Wireless Connectivity: The Focal Sub Air is equipped with a built-in
wireless receiver and comes with an external wireless transmitter, so you don't
have to run a subwoofer cable between your AV receiver or integrated amplifier
and the powered sub. The external wireless transmitter features LFE/RCA inputs
which connect to your AV receiver or integrated amplifier's LFE output or stereo
preouts. The low-frequency audio signals from your receiver or amplifier are then
wirelessly transmitted to the Sub Air's built-in wireless receiver. The Focal
Sub Air has a wireless range of approximately 49'.
Note: The Focal Sub Air and the included wireless transmitter come
wirelessly connected from the factory. It is only possible to connect one
Sub Air powered subwoofer to one wireless transmitter at a time, and
8" Cellulose Pulp Cone Woofer: The Focal Sub Air wireless powered
subwoofer features a 8" cellulose pulp cone woofer that sounds great for movie
and music soundtracks.
Note: The driver used in the Sub Air is made up of complex mechanical
elements and requires a break-in period before it delivers the best of its
performances. Focal recommends that you to let the subwoofer operate for about
twenty hours at medium level, playing standard music programs, but with a large
amount of bass.
110W BASH Amplifier: The Focal Sub Air wireless powered subwoofer
employs a built-in 110W (RMS)/150W Peak) BASH amplifier for dynamic bass
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Focal Sub Air wireless powered subwoofer
utilizes a bass reflex enclosure with a side-firing bass port for added efficiency
and bigger bass response. The bass port has been finely tuned to prevent port
noise and distortion. The enclosure is available in a gloss black or gloss white
Sub Controls: The Focal Sub Air provides Volume, Crossover,
and Phase controls on the bottom-panel.
- Volume Level: The volume level controls the overall output level of
the powered subwoofer, relative to the volume of the other speakers in your home
theater or stereo system.
- Low Pass Crossover: The Focal Sub Air is equipped with a variable
low-pass crossover which can be set between 50Hz and 200Hz. If your AV
receiver is equipped with an LFE output, make sure the set the Sub Air's
low-pass crossover to the "LFE" setting.
- Phase Switch: The phase switch allows for the adjustment of
the phase of the powered subwoofer in relation to the speakers used in your
audio system - either 0 or 180 degrees. If the bass sounds muddy or unclear,
adjusting the phase control can sometimes strengthen the bass performance.
LFE/RCA Input: If you prefer a wired connection, the Focal Sub Air is
also equipped with an LFE/stereo RCA input on the bottom-panel. Use the RCA
input jack labeled "Right/LFE" for an LFE connection to your AV receiver. You will need to run a subwoofer
cable (sold separately) from your AV receiver or integrated amplifier's LFE/RCA
output to the powered sub.
Auto On/Standby: The Focal Sub Air will automatically power on when it
detects an audio signal and go into standby mode when there is not audio signal
present. You can also choose to manually turn the power of the Sub Air on and
Mounting & Placement Options: The Focal Sub Air wireless powered
subwoofer can be simply placed on the floor using the included rubber feet or
even mounted to a wall using the included wall-mount kit. Focal recommends placing
the Sub Air wireless powered subwoofer in a corner towards the front of the room
for optimum bass performance and a +6dB boost in bass output.
AC Power Requirements: Both the wireless powered subwoofer and
wireless transmitter will require AC power. The wireless powered sub includes an
8' detachable AC power cord. The wireless transmitter includes an AC power
adapter with an attached 6' DC cord.
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