Kuopio, Finland – May 19, 2020 – Pioneering Finnish loudspeaker manufacturer Amphion has just announced a significant upgrade to their stereo bass extension and management system FlexBase25. Boasting wide adjustment capabilities, a separate LFE-channel input, and 1400-watts of power, the FlexBase25 gives users the ability to precisely sculpt the bass response of their monitor systems, making it an indispensable tool for the ever-changing low-end landscape of modern music production. The improved FlexBase25 is shipping now and is available for US$4750.
The key enhancement to FlexBase25 is its new 2x700W amplifier – more than double the output of its predecessor – meaning that FlexBase25 has a faster and more powerful response, as well as improved headroom and lower distortion across all frequency ranges. Upgraded control parameters allow for a wide range of adjustment possibilities over crossover frequency (35-260 Hz) and subwoofer level as well as the mono-stereo spread, making FlexBase25 flexible and intuitive to adjust for any professional recording environment or home studio. Although FlexBase25 is optimized for use with the existing family of Amphion’s studio monitors, it is also compatible with speaker systems from other manufacturers.
As with all Amphion products, FlexBase25 offers a transparent-but-musical response that doesn’t sacrifice listenability while still providing accuracy, honesty, and precision. “The FlexBase25 was designed for a complete, synergistic relationship with a pair of monitors to create a 3-way full-range system that would truly enhance any musical experience,” said Amphion Founder and CEO Anssi Hyvönen.
“The improvements that we have made to it now give our users total control over the sound and maximum impact in the low-end. This gives creators the ability to dial-in to emphasize the vibe and feel of a track while writing and producing or tune for a transparent and analytical response to ensure precision and accuracy while mixing and mastering.”
1 Variable crossover frequency allows changing the flavour of the system to match the specifics of the various production tasks.
2 Mono/stereo spread adjustment to ensure precise system-integration, even when higher crossover points are used.
3 Fast and simple-to-set-up, easily adapting to a large variety of projects and acoustic environments.
Total control for maximum impact
Amphion’s FlexBase25 in a modern approach to subwoofer design. FlexBase25 is room friendly and equally suited for studio acoustics as well as less-treated home studio environments. It is easy to setup and intuitive to adjust. FlexBase25 is a single box, stereo base extension system, which is placed in the centre line between the main speakers.
Wide adjustment possibilities over crossover frequency (35-260 Hz), subwoofer level, as well as the mono-stereo spread, allow FlexBase25 to address the needs of a rapidly changing landscape of modern music-making. With a turn of a few dials, the system adapts to any task you happen to be working on. It can be fat, fun, and vibey when writing and producing. It will be precise, correct, and analytical when putting the finishing touches on a track or a film score.
FlexBase25 does not work like a conventional subwoofer. It does not only add, it transforms. FlexBase25 turns your 2-way monitor into a 3-way full range system, which increases the monitor’s headroom radically. Pair it with One12 or One15 for an ultra fast, easy to adjust small room full-range system. Place it behind your console and let it blend seamlessly with your One18, Two15 ore Two18 monitor, are located on a meter bridge. When you want to dial in on the midrange the by-pass function allows you to use your monitors for a narrower midrange view.
While FlexBase25 is naturally optimised for Amphion products, it blends well with other studio monitors as well.
One way closed box, stereo
2 x 25 cm / 10” aluminium
Active 4th-order @ 35-260 Hz
20 Hz – 260 Hz +/-3dB (low pass)
35 Hz – 200 kHz +/-3dB (high pass)
50 kg / 110 lb
Handmade in Finland
2 x 700W RMS into 4 Ω @ 1% THD
@ 10W: 0,0025% (100 Hz)
@ 100W: 0,0015% (100 Hz)
127 dB (A) weighted
230 V / 50 Hz – 700 W
120 V / 60 Hz – 670 W
100 V / 50 Hz – 460 W
Universal mains including Power Factor Correction (100 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz)
ErP (1275/2008/EC), Energy Star® v3.0 compliant
6 kg / 13 lb
Made in Finland