Tiny amp, great design, big tone. Punchy. Articulate. Smooth.
But that’s only the beginning. Six NeoPower 5" drivers (4 facing forward, 2 facing straight up) and a 250-watt digital amp make the Super Flightcase extremely portable, lightweight and compact. 5-band EQ and limiter let you dial in plenty of righteous tone. Many thanks will be coming from your back and your bass.
Phil Jones is the wizard of the 5" speaker. He does magic with them. Here's what The wizard himself has to say:
"Traditional bass myth glorified large drivers. On the surface, this seems sensible.
Large drivers equal big sound and low bass. But look more closely. Like a heavyweight fighter, the big driver is inherently ponderous. It isn’t quick on its feet.
It’s slow to start, even slower to stop. Its large cone is prone to flexing and distortion.
It’s a kind of Neanderthal, brute and primitive - a slightly dazed clobber.
How can small drivers reproduce bass? It’s surprising but pretty straightforward. Their output simply drops off more rapidly with distance.But parallel enough of them and they’re like a swarm of bloodthirsty Piranhas. Now their combined surface area
equals or exceeds that of a single big woofer. More
importantly, an armada of motors powers this aggregate
compound driver. The combined voice coils and magnets of all individual drive units exert far superior control than the single motor of the equivalent giant woofer. Each one is optimized for superior heat dissipation and massive motor force to control a small 5-inch cone with unrelenting grip. By sharing the workload, each driver operates only in the optimized part of its power band where torque is greatest. It never approaches redline where dynamic compression limits all conventional designs like the proverbial brick wall.
The result? Blinding reflexes. Stop and go with Swiss precision.True responsiveness of the cone translates the subtlest of input changes into real-time signal. No delay, no
rhythmic drag, no wooliness.
Small drivers are also far superior reproducers of high and mid frequencies than large speakers. The harmonic signature of your instrument gains expressiveness.
The Phil Jones Piranha woofer is linear from 25Hz to 15kHz and performs as a true full-range driver. It reproduces all the fundamentals and harmonics a bass is capable of.
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