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Doug Fowler

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Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« on: June 19, 2015, 10:51:24 am »

I heard DAS' version here at Infocomm.

It's a bone rattler.  If that's what you need, this will do it.

No idea of price, sorry. 
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Re: Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 11:20:45 am »

I bet it will be "pricey".. Any pics?
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Re: Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 12:57:36 pm »

Just left the demo room. It's pretty impressive. I was about 12' away and it blurred my vision. The wouldn't give pricing on the sub but he said MSRP on the 'stack' is just under $60k.




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Re: Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 01:08:18 pm »


The sub has some crazy optical illusion going on.  I can't figure out the driver orientation.  At least the surround matches the other Cerwin Vega components.  HA!
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Re: Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 01:15:45 pm »

Here these might help:



This is the raw motor/driver at the Powersoft booth. It's NOT the inverted cone version in the D.A.S. cabinet so it looks a little bit different.



I didn't make the C-V connection but come to think of it I was speaking with the business development manager and he mentioned he came from Cerwin Vega so you might be on to something there.


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Re: Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 06:47:06 pm »

60K??? Good luck selling a DAS stack for that money.

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Re: Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 07:51:24 pm »

To be fair that was MSRP, so I would expect street price to be considerably less.

I wasn't too impressed with the rest of the stack, but the subs were jaw-dropping. I was a little skeptical of them at first being a heavy plastic cone and an unconventional drive, but they were surprisingly musical given the limited test tracks he ran through them. These are front loaded cabinets but you don't hear much cone distortion at all. I'm interested to see what other manufacturers do with this Powersoft driver.


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Re: Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2015, 10:37:32 am »

What an awful looking stack of PA !!
Anyway, the driver system reminds me of the original Servo Drive I saw at an AES convention in NYC 20 years back.
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Re: Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2015, 11:28:59 am »

I was a little skeptical of them at first being a heavy plastic cone and an unconventional drive, but they were surprisingly musical given the limited test tracks he ran through them.

I can't say what the DAS cone is but Powersoft was testing this unit with a very lightweight but rigid cone made of foam that I thought they developed specifically for this drive unit.

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Powersoft 30" sub assembly
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2015, 12:57:50 pm »

I can't say what the DAS cone is but Powersoft was testing this unit with a very lightweight but rigid cone made of foam that I thought they developed specifically for this drive unit.

Lee

I'm not sure exactly what it's made of, but I assume it's some sort of composite. It's very rigid. It really didn't flex at all when you pushed it.  I don't know what it weighs compared to a paper cone, I just meant that it SEEMED big and bulky, especially being a 30" driver.

The inverted cone in the D.A.S. is still a Powersoft design and they had one on display in their booth I just didn't get a picture of it. It makes the system a little more compact too.


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