Unity Audio have announced the latest addition to their critically-acclaimed monitor range; The B.A.B.E ( Boulder Active Bass Extender ). This is a dedicated loudspeaker designed to transform the Unity Audio Boulder MKII 3-way near/midfield monitor into a full 4-way system with higher SPL and extended low frequency performance. Ideal for all applications such as tracking/mixing and critical mastering.
Being a modular system, several mounting options are available to provide maximum flexibility. Soffit mount or free-standing, either side-by-side, horizontally with B.A.B.E underneath, or as a tower with a dedicated optional stands. Due to the many configuration options the system makes an ideal two channel, L,C,R and surround sound system for all critical listening applications.
The B.A.B.E. retains the same sealed cabinet approach used throughout the Unity Audio range. This design approach, claim its makers, provides faster, tighter and more accurate linear bass reproduction and results in less phase rotation, reduced time domain ringing, lower group delay and a shallower roll-off slope than ported designs. The woofer is a single 12”/300mm driver with a huge 5”/130mm Hexatech external voice coil wound with a hexagonal-shaped aluminium coil wire (2-3 times thicker than standard woofers) for accurate music reproduction, superior durability and power handling.
A stereo Boulder/B.A.B.E system comprises two B.A.B.E cabinets and two Boulders. For even higher SPL requirements four B.A.B.E cabinets can be employed bringing total system power to 3400 watts. Each cabinet has it's own rack mountable 750 watt class D amplifier. An external Unity Audio rack mount DSP speaker management system is used to seamlessly integrate the B.A.B.E to the Boulder with the added benefit of precision on-board gain, phase, Parametric EQ, limiters and user presets.
Pricing for 2x B.A.B.E's, 2x 750 watt amplifiers and Unity DSP speaker management is £7,350 ex VAT.