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Artison RCC-300-SM

High-performance in-wall subwoofer with separate 300-watt amplifier

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  • Artison RCC-300-SM

    In-wall subwoofer with amplifier

  • Artison RCC-300-SM

    Back panel of separate 300-watt amplifier

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by Tara W.
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Why add a powered subwoofer?

A powered subwoofer gives you bass you can feel as well as hear. Our customers love the depth and impact their subs add to music and movies. We hear comments like "it brings out sounds I didn't know existed in discs I've watched a million times." Powered subwoofers aren't just for big bass that rattles your picture frames; they can also deliver tight, accurate lows. If you haven't shopped for a powered sub in a while, you might be surprised at how small they get. Look for an ultra-compact model if you want to tuck your sub away under an end table or in a corner.

Get deep, rich bass without sacrificing any floor space. The in-wall Artison RCC-300-SM is a perfect complement to an Artison in-wall home theater system. A separate amplifier powers the subwoofer, giving you thunderous bass that makes movies, TV shows, and video games come alive in your living room.

New, patented technologies for accurate bass reproduction
The RCC-300-SM features a truly unique design. Instead of using one woofer, it features two racetrack-shaped woofers in a special configuration for precise, efficient lows. Artison's "reactance canceling" technology places these two woofers firing toward one another, attached to a highly rigid baffle. Vibrations due to individual driver motion are canceled out, reducing distortion for clean, accurate bass. This innovative design also allows you to install the sub in your wall, without worrying about vibrations disturbing your picture frames and paintings.

Powerful external amplifier
The subwoofer comes with an external 300-watt amplifier that's perfectly matched to produce impressive bass performance. User-friendly front-panel controls let you choose between "movie" and "music" modes, while rear-panel controls let you adjust phase and crossover settings. Take advantage of the built-in automatic room equalization function to customize bass output for your room's layout and acoustics using the included mic.

An optional pre-build box is recommended for installing the RCC-300-SM in a new home under construction (or in a room that's undergoing major renovation).

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Highlights:

    RCC-300-SM in-wall subwoofer:
    • two 5" x 8" racetrack-shaped woofers — output is comparable to that of one 10" woofer
    • reactance canceling technology places the woofers opposite each other to reduce sound-muddying vibrations
    • frequency response 20-160 Hz (±3dB)
    • cutout: 8-1/4"W x 11-1/2"H
    • mounting depth: 3-3/4"
    • paintable grille: 8-1/2"W x 11"H
    • 9-1/2"W x 12-1/2"H
    • weight: 19 lbs.
    • warranty: 5 years
    Amplifier:
    • 300 watts RMS (500 watts peak)
    • Automatic Room Equalization customizes the sound for your room and the sub's placement (microphone included)
    • variable 40-160 Hz crossover with adjustable slope
    • front panel music and movie mode buttons
    • gain control and phase adjustment
    • auto on/off
    • speaker-level outputs
    • 19"W x 2-5/8"H x 16-1/4"D (including removable rack mount)
    • weight: 35 lbs.
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features and Specs
    Enclosure
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    In-wall
    Video Shielded
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    No
    Woofer Size (inches)
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    5
    Woofer Composition
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    Polypropylene
    Firing Direction
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    Opposing
    Wireless
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    No
    Preamp-Level Inputs
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    Yes
    Speaker-Level Inputs
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    No
    Speaker-Level Outputs
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    Yes
    Low-Pass Crossover Freq
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    40-160Hz
    High-Pass Crossover Freq
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    40/60/80Hz
    Phase Switch
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    Yes
    Amplifier Output (watts)
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    300
    Frequency Response
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    20-160 Hz
    Height (inches)
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    12-7/16
    Width (inches)
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    9-1/2
    Depth (inches)
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    5-5/16
    Weight
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    Speaker Parts Warranty
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    5 Years
    Speaker Labor Warranty
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    5 Years
    Amplifier Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
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    1 Year
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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • This Artison Package contains two individualy-boxed items: Artison RCC300-SM and Artison RCC300-SA
    • RCC300-SM box includes:
    • In-wall passive subwoofer module
    • Metal grille
    • Plastic paint shield
    • Cut-out template
    • Installation Guide
    • Warranty Card
    • RCC300-SA box includes:
    • RCC300 Subwoofer amplifier
    • 6' AC power cord
    • IR wireless remote control with installed CR2025 3V Lithium batter
    • Setup microphone with attached 24' cable terminated by a male 2.5mm connector
    • Microphone stand
    • 2 Rack-mount ears
    • Six M3 philips-head rack-mount ear screws
    • Rack-mount spacer bar

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    In-Wall Subwoofer
    Subwoofer Amplifier

    In-Wall Subwoofer

    Overview: This Artison Subwoofer/Amplifier package includes an Artison RCC300-SM in-wall passive subwoofer and an Artison RCC300-SA subwoofer amplifier. The Artison RCC300-SM is an in-wall passive subwoofer designed for in-wall applications that demand high performance bass and a vibration free design. . The Artison's RCC300-SA Subwoofer Amplifier features a 300-watt Class-D amplifier that utilizes software programming to customize your set up, giving your the ultimate in flexibility and performance. Consumer utilized controls are front panel accessible while installer functions are located on the back panel. Advanced features such as Automatic Room Equalization and Variable Low Pass Slopes make for a finished and professional installation.

    Reactance Canceling Configuration (RCC): Artison's exclusive Reactance Canceling Configuration places two drivers opposing one another in phase so that the reactance force on the baskets mechanically cancel one another out and eliminate vibration and distortion found in conventional woofers. This results in zero vibration, low distortion, and extreme natural accuracy which allows the subwoofer to sound great inside your wall.

    Dual Drive Motor Assembly: The RCC300-SM's high performance drivers were developed using a patented Dual Drive Motor Assembly which provides very high efficiency and long excursion. The woofer module configuration has two drivers opposing each other. The baskets are rigidly attached to one another to allow the reactance forces generated by the cone motion to cancel. The system has an Sd (piston area) 300 cm2 (typical 10" woofer has an Sd of 220-280 cm2) and X-max of 12mms.

    Drivers: The RCC300-SM is equipped with two HEMMG 5" x 8" Racetrack Woofers that can handle frequencies between 20Hz and 200Hz. Artison RCC HEMMG drivers use High-Efficiency Multiple Gap Motor assemblies to increase X-MAX (excursion) and efficiency (89dB).

    Cabinet: The RCC300-SM features a BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) baffle and 3/4" MDF acoustic suspension cabinet in a white satin finish. BMC is well damped and has the rigidity of stainless steel. The cabinet also features a removable, magnetic metal grille. Both the cabinet can grille can be painted to match your decor (plastic paint shield supplied).

    Connections: The RCC300-SM features a pair of gold-plated spring-post speaker terminals and uses standard speaker wire for ease of installation.

    Mounting: The RCC300-SM features four integrated dog-leg clamps and comes supplied with a cut-out template for mounting purposes. The RCC300-SM in-wall subwoofer module can be installed into either an:

    • Artison Pre-Build Box (733RC300PB, sold separately)
    • Infinite Baffle (2x4 stud wall, 16" on-center spacing, at least 4 feet tall, volume = 1.4 ft3

    Note: The minimum mounting depth for the RCC300-SM is 3-3/4". The maximum drywall thickness the RCC300-SM can be mounted in is 1.3125". The in-wall subwoofer requires a cut-out of 8.149" (207mm) wide x 11.338" (288mm) tall.

    Subwoofer Amplifier

    Automatic Room Mode Correction: The Artison RCC300-SA Subwoofer Amplifier features Automatic Room Mode Correction (ARMC) to increase the performance of an Artison subwoofer in your room. The ARMC program is designed to send a series of tones through your connected Artison RCC300 subwoofer and then analyze the system response at the supplied microphone position. The program then reduces the level of the frequency bands that have energy peaks caused by your room's characteristics and your system's configuration. The result, is better overall bass response for your room and system. You can also bypass ARMC, which produces a flat frequency response at the subwoofer module.

    Controls: The RCC300-SA Subwoofer Amplifier features front-panel and rear-panel controls.

    • Power Modes: The subwoofer features 3 power modes to choose from on the rear-panel. You can select Auto, which turns the unit on automatically when an input signal is received and off 30 minutes after the signal stops; On, which keeps the unit on until it is switched off, and Trigger, which turns the unit on/off with your connected AV equipment.
    • Setup Modes: The Artison subwoofer amplifier features the following setup controls.
      • EQ: You can select whether you are connecting a free-standing or in-wall (infinite baffle or pre-built box) RCC300 subwoofer module.
        • Note: In an installation of two RCC300-SMs that are being powered by the same RCC300-SA amplifier, both subwoofer modules need to be in either pre-build boxes or be in infinite baffles. You cannot connect two RCC300-SMs that are in different environments to the same RCC300-SA subwoofer amplifier.
      • Phase: The phase of the subwoofer can be adjusted to fine tune the signal coincidence of the subwoofer and the lower frequencies of your  loudspeakers. Adjust the phase, listening for an increase in mid-bass in the crossover region. You can select 0 or 180-degrees.
      • Low Pass: The subwoofer amplifier features an adjustable low-pass crossover from 40-160Hz. The RCC300-SA comes from the factory preset at 80Hz for use with Artison LCR speakers.
      • Slope: You can select either a 12dB/oct or 24 dB/oct for the slope of the low-pass filter based on the correct frequency response at the crossover point. This can be done by measurement or simply listening to your system.
    • Music/Movie Mode: The Artison RCC300-SA has two simple and conveniently placed mode settings: Music or Movie. The Music or Movie user controls are located on the front-panel or remote control for selection based on the source material.
      • Music: This preset EQ mode should be used for music playback. The EQ settings provides a full-range of musical bass to enhance the listening experience.
      • Movie: This preset EQ mode should be used for movie playback. This EQ setting adds more volume and bass to help recreate the movie theater experience.
    • Gain Control: The position of the Gain Control selects the overall gain (volume) of the subwoofer. The Gain Control is found on the unit's front-panel and supplied remote control.
    • Dimmer: You can control the brightness of the "Halo" lighting on the front-panel around the control buttons. There are four brightness settings.

    Remote Control: The RCC300-SA comes supplied with an IR remote control to operate basic functions of the subwoofer amplifier wirelessly. The IR wireless remote control allows volume up/down, music/movie mode, and on/off control. The unit's IR eye is located on the front panel; there is a hard-wired feed through-jack that can be connected to an integrated control.

    Connections: The RCC300-SA features the following rear-panel connections.

    • Unbalanced RCA: The RCC300-SA subwoofer amplifier is equipped with a pair of unbalanced RCA inputs and outputs. The output allows you to daisy chain amplifiers. The audio output features an adjustable high-pass crossover (40/60/80Hz) with a 12 dB/octave slope.
    • Balanced XLR: The RCC300-SA is equipped with a single balanced XLR audio input.
    • Audio Outputs: The Artison subwoofer amplifier features two pair of binding-post speaker terminals so you can connect either one or two RCC300 subwoofer modules.
    • IR In: The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to connect the subwoofer amplifier to another piece of audio/video gear which has an IR output so you can control the RCC300-SA from the other component's remote control. Program codes are available at Artison.com.
    • +12V Trigger Input: You can use this green phoenix connector to connect a 12-volt trigger wire from your other audio/video equipment so the subwoofer amplifier turns on with your connected equipment; the polarity on the connector can be either way.

    Mounting: The RCC300-SA Subwoofer Amplifier can be installed into either cabinetry, on an equipment shelf, or it can be rack-mounted into a standard 19" equipment rack (using the supplied rack hardware).

    Note: In any installation, be sure to provide adequate ventilation around the amplifier.

     
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