HARMAN’s Revel Is Now Shipping Its Ultima2 Series Rhythm2 Powered Subwoofer With Built-In DSP Room EQ

HARMAN's Revel is now shipping its new top-of-the-line Ultima2 Series Rhythm2 powered subwoofer, featuring an 18-inch woofer, a massive 2,000 watts of amplifier power and built-in DSP room equalization to deliver the ultimate in low-frequency reproduction in music and home theater systems.

NORTHRIDGE, California - HARMAN's Revel is now shipping its new top-of-the-line Ultima2 Series Rhythm2 powered subwoofer, featuring an 18-inch woofer, a massive 2,000 watts of amplifier power and built-in DSP room equalization to deliver the ultimate in low-frequency reproduction in music and home theater systems.


"People expect the very best from Revel Ultima and our Rhythm2 was designed to exceed their expectations," said Jim Garrett, Director of Marketing and Product Management, HARMAN Luxury Audio Group and Loudspeakers. "Although it can deliver prodigious amounts of undistorted deep bass, that's only part of Rhythm2's capabilities. Its built-in digital room EQ provides high-resolution EQ and true digital delay, which allows the Rhythm2 to be calibrated to achieve ideal integration in a two-channel or surround sound system."

Measuring 24.6 inches high by 27.9 inches wide by 28 inches deep, the Revel Rhythm2 employs an 18-inch aluminum cast-frame front-firing woofer with a 4-inch diameter by 1.75-inch long Xmax voice coil, and a high-power neodymium-magnet motor system with a symmetrical magnetic field configuration that reduces distortion and dynamic compression to a minimum. The Rhythm2's 2,000-watt amplifier (RMS; 4,000 watts peak) provides power to drive the woofer to maximum levels without strain and deliver authoritative bass down to below 20 Hz. The Rhythm2 features a sophisticated multi-band DSP-based protection algorithm that allows up to twice its massive amplifier power to reach the transducer, when compared to traditional self-protection circuits. This provides unprecedented dynamic capability-- regardless of whether the signal is dynamic or continuous in nature.

The Rhythm2's DSP parametric equalization takes its sonic accuracy in a "2.1 stereo" or multichannel system to a level not possible with conventional subwoofers. Every room has frequency response dips and peaks, especially below 300 Hz, that can detract from a subwoofer's (or loudspeaker's) performance. The Rhythm2's built-in DSP compensates for these room-related irregularities by applying a corresponding inverse target EQ curve to achieve more accurate in-room low-frequency response.

The Rhythm2 offers a full complement of controls and connections including a fully configurable electronic crossover with adjustable delay, volume, line- level inputs, a USB input to connect a PC or Mac and more. The subwoofer is designed to provide a seamless sonic blend with other Revel Ultima2 Series loudspeakers and is finished in high-gloss piano black and mahogany to perfectly match other Revel Ultima2 Series loudspeakers in appearance as well as sound quality.
The Revel Rhythm2 powered subwoofer is currently available at a suggested retail price of $10,000.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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