Powersoft first launched its innovative M-Force linear transducer in 2013, allowing for new possibilities in the field of infra-bass, reaching below the conventional frequency range. Since then, it has continued to be widely used by live events and installation professionals.
Now, thanks to the release of its new M-Force solution, alongside a series of free documents, everyone from AV professionals to amateur speaker builders will be able to benefit from the technology.
“Although the original M-Force has had a great life cycle, we knew that the time was right for our patented infra-bass technology to take another leap forward,” says Powersoft’s sales manager for OEM solutions, Giacomo Previ.
“This new iteration of the M-Force linear motor transducer comes equipped with high voltage and high current connectors and a whole range of internal electromechanical improvements. We’re so excited to share the new M-Force with the world, and we can’t wait to see what our fellow audio innovators will be able to create using this new technology.”
Presenting M-Force 301P02
M-Force has a patented moving magnet linear motor structure, which makes it an efficient and reliable solution for high efficiency, high SPL low-frequency sound reinforcement applications. With the new release, 301P02, implementation of M-Force technology is even easier. M-Force 301P02 is a complete solution which enables anyone from amateurs to professionals to incorporate it into any design with confidence, both in self-powered and passive configurations.
The motor is factory matched to a purposely built diaphragm, through a newly designed coupling and a lightweight chassis, that also improves thermal dissipation, while the addition of a front spider further stabilises the design.
New reference designs
Powersoft has also released new reference designs, created to help operators of all levels increase the SPL capabilities of their systems. The free designs come with a cut list and presets that can be managed using Powersoft’s ArmoníaPlus software.
“Self-powered configurations rely on the M-Drive, a purposely built amplifier module designed to deliver the juice to the M-Force. We recommend powering double 30-inch passive designs using the mighty X4L,” says Fanicchi.
M-Force 301P02 is suitable for several different applications, as illustrated by the reference designs:
- EDM Sub. This bandpass design features two M-Force 301P02 transducers, which can be built as a self-powered or as a passive infra-sub, driven either by an M-Drive amplifier module coupled with a DSPL ETH or an X4L amplifier platform respectively. When powered by an X4L, the sub can be connected to a Dante network. This design has been optimised for producing ultra-high SPL down to 18 Hz. The four available presets ensure ample coverage for different music programs: Standard, Punch, Infra, and a Cardioid version of the Standard one.
- DV SUB. The ‘DV SUB’ is a bandpass cabinet loaded with the M-Force 301P02 transducer for subwoofer applications. This can produce very high SPL down to 28 Hz in a very compact package, for an ideal upgrade to an existing subwoofer, virtually eliminating non-linear distortions. Two presets are available: Standard and Punch, each of which is also available to accommodate for cardioid configurations.
- CINE SUB. The ‘CINESUB’ is a hybrid transmission line cabinet loaded with the M-Force 301P02 transducer for infra and subwoofer applications. The design has been optimised for producing low distortion and high SPL from 16 Hz to 120 Hz, as per the Dolby and THX recommendations. One single unit can replace four double 18-inch speakers with a better frequency extension and capability, making the CINESUB the perfect low-frequency system for cinema sound systems as well as for high-end home theatre installations.
Last month, Powersoft announced that it has provided audio solutions for Ge’s Fairy Village Resort in Shangrao, Jiangxi, China.