|Sound with character
Very few people are the same all the time. There are several sides to us all and we appreciate different things at different times, not least when it comes to sounds. Sometimes we prefer delicate and sophisticated sounds, whereas at other times we crave forceful, more stirring sounds that call to our emotions.
|Poseidon meets all types of
demands. This ArciTec subwoofer can be used for two-channel
stereo as well as for complete home cinema set-ups
without ever compromising the sound quality.
Transition is seamless across the entire audio range,
from the subtle acoustic details of a string section
to the crash and roar of the sound effects from a James
Bond movie simply because Poseidon is specifically
designed for it. In the same way as all other ArciTec
products it has been developed according to the acoustic
principle that the reproduction of sound be as true
to its natural source as possible. At the same time,
the design is the result of a desire to synthesise beauty
Combine Poseidon with Athena and/or Athena 0.5, and you can be sure of the most beautiful sound solution possible both visually and acoustically.
Sound technology in a class of its own
Although its output is voluminous, Poseidon has an extraordinarily compact design. The cabinet contains a newly developed 10 woofer with an impressive 44 mm stroke. At the same time, the bass unit produces very little distortion. Moreover, as this unit has been specially developed for smaller cabinets, electronic equalisation can be omitted completely in favour of completely natural bass reproduction.
To ensure both stability and precise bass reproduction, the cabinet is designed as a hexagon bass reflex system with a resonance-dampened spiral port. The bass unit is driven by a powerful 225 W amplifier, which is able to supply as much as 600 W dynamically. A specially designed control circuit RDP-Limitation® ensures that the amplifier is able to handle even the most forceful sound pressures both naturally produced bass from pure audio and more intense sound effects from your favourite move without clipping.
|To ensure maximum musicality, Poseidons built-in amplifier is designed as a traditional High-End amplifier, operating in class AB. In addition the amplifier is equipped with the newly developed RDP-Limitation® system, which secure that clipping can not occur at maximum load.|
|To ensure stable and precise bass reproduction, Poseidon has been designed as a bass reflex system with a resonance-dampened (RD) spiral port.|
|The specially developed 10 woofer features an impressive 44 mm stroke, which means that it is able to supply the same sound pressure as a conventional 15 unit.|
|A new item of furniture
In addition to its impressive range of technological features, Poseidon is also extremely easy to place. Its design reflects great respect for the individuality of peoples homes in that it can be incorporated as a natural part of almost any interior design as a small side table, for example. The decoupling effect of the cut-glass top is so efficient that vibrations from the cabinet do not affect articles placed on it, and all connections and operating facilities are so unobtrusively positioned that Poseidon appears practically identical from all sides. In addition to all this, its advanced technology means that it requires no adjustment to switch from one source of sound to another.
In short, Poseidon is a remarkably versatile and user-friendly subwoofer with unbelievably low distortion and perfect linearity, is able to reproduce frequencies as low as 18 Hz.
Dimensions (L x H x W)
Power consumption, max.
Power consumption, idle
Power consumption, standby
|Bass Reflex System with RD-spiral
port (Resonance Dampened)
18-40/100 Hz +/- 3dB
10"XLS (Xtra Long Stroke) unit
225W RMS class AB (600W dynamically)
RDP Limitation® (Real-time Dynamic Peak)
Level, phase, crossover frequency
600 x 460 x 520mm
|While the Athena models are available in a range of beautiful colours. Poseidon is primarily black. However, the "family ties" between them are beautifully highlighted by the aluminium stripes on the sides of the Poseidon, which are available in exactly the same range of colours.|