The Reference Sub
$2,000 Reference Subwoofer
The Wathen Reference Subwoofer has one of the most carefully designed subwoofer enclosures on the market. With it's solid Tension/Rib construction this subwoofer hits low-frequencies with an impact and realism that pushes the experience of music and theater to new levels. From a gentle whisper to ground shaking thunder, one can enjoy every delicate nuance of the recording when combining the Reference Subwoofer with a set of Reference Series Speakers.
As with the rest of the Reference Series drivers, the main focus is ultra-low-distortion. Second, third, and intermodulation distortion are kept extremely low by utilizing three short-circuit paths within the motor structure. A durable aramid fiber spider and extensive venting throughout provide quiet and uniform excursion. The black anodized cone, rubber surround and custom basket makes this driver unique.
12" High Output Reference quality driver
Extensively vented motor eliminates compression and allows quiet excursion
Thick black anodized aluminum cone for maximum rigidity
Triple shorting ring motor for ultra-low distortion
4-layer coil for high power handling
Highest quality materials throughout for long-lasting performance