Next-proaudio launches Powersoft-powered LAs418 sub
Next-proaudio has launched a new variant of its LAs418 subwoofer that offers a 4dB increase in SPL when driven by Powersoft’s X Series amplifiers, in contrast to the MA6000 that powers the current LAs418 version. The LAs418 2x4ohm houses two long excursion and high power 18-inch drivers and, according to the Portuguese manufacturer, has been designed to offer ‘ultra-low frequencies at a very high SPL, delivering magnificent precision and punch at incredible pressure levels’.
Powersoft’s X4 and X8 amplifiers provide 5,200W per channel at 2-Ohms, in addition to a DSP-controlled Switch Mode with Power Factor Correction (PFC). The X Series natively supports AES3, analogue inputs and two optional Dante digital streams, providing up to four different selectable input sources per channel.
The cabinet volume with optimised port tuning is also stated to provide an extremely high peak-to-peak excursion capability, delivering sub output down to 24Hz at -10dB and a maximum SPL of 143.8dB. The front loaded, bass reflex enclosure weighs 94kg and measures 516mm x 920 mm x 1030mm (HxDxW). Furthermore, the new LAs418 2x4ohm version incorporates eight handles and a rigging system. Housed within a multi-laminate birch plywood enclosure and finished in textured black semi-matte coating, the LAs418 2x4ohm can be deployed in either standard or cardioid configuration using the parallel wired Neutrik NL4 connector on the front of the subwoofer.
Complementing the release, the manufacturer has also developed an updated touring power rack with Powersoft X Line amplifiers that can be used in both rental and install applications.