US bass aficionado Paradigm has unleashed its small but deceptively powerful new subwoofer in the shape of the Seismic 110.
Nicknamed 'the Bulldog', it's only 30cm high, but it's driven by a full 1kW of power. Paradigm claims that it's "unique implementation of the ultra-low-distortion split-coil drive woofer coupled with the muscle of an 850-watt RMS Ultra-Class D amplifier, capable of delivering 1500W RMS continuous and a 2550W dynamic peak".
The exterior is a die-cast monocoque design which acts as an external heat sink, while the woofer itself boasts an FEA-optimised motor structure together with further internal heatsinking to ensure cool running.
The 10in woofer cone displays a mammoth two inches of travel, which helps it achieve its ultra-low frequenceis, while the dual spider suspension and FEA-optimised ribbed surround help keep things under control when the volume goes way up.
Paradigm's Perfect Bass Kit (PBK-1TM) is available as an optional extra, which allows you to analyse the Seismic 110's response in any room, then sets the equalisation parameters to obtain optimal sound.
Paradigm's Marketing Manager, Mark Aling, said: "This subwoofer is a true collaboration between our industrial, mechanical, electronic and acoustical design team; it has no off-the-shelf parts but is custom built to showcase how form follows function."
The Paradigm Seismic subwoofer is on sale now for £1,250.