ZV28 Powered Subwoofer

Highest Standards – Lowest Frequencies

MOVE AUDIENCES

Once you feel its power, nothing else comes close.

  • Groundbreaking Performance
  • Super-High Continuous Output
  • Deepest High-Output Sub for its Size

The ZV28 Profundo Subwoofer delivers bass so low as to be at the very limits of human hearing.

Notes that are simply not present with other subwoofers are fully realized by the ZV28, and frequencies that stress lesser subs are reproduced effortlessly and powerfully.

ZV28 Profundo Powered Subwoofer

Must be felt, and heard, to be understood

WHY CHOOSE A ZV28 SUBWOOFER?

 Unparalleled, swimming-in-it deep, deep bass.

Experience full, rich sound that redefines what music can feel like. The ZV28 makes modern dance music come alive by faithfully reproducing the very low frequency material that is not heard with other subs.

ZV28s were independently measured at Ultra Music Fest 2013 by Doug Fowler of ProSoundNews to achieve flat frequency response to 21Hz (-3 dB) at audience distance. Doug wrote in his article:

“This thing…will blur your vision and modulate your voice, no problem… This thing is sick.”

Don't hold back!

 

BASSBOSS subs are optimized for full-power usage.

Multiple proprietary protection technologies ensure that the woofers remain within their excursion and thermal limits, so they don't break or burn like other subs. BASSBOSS provides much higher levels of deep bass than mass-market subs, reliably.

With plenty of headroom to keep up with the most enthusiastic crowd and not run out of bass.

So turn it up, and keep it up. BASS is good for you.

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bb-bigquoteIt truly has changed my life.

I gig 4 or 5 times a week and every gig it’s a head turner. It gets me great response. I see how the bass translates to the dance floor. It helps people move.”

DJ JBSpecial – James Bowen – ZV28 Review – Youtube

BASSBOSS Designs

Hand-Built Cabinets

The ZV28 is a vented, direct radiating dual 18″ subwoofer with a large internal volume, extensive bracing and a very low tuned frequency. Anti-standing wave baffles and pass-through dampers minimize upper resonances. Very large ports maximize low frequency performance at high output.

For larger events, several arraying options are available. Block arrays, side-by-side arrays and front/back Cardioid arrays can be deployed securely thanks to the interlocking feet. Presets are accessed in the DSP.

BASSBOSS cabinets are hand-built in the USA. Constructed from 18mm Baltic Birch plywood, using dado joints, screws and advanced composite adhesives.

Created to stand up to intense usage. The cabinet is finished in an extremely rugged, black polyurethane coating. Drivers are protected by a black powdercoated, perforated steel grill. The amp is recessed in the back of the cabinet to protect it from damage, direct sun or moisture.

Prodigious Amplification

A 4000W RMS amplifier with integrated, comprehensive DSP is included. The amplifier is rated for RMS output using continuous sine wave signal.

This is not a Peak or Burst power rating. BASSBOSS uses only continuous RMS power ratings because you’re not going to be using your sub in millisecond bursts. For subwoofer applications, Peak and Burst power ratings are largely irrelevant.

Capable of delivering 4000W of continuous output. This ensures the amplifier isn’t the limiting factor in the output of low frequencies. Providing abundant power prevents overheating issues. It virtually eliminates the damage that clipping an amp that’s too small can cause.

 

Rugged Drivers

All that electrical power is converted into acoustical power by a pair of 18″ neodymium motor woofers. These premium-quality, drivers feature split-wound 4.5″ copper voice coils, and peak-to-peak excursion capability of up to 60mm.

High-intensity Neodymium magnets are lighter and provide higher efficiency so the result is a lighter and louder cabinet. Split-wound coils produce a more linear force through the range of movement of the cone, which results in lower distortion and improved linearity at high output.

The cones are waterproofed to protect them from possible, accidental exposure to moisture such as rain or spilled beverages. Waterproofed woofer cones also permit the cleaning of drivers that have been soiled in a dirty or dusty environment with the use of a damp cloth. Keep the amplifiers dry and party on!

Waterproofed cones in all products. Optional weatherized and weather resistant loudspeakers have the same acoustical performance as our standard options. If your system is likely to be exposed to rain, ask about IP rated amplification options. If you have need of a system for outdoor installation, ask about Weatherized products.

Focused Tuning

BASSBOSS subs can be connected directly to your mixer with nothing but signal cable in between. The built-in processing is comprehensive and yet minimal manipulation is applied to the signal. The processing includes only a high pass filter and a low-pass filter. There is no need for any EQ in the signal for the speaker to provide a broad, flat frequency response. A sophisticated limiter system protects the woofer from thermal and over-excursion damage.

Plug-and play with peace of mind. Multiple, sophisticated protection systems make the loudspeaker virtually indestructible. You can turn on and turn up, all night, without fear of over-driving to the point of damage.

True Specifications

BASSBOSS technical specs are based upon measurements of continuous performance capabilities in normal usage. Other manufacturers may specify output based on calculations rather than measurements; measurements outside the operating bandwidth; or on ‘Burst’ or ‘Peak’ readings.

BASSBOSS specifications are conservative compared to most manufacturers. They reflect what the products will achieve, consistently, in the real world. Since the real world is where you’ll be using your gear. 

Read more about BASSBOSS Designer David Lee’s specifications philosophy on ProSoundNetwork.

Reviews

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Smooth low end, detailed bass. This is an excellent sounding subwoofer.

Morphed Productions

This is a bad-ass beast of a sub. No one can believe what it will do when you turn it on!

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Serious Business Subs

Chris P., Phunkin Good Times

My favorite speakers I’ve ever experienced. I take these places where I am booked for parties and guarantee the host that the police WILL come, just a matter of time Plug and Play baby! I’ll take the Pepsi challenge with these bad boys against any other, any day of the week.

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If you like it low, then look no further.

Adubs DJ Service 

The only subwoofers i know of that can continuously hit 21HZ at audible levels without breaking a sweat or tripping a breaker. Wether they are playing soft and quiet or your pushing them to the limit they retain their sound quality and frequency range. Genera doesn’t matter, everything from the deepest pipe organ to the bassiest EDM song you can’t beat the frequency range or the sound quality. Very musical, they are not “boom boxes” like most. Absolutely outstanding customer support.

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They are beasts.

Don B.

I got to mix with 4 of these a side with a RCF line array. great subs I pounded the crap out of them and they just laughed at me…

Pricing

ZV28 Powered Subwoofer
$4521. each

Specifications

ACOUSTICAL

Loudspeaker Description Extended Low-Frequency Dual 18 Inch Powered Subwoofer
Frequency Response (+-3 dB) 24 – 90 Hz
Frequency Response, Pair (+-3 dB) 21 – 90 Hz
Maximum Sustained Output 134 dB SPL, 1 meter, half-space (ground plane)
Nominal Dispersion (H° x V°) 360 x 360 – Cardioid Mode Available with Multiple Boxes

ELECTRICAL

Amplification 4000 Watt Continuous RMS Class D Subwoofer Amplifier
Processing Integrated comprehensive DSP provides high pass, low pass, phase alignment and limiting
Electrical Connectors, Amplifier Neutrik powerCON Input (Blue) NAC3FCA, Neutrik powerCON Through (Grey) NAC3FCA
Electrical Connector, Mains Standard US 3-pin 120V electrical plug: NEMA 5-15 (Edison), Optional electrical plugs available, including L5-30 and others, upon request.
Voltage Operating Range 90-132VAC, 55-65Hz
Current Draw, Nominal 564 W, 4.7A @ 120 Volts (typical, 1/8 max power)
Signal Input Connector XLR-F
Signal Output Connector XLR-M (pass-through only)

PHYSICAL

Enclosure Type Direct radiating, vented enclosure, optimally tuned for extremely low frequency response with good sensitivity and high power handling
Transducer 2 x 18 in. diameter (457 mm) neodymium motor woofer with 4.5 in. (115 mm) copper winding voice coil and 56 mm (2.2″) peak to peak excursion. Waterproof fiber composite cone
Cabinet Construction 18 mm Baltic Birch plywood, extensively braced. Equipped with 16 flypoints, 8 steel handles, 2 pole sockets, 4 large rubber feet, and 4 interlocking foot pockets
Dimensions (HxWxD) 22.5 in. x 42 in. x 42 in. (23.25 in. high with feet)
Net Weight 225 lbs
Shipping Weight 240 lbs
Exterior Finish Rugged, weatherproof, black textured, bonded high-pressure polyurethane coating
Grill Perforated, powder-coated steel
Pole Sockets 2 (35 mm)
Handles 8 Steel Handles

OPTIONAL

Flying Hardware Side-pull anchors and/or shoulder eyebolts
Suspension System 16 x 3/8 in.-16tpi threaded flypoints
Amplification for Installation Complete power package including DSP in two space rack chassis for permanent installations
Installation Version Available without handles and pole sockets
Transport Dollies Dolly cart with 4 locking casters and recesses to accept interlocking cabinet feet for transporting 1 to 3 cabinets
Covers Heavy-duty padded nylon transport covers for 1 or 2 cabinets
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