In the world of sound system installations for bars, clubs, and restaurants, the B&C 8CX21 has long been a trusted go-to choice. Revered for its remarkable sound quality and competitive price point, it has won over countless speaker designers and audio enthusiasts. However, one limitation often posed a challenge: the 8CX21’s bass response tended to taper off around 90-100Hz, requiring the addition of a separate subwoofer to fill in the lower frequencies.
Responding to valuable feedback from customers and a growing demand for more comprehensive bass capabilities, B&C Speakers undertook the task of creating a custom version of the 8CX21. The result of this venture is the B&C 8CX21XLF – a transducer designed to deliver an extended bass response without the need for an additional subwoofer in small installations.
Key Tech Specs Comparison:
- 8CX21XLF: Fs – 53Hz, Xmax – 6.3mm, MMs – 31.6g
- 8CX21: Fs – 74Hz, Xmax – 5mm, MMs – 21g
The pivotal change in the 8CX21XLF lies in the incorporation of a rubber edge surround on the cone, and a heavier cone, which lowers the woofer’s resonant frequency from 74Hz to 53Hz. This alteration leads to a significant extension of bass response, reaching down to 50-60Hz. As a result, the 8CX21XLF becomes a game-changer for audio engineers and installers, as it effectively eliminates the need for a separate subwoofer in small-scale installations.
It’s important to note that this enhancement comes with a balanced trade-off. Although the 8CX21XLF’s resonant frequency improvement makes it a superior choice for applications where extended bass response is crucial, it slightly reduces the overall efficiency of the woofer. Consequently, there is a decrease in sensitivity and mid-range output compared to the original 8CX21.
Despite the trade-off, the 8CX21XLF’s ability to handle deeper bass frequencies opens new doors for more straightforward and cost-effective installations. Audio enthusiasts can now enjoy an immersive, bass-rich experience without compromising on sound quality. The 8CX21XLF is quickly becoming the transducer of choice for small installers looking to elevate their audio experience and push the boundaries of sound system design.
In conclusion, the B&C 8CX21XLF introduces a paradigm shift in sound system installations with its extended bass response capabilities. The result of dedicated customer-driven innovation, this custom co-axial transducer is setting a new standard in the world of professional audio. By addressing the need for comprehensive bass performance, the 8CX21XLF delivers unmatched audio clarity and a seamless integration that promises to revolutionize sound system design for years to come. Audio professionals and enthusiasts can embrace the potential of a simplified, yet powerful audio experience with the B&C 8CX21XLF.
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