PS-850 - NEW!

Subwoofer

<--- PICTURE GALLERY

 

 

Power for the low end: new Perform-Series high performance Subwoofers

Powerful, suitable for flying and flexible to use, Fohhn’s brand new subwoofers form the perfect complement to their Focus Venue and PT-70 concert sound systems. In combination with the new DI-Series DSP-controlled CLASS D amplifiers, the passive subs deliver precise and powerful sound.
Whether in concert halls or clubs, in stadia or at open-air events, the new subwoofers are extremely versatile and are suitable for use in horizontal, vertical or endfired bass arrays as well as in cardioid setups.

An 18″ double act
The new PS-850 is a passive subwoofer with direct radiation, vented enclosure and Non-Turbulent Port (NTP) design. The system is equipped with two high performance 18″ long excursion chassis with 4.5″ voice coil and water-resistant cones. Its nominal power rating is 2000 W.
The subwoofer is designed for exclusive use with the high performance amplifiers from Fohhn’s DI-Series: This guarantees optimal performance and protection of the speaker.

Quality materials and workmanship
The PS-850’s enclosure is made from high-quality multiplex birch plywood and finished with a black scratchproof polyurethane coating. For optional weather protection, the subwoofer is also available with additional water-repellent speaker cone impregnation. The front grille is backed with acoustic foam and powder coated in the same colour as the enclosure.
On the rear of the enclosure are two recessed Neutrik NL4 Speakon connectors – this enables the subwoofer to be set up directly against a wall without the cable bending.

Additional connectors for cardioid Setups
The PS-850 is additionally equipped with two further Speakon connectors on the front. In a cardioid setup, this enables the amplifier signals to be seamlessly looped through – on the back of a stack or array. The amplifiers include respective presets for cardioid operation.

Basses with Beam Steering
The new subwoofers also work as a Focus Sub Array: When used with the new DSP amplifiers, the beam characteristics of a vertical or horizontal bass array can be electronically controlled in real time, using a PC and free Fohhn Audio Soft control software. All settings can be saved as presets and recalled at the touch of a button in changing sound reinforcement situations. No complex re-rigging is needed.

Highly versatile
The PS-850 is equipped with numerous mounting points and features designed to make transportation and on-site setup very much easier.

  • Stacks: The enclosure has two mating slots on the top – on the bottom are two corresponding rubber skids.
  • Stand use: The top of the enclosure has an M20 thread for a distance rod.
  • Flown applications: Four slots enable the retrofitting of appropriate flying hardware.
  • Vertical: The right and left sides of the enclosure are each fitted with four rubber feet, enabling the subwoofer to be positioned vertically if required.
  • Transport: The subwoofer is equipped with four handles on each side. Two fittings on the back of the enclosure enable an optional wheel board to be attached.
  • Other features: Two catches for an optional front cover, plus fitting for a cable strain relief on the rear of the enclosure.


Smart accessories
The new subwoofer / amplifier system is rounded off with a range of accessories: for flown applications the subwoofer has its own flying frame.
It can also be retrofitted with flying hardware (with Fohhn Interlock System). Thanks to the Fohhn Interlock System significantly less time is spent on system setup: simple, safe, quick and without losable components.
A dolly board enables secure transportation of up to three subwoofers (including flying frames). Also available are a wheel board (with SmartLock fitting) for transporting a single subwoofer, and appropriate transportation covers.

Electroacoustic Features  
Acoustic design direct radiating, vented design, NTP (Non-Turbulent-Port design)
Components 2 x 18″ long excursion chassis with 4.5″ voice coil, water-resistant cones
Power rating (nominal) [1] 2000 W
Maximum SPL [2] 142 dB
Cut-off frequency [3] 27 Hz
Nominal impedance 4 Ohm
   
Mechanical Features  
Enclosure multiplex birch plywood
Protection grille hexagonal perforated steel grille, powder coated in enclosure colour, backed by acoustically transparent foam
Fittings 1 x M20 thread for distance rod, 4 x slot for rigging system, 2 x catches for front panels
Connections rear: 2 x Neutrik NL4 Speakon, recessed front: 2 x Neutrik NL4 Speakon, for cardioid setups
Finish scratchproof polyurethane coating, black
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1200 x 600 x 900 mm
Weight [4] 110/104 kg with/without rigging system
Transport wheels 2 x fittings for optional wheel board
Handles 4 x handles on each side
Miscellaneous 2 x rubber skids on bottom, 2 x mating slots on top, 4 x rubber feet on each side, 1 x fitting for cable strain relief on rear panel
   
Optional Features  
Weather protection polyurethane coating with additional UV-resistant finish, additional water-repellent speaker cone impregnation
Transport cover yes
   
   
[1] according to IEC-60268-5 long term  
[2] peak, 20 ms with bandpass filtered pink noise according to IEC 60268-2, at one octave above the lower limit of the frequency range  
[3] -10 dB under anechoic half space conditions with speaker preset  
[4] net weight without optional equipment  

Flying Frame for PS-850

flying frame that complies with the directives and provisions of DGUV Regulation 17

Wheel Board for PS-850

wheel board for the safe transport of one unit, SmartLock mounting

Dolly Board for PS-850

dolly board for safe transport of up to three PS-850 Subwoofers (including flying cradle), optional direct connection via built-in Fohhn Interlock System

Retrofit Interlock Rigging System

Rigging system with Fohhn Interlock System which can be retrofitted to any PS-850 subwoofer

Passive 2 x 18″ high performance subwoofer system with vented design

Passive subwoofer system with vented enclosure and Non-Turbulent Port (NTP) design. The system is equipped with two high performance 18″ long excursion chassis with 4.5″ voice coil and water-resistant cones.

The subwoofer has a high quality multiplex birch plywood enclosure with a black, scratchproof polyurethane coating. The system is also available with an optional additional UV-resistant finish as well as an additional water-repellent speaker cone impregnation. The front grille is backed with acoustically transparent foam and powder coated in the same colour as the enclosure.

The subwoofer is equipped with the following fittings: an M20 thread for distance rod, four slots for an rigging system and two catches for an optional front panel. The system also has two fittings for an optional wheel board and four handles on each side. A transportation cover is additionally available.

The subwoofer is suitable for use in vertical, horizontal or endfired bass arrays, as well as in cardioid setups. The enclosure has two mating slots on the top and two rubber skids on the bottom for building a vertical array.

The right and left sides of the enclosure are each fitted with four rubber feet. On the rear panel is a fitting for a cable strain relief.

For optimal sound quality, it is recommended that the same manufacturer’s DSP-controlled, high performance (CLASS D) amplifiers are used. When these amplifiers are in operation, the beam characteristics of a bass array can be electronically controlled in real time, using a PC and free control software.

Connections: 2 x Neutrik NL4 Speakon on the rear, recessed, and 2 x Neutrik NL4 Speakon on the front, for cardioid setups.

Electroacoustic Features
Acoustic design: direct radiating, vented design, NTP (Non-Turbulent-Port design)
Components: 2 x 18″ long excursion chassis with 4.5″ voice coil, water-resistant cones
Power rating (nominal) [1]: 2000 W
Maximum SPL [2]: 142 dB
Cut-off frequency [3]: 27 Hz
Nominal impedance: 4 Ohm

Mechanical Features
Enclosure: multiplex birch plywood
Protection grille: hexagonal perforated steel grille, powder coated in enclosure colour, backed by acoustically transparent foam
Fittings: 1 x M20 thread for distance rod, 4 x slot for rigging system, 2 x catches for front panels
Connections: rear - 2 x Neutrik NL4 Speakon, recessed front - 2 x Neutrik NL4 Speakon, for cardioid setups
Finish: scratchproof polyurethane coating, black
Dimensions (W x H x D): 1200 x 600 x 900 mm
Weight [4]: 110/104 kg with/without rigging system
Transport wheels: 2 x fittings for optional wheel board
Handles: 4 x handles on each side
Miscellaneous: 2 x rubber skids on bottom, 2 x mating slots on top, 4 x rubber feet on each side, 1 x fitting for cable strain relief on rear panel

Optional Features
Weather protection: polyurethane coating with additional UV-resistant finish, additional water-repellent speaker cone impregnation
Transport cover: yes

[1] according to IEC-60268-5 long term
[2] peak, 20 ms with bandpass filtered pink noise according to IEC 60268-2, at one octave above the lower limit of the frequency range
[3] -10 dB under anechoic half space conditions with speaker preset
[4] net weight without optional equipment

Manufacturer: Fohhn Audio AG
Model: PS-850
   
Fohhn across the Social Web