Austin-based powered loudspeaker manufacturer BASSBOSS just launched their new VS21 powered subwoofer. The VS21’s hybrid vented short horn enclosure delivers exceptional transient response thanks to performance efficiencies at the upper end of its operating range. This is expressed as a fast attack, which is highly desirable for acoustic instruments like kick drums and bass guitars. At the same time, the enclosure is optimized for low frequency performance and depth, thanks to a large acoustical volume, low tuning and the massive displacement of a long-excursion 21″ woofer — up to 58 millimeters of excursion peak-to-peak. With a frequency response of 27-100 Hz and 132 dB of continuous output at the ready, the VS21 offers much deeper and smoother response than similarly-sized horn-loaded boxes, while still delivering high-impact power and tremendous dynamics.
The VS21’s dimensions (36”x24”x36”) allow for easy integration into existing speaker cubbyholes, providing a cost-effective and straightforward path for venues to upgrade the low-end performance of their systems without a ‘rip and replace’ renovation. Its smaller frontal area also allows more output to be focused forward from a limited area than a typical set up with dual 18” subs. The VS21’s enclosure is made from 18mm Baltic Birch plywood with dado joints and stainless steel hardware. It is finished with a rugged, touring-grade, waterproof, polyurea coating. This enables it to stand up to the demands of day-to-day life in the club or on the road. Covers and wheel carts are also available.
Like all BASSBOSS loudspeakers, the VS21 is powered by a built-in 2400W RMS amplifier that includes all of the necessary processing for seamless ‘plug-and-play’ operation. An included low-pass filter provides a broad, flat frequency response without the need for any EQ. The VS21 also features a sophisticated limiter system, which protects the woofer from thermal and overexcursion damage. This enables users to achieve maximum output from the loudspeaker without concerns about overdriving it.
The BASSBOSS VS21 will be shipping in late August and is priced at $3,995 and here are the details.