High Performance Subwoofer Systems for Music and Home Theater Enthusiasts
 
Drivers: 2 x BHT-15 long throw per module
Configuration: Dual Opposed Drivers, up-down firing

A-14K : extremely high voltage, high current amplifier, capable of  multi-KW output to -3dB at 3.5 Hz  Service connect: Recommended 120V - 30 Amp dedicated outlet

SEQSS: User-selectable frequency response curves, F3 = 18 Hz, 20 Hz, 22 Hz, 23, Hz, 24 Hz, 25 Hz, 32 Hz, 33 Hz, 34 Hz

Maximum output at 1 M in free air: system 2 = 114 - 124db, system 3 = 120 - 130dB, depending on selected curve, 20 to 100 Hz, not including boundary gain








 Raptor    Specifications technical data blackbird vs  Raptor. . . TÉTÉ À TÉTÉ:
Both the Blackbird and the Raptor Systems are built within the same design parameters and philosophy, with a few exceptions. Raptor is physically larger, as the dimensions pictured above show, being a full 10” taller within the same footprint. Because of this difference in size, Raptor is only recommended to stack 2 modules high. Conversely, Blackbird was designed to deliver the most output per cubic inch of any system available and can be stacked 4 modules high, easily fitting under the standard 8’ ceiling height. Blackbird’s approximately 23” height is also suitable for use as an end table, especially when the glass top option is selected, whereas Raptor is typically too tall to be used for that purpose.

Blackbird employs a driver that’s better suited to its smaller size and has less throw, therefore, aluminum shorting rings are absent in the BB-15 Drivers and response is controlled by the SEQSS. Raptor’s all-new driver design, of course, is optimized for the larger enclosure, has longer throw and employs three aluminum shorting rings to control the response. The result is an advantage in output with lower distortion going to Raptor. More specifically, you can expect approximately 4dB more output from a single Raptor module vs a single Blackbird module at 20 Hz.

Blackbird was specifically designed with those who have more critical WAF issues in mind. We believe that the Significant Other should play a part in the purchasing decision and placement of any audio hardware in a living space. Women generally have better hearing than men and are thus more sensitive to the sometimes spirited playback levels men might prefer. Women are generally more interested in decor than men. Women are more likely to place Objets d’Art on top of a subwoofer. Women generally contribute substantially to household income. These are facts of life we chose not to ignore during the design phase of Blackbird and Raptor. That’s why we consulted women in every design decision having to do with size and aesthetic appeal. Thus, the result is simply that Blackbird’s size was pared down to the minimum we could use and still meet our performance goals with. The same goes for the shape and dimensions within that size constraint... dictated more so by the feminine input we sought. Ratpor is more of a no-holds-barred approach. Since we felt we hit a home run with Blackbird regarding high performance in a package that yields a high WAF score, we concentrated more on maximum performance with Raptor, thus the larger size and upgraded drivers. It should also be mentioned that, although Blackbird offers top performance to those who suffer a lack of placement options, like Raptor, it’s scalable to virtually any output level imaginable if and when, at some future time, the home theater space changes to a larger or even dedicated space. 

The bottom line is that Raptor offers more output per module while Blackbird offers a bit higher WAF and placement options traded for the minor concession in performance. Both systems in any of their possible configuration offer world class performance and knowing the differences in design goals and their results can help in the decision process

Weights & Measures:
QUAD MODULE
Diameter: 22-1/2” (572 mm)
Height: 64” (1626 mm)
Weight: 250 lb (114 kg)
DRIVER COMPLEMENT: Quad BHT-15 Long Throw Overhung
DISPLACEMENT: 39.2 Liters
FINISH: Same as Single Module
TOP PLATE: MDF/Glass (Option)
LOGOS: Black Chrome
OPTIONS: Aluminum Grill Ring, Separate Placement Hardware or Stacking Hardware. Can NOT Be Stacked 4 High. A 2 Module Stack is the Limit.
FULL STACK QUAD MODULE
Diameter: 22-1/2” (572 mm)
Height: 84” (2134 mm)
Weight: 378 lb (172 kg)
DRIVER COMPLEMENT:
Eight BB-15 Long Throw Overhung
DISPLACEMENT: 26.8 Liters
FINISH: Black or Coffee With Solid
American Walnut Trim
TOP PLATE: MDF/Glass (Option)
LOGOS: Black Chrome
OPTIONS: Aluminum Grill Ring, Separate Placement Hardware or Stacking Hardware. Can Be Placed Separately or in Dual-Dual Module Stacks or as Shown.
DUAL MODULE
Diameter: 22-1/2” (572 mm)
Height: 64” (1626 mm)
Weight: 250 lb (114 kg)
DRIVER COMPLEMENT:
Quad BHT-15 Long Throw Overhung
DISPLACEMENT: 19.6 Liters
FINISH: Same as Single Module
TOP PLATE: MDF/Glass (Option)
LOGOS: Black Chrome
OPTIONS: Aluminum Grill Ring, Separate Placement Hardware or Stacking Hardware
 
DUAL MODULE
Diameter: 22-1/2” (572 mm)
Height: 44” (1112 mm)
Weight: 189 lb (86 kg)
DRIVER COMPLEMENT:
Quad BB-15 Long Throw Overhung
DISPLACEMENT: 13.4 Liters
FINISH: Black or Coffee With Solid
American Walnut Trim
TOP PLATE: MDF (Glass Option)
LOGOS: Black Chrome
OPTIONS: Aluminum Grill Ring, Separate Placement Hardware or Stacking Hardware
 
SINGLE MODULE
Diameter: 22-1/2” (572 mm)
Height: 32-1/2” (826 mm)
Weight: 126 lb (57.4 kg)
DRIVER COMPLEMENT:
Dual BHT-15 Long Throw Overhung
DISPLACEMENT: 9.8L Per Module
FINISH: Black Only with Hole Punch Black Pleather Front Panel
TOP PLATE: MDF or Glass
LOGOS: Black Chrome
OPTION: Aluminum Grill Ring
 
SINGLE MODULE
Diameter: 22-1/2” (572 mm)
Height: 22-1/2” (572 mm)
Weight: 95 lb (43.2 kg)
DRIVER COMPLEMENT:
Dual BB-15 Long Throw Overhung
DISPLACEMENT: 6.7L Per Module
FINISH: Black or Coffee With Solid
American Walnut Trim
TOP PLATE: MDF/Glass (Option)
LOGOS: Black Chrome
OPTION: Aluminum Grill Ring
 
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