The all new NS15 (New Summa) has an all new 15" high performance Neo woofer and a 18" waveguide with a Neo compression driver.  The enclosure construction is unique, made entirely out of composite plastic with a high-tech ultra-flat finish.  This is a large speaker, but it reigns supreme in performance.

Below are shown data plots (ERB (Moore) smoothing).  This is the the horizontal polar response.  On the lower left is a polar map which shows sound levels as a contour map in 6 dB increments. The vertical axis represents the angle in degrees and the horizontal axis represents frequency. These polar maps represent the best source of loudspeaker response data available.

On the top is the standard frequency response, usually at some off-axis angle, here 20.  The reason for this is the desirability to "toe-in" the loudspeakers for a broader "sweet-spot". The red curve is the power response and the white curve is the Directivity Index (DI)  Ideally the power response and axial response should fall gradually while maintaining a flat DI.  The NS15 represent the ultimate in control towards this goal.

On the right is the exact same data shown as a more typical polar plot.  The grid lines are every 7.5 and the angular resolution is 2. 

From about 80 Hz to well over 10 kHz and from the axis out to almost 30 the response is uniform within a few dB - a remarkable feat.

This is a closed box design and is intended to be used with multiple subs, however, ported designs are possible for extended low end should the use of multiple subs (recommended) not be desirable.

Size: 35" x 19" x 13"

Speaker compliment: B&C 15NBX100 and DE500

Sensitivity: 97 dB / 2.83 volt / 1 m (0 dB on the curves below)

Impedance: 8 Ohms above 100 Hz.

For interactive data, run program and select "Summa"


Last modified April 03, 2014  by Earl Geddes                                                   

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