In modern music the demand for bass is practically insatiable. It is rare to find a concert or club venue that doesn’t run their bass cabinets at very high levels. The B-Zero Motiv Bass Horn reliably and consistently provide extremely high levels of clean, usable, undistorted musical bass output.
Providing high-impact, high-efficiency bass response from 35Hz to 200Hz with superior clarity and definition, the B-Zero Profundo Subwoofer is a single 18″ bass cabinet featuring a folded tractrix horn enclosure. The B-Zero is a very efficient and hard-hitting horn-loaded bass cabinet. It uses a relatively low compression ratio to minimize horn coloration. The result is a natural, open sound characterized by a heavy hit. The B-Zero is very effective for reproduction of extremely dynamic musical material.
In contrast to direct radiating systems, the dynamic detail, the impact or “punch” is better resolved with a horn. The ability to resolve this aspect of the sound is due to several factors. Compared to a direct radiating system, when horn loaded a driver can produce an equal sound level with a shorter excursion. Shorter excursions tend to require less power and less acceleration and also produce less distortion from the motor and suspension systems.
Designed to deliver the necessary sound pressure level using minimal excursion, the B-Zero can produce greater resolution of detail and lower levels of distortion. In addition to these benefits, the directivity afforded by the horn focuses the energy and impact toward the audience more effectively than a direct radiating system. While these attributes are generally true of all horns, the B-Zero takes full advantage of these benefits without suffering from the maladies that plague many other horns.
The B-Zero maintains a remarkably smooth response and exhibits very little of what might be called “horn-honk”. The B-Zero Subwoofer doesn't interfere with the perceived clarity of the overall system because they have extremely low levels of distortion. While this is measurable even at low levels, at higher levels, when other boxes begin to stress, the difference can become very noticeable.
In short, the B-Zero is a remarkable loudspeaker, which has been in production for 10 years and still remains a favorite with both old customers and new, consistently eliciting praise for its sound quality and output capacity every time it’s played. It certainly is a contender as one of the loudest and most efficient bass horns on the market along with extraordinary subjective sound quality.
To design a horn loaded cabinet that is able to reproduce truly low bass it has to be quite large. However, where horn loaded cabinets tend to be bigger than their direct radiating counterparts, the trade-off is that you generally require fewer horn loaded cabinets and considerably less amplification to reach your equivalent sound pressure level goals.
The B-Zero is intended for use in multiples. Like all horns, they benefit from being coupled together so the best results will be achieved when at least two or more cabinets are coupled together.
The use of high efficiency horns in a relatively compact radiating area can also provide for wider and more consistent coverage than a larger number of conventional cabinets, particularly in the upper bass region where the wavelengths can be shorter than the array dimensions. A smaller radiating area will tend to produce a more coherent wave, and affords the widest and furthest coverage possible. For this reason, horn-loaded systems can be ideal for use with long-throw systems like line arrays.
Engineered to work hard and continue to work where others fail. The BASSBOSS warranty provides 6 years of coverage against defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty DOES cover failed drivers, including burned voice coils, for 2 years from the date of purchase. If a voice coil, or anything else, fails within the warranty period, replacement parts will be provided without charge. (See warranty documentation for complete details). With the peace of mind afforded by plentiful, clean, undistorted output and comprehensive protection systems, you can confidently push the B-Zero Subwoofers to levels and depths that would otherwise require more or bigger cabinets.
|Cut Sheet||BZero Cut Sheet PDF Download|
|Información en Español||BZero Cut Sheet PDF Descargue el Archivo|
|Loudspeaker Description||High-output horn-loaded bass cabinet|
|Frequency Response, Array of 4 (+-3 dB)||34 Hz - 120 Hz (Low-pass filter engaged)|
|Maximum Sustained Output, Array of 4||142 dB, 1 meter, half-space (ground plane)|
|Short-term Peak Output, Array of 4||145 dB|
|Nominal Dispersion (°H x °V)||360 x 360|
|Sensitivity, Array of 4||110 dB @ 2.83V into 4 boxes. 104 dB @ 1.41V|
|Amplification||1- 6000 Watt Continuous RMS Class D Amplifier. Provides 2000 Watts to one cabinet; 1700 Watts each to two cabinets when sold in a set of two; 1500 Watts each to 4 cabinets when sold as a set of four. Uses rack amplification only.|
|Processing||Integrated comprehensive DSP provides high pass, low pass, time alignment and limiting. 2 presets|
|Electrical Connectors, Amplifier||Neutrik Powercon input (Blue) NAC3FCA|
|Electrical Connector, Mains||Standard electrical plug: L620. Optional electrical plugs available, including NEMA5-15 (Edison) and others, upon request. Optional power cords may affect performance. Please check the FAQ page for more information, or contact BASSBOSS directly|
|Voltage Operating Range||100 - 240V +- 10% Auto-switching worldwide power supply|
|Current Draw, Nominal||7.5A @ 120 volts, 3.75 amps at 240 volts (typical, 1/8 max power)|
|Signal Input Connector||XLR-F|
|Signal Output Connector||XLR-M pass-through only||
|Enclosure Type||Low frequency folded horn, hybrid tractrix flare, closed back, low-compression, direct-coupled driver|
1 - 18 in. dia (457 mm) neodymium motor woofer with 4.5 in. (115 mm) copper winding voice coil and 60 mm peak to peak excursion
|Cabinet Construction||18 mm Baltic Birch plywood, extensively braced. Equipped with 4 handles and cabinet-interlocking rubber feet|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||22.5 in. x 48 in. x 48 in.|
|Net Weight||247 lbs|
|Shipping Weight||275 lbs|
|Exterior Finish||Weatherproof bonded high-pressure polyurethane|
|Grill||Black perforated, powder-coated steel||
|Casters||4 - locking casters, attachable|
|Suspension System||16 - 3/8-16 threaded flypoints|
|Installation Version||Available without handles and pole sockets|
|Weatherized||Fiberglass coating, stainless steel hardware, stainless steel grill and hydrophobic grill cloth|
|Transport Dollies||Wheel cart with 4 locking casters and recesses to accept interlocking cabinet feet for transporting 1 to 4 cabinets|
|Covers||Heavy-duty padded nylon transport covers for 1 cabinet|
Have questions about our products and technology? General discussions of audio science, club installations, live sound considerations, etc?
BASSBOSS designer and founder David Lee has been designing loudspeakers and nightclub systems for over 30 years, and is happy to share his insights.
You can contact us via phone at (855) 822-7770, shoot us an email, or check out the Forum for current discussions and to post your question there.
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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Please note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
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Returns Policy - 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
We sincerely believe you will be thrilled with every BASSBOSS product. To assure that, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return it. We're happy to work with you to find the best solution for your needs. You may exchange your order for another model or the purchase price will be refunded in full. Return shipping costs are not included in this offer.
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in most cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (1 to 3 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return or exchange an item, contact us for personalized service and an RMA, or call (512) 368-3268 for immediate assistance.
BASSBOSS Warranty - Sound Defense
Sound Defense is a fully-transferable, enhanced warranty program that adds coverage of all driver components, including subwoofer voice coils, for two years. With Sound Defense if a driver fails within the program term, it will be repaired or replaced without charge.
BASSBOSS self-powered loudspeaker electronic components, amplifiers and digital processors are warranted for a period of three years from the date of purchase. Customers can also extend the “Sound Defense” program beyond the initial term through an annual subscription. Shipping costs are not included.
STANDARD CABINET WARRANTY
BASSBOSS loudspeaker cabinets (wood, joinery and fasteners) are warranted for a period of six years from the date of purchase against defects in materials and workmanship. This warranty does not cover items that are intended to wear and can be replaced if worn or damaged. Examples of items not covered by this warranty are cabinet feet, grills and the finish or coating applied to the cabinet.
Please check the Warranty page for further information.