AES 2003: Bag End Low-Profile D18E-AD, D12E-DA Loudspeaker Systems

Nov 4, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Bag End’s two new loudspeaker systems, the D18E-AD (suggested retail: $2,352) and the D12E-DA ($1,176; pictured), retain the same specifications—other than height—as the D18E-I and D12E-I, respectively.

The D18E-AD is only 15 inches high (126 pounds) and the D12E-DA (90 pounds) is just nine inches. Specifications for the D18E-AD enclosure include two 18-inch INFRA cones and 3-inch voice coil drives; impedance of 4 ohms nominal; power handling of 800 watts continuous (sine wave) and 800 watts instantaneous (peak); frequency response of 8 Hz to 95 Hz +-3 dB; sensitivity of 100 dB SPL @ 80 Hz (1W @ 1 m); and connectors include cinch 142 screw terminal and barrier strip. Specifications for D12E-DA enclosure are the same as the D18E-AD, except that it includes two 12-inch INRA cones; the same and power handling as the D18E-AD.

In other company news, although Bag End Loudspeaker Systems has offered its cabinets in a variety of custom finishes, black was the predominant color. Now, the company is offering the majority of its line of loudspeaker systems in white, as well as black, at no extra cost.

"We have been manufacturing white cabinets for years as a custom option at a small additional cost,” said James P. Wischmeyer, president of Bag End Loudspeaker Systems. "But the demand for white cabinets has gotten so strong that we reached the decision that it just made sense to offer white as a standard option. It may seem like a simple thing, but the modification of our production process required a considerable amount of planning and implementation.”

The company still offers all of its products in the basic finishes of black-textured catalyzed urethane finish or carpet, as well as continue to offer a number of optional custom finishes, including raw wood, hand-rubbed oiled birch and a variety of fine woods.

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