Precision Devices looks to ceramics
Precision Devices has launched a series of ceramic bass drivers. The UK-based manufacturer has unveiled 18-inch, 15-inch and 12-inch options all aimed at bass reflex applications.
Capable of handling 700W (AES) continuous power with a sensitivity of 98dB, the performance characteristics of the PD.184C01 18-inch bass driver can be optimised by bass reflex loading. Its definition and response speed at the lowest audio frequencies reportedly lends its suitability as the bass component in monitoring systems. In addition, the manufacturer states that it is also well suited to horn loaded applications, offering defined bass reproduction across the entire frequency range. Utilising a new 18-inch chassis design and fully optimised cone and surround materials, the PD.184C01 features a ferrite driven motor system housing a 4-inch copper voice coil.
Slightly smaller in size, the PD.153C01 is described as suitable for bass reflex or closed box designs in addition to horn-loaded applications. Featuring a 3-inch voice coil, the 15-inch transducer is capable of a continuous power rating of 400W (AES) with a sensitivity of 100dB across its frequency range. Designed to work with upper-mid range or large format high frequency devices, the PD.153C01 can be used in a two-way system with a large format HF device or as a lower-mid range/bass-mid range in a multi-way system.
Finally, the PD.123C01 is a 12-inch ceramic bass driver featuring a ferrite motor system driving a 3-inch copper voice coil. Capable of handling 400W (AES) with a sensitivity of 96dB across its 45Hz to 3.5kHz bandwidth, the new woofer is reportedly suited towards bass reflex, bandpass applications and extended throw designs or as a mid-bass in two-way cabinets.