Legend's Kurlette subwoofer adds powerful, deep yet tightly controlled bass to any home theatre system producing extra excitement and drama for the enjoyment of your movies. In addition with its fast, tight and deep bass it will complement superbly hi-fi stereo speakers for music.
In his review in AVL magazine Gavin Womersley enthused "There are now a great many subwoofer choices at $999 but the Legend Kurlette 11 has the tightest bass of any that I've tested so far. And although it does not play quite as loudly as some, it has guts aplenty and goes very deep for such a small subwoofer. It will be just the ticket for smaller rooms. Many people will appreciate the Kurlette 11s modest footprint and a bass performance which is out of all proportion to its size."
The Kurlettes are based on the legendary Kurlo subwoofer. Like its bigger brother, the Kurlette uses a sealed cabinet for improved speed and transient response. We have added a small amount of electronic equalisation so that the frequency response is flat to below 30 Hz below which it has been rolled of rapidly to avoid cone damage. At the top end, the frequency response can be rolled off from 50 - 150 Hz at -12 dB/octave.
The cabinets are very solidly built to minimise secondary vibrations that can muddle the sound. We use 18mm MDF on the side and back panel and 40 mm of MDF on the front panel. Cabinet strength is further increased by extensive asymmetric bracing; while sound waves inside the cabinet are absorbed by Australian wool batts.
The Kurlettes use a 10" (25cm) extra-long throw Scandinavian bass-driver. It has a very large voice-coil and huge 3 Kg magnet to give a linear cone excursion of 30mm. This makes it equivalent to a 12" unit having a normal excursion of 6-8mm.
In the Kurlette 6, the built-in power has been increased to a 300W RMS BASH giving huge reserves of power for the long-throw drive unit, allowing it to reproduce the deepest movie sounds and musical notes with superb ease. BASH amps combine the adavantages of the speed and low distortion of a class B output stage with the bass tautness provided by a switch-mode power supply very rapidly (over 100kHz) charging up the supply rails when power is drawn by the amplifier. By varying the supply rail voltages BASH amps also run very cool.
The amplifier can be connected either directly to your processor or pre-amp (at line level) or to a pair of speaker outputs from your main amplifier. Its controls include variable volume and upper frequency control; phase switching; and optional automatic power-up mode. In addition, the controls can now be by-passed to LFE mode so that you can control the amplifier directly from your receiver or processor.
v. long throw (20mm)
variable upper frequency
(50 to 150Hz -3dB)
LFE input (bypass)