After 20 years, Infinity replaced its BassLink mini powered subwoofer, its best seller, with a new BassLink DC that is now removable, waterproof and higher powered.
Mini powered subwoofers continue to be a hot segment in the market. Regularly, they occupy 3 or 4 of the top 10 best selling subwoofer slots and presently a number of them are sold out on Crutchfield.com.
“The BassLink has been the best-selling powered subwoofer piece for two decades…obviously technology for amplifiers and speakers has dramatically improved in 20 years,” said Glenn Ihrke Senior Sales Manager, Mobile Aftermarket for Harman, parent company to Infinity.
The BassLink DC won a CES Innovation Award for 2017. It comes with 200 watts of built-in (Class D) power compared to 120 watts in the older version. It now has a base with a lever you can push to detach the subwoofer when you need more trunk space. It’s also IPX6 water resistent for use in sport utility vehicles or boats.
Its subwoofer is a 10 inch driver with a 10 inch passive radiator. Harman says it emits very little heat and requires minimal current from the car’s electrical system. The Infinity BassLink DC also includes a precision compressor “to control system behavior at peak power levels,” said the company.
The system has a 180-degree phase switch, input sensitivity and variable bass EQ options as well as auto turn on with timeout to standby after 10 minutes whenever it detects an audio signal. (The system has a relatively slow time constant to avoid unintentional turn-on.)
The BassLink DC recently began shipping at $399.95.
Infinity BassLink DC Features:
- Flexible placement
- High technology glass-reinforced
- ABS enclosure
- Easy hook-up and placement
- Efficient 200-watt class D amplifier
- High and low level inputs
- Subwoofer user controls
- Audio sense circuit
- Audio detect
- 0.75 cubic feet
- Integrated powered subwoofer system
- Driver complement: 10” (250mm)Woofer and 10”(250mm) Passive Radiator
- Amplifier power: 200 RMS
- Frequency response” 20Hz-120Hz
- Crossover frequency: 50Hz-120Hz
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 14-1/2” X 11-1/4” x 14 -3/8”(367.5mmx284.8mmx364.9mm)
- Product Weight: 03kg
- Gift box Weight:10.05kg