Overdrive – Optimal use of all power reserves
Overdrive is a patented system that gives the amplifier exceptional high dynamic output. The starting point for the Overdrive system is a constant monitoring of all amplifier power resources coupled with an intelligent dynamic high voltage supply. Information from the power amplifier is translated by the overdrive system into a dynamic power matrix which calculates the dynamic power potential in real time. A traditional amplifier will attempt to reproduce a transient signal although its duration exceeds the amplifier’s resources which leads to speaker damaging distortion. Overdrives patented design ensures distortion-free amplification combined with optimal and safe use of all power resources. Sound is dynamic by nature therefore optimization of dynamic power resources is essential. Overdrive provides a peak power double the IQ600’s nominal specification making the amplifier capable of reproducing 1200 watt program material.
ODL – Intelligent Protection
The patented Optical Distortion Limiting circuit is a novel design that provides full protection against distortion. The uniqueness of this design is that the audio signal remains immaculate, as ODL is not in the signal path. Traditionally, the signal runs through the protection circuit thereby complicating the signal path. ODL insulates the protection circuit behind an optical coupler. The delicate input signal meets a Y-sensing and the signal is duplicated. The original signal continues untouched to the amplifier section. The duplicated signal is translated into light where ODL compares it with the power amp section. The use of light gives ODL a response time unattainable in a conventional design. If ODL detects an overdriven signal that can not be amplified nominally or by Overdrive, ODL ensures distortion-free amplification by adjusting the input power in real time.
SLAPS – Patented superiority
SLAPS technology is a key player in translating the IQ600 amplifier’s high power into dominating LFE. SLAPS is a patented system that dramatically increases subwoofer efficiency and capability for ultra low frequency reproduction. SLAPS stands for Symmetrically Loaded Audio Passive System. As the name indicates, SLAPS is built symmetrically which distinguishes it from traditional passive devices. SLAPS integrates identical components in its suspension and design ensuring the unit is moving identically in both directions. The revolutionary efficiency and performance are the result of the pneumatic coupling between SLAPS and the active driver DBXI/MagmaX.
SLAPS overcomes the limitations known from conventional closed and ported designs that prevent radical excursion and deep response. The unique design allows the active driver compression-free movement resulting in deep, dynamic and hard-hitting bass response.
The radical DBXI driver in MKVI effectively converts electrical energy into physical movement. The mechanical construction is of superior quality, evident in the almost absurd over-building of all components.
This is further enhanced by adding TCT (Turbine Cooled Transducer) technology. TCT is a patented Earthquake exclusive technology that implements a fixed turbine vane impeller in the magnet gap. It forces the drawn in air to rotate in a vortex pattern against the aluminum voicecoil former, this exponentially increases the surface contact of the cooling air. The result is a 3 db increase in sound output at rated powercompared to the same transducer without TCT.
- High gauss magnet system with a height of 4.75 cm
- Magnet System of strontium cobalt with a weight of over 12 kg
- Double Centering Spider of the super spider type (spider of the same diameter as the device)
- Epoxy coated and chill plated super spider
- Aluminium voice coil former
- Voice coil of heavy gauge oxygen-free copper (OFC) wire
- Voice coil diameter 3 “
- 2 ” high single roll edge suspensions of thermally shaped poly-ether draw
- Mil-spec coil coating
- X-mech of more than 3.5 “
- TCT patented turbine cooled transducer technology
- Twisted frame cooling enhancing design
DBXIs intelligent design coupled with the overbuilt motor system results in a device that is always electrically controlled by the amplifier. The strong reactive electromagnetic coupling ensures that the device remains compression free and will not brake itself mechanically. The high edge surround combined with the super spider allows huge excursion. The electrically controlled and mechanically unhampered movement of the driver results in a transient response with dynamic capability previously unheard of.