed to reproduce low frequency sounds with realistic force and energy. The Titan 15 features a sophisticated control centre, and a dual-opposed force cancelling driver arrangement with a massive, sealed aluminium enclosure.
“The design extends beyond the bandwidth of human hearing (>20Hz) into infrasonic levels and expands the dimensional sound field in any room space with unparalleled low bass performance.
“The newly developed driver is optimised to deliver maximum output levels (136dB) while minimising music related distortions. The mechanics, electromagnetic and thermal behaviour of the driver are optimised without compromise to ensure extremely high-level performance. The incredibly stiff aluminium cone is formed with an optimised stiffness-to-weight ratio and includes a four-inch high-temperature voice coil attached to a custom tooled 10-inch dual progressive spider, facilitating 1.6-inches of linear travel in each direction. Each driver has a massive motor system which can handle 3200-watts of continuous power and features a super stabilised magnetic field with multiple aluminium shorting rings to stabilise inductance and minimise distortion.
“The enclosure follows the QSUB design platform and uses innovative internal bracing along with advanced damping materials. The thick aluminium sealed enclosure has been carefully designed and evaluated both in simulation and physical testing to meet the no-holds barred approach of Magico when it comes to enclosure rigidity, stability, and minimum acoustical contribution.
“A dual-opposed, force-cancelling design reduces the motive force inside the enclosure substantially. FEA software is used in the design process to optimise the structural elements and meet all acoustical standards defined by Magico engineering.”
The two 3200-watt Class D amplifiers use a state-of-the-art electronic crossover and DSP control centre designed by Magico that enables the user to precisely calibrate and match the subwoofer to the main L/R loudspeakers and listening room. System integration and operation is enhanced with multiple inputs, three presets, auto signal detection, auto shutdown, clipping sensor and thermal protection.
“With proper room placement and calibration, the Titan will match the speed and integrity of the main loudspeakers and pressurise the listening room with sensational weight.”
The Titan 15 is set to ship in the first quarter of 2022, and has US$32,000 retail price tag on it.