Elac SUB Control App: The Elac Debut S12EQ powered subwoofer does away with
traditional analog controls. Instead, the powered sub incorporates Elac's
advanced digital signal processing (DSP) that is controlled from the Elac SUB
app on your Apple (iOS 7.0+) or Android (OS 4.3+) device, wirelessly over Bluetooth
4.0. From the app
on your compatible smartphone or tablet device, you can control the Auto EQ,
Parametric EQ, Crossover, Phase, Delay, Volume, & Sound Presets. You will need
to pair your compatible Apple iOS or Android device with the Elac powered sub
before using the app.
- Auto EQ: The Elac Debut S12EQ powered sub and the Elac
SUB Control app
are equipped with an easy-to-use and highly sophisticated Auto EQ function
to automatically calibrate the EQ curve of the powered sub based on the room
environment. Using the built-in microphone of your Apple iOS or Android
device, the app calculates the room environment, room frequency response,
and the sound reproduction of the sub. Auto room calibration is performed in
two steps - first, your smartphone's microphone is placed directly in front
of the powered sub for measurement; second, your smartphone is moved to your
main listening position for measurement. The app will then calibrate the
subwoofer based on these two measurement locations and provide visual
parameters of the measured room, along with the automatically calculated EQ
- Parametric EQ: You can also choose to set the powered subwoofer's
EQ curve manually by adjusting the SUB Control app's parametric EQ. The parametric
equalizer gives you the ability to adjust the audio output (within the
subwoofer's range) to your preference. The app will let you choose and
adjust the center frequency, bandwidth, and gain.
- Low Pass Crossover: The app on your Apple iOS or Android device
lets you setup the powered subwoofer's variable low-pass crossover from 40Hz
to 150Hz to blend the bass output of the powered sub with the rest of the
speakers in your system. If you are using a home theater AV receiver with an
LFE output, you will need to set the crossover frequency to "Max" or 150Hz.
- Phase: The Phase setting of the app ensures the bass signal
reproduces by the powered subwoofer blends seamlessly with the rest of your
speakers. When the powered sub and the rest of your speaker system are
playing in Phase, bass reproduction sounds uniform.
- Delay: The Delay parameter of the app enables you to delay
playback of the subwoofer's audio signal in comparison with the rest of your
speaker system and your main listening position. The delay can be set to 1
msec (13") to 20 msec (21.5'). If you are using an AV receiver with an LFE
output and its own auto calibration function, then the receiver will set the
delay time internally, so the SUB Control's Delay parameter should be set to
"minimum" or 0.
- Volume Level: The volume control of the Elac SUB
Control app on your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device allows you to sets the subwoofer's
output level relative to the output of the other speakers in your system for
a well-balanced sound. You also mute and un-mute the volume of the powered
sub from the app.
- Sound Presets: From the SUB Control app on your smartphone or tablet,
you can choose from 4 different sound preset modes to suit your application,
need, or preference. Select Normal for most applications, select Music to
add subtle emphasis to the low bass range, choose Cinema to slightly boost
the bass frequencies around 50Hz, or choose Night to reduce the maximum
dynamic range and volume for late night enjoyment.
Note: There are no physical controls on the front or back of this powered
subwoofer. The Elac SUB Control app and a compatible Bluetooth 4.0 enabled Apple (iOS
7.0+) or Android
(OS 4.3+) device is required for setup and operation of this powered sub.
500W BASH Tracking Amplifier: The Elac Debut S12EQ utilizes a BASH
tracking amplifier rated at 500W RMS and 1,000W Peak. Unlike conventional
amplifiers, BASH amplifiers track the input signal and adjust the available
supply voltage to a traditional Class AB amplifier. This makes the amplifier
incredibly efficient, but also provides the on-demand power needed for dynamic
movies and music.
12" Custom Woofer & Passive Radiator: A custom front-firing,
high-excursion 12" doped paper cone woofer provides the quality and quantity of bass that is
fundamental to accurately reproducing today's demanding movie soundtracks and
music. The Elac Debut S12EQ powered sub also employs a down-firing 12" passive radiator to
improve the transient response and increases the efficiency of the system.
Braced MDF Cabinet: The cabinet is made of MDF (Medium Density
Fiberboard) with an internal horizontal brace to strengthen and stiffen the cabinet, helping
minimize unwanted vibrations that can discolor music or movie content. The MDF
outer walls of the cabinet are covered with a textured vinyl black finish. There
is a metal grill on the front to protect the front-firing woofer.
LFE/RCA Input: The Elac Debut S12EQ is fitted with a mono LFE/RCA
input for connecting the powered subwoofer to your home theater AV receiver or
Auto Power On/Off: The Elac Debut series powered subwoofer will detect
when an audio signal is being sent to the amplifier and will power on. Also, to
conserve energy, the powered subwoofer will power off after 15 minutes of no audio signal and inactivity. On back of the powered subwoofer is a LED that will
illuminate blue to indicate that the powered sub is turned on; there will be no
illumination when the subwoofer is turned off or in standby mode.
Rubber or Spike Feet: The Elac Debut S12EQ powered sub
features integrated rubber feet for safe placement on hardwood, laminate, vinyl,
and tile floors. Four spike feet are also included for secure placement on
carpeted flooring. The spikes screw into the bottom of the subwoofer's rubber
feet and add approximately 0.875" of height to the powered sub.
Placement: Proper subwoofer placement can take some trial and error.
In many cases, the best position for the powered sub is in the front corner of
the room. If placing the subwoofer in the corner creates an abnormal amount of
bass, you can try moving the subwoofer to one of the side walls near the front
of the room.
Elac Debut Series: The Elac Debut series family of
loudspeakers consists of two bookshelf speakers, two floorstanding speaker, a
center-channel speaker, a Dolby Atmos enabled speaker, and two powered subs.
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