CEDIA 2018: Procella Audio Shows Off Its All-New V21 Bass Engine II Subwoofer
First, it’s important to understand the size of the V21, which measures 44.4” W x 23.6” H x26.4” and weighs a killer 179 lbs (219 lbs shipped) – keep in mind, this is a passive speaker. If it were a box, it would comfortably accommodate an average sized human. Then there’s the aesthetic appeal, which is gnarly and dangerous, looking edgy and almost scary.
The sub features 21” drivers with Neo-dymium magnets and large 4.5” voice coils, positioned facing each other in an offset “V Loaded” configuration. According to Procella, this design lends to coupling and compression loading of the drivers along with reduced cone excursion at peak volume levels for lower distortion and a better overall transient response. Performance-wise, it’s capable of dishing 139 dB continuously – 145 dB of peak – with performance down to 18Hz at high output levels.
The V21 requires the use of an external power amp (which helps to keep its own weight more manageable). Procella says the company’s DA07 (which delivers 1,400 watts to each driver) is the perfect mate.
Costing some $11,000, the V21 represents a significant investment. My only disappoint is that the V21 was merely statically displayed on CEDIA's show floor. This is one monster I’d like to hear (not to mention feel) in action.