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Artison RCC-600-FS

High-performance subwoofer with external amplifier

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  • Artison RCC-600-FS

    Subwoofer with amplifier front-panel

  • Artison RCC-600-FS

    Back of amplifier

  • Artison RCC-600-FS

    Inside - four racetrack woofers

  • Artison RCC-600-FS

    Subwoofer without grille

Item #: 700RC600FS
 

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Our take on the Artison RCC-600-FS

by Kristen Schaub
Artison

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.

Innovative design gives you high-impact bass

Artison's RCC-600-FS subwoofer is the first of its kind — instead of using one woofer, it features four racetrack-shaped woofers in a special configuration for precise, efficient lows. A separate amplifier powers the subwoofer, giving you thunderous bass that makes movies, TV shows, and video games come alive in your living room.

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New, patented technologies for clear sound

Woofer design

Artison's reactance canceling technology helps reduce sound-muddying vibrations.

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This sub uses Artison's "reactance canceling" technology, which places the four woofers in pairs 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 place this sub on the floor or even on a shelf, without worrying about vibrations disturbing your picture frames and vases.


Powerful external amplifier

The subwoofer comes with an external 600-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 microphone.

Use Artison's RCC600-CM cabinet mount and you can hide the subwoofer inside any piece of free-standing furniture or built-in cabinetry.

Highlights:

    Subwoofer:
    • four 5" x 8" racetrack-shaped woofers — output is comparable to that of a 13" woofer
    • reactance canceling technology places the woofers opposite each other to reduce sound-muddying vibrations
    • sensitivity: 92 dB
    • frequency response 20-160 Hz (±3dB)
    • compatible with RCC600-CM cabinet mount for positioning under or beneath furniture
    • satin black finish
    • 9-5/8"W x 23-13/16"H x 13-1/8"D
    • weight: 56 lbs.
    • warranty: 5 years
    Amplifier:
    • 600 watts RMS (1000 watts peak)
    • Automatic Room Equalization customizes the sound for your room and the sub's placement
    • variable 40-160 Hz crossover with adjustable slope
    • front panel music and movie mode buttons
    • gain control and phase adjustment
    • auto on/off
    • unbalanced stereo RCA and balanced XLR inputs
    • speaker-level outputs
    • 19"W x 2-5/8"H x 16-1/4"D (including removable rack mount)
    • weight: 40 lbs.
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features and Specs
    Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
    Video Shielded No
    Woofer Size (inches) 5
    Woofer Composition Polypropylene
    Firing Direction Opposing
    Wireless No
    Preamp-Level Inputs Yes
    Speaker-Level Inputs Yes
    Speaker-Level Outputs Yes
    Low-Pass Crossover Freq 40-160Hz
    High-Pass Crossover Freq 40/60/80Hz
    Phase Switch Yes
    Amplifier Output (watts) 600
    Frequency Response 20-160 Hz
    Height (inches) 9-5/8
    Width (inches) 23-13/16
    Depth (inches) 13-1/8
    Weight ---
    Speaker Parts Warranty 5 Years
    Speaker Labor Warranty 5 Years
    Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    • This Artison Package contains two individualy-boxed items: Artison RCC600-FS and Artison RCC600-SA
    • RCC600-FS box includes:
    • Freestanding passive subwoofer
    • Metal grille
    • 4 Self-adhesive rubber-feet
    • Pair of white gloves
    • Installation Guide
    • Warranty Card
    • RCC600-SA box includes:
    • RCC600 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

    Our Product Research Team

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    Overview: This Artison Subwoofer/Amplifier package includes an Artison RCC600-FS free-standing passive subwoofer and an Artison RCC600-SA subwoofer amplifier. The Artison RCC600-FS is a free-standing passive subwoofer designed for shelf-mount installations or floor applications that demand the performance of a vibration free design. The Artison's RCC600-SA Subwoofer Amplifier features a 600-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.

    Free-Standing Subwoofer
    Subwoofer Amplifier

    Free-Standing Subwoofer

    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 that allows the subwoofer to be used in multiple configuration (including in-cabinet, or floor)

    Dual Drive Motor Assembly: The RCC600-FS'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 pairs of 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) 600 cm2 (typical 12" woofer has an Sd of 420-480 cm2) and X-max of 12mm.

    Drivers: The RCC600-FS is equipped with four 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 (92dB).

    Cabinet: The RCC600-FS features a BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) baffle and 3/4" MDF acoustic suspension cabinet in a black satin finish. The cabinet also features a removable, magnetic metal grille.

    Connections: The RCC600-FS features a pair of gold-plated spring-post speaker terminals and uses standard speaker wire for ease of installation.

    Mounting: The RCC600-FS freestanding subwoofer comes with four rubber feet to attach to the side of your choice, so the subwoofer can be mounted horizontally or vertically (the supplied rubber feet are not removable once applied). The normal vertical orientation is the terminal subwoofer's terminal cup facing down. The rubber feet will allow clearance for the speaker wire to fit underneath. An optional cabinet mount (733RC600CM, sold separately) is available that allows any piece of furniture with legs or a kick base to be used to house the subwoofer.

    Subwoofer Amplifier

    Automatic Room Mode Correction: The Artison RCC600-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 tone through your connected Artison RCC600 subwoofer and then analyze the system response a 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 RCC600-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) RCC600 subwoofer module.
        • Note: In an installation of two RCC600-SMs that are being powered by the same RCC600-SA amplifier, both subwoofer modules need to be in either pre-build boxes or be in infinite baffles. You cannot connect two RCC600-SMs that are in different environments to the same RCC600-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 RCC600-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 RCC600-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 RCC600-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 RCC600-SA features the following rear-panel connections.

    • Unbalanced RCA: The RCC600-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 RCC600-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 RCC600 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 RCC600-SA from the other component's remote control. Program codes are available at artisonusa.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 RCC600-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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    Artison RCC-600 sub is Awesome

    Written By Miggyman, Yonkers, NY on Friday, November 02, 2012
     
    I've owned and heard many SUBS before over the last 45 years but the total package offered by Artison is fantastic. Deep Lows, great transit response, and no vibrations to mare the sound. Highest recommindation. As a live sound engineer it gives me that same impact I experience live.
    Pros:
    Super compact, great deep sound, and powerful impact bass..
    Cons:
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    5 out of 5

    kick butt sub

    Written By MikeR, Gibbsboro,NJ on Saturday, July 09, 2011
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    I had this sub for two weeks and for the size(reason that I tried it ) it sounds like a 15", it rocks the house in movies and music and 600 watt amp is heavy and has a lot bells and whistles
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    Artison RCC600FS & RCC600SA

    Written By charlieb, USA on Saturday, March 12, 2011
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    Brought this sub in Jan 2011 for $1299.00 free shipping the only thing I did not like is this Artison subwoofer was around Crutchfield since 3/30/2009,I just hope that from 2009 to 2011 that Artison did not change anything with the sub or amplifier. Shipment of 2 boxes, make sure you are home to receive this shipment. Connections are on the bottom of the Sub,rubber feet only,so I had to build a speaker platform for my sub .Customer Service was great. After few months of getting ready to connect all my equipment,running speaker wire,installing speakers,TV mounts ect. The Artison subwoofer is working fine. This Artison sub uses 12 Ga speaker wire only. Sub is still in the breaking in stage.No vibration like other Subwoofers. Yes I would recommend this Artison Subwoofer.
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