Two years ago, when the company celebrated its 20th anniversary, Apart Audio launched the VINCI series which consisted of an integrated amplifier (VINCI2125) and two loudspeakers (VINCI5 and VINCI7). Last year, Apart added the VINCI4 bookshelf loudspeaker to the range – and at ISE 2015, it is highlighting the latest addition in the form of the VINCI8S.
The Apart VINCI8S active subwoofer with high power amplifier is designed to reproduce a fat and deep bass at moderate sound pressure levels. Due to its discreet design and small dimensions, the subwoofer is said to be very easy to integrate even in the most demanding environments.
The VINCI8S is designed to be the perfect match for the Apart VINCI4 and VINCI5 bookshelf speakers or the VINCI7 cabinet loudspeakers. The company says that the combination is the ideal sound system for retail stores, shops, and restaurants or meeting rooms, as well as residential applications where the VINCI8S subwoofer is said to be compatible with most home cinema systems and AV receivers.
At the back of the subwoofer, an adjustable crossover frequency and level control potentiometer is available for optimal blending of the VINCI8S with the main loudspeakers. The VINCI8S can also be set in energy mode, causing the subwoofer to switch to standby mode automatically after a few minutes if it detects no signal at the inputs.
In standby mode, it consumes less than 0.5W.
The VINCI8S – which is available in black or white – has a bass reflex speaker design with an 8in long throw woofer. The cabinet is made of MDF with a high gloss paint finish, and features a magnetic removable grille and the option of either rubber feet or spikes for optimum installation and sound quality.