The Winter NAMM Show 2019 marks the shipping date for the long-awaited Amphion Loudspeakers stereo base extension system – FlexBase25. The new product will be the centrepiece of Amphion’s official booth (ACC North / #16323).
After the release of the two high-end, low-frequency extension systems – BaseOne25 and BaseTwo25 – the Finnish loudspeaker manufacturer brings to market a single-box subwoofer system. Despite being housed in one enclosure, FlexBase25 is far from ordinary. It is a highly-flexible, stereo, base extension and management system. During the NAMM Show 2019, visitors will be able to experience the innovative features of the product first hand, such as the adjustment options of the crossover frequency, subwoofer level, and mono-stereo spread.
“It has been a long road to get it ready, but we are very excited about this launch. I see FlexBase as being an important piece in the puzzle,” says Anssi Hyvonen, founder and Managing director of Amphion Loudspeakers. “Lot of modern music is highly bass intensive and lives or dies with its lowest octave. We simply need to get it right. Modern environment puts new demands on the monitoring, which needs to be flexible and adaptive to all tasks. It needs to work from song-writing to mastering, work in all rooms, but still be easy to install,” adds Hyvonen.
FlexBase25 especially addresses the needs of those who write and mix. While neutrality and correctness are needed at latter stages of mixing in order to achieve the optimum level of translation, there is nothing wrong with having things fat, fun and vibey while writing a song. With a turn of a few dials, the system can be adapted to suit best what works for the project a composer, artist or engineer is working on.
An added advantage of the new product is that it is easy-to-place and simple-to-set-up. FlexBase25 is positioned in the centre-line between the monitors. It also works well in cases where the monitor will sit on the meter bridge of the console. FlexBase25 pairs excellently with all Amphion products.
The new base extension is already shipping and available for orders at all Amphion retailers at a price of $4,750/EUR 4,500 (3,750 VAT excluded). The system consists of a single FlexBase25 stereo tower with two back-to-back 10”/250 mm woofers, a 2U FlexAmp500 with proprietary filter module and a cable with a four-pole Neutrik speakON connector.