When the Pro 50Mk3 was released there was only one observation from the design team when putting the final touches to this landmark model in the history of MJ. “will a larger version be even better?” Well, the answer was a resounding YES!! This gave rise to the release of the Pro 60Mk1 with larger cone area and larger cabinet. So how do you better this?
You take this platform and add the ability to make very accurate adjustments so that in multiple subwoofer systems you can properly tune them with repeatable settings that can be stored in non-volatile memory. You then push the boundaries as far as possible within the financial contraints of affordablity and extract the most output possible by tweaking the power available along with enhanced filters and crossover layout. All this achievable, because the microprocessor within the DAMP circuits monitors system status very carefully to make sure that the purest of output emanates from the cabinet without the slightest hint of distress or distortion in the waveform. It’s quite a marvel to listen to.
Proportionally the PRO 80Mk1 remains the same diminutive size. The accuracy is provided by the addition of the MJ’s legendary DAMP2nd GEN microprocessor circuits that handle the display, crossover, gain settings, phase, power meter, in addition to all the protection circuits. With the required tweaks in filter design to accommodate the natural roll off characteristic changes in the cone from the increased mass, we established a magnetic structure and Gauss setting for the motor assembly that extracts the very best from this Bass Engine. Increasing power up to 180watts the efficiency of the motor assembly was honed to perfection releasing its full potential and the results are quite stunning. Legendary High-Level and Line-Level inputs with Twin independent gain settings complete the design. Once again we set the standard for the most sound for pound you can achieve in a small cabinet.
Having set the scene thus far for new standards in affordable powerful subwoofers. Unrivalled features unveiled in the PRO 80Mk1 push the boundaries ever further making this model the envy of our competitors. Designed from the ground up this subwoofer has all the essential ingredients. Variable Phase, 180watts of power, new designed 12” driver and all packed into a diminutive 345mm cube. offered to integrate with any speaker from small satellites to high-end floor standers. With bass out put down to 10hz and a -3db rating at 19hz in a room it really is unbelievable value.
The PRO 80 MkI complements the most discerning cinema and music system! 180 watts of Class A/B MOSFET amplifier feeds an ultra long-throw super-rigid 12” sub-bass driver of rugged efficient design and finish. Add to this a beautiful non-reflective satin finish, and attention to the finest and smallest detail. The PRO 80MkI delivers a vast punch and solid slam – without the dreaded overhang – down to a gut-wrenching 10Hz.
Our unique combination of state-of-the-art electronics and tuned hand-built sealed cabinet affords the user the ultimate in sub-bass control. Deep and powerful enough for the most demanding movie soundtrack, yet subtle, agile, fast, and accurate for the highest fidelity in music listening. It really is just like being there! Scary at times in a movie when required but if removed, leaves a system without foundation. Once installed and dialled in you will not want to be without it.
PRO 80 MkI Specifications:
180watt MOSFET Amplifier
Speaker and Line Level inputs with Gain Control Range 99dB
Neutrik Speakon connector (High level 100k ohm)
Unbalanced RCA (phono) connectors (Gold Plated) (Low level 10k ohm)
Sophisticated Crossover Circuits – variable increments between 20Hz and 120Hz
LFE Bypass setting
Phase Control infinitely adjustable between 0º and 180º
Frequency response 13hz to 200hz * D.I.P. (Dynamic Intelligent Protection)
D.A.M.P. (Digitally Accurate MicroProcessor 2nd generation)
Specially designed cabinet structure, volume, and configuration made from inert 18 & 25mm MDF
Digital Display with power output meter and frequency setting
Switched fused IEC mains input socket
300mm (12”) Ultra Long-throw Driver with Heavy Duty steel chassis & Double Magnets
UK 3 year manufacturers return to base warranty
Dimensions (WxHxD ) 345mm X 383mm X 345mm * Weight 15.1kg (33.4 lbs)
Black Ash finish as standard with other Real Wood Veneer finishes available.