The B.A.B.E. (Boulder Active Bass Extender)
Bass - how low can you go?
The B.A.B.E. transforms the existing
3-way Boulder into a true 4-way
monitoring system. With flexible soffit
mount or free-standing installation
options, the system can be mounted
horizontally or vertically. An optional
free-standing plinth/spacer is also
The 4-way system extends SPL and
The sealed cabinet is internally isolated
to reduce vibration interference and
uses a single 300mm driver with a
125mm voicecoil, designed exclusively
to low frequency reproduction.
The system comprises two bass extension cabinets with their own rack mountable 750 watt
class D amplifiers and speaker-management. All housed in separate rack mountable units
that control all the audio routing, gain, cross-over management, optional EQ and Limiting.
With 4 balanced analogue inputs and 8 outputs with full matrix mixing capabilities, the Unity Audio BB-DSP gives the flexibility you need to control 2x B.A.B.E cabinets and Boulders, or even 4x B.A.B.E's and Boulders for larger systems, or a L,C,R B.A.B.E/ Boulder for surround configurations. Compressors are available on every input as well as a high pass filter, 6 bands of parametric EQ and up to 1.3 seconds of delay.
The BB-DSP comes with a factory configured preset with the correct 167Hz Linkwitz Riley 24 dB per octave crossover, ganged outputs 1 & 2 feed the B.A.B.E’s, with ganged outputs 3 & 4 feeding the Boulders. A second preset is also provided effectively acting as a B.A.B.E bypass if required to use the Boulders by themselves with their original full frequency response.
Every output channel has high and low pass filters, 8 bands of parametric EQ, up to 1.3 seconds of delay as well as a new limiter designed to offer the best driver protection with the lowest distortion.
The BB-DSP runs at 96kHz as standard but can be switched into 48kHz mode to take advantage of 48dB/oct output crossover filters and two bands of dynamic EQ on both input and output channels.
The ethernet based PC control software gives you the ability to not only control all the devices on a network but also to store preset memories and configure systems offline.
The B.A.B.E. uses an innovative 300mm woofer designed exclusively for sub and low
frequencies. The driver employs a huge 130mm Hexatech external voice coil wound with
a hexagonal-shaped aluminum coil wire (2-3 times thicker than standard woofers) for
accurate music reproduction, superior durability and power handling. This driver delivers
an extraordinary combination of audiophile musicality and high power handling.
The B.A.B.E. adds a flexible modular approach enabling a fully 4-way system configured the way you want it,
with breathtaking performance.
The B.A.B.E. retains the same sealed
cabinet approach used throughout the
Unity Audio range. This design approach
provides faster, tighter and more
accurate linear bass reproduction and
results in less phase rotation, reduced
time domain ringing, lower group delay
and a shallower roll-off slope than inferior
ported designs. These characteristics
make The B.A.B.E. a natural choice for
all critical music applications.
The B.A.B.E. is suitable for all recording
and mastering facilities and has been
carefully designed to suit all
environments and applications.
The system can be used free standing
or soffit mounted in either horizontal
or vertical configurations without