Chartwell SUB3 Passive Sub-Woofer

Chartwell SUB3 Passive Sub-Woofer (Supplied in pairs)

The SUB3 is a sub-woofer designed to compliment the Chartwell LS3/5 and LS3/5A, but it is also applicable to other designs of similar sensitivity and impedance. Designed by Derek Hughes, it employs a novel bass loading technique to achieve extension down to 35Hz in a compact enclosure.

They are supplied in pairs, and are designed to be placed near to the rear wall, while the main loudspeakers remain in their usual ‘free space’ position. Output is via the front-facing reflex port.

There are connections on the rear for the input from the amplifier and output to the main speakers. There is also provision for feet or spikes to be fitted to the base of the cabinet. Being passive, there are no controls, the system is designed to be “plug and play”.

The crossover uses high quality components, including air-cored inductors for zero saturation distortion and polypropylene capacitors. The system crosses over at 100Hz, and in doing so, relieves the LS3/5 or LS3/5A of energy frequencies below this point. This will allow the system to reach greater replay volumes, providing there are adequate reserves in the amplifier used.

Chartwell SUB3 Specifications

Alignment: 4th order bandpass.

Finish: Real Wood Veneer.

Dimensions: 30cm (h) x 30cm (w) x 34cm (d).

Frequency Response: 35Hz to 100Hz.

Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms.

Sensitivity: 84dB SPL (2.83V, 1m).

Recommended Amplifier Power: 30 to 80watts unclipped programme.

Connections: Gold-plated binding posts.

Recommended Retail Prices:

Matt Black Finish – AUD$ 5,595.00 for a pair.

Walnut Finish – AUD$ 6,495.00 for a pair.

Rosewood Finish – AUD$ 6,495.00 for a pair.

Ebony Macassar Finish – AUD$ 6,995.00 for a pair.

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