Earthquake
Sound That Will Move You.
Earthquake Sound Corporation / 2727 Mc Cone Avenue, Hayward, CA 94545 /
Ph: (510)-732-1000 / Fax: (510)-732-1095 / www.earthquakesound.com
Sound That Will Move You.
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Prestigious Awards
Table Of Content
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Introduction
Cinénova Amplifiers
XJ-600R Subwoofer Amplifier
PA-600 Pro-Audio Amplifier
Titan Loud Speakers System
Platine Noireé 7.1 Surround System
Supernova Subwoofers
MiniMe Subwoofers
Sub-80 Subwoofers
Kompressor Subwoofers
FF12 Subwoofers
Thor In-Wall Subwoofers
Quake 10.0 Tactile Transducer
Product Specifications
Product Reviews
Welcome To Earthquake’s World Of Home Theater
A Place Where Legendary Subwoofers & Amplifiers are Born.
"In addition to high performance and impeccable quality,
Earthquake's products are all about value."
By: Danny Richelieu, Widescreen Review
Supernova
Earthquake Sound Corporation
Welcome
Home
MiniMe
Subwoofers
Titan
Platine Noireé
Complete 7.1 ensemble
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Reference Speakers
Cinénova Grande
"The Best Amplifier Over $3,000.00"
Thor
The 20Hz In-wall Subwoofer
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Earthquake
Earthquake Is Evolution
Earthquake = Superiority
Rave Reviews
“No.va, n. - a star that suddenly becomes thousands of times brighter”
perfectly describes the evolutionary Nova line of subwoofers and
amplifiers. Cinénova amplifiers and Supernova subwoofers are constantly
changing and improving the industry and exceeding the requirements of
advanced home-theater systems.
Many factors contribute to the superiority of an Earthquake product.
Whether it is an amplifier, a subwoofer, a surround speaker, or even the
smallest in-wall system, they all undergo extensive tests before they hit the
shipping lane.
It is very simple: Great Product
= Great Reviews.
For years, Earthquake products have enjoyed (and still are enjoying) rave
reviews from the industry's leading publications. Home Theater
Magazine, Widescreen Review, Stereophile's Guide To Home Theater,
Digital Home Entertainment, and many other notable magazines had
nothing but praises after testing the Earthquake products.
Audio Excellence
Extensive R&D
Prestigious Awards
Value, performance, and advanced features are the criteria upon which
products are judged, that's where Earthquake products excel, leaving other
brands behind. Our engineers strive to provide consumers with the highestquality products at very affordable prices.
Research and Development (R&D) teams of audio and electronic
engineers spend endless hours designing the most advanced audio
products. Advanced manufacturing processes in our own manufacturing
facilities gives us 100% control to maintain the highest product quality.
Dedication Everywhere
Quality Assurance
Awards are given based on achievements, not on attempts: The
prestigious Consumer Electronics Manufacturers' Association (CEMA)
has bestowed several Design And Engineering Excellence awards on the
Nova products. These awards were not accidental; they were the natural
results of years of accumulated research and development in mobile audio
and a massive knowledge of audio and electronics that was applied to
home-audio products. Suffice to say that Hohmann International and its
subsidiaries have accumulated over 20 awards in Design And Engineering
Excellence.
In summarizing our company story, one word pops up: dedication.
However, we do not stop with dedication; We are also known for value,
performance, advanced technology, and the highest quality. Those words
best describe the Nova amplifiers, subwoofers, and a variety of other
Earthquake audio products.
Quality assurance is not taken lightly, each individual Earthquake product
is scrutinized to the max and tested for days to ensure best performance. For
example, every Cinénova amplifier is subjected to 24 hours burn test before
it gets the seal of approval, same applies for Supernova subwoofer all the
way down to the smallest ceiling mount driver.
Focus On Details
Customer Service
As a high-end audio manufacturing company, we focus our attention on
details. Our staff of audiophiles, electronic engineers, and industrial
designers come together to observe, study, dissect, and provide solutions to
audio problems that other manufacturers have chosen
to ignore.
Customer Service is never taken lightly. In plain English, a product is as
good as the service & support behind it. We dedicate specialized staff to
serve our customers' needs, from taking an order, to tracing a shipment, all
the way to servicing a product - in rare occasions.
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Earthquake Sound, Raising The Bar For 20-Years
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Cinénova
Grande
Class "A/B" 5 and 7-Channel Models
HAND CRAFTED
Cinénova Grande: Reference Amplifiers
IN THE U.S.A.
Black Finish
“A Potent combination of
speed, grace and power”
September 2005 HomeTheater Magazine
“ An amplifier like the Cinénova Grande is the kind of component that other
manufacturers fear, neighbors dread, and men lust after.”
Clint Walker, Home Theater Magazine
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Not only did Earthquake Sound design and engineer the Cinénova Grande amplifiers to
exceed all industry standards, these amplifiers are also designed and engineered to
exceed all expectations in sound quality, performance, and value.
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standards set by THX, DTS, and Dolby. Earthquake's innovations are just one of the
steps in our design process that culminates in the world's most powerful amplifiers.
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Earthquake's Cinénova Grande Amplifiers Meet Your Needs
All the features of Earthquake's Cinénova Grande power amplifiers are designed to meet
your needs for accurate sound quality, effortless power, and unexcelled value. Every
dollar buys performance.
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“Several things are noticeable right away; One, the Cinénova is a
true monaural design with five discrete blocks, each with its own
power supply and a 15 ampere capability, Two, it's not made in a
sweatshop overseas and Three, it is built to last. Under the top cover
I swore I saw hair on this amplifiers chest and under the chassis, I
swore I saw a set of balls.”
Highlights:
- Unmatched output
- Exceptional sound quality
- Unbelievable performance for the price
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Balanced XLR Inputs
No one wants noise. The balanced and shielded twisted-pair lines with pro-style XLR
inputs that Earthquake uses are the best way to connect components noiselessly. These
pro-audio connections reject common-mode noise so the system is hum free.
Built-in Power-Line Conditioner
A power-line conditioner is built into every Cinénova Grande amplifier; no other
company in the audio industry has done this. Earthquake's exclusive power conditioning
eliminates the need to purchase expensive external components and accessories.
EZXS (Easy Access) Amplification Blocks
The EZXS power blocks in the five- and seven-channel Cinénova Grande amplifiers are
totally independent. Each 15-ampere block has its own preamplification stage and
power-supply circuitry. And each block can be easily and individually removed for
service.
Cinénova Grande Features
• 328 Watts RMS All Channels Driven @ 8-Ohm
• 600 Watts RMS All Channels Driven @ 4-Ohm
• Built-in line conditioner
• Available in Silver or Black finish
1 - Gold high current flow binding posts
2 - Advanced system monitoring for immediate notification of failure
3 - Fully buffered variable filter 20Hz - 5kHz
4 - Input selection switch for installation flexibility
5 - Noise and hum free balanced XLR input circuit
6 - Low level RCA input
7 - 12V trigger
8 - 20 amp circuit breaker
Clint Walker, Home Theater Magazine
Available in 5 and 7-Channel Models
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Cinénova-16
Class "A/B"
More Power, More Options, More Than What You Expect From A Cinénova
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Cinénova Grande 16-Channel: 8-Zone Amplifier
The Cinénova Grande Amplifier Has 16 Channels and More!
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Features of Earthquake Sound's
Cinénova Grande 16 Amplifier
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Earthquake Sound in Every Room
The new rack-mountable Cinénova 16-channel power amplifier delivers 100 watts
RMS of smooth, clear power to each of its eight zones.
Eight 150-Watt Rooms
RCA inputs for all eight zones are on the rear panel. A power-bus system handles zones
that share the same input. Each zone can have two pairs of 8-ohm speakers or one pair of
4-ohm speakers. The Cinénova 16 has signal-sensing switches, gain controls,
stereo/mono/bridging capabilities, 12-volt triggers, and 16 pairs of speaker connectors.
Four 150-Watt Rooms
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Two 300-Watt Rooms
The Cinénova 16 amplifier includes eight external room-gain controls for fantastic
flexibility and user-friendly adjustments. The Cinénova 16 also features Earthquake's
proprietary FFI circuitry which checks each zone for short circuits and then measures
the intended load's impedance to increase long-term reliability.
Seven 150-Watt Rooms
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One 600-Watt Rooms
Cinénova's world-renowned reputation for exceptional headroom, high value, rugged
reliability, and undisputed sound quality is built upon this remarkable and versatile 16channel amplifier.
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More Control
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Remote Zone Control
Each of the eight possible zones can be controlled by an optional remote control. This
allows you to use the remote to control the volume in each zone, control connected
components, and to completely shut down specific zones.
Thermal Protection
Each channel of Earthquake Sound's Cinénova Grande 16 amplifier is equipped with a
thermal sensor designed to safely shut down the amplifier in case of overheating.
Bus Input for Simple Installation
This input simplifies installation by consolidating several channels for one source. The
input-source RCAs are simply plugged into the BUS input on the Cinénova amplifier.
The input-source selector is switched to BUS for however many channels are connected
to the corresponding input source.
Bridgeability Equals Flexibility
The Cinénova-16 may be bridged into several different configurations for rooms that
require more power (as long as the speaker impedance is not less than 4 ohms).
Cinenova-16 Features
• 75 Watts RMS All Channels Driven @ 8-Ohm
• 8 individual remote gain controls
• Available in Black finish
1 - Low level RCA input
2 - Input selection switch
3 - Remote gain control connections
4 - Fused Fault Indicators. Advanced system monitoring for
immediate notification of failure
5 - Gold high current flow binding posts
6 - Remote turn on/12V trigger
7 - Bus input
8 - Manual gain control
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XJ-600R
Class "J" Powered
It's Not Just More Bass... It's Perfect Bass
XJ-600R: Subwoofer Amplifier
Superior Active Room Correction
Earthquake Sound's XJ-600R Amplifier:
Power and Beauty
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Some companies claim that they have
“room correction” built into their
amplifiers, but their “correction” is only
level adjustment by volume. Earthquake
Sound's XJ amplifiers have the tools you
need to correctly compensate for room
acoustics to achieve the accuracy and
precision of true audiophile sound quality.
The XJ-600R has unsurpassed automatic
correction that counter balances the
acoustical flaws of listening rooms and
home theaters. The intelligent Back EMF
drive circuit interacts with the subwoofer
and memorizes system type and tuning
frequencies. The information is then
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selection at any time.
Correcting Arrival-Time Problems
(with a Vengeance)
Most amplifiers use a simple equalization
method that does not solve a room's phase
problems. Earthquake's new XJ amps
have true room correction that take into
consideration time problems such as
reflection and refraction. These new stateof-the-art amplifiers first fix arrival time
and then do equalization. Others try to
equalize rooms by adjusting only volume;
but can they call that “room correction?”
The new 99% efficient XJ Earthquake
amplifiers solve phase problems as well as
equalization problems.
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Earthquake's XJ-600R amplifier is truly
intelligent. To maximize sound quality, its
microprocessor turns on a group-delay
curve that serves as a correction reference.
Frequency imbalances (peaks and dips)
are smoothed out by phase correction, not
equalization.
C o r re c t i n g F re q u e n c y - B a l a n c e
Problems (with a Vengeance)
After phase correction is done, the amp
does room equalization. Bass frequencies
as low as 20 Hz may be cut or boosted by
as much as 6 dB. These corrections
increase the number of possible listening
positions as well as improving the sound
in each position.
The XJ-600R is a ruggedly
constructed high-quality
professional amplifier. Its digitalfeedback Class-J circuitry allows
the XJ-600R to produce massive
amounts of power with minimal
heat. This patented circuitry
delivers high efficiency in the
range of 99% compared to the 40
to 50% efficiency of a typical
Class-AB amplifier.
Subwoofer
Recommendation:
Thor, IW-Sub10:
• 10" in-wall subwoofer
• 10" passive radiator
• 20Hz - 150Hz
• Bolts directly into studs from
the front panel
• Custom cloth grille option; free
• Turn-N-Lock sheet rock
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The XJ-600R Corrects Both
Time and Amplitude Problems
Room Correction 20Hz, 30Hz, 40Hz Adjustable
Earthquake's new XJ amps have true room correction that take into consideration:
time/reflection and refraction. These new state of the art amplifiers first fix arrival
time then equalization. The new 99% efficient XJ Earthquake amplifiers address
the actual phase correction problem along with the room EQ.
Remote Control for Channel Selection and Gain Adjustment
The XJ-600R comes equipped with a remote control for easy channel selection and
volume control. This allows users to mute or reduce volume to better suit their
needs and to integrate the connected speakers to their liking.
XJ-600R Features
• 1 x 300 watts RMS @ 8-Ohms
• Rack Mountable
• Available in Black finish
1 - Power control
2 - Subsonic switch
3 - 0° - 180° phase shift switch
4 - Phase delay switch
5 - Amplifier status LEDs
6 - Auto ON/OFF selector
7 - 40Hz - 200Hz crossover
with bypass switch
8 - Gain control knob
9 - 20, 30 & 40Hz adjustable
room correction
10 - Channel-2 input section:
XLR, RCA or High level
11 - Channel-1 input section:
XLR, RCA or High level
12 - DC 12V trigger
13 - Ground connection
14 - IR sensor out
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PA-600
Class "A/B" Powered
Power Up With Professional Grade Bass
PA-600: Subwoofer Amplifier
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Earthquake Sound's PA-600:
Professional and Powerful
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The PA-600 Amplifier
Is Both Sensitive and Flexible
The Choice of Professionals
The PA-600 is a durable high-quality professional amplifier. It is designed to mount into
a standard 19-inch rack, requiring only two rack spaces (3.5 inches, vertically). Two
automatic variable-speed internal cooling fans use the sides, rear, and front of the
amplifier not the top and bottom for air intake and exhaust, allowing you to stack
multiple amplifiers, closer together in a rack-mount situation.
The PA-600 produces up to 110 watts per channel into 8 ohms (stereo mode) and 380
watts into 8 ohms (bridged mono mode).
Earthquake has included pro-audio features in the PA-600 such as ¼-inch and XLR
input jacks for electronically balanced low- or medium-impedance operations. In
addition, limiting circuitry with LED indicators constantly monitors the output level of
each channel; which provides protection from clipping, thus preventing the generation
of speaker-damaging square waves. A built-in protection circuit protects the amplifier
from overloads, short circuits, and overheating for those who love their music
consistently loud for several hours at a time.
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Subwoofer Recommendation:
Thor, IW-Sub10:
• 10" in-wall subwoofer
• 10" passive radiator
• 20Hz - 150Hz
• Bolts directly into studs from
the front panel
• Custom cloth grille option; free
• Turn-N-Lock sheet rock
stabilizers
Ultra-Sensitive Preamp-Stage Input Circuitry
Some audio products do not put out enough voltage to drive an amplifier adequately.
Earthquake amps have increased sensitivity so they have more output with less input.
This new circuitry lets you drive the amp to full output with inputs as low as 60
millivolts.
Auto Sensing Circuitry
The PA-600 is so sensitive that it comes on when a signal reaches it, and it automatically
falls asleep when the music stops. While in sleep mode, the amplifier consumes less
energy than typical amplifiers used in professional applications.
The PA-600 Can Be Switched into High-Power Mono Mode
If speakers need more power, the PA-600 can meet that need. Its Stereo/Mono switch can
connect the two channels together to create a single high-power channel (switching the
amp to bridged-mono mode). This feature can be especially useful when the amplifier is
driving one (or even two) Thor in-wall subwoofers or other subwoofers.
The PA-600 employs a design that ensures high sound quality and efficiency. It has been
planned down to the finest details for full accomplishment of both high-definition sound
and a shining value.
PA-600 Features
• 1 x 380 Watts RMS @ 8 ohms
• Rack mountable
• Available in Black finish
1 - Channel 1 and 2: Inputs, XLR, RCA and Banana
2 - Stereo, mono bridge mode selection switch
3 - Auto ON/OFF selector
4 - Limiter ON/OFF switch
5 - Power control switch and status LED
6 - Channel 1 and 2: Protect, peak and signal detection LEDs
7 - Channel 1 and 2: Manual level adjustments
8 - Speaker Outputs: RCA, banana and binding posts
9 - 115V - 230V voltage selection switch
10 - Built-in fuse, 15A-230V/50Hz - 3A-116V/60Hz
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The
Titans
Reference Loud Speakers
"I'd never given Norah Jones a second thought until I heard "Come Away
With Me" pumped through the Titans. Their 800-Hz super tweeters reveal
the subtlest nuances - the piano's minor-key timbre, the cymbals'
shimmer. Discerning the seductive way Jones smacks her lips between
measures, I instantly develop a schoolboy crush".
By Danny Richelieu, Widescreen Review Magazine
By Brendan I. Koerner, Wired Magazine
Titan Speakers Combine
Left, Right, and Center Speakers
Rhea, A Revolutionary
Center-Channel Speaker
One-of-a-kind cabinetry is constructed using precision-cut interlocking (N-Flexª)
braces found only at Earthquake. The internal bracing is wrapped with 16 layers of rare
steam-bent cherry wood and topped with a crown that is finished in a slow and steady
black-lacquer coating and drying process that lasts for more than 30 days. A 1.5-inch
silk-dome super tweeter sits atop the tower, rescuing tiny sounds that are lost with
conventional designs. Electroplated and silk-coated drivers made with low-ash paper
cones deliver fast, accurate, and true bass response.
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Tethys Features
• Frequency response: 17Hz - 30kHz
• Two 12" subwoofers with cast aluminum baskets and silk coated
pressed pulp cone bodies for faster deeper and more accurate bass
response.
• One enhanced frequency 1.5” silk dome super tweeter.
• One 8" mid-bass driver with silk coated pressed pulp cone.
• Sealed-box system with Patented 15" SLAPS (Symmetrically
Loaded Audio Passive System) to deliver deeper, tighter bass than
ported systems can produce.
• 16 layers of steam-bent, solid, high-density wood combined with a
10 layer coat of black lacquer finish that is polished to a mirror shine.
• Giant high current binding posts / biampable.
• Massive and complex crossover network system.
• 2" steel ball bearing rollers for smooth movement.
Earthquake's Rhea Sounds and Looks Beautiful
This center-channel loudspeaker is truly revolutionary. It contains three 1.5-inch softdome tweeters, each of which is rated for 30 degrees of dispersion. The outputs do not
overlap until a distance of exactly 15 feet. In addition to the tweeters, the Rhea has four
6-inch full-range high-speed drivers powered by massive magnetic motors. The motors
are specially designed to produce long and accurate excursions that are critical for a
high-SPL system such as this especially one that is delivers such deep bass. Earthquake
engineers uniquely tuned the combinations of drivers for uniform dispersion of sound
waves over a large area with a broad frequency range. The drivers are mounted in a
horizontal array, based on a classic design theory developed in the 1960s.
With its aerodynamic cabinet finished in ten layers of piano-black lacquer, the Rhea is a
unique speaker. This unconventional aerodynamic design reduces or eliminates internal
and external reflections and refractions found in typical rectangular designs. The
cabinets' smooth and curved surfaces allow air to move non-turbulently around and
within the cabinet, delivering the smoothest and most accurate mid- and high-frequency
effects that you will ever hear.
Titans: Reference Loud Speakers and Center Channel
"They reproduced the fine nuances of The Lord Of The Rings: The
Fellowship Of The Rings with perfection, and created a sound field that
really did seem true to life. And, with their intense power at such low
frequencies, the recording can be played back exactly as intended by the
mixers without the need for bass management".
The Tethys Speakers Are the Main Speakers in the Titan System
All Titan speakers are made differently from any other loudspeakers both inside and out.
Access to the best technology and precision tools allowed us to combine superior
cabinet materials, the most elaborate crossover components available, new driver
materials, and top grade copper cabling into one majestically designed package.
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The New Reference In High Fidelity Loud Speakers
"The most impressive part of the Titan loudspeakers
is their incredible midrange. The detail and clarity
they impart on a recording is impeccable".
By Danny Richelieu, Widescreen Review Magazine
Rhea Features
• Line array system for extremely wide and precise frequency range.
• Frequency response: 23Hz to 30kHz.
• Four 6.5" mid-bass pulp cone body drivers.
• Three 1.5" enhanced frequency silk dome super tweeters.
• High current binding posts (stereo or parallel configurations).
• 10 layer piano black lacquer finish, polished to perfection.
• Aero dynamic reflection and refraction limiting enclosure, which
results in near perfect vocal and high frequency reproduction.
• Tough shell coated stand with gold Titan name plate.
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Platine Noireé
Loud Speakers
"Having seen Platine Noireé only in photos, I am unprepared for its visual impact. I
examine the quality of the finish, looking for telltale imperfections that often
accompany such ambitious aesthetics, but I find none."
"SLAPS works wonders—I have never heard slim tower speakers like these
produce such pure, deep bass."
By Brent Butterworth, Robb Report Home Entertainment Magazine
"Stereo music sounds great, too; the speakers conjure up a warm, pleasing tone
that suits rock, jazz and classical music equally."
PN-4521 - Tower speaker with 10" passive
radiator, four 4" woofers and two 1" silk dome
tweeters.
PN-4421 - Center channel speaker with 10"
passive radiator, four 4" woofers and two 1"
silk dome tweeters.
PN-1411 - Monitor surround speakers with one
4" woofer and one 1" silk dome tweeter.
PN-2515 - Universal speaker with two 5"
woofers and one 1.5" silk dome super tweeter.
PN-2421 - Dipole surround speakers with two
4" woofers and two 1" silk dome tweeters.
PN-2421
PN-1411
"overall, the sound seems wonderfully balanced and well-suited to any music or
movies I play."
By Brent Butterworth, Robb Report Home Entertainment Magazine
Platine Noireé Is Earthquake Sound's
Super 7.1 Speaker System
Platine Noireé: New, Different, Superior, Elaborate, and Majestic
The PN-4521 floor-standing speakers are the piece de resistance of the Platine Noireé system.
They are made differently from any other loudspeakers both inside and out. Access to the best
technology and precision tools allowed Earthquake Sound to combine superior cabinet materials,
the most elaborate crossover components available, new driver materials, and top-grade copper
cabling into one majestically designed package.
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PN-4421
Platine Noireé: 7.1 Surround Sound System
PN-4521
Platine Noireé Is Earthquake Sound's Super 7.1 Speaker System
The Platine Noireé home-theater speaker system includes two PN-4521 main tower speakers, a
PN-4421 center speaker, and two PN-2421dipole surround speakers. The Platine Noiree line
comprises four models, which can be combined to create anything from a tiny bedroom stereo
system to a complete home theater speaker package.
Platine System Features
• Luxurious multi layer piano black lacquer finish.
• Slim modern living design, perfect for plasma TVs or homes with
limited space.
• Biampable towers and center channel.
• Patented SLAPS (Symmetrically Loaded Audio Passive System)
(towers and center channel only).
• CNC machined aluminum bass feet for the towers.
• Universal hanging mounts for PN-1411, PN-2421 and PN-2515.
• Electro plated, poly cone body woofers.
• 1" enhanced line action silk dome tweeters (1.5 silk dome tweeter
for PN-2515).
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SupernovaClassMKVI
"J" Powered
HAND CRAFTED
Supernova MKVI: Sealed With Passive Radiator Subs
IN THE U.S.A.
Now With Superior
Active Room Correction
Black Ash
Wood
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SLAPS
Symmetrically Loaded Audio Passive System
The Symmetrically Loaded Audio Passive System is
designed to eliminate distortions and to allow smaller
enclosures and drivers to put out bass equal to larger
enclosed subwoofers by +6dB or more.
SLAPS uses a push pull motion. The active driver's
movement make the SLAPS move in and out, allowing
the cabinet to be tuned to ridiculously low frequencies.
Piano Black
Supernova MKVI: The Super Power Subwoofer
Earthquake Sound Corporation is proud to introduce the next generation of their
Supernova MK Series subwoofers.
The new Supernova MKVI includes an all-new recessed amplifier with built-in room
correction. Many companies claim that they have room-correction circuitry built into
their amplifiers, but they only use level adjustment by volume. Most subwoofers with
built-in amplifiers use a simple equalization method that does not correct the rooms'
phase-related time problems.
Earthquake's new Supernova MKVI subwoofers have true room correction that takes
reflections and refractions into consideration. These state-of-the-art amplifiers fix both
arrival-time and equalization problems, while others try to equalize rooms by adjusting
only the volume. The new 99% efficient Supernova subs with IQ amplifiers address the
actual phase problems along with the room-equalization problems.
Earthquake's new Supernova subwoofer with built-in IQ amplifiers delivers
the tools you need to correctly adjust a room to precision audiophile status.
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SLAPS:
Technology Out of This Wolrd
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method, eliminates the distortions and over hang
commonly found in ported systems. In addition the
SLAPS system allows the sub to go lower than any other
home theater subwoofer on the planet. Our combination
of the SLAPS and a small enclosure delivers
phenomenal bass from a tiny space deliver high fidelity
music, home theater and gaming.
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Earthquake's patented symmetrically loaded passive (SLAPS) radiator allows the user
to enjoy the benefits of deep bass and explosive sound effects without the needs for a
giant subwoofer. The SLAPS system allows loud low bass from a small enclosure.
SLAPS subwoofer systems can be widely used in vehicle as well as in home audio
applications; wherever subwoofer are needed to be tuned at low frequency, without
increasing the enclosure volume, and without the need to deal with the traditional
shortcomings of port tuning such as port noise, port length, and availability.
Overdrive for Maximum Output
Earthquake Sound has patented the Overdrive feature; it allows the Supernova amplifier
to generate maximum output with virtually any level of input audio signal.
Optical Distortion Limiting Circuitry (ODL)
ODL was created to eliminate audio amplifier input stage clipping without distorting the
audio signal. No clipping, no distortion… just pure sound.
Supernova MKVI Features
• 600 Watts RMS built-in Class "J" amplifier (12" and 15" models)
• Available Sizes: 12" and 15"
• Available Finishes: Piano Black and Black Ash Wood Veneer
1 - Voltage selection switch
2 - Manual ON/OFF switch
3 - IR input
4 - Auto ON/OFF switch
5 - Crossover with bypass switch
6 - Subsonic filter
7 - Phase delay
8 - Phase switch
9 - Channel #1 & 2 manual gain adjustments
10 - Room correction 20, 30 and 40Hz adjustable
11 - Channel #1 & 2 inputs: XLR, RCA and banana
12 - Patented SLAPS (Symmetrically Loaded Audio Passive System)
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Supernova
MKV
Class "D" Powered
HAND CRAFTED
Supernova MKV: Passive Radiator Subwoofers
IN THE U.S.A.
Earthquake Sound's Supernova MKV
Satisfies the Senses
Black Ash
Wood
Veneer
Piano Black
1
6
5
7
8
4
Cherry
Wood
Veneer
Classic
Polyurethane
Tough Shell
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SLAPS, Overdrive, and ODL in
the Supernova MKV Subwoofer
MKV: The Reining Champion
Feast your ears and please your eyes... Earthquake's Supernova MKV subwoofer is the
product of meticulous engineering, detailed craftsmanship, and passion for
performance… all geared to please the audiophile in every one of us.
What Happens When Elegance Meets Performance?
Rich in heritage and design philosophy, Supernova subwoofers have set standards that
conventional subwoofer could never match. Over 20 years of collective experience in
generating bass propels Supernova technology beyond the reach of others in the
industry. Suffice it to say that Earthquake's Supernova subwoofer was ranked #1 when
tested by five of the major leading home-audio magazines.
The finely finished, hand-crafted piano-black Supernovas house the most advanced type
of digital amplifier (producing 600 watts of thundering bass power) coupled with
Earthquake's SLAPS passive technology and more than 3 inches of excursion.
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Winner of
Guide to Home Theaters
Editors Choice, Platinum Award
Earthquake's SLAPS Passive Radiator
Earthquake's patented symmetrically loaded passive radiator allows the user to enjoy
the benefits of deep bass and the full impact of sound effects without having to put up
with a giant eyesore in the room. SLAPS lets Earthquake subwooofers go very low
without having to increase enclosure volume. SLAPS can be used in car as well as in
home-audio applications. Wherever subwoofers must be tuned to a low frequency
without increasing the enclosure volume, and without the need to deal with the
traditional shortcomings of port tuning such as port noise, port length, and availability.
Earthquake's Overdrive
Overdrive is a patented feature that allows the Supernova amplifier to generate
maximum output with virtually any level of input audio signal.
Earthquake's Optical Distortion Limiting Circuitry (ODL):
ODL was created to eliminate audio amplifier input stage clipping without distorting the
audio signal.
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Supernova MKV Features
• 600 Watts RMS built-in Class "D" amplifier
(same amplifier for 10", 12" and 15" models, excludes MiniMe)
• Patented passive radiator technology
• Available Sizes: 10", 12" and 15"
• Available Finishes: Piano Black, Cherry Wood Veneer, Black Ash
Wood Veneer and the original Poly Grip Tough Shell Finish (check
for availability on Tough Shell finished items)
1 - Patented SLAPS (Symmetrically Loaded Audio Passive System)
2 - Volume control
3 - Remote control detection
4 - Low level RCA inputs and outputs
5 - High level inputs and outputs
6 - ON/OFF switch w/ auto ON option
7 - Phase flip switch
8 - 24dB variable crossover
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SuperNova
MKIV
Class "A/B" Powered
A $3000 Sound From A Tiny $840 Package
By: Steven Stone / Enjoy The Music . com
Supernova MKIV: Sealed Subwoofers
"These guys know how to make a solid no B.S. subwoofer.
The MKIV certainly lived up to my expectations."
Cherry
Laminate
1
6
5
7
Black-ash
Laminate
8
4
3
Cherry Wood
Laminate
The MKIV Has Crossovers, Filters,
Controls, Switches, and More
MKIV: Earthquake's Value-Driven Alternative
Our MKIV Series is a wolf in grandma's clothing. Its classic cabinet shape, drive units,
and handsome laminates might lead you to expect proportionally conventional sound
quality. If so, you'd be in for an aftershock.
The sound of Earthquake's MKIV Series is as deep, clean and startlingly realistic as
you'd expect from a more high-end subwoofer. That's because it possesses technologies,
design innovations, and performance that were first heard in earlier and larger
Supernova models. The physical familiarity of the MKIV only underscores just how far
Earthquake has brought sound reproduction in recent years.
You probably wouldn't anticipate, for example, that the speakers of the MKIV were
originally designed for our award-winning mobile-audio applications; the ridged style
indicates that the robust build is intended for high-power long-lasting audiophile
performance. Both subwoofers boast Earthquake's patented SLAPS passive-radiator
technology and high-efficiency class-AB amplifiers. For high-fidelity music or home
theater, if you want subwoofers with some unexpected gut wrench, try our wolves in
grandma's clothes. They are eager to satisfy your craving for bass.
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Supernova MKIV Subs
Shake the Entire Universe,
Not Just the Earth
Precision Crossovers, Filters, and More
The MKIV offers six switch- or knob-selectable setup adjustments for fantastic sound
parameters. Its low-pass filter has settings between 40 and 160 Hz, implemented with
filters precision-designed for optimum slope fading and minimum group delay. This
enables smooth integration with any Earthquake speakers, as well as with speakers from
other manufacturers.
The Level Control in the MKIV
The MKIV's level control enables you to counterbalance excessive room gain by cutting
output in the 20-to-30-Hz range or, if you prefer to bring out the feeling of deep-bass
energy by increasing those frequencies.
Advanced Switching Amplifier Design
MKIV's amplifier belongs to a high-efficiency family of patented Class-AB designs that
integrate a variety of innovative techniques to reduce noise, distortion, and heat to the
lowest possible levels. In particular, the switching frequency is much higher than in
typical subwoofer amplifiers of this type. It can produce a true 300 watts continuously
and 500 watts peak.
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Supernova MKIV Features
• 400 Watt built-in Class "A/B" amplifier (same amplifier for 10" and
12" models)
• Patented passive radiator technology
• Available Sizes: 10" and 12"
• Available Finish: Black-ash laminate or Cheery laminate
1 - Patented SLAPS (Symmetrically Loaded Audio Passive System)
2 - 110 - 220 voltage selection switch
3 - High level inputs and outputs
4 - Power switch with auto ON/OFF option
5 - 0 - 180° phase switch
6 - 40Hz - 160Hz cross over adjustment
7 - Low level RCA inputs and outputs
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T Condos
Tiny Cube, Huge Bass
T Multiple Subwoofer Applications
Finally An Affordable Sub That Still Kicks Butt
T Town Homes
Sub-80
Class "A/B" Powered
Sub-80: Ported and Down Firing Subwoofer
MiniMe: Sealed & Front Firing Subwoofer
MiniMe
Class "D" Powered
Ported Perfect. Dressed Perfect. Priced Perfect.
High Performance Bass in Your Home...Perfect.
5
6
7
Piano Black
Piano White
4
4
5
3
6
2
7
1
8
Black-ash
Black
Ash
Laminate
Laminate
3
2
1
Huge Bass and Great Looks in a Tiny MiniMe Cube
Designed to deliver phenomenal bass from a tiny cube and look fantastic while doing so,
Earthquake's MiniMe can pump out just the right amount of bass for any home. No job is
too big or small for this little rascal. The new MiniMe P8 and FF8 can turn a puny, weak,
and anemic system into the powerful, fit, and well-balanced system that you need.
MiniMe P8 employs Earthquake's patented SLAPS passive-radiator technology:
SLAPS allows this deceiving mini sub to dish out some 27 Hz of bone-chilling bass just
like its 11-Hz big brother, the Supernova MKV-15.
Not only does this unusually powerful subwoofer (with only an 8-inch speaker) do the
job, it also looks beautiful while doing it. MiniMe subwoofers are handcrafted with an
exquisite multi-layered high-gloss piano-black lacquer applied by professionals who
take their pride in their work down to the deepest pearl essence. No other small sub on
the planet can compete with this undeniably potent bass machine from Earthquake
Sound.
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MiniMe Features
320 Watts RMS built-in Class "D" amplifier
• Available models: Front firing / Sealed (MiniMe FF8) or passiveradiator / Sealed (MiniMe P8)
• Available Sizes: 8" only
• Removable grilles
• Rubber stabilizer feet (safe for wood floors)
• Finishes: Exquisite multi layer high gloss piano black or white
1 - 115V / 220V voltage selection switch
2 - 0-180° phase adjust
3 - 50-100Hz frequency knob
4 - Volume control
5 - Low level RCA inputs
6 - Mode selection switch
7 - Auto ON/OFF switch
8 - High level inputs and outputs
Thunderous Bass from a Little Black Box
Earthquake's Sub-80 is simply one of the best small subwoofers available. This compact
high-power subwoofer is perfect for homes where people can't have 10-inch, 12-inch, or
15-inch subwoofers (such as apartments, condominiums, or town homes).
The Sub-80 has the potential to fill very large rooms with musical bass and thundering
sound effects. If you don't care about being evicted, you can always get a larger
subwoofer, but the Sub-80 delivers tons of pure powerful bass. Other subs this size can't
utilize their amplifier power correctly, and those subs produce ugly and distorted bass.
The versatile set-up options of the Sub-80 give it broad compatibility with other
speakers. It is available in black or silver finish.
Amazing Specifications of Earthquake's Sub-80 Subwoofer
Earthquake's Sub-80 takes speaker-level inputs of up to 10 volts, RCA levels (low) input
of 0.5 to 2.3 volts. It detects audio signals and turns on automatically. Its 180-degree
polarity-inverting switch lets it blend into any system in any location.
Sub-80 Features
150 Watts built-in Class "A/B" amplifier
• 8" premium high power subwoofer
• Available Sizes: 8" only
• Finishes: Black-ash laminate
1 - Voltage selection switch
2 - High level inputs and outputs
3 - Auto ON/OFF switch
4 - 0-180° phase adjust
5 - Volume control
6 - Xover frequency adjustment
7 - Low level inputs and outputs
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Price, Performance and Reliability
Custom Installers Choice
Kompressor Subwoofers Expand on Earthquake Traditions
FF12
Class "A/B" Powered
FF12: Ported, Front Firing Subwoofer
Kompressor: Sealed, Front Firing Subwoofer
Kompressor
Class "A/B" Powered
FF12 Fires to the Front and Goes to the Bottom
5
6
4
7
3
4
2
3
1
5
2
Black-ash
Laminate
Black-ash
Laminate
6
1
Kompressor and FF12 Subwoofers Carry on the Earthquake Traditions
Continuing the legacy of the MKIV Supernova subwoofer, the Kompressor series gives
you even faster and more accurate bass response. Moreover, we made sure it matches the
size of other commonly sold subwoofers, making your "upgrade to performance" easy.
Kompressor and FF12 Use the Front-Firing Solution
Many of you have shopped and searched other brands for front-firing subs because we
didn't have any...well, your search is now over. Now you can finally find highperformance front-firing subwoofers that fit your space and your budget.
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Kompressor Features
400 Watts RMS built-in Class "A/B" amplifier
• Available models: K-10, K-12
• Available Sizes: 10" and 12"
• Removable grilles
• Rubber stabilizer feet (safe for wood floors)
• Finish: Black-ash laminate
1 - Voltage selection switch
2 - High level inputs and outputs
3 - Auto ON/OFF switch
4 - 0-180° phase adjust
5 - 40Hz - 160Hz crossover adjustment
6 - Level control
7 - Low level inputs and outputs
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Front Firing, Front Ported, and Ready to Go Low
The FF12 employs a deep-bumped back-motor structure that allows extended excursion
with increased bass response. The patented TCT© (Turbine Cooled Transducer)
technology increases efficiency and eliminates distortion. A 24-dB/octave low-pass
filter delivers an accurate crossover point that prevents it from being easily localized,
increasing placement flexibility. Also provided are variable crossovers, phase controls,
rear-panel line inputs, and speaker-level inputs.
Equally exciting is the new look it represents for Earthquake subs: a clean,
contemporary style that is more consistent with the look and feel of the company's other
products and visually more compatible with modern interiors. The new enclosure has a
smaller footprint, but it is slightly higher to allow the extra performance of a larger
enclosure.
The front of the FF12 allows the user to access the volume-control knob without
disturbing the phase and crossover settings. These subsidiary controls are on the back to
minimize accidental tampering with the settings. The FF12 is finished in black-ash
veneer.
FF12 Features
400 Watts built-in Class "A/B" amplifier
• 12" premium high power subwoofer
• Available Sizes: 12" only
• Finishes: Black-ash laminate
1 - High level inputs and outputs
2 - Auto ON/OFF switch
3 - 0-180° phase adjust
4 - Xover frequency adjustment
5 - Low level inputs and outputs
6 - Main ON/OFF
7 - Voltage selection switch
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The 20Hz In-Wall
4 Easy new or existing home installation
4 Bolt directly into 2x4 from the front panel
4 Patented shallow woofer technology
4 Reinforced back box
4 Patented SLAPS technology
4 2” peak-to-peak excursion
Quake
10.0
Tactile Transducer
LFE Maximized
No Obstructions
No Brackets
No Problems
The Wife
Acceptance
Exception
4
5
3
Quake 10.0
Kicks Butt For:
• Gaming Chairs
• Platforms
• Home Theaters
• Mobile Audio
• Recording Studios
• Animal Training
• Flight Simulation
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Quake 10.0: The 5Hz Tactile Transducer
Thor: The 20Hz, 10" In-Wall Subwoofer
Thor
In-Wall Subwoofer
6 3/16"
3 9/16"
2
1
Earthquake's Thor Is Designed for the Finest AV and
Audio Systems
This in-wall subwoofer establishes a new industry standard
for in-wall speaker systems. Thor offers a no-compromise
built-in solution for the finest home-theater and music
systems. You won't believe your ears; the aural performance
rivals the best free-standing systems.
Thor: The In-Wall Subwoofer that Goes Down to 20 Hz
Thor is easy to install in homes under construction and
existing homes: once the wiring is done, the Thor sub is
screwed into the wall from the front. The Thor in-wall system
is designed with the patented SWS (Shallow Woofer System)
subwoofer driver and SLAPS (Symmetrically Loaded Audio
Passive System) technologies that have made this revolution
in home theater possible. Earthquake engineers meticulously
designed Thor to produce zero resonance, blend well with any
décor, and deliver unheard-of bass from a shallow place.
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Amplifier
Recommendation:
XJ-600R:
• 1 x 300 Watts @ 8 Ohm
• Class "J"
• Active room correction
• Rack mountable
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Thor Features
• Available models: IW-Sub10
• Available Sizes: 10"
• Sub harmonics down to 20Hz
• Patented 10" SLAPS (Symmetrically Loaded Audio Passive System)
• Built-in sheet rock stabilizers
• Finish: White, paintable
1 - Turn-N-Lock sheet rock stabilizers
2 - Paintable grille frame
3 - Paintable metal mesh grille, also comes with custom grille option
4 - One of 16 holes for front joist mounting (required for installation)
5 - Earthquake's patented 10" SWS subwoofer driver
6 - 10" SLAPS passive radiator
7 - Spring loaded speaker terminals for quick and easy connections
Earthquake's Quake 10.0 Is a Special
Subharmonic Bass Shaker
Unparalleled Tactile Performance in Your Home, Car, or Elsewhere
The Quake 10.0 is an awe-inspiring subharmonics unit designed for special-effects
enhancement. You can now add super-sensitive low-frequency effects without using
costly hydraulics or a bulky and expensive subwoofer.
You can control sound- pressure levels throughout your home, car, attraction or venue by
effectively isolating the low end to your seats and flooring. The Quake 10.0 virtually
eliminates low-end resonating into adjoining areas.
Designed for superior music quality, the Quake 10.0 answers the need for both accurate
low-frequency response and maximum tactile effect. Music has never been more
powerful and affecting.
Insane Power to Shake You to Your Senses
One Quake 10.0 bass shaker can easily replace three, four, or even five typical shakers.
Quake 10.0 can move two or three theater seats or even a sizeable platform.
Quake 10.0s are maintenance free and almost indestructible. With only one moving part,
and a cast-aluminum heat-sink for excellent heat dissipation and protection from
damage, the Quake 10.0 is the only shaker you'll ever need.
Quake 10.0 Features
• Power handling up to 1000 watts RMS
• Universal mounting option
• Less than 7-inches long & 4-inches tall
• Flat wire military grade aluminum voice coil
• Thermal protection
• Extremely durable cast aluminum heat sink
• 2" excursion @ 22Hz
• 5-70Hz frequency response
Amplifier Recommendation:
XJ-600R:
• 1 x 300 Watts @ 8 Ohm
• Class "J"
• Active room correction
• Rack mountable
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Specifications
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PA-600
Subwoofers
Supernova MKV-10 / 10Sealed
Supernova MKV-12
Supernova MKV-15
1 / Mono
2 / + Mono Bridge
Amplifier Output/
Class
1200 Watts peak
600 Watts RMS / Class "D"
1200 Watts peak
600 Watts RMS / Class "D"
1200 Watts Peak
600 Watts RMS / Class "D"
75-Watts
all channels driven
1 x 300
2 x 120 Watts
1 x 380 Watts (mono)
Input Impedance
6k
6k
6k
0.001%
0.1%
0.08%
0.01%
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 160 Hz
18 Hz - 145 Hz
17 Hz - 120 Hz
>800
>800
>408
>500
>300
Driver
10" Earthquake DBXi
12" Earthquake Magma
15" Earthquake Magma
SNR
>118 dB
>118 dB
>94 dB
>92 dB
>92 dB
Passive Radiator
Regular - 10" SLAPS, Sealed - N/A
12" SLAPS
15" SLAPS
Frequency
Response
Enclosure Type
Sealed with passive radiator
Sealed with passive radiator
Sealed with passive radiator
20 Hz - 20 kHz
20 Hz - 20 kHz
20 Hz - 20 kHz
10 Hz - 2 kHz
20 Hz - 20 kHz
17 3/4" x 17 1/4" x 21 1/2"
110 lbs.
122 lbs.
44 lbs.
18 lbs.
29 lbs.
MKV-10: 12 3/4 " x 12 1/4 x 17"
MKV-10Sealed: 13" x 12 3/4" x 13 3/4"
16" x 15 3/4" x 13 3/4"
Weight
Dimensions
HxWxD
Finish
Silver or flat black
Silver or flat black
Flat black
Flat black
Flat black
Dimensions
HxWxD
9 1/4" x 18" x 21"
9 1/4" x 18" x 20 1/2"
6 1/2" x 17" x 17"
1 7/8" x 19" x 14 1/8"
3 1/2" x 19" x 15 7/16"
Cinénova Grande 5
Number of
Channels
5
7
16 / 8-Zones
RMS Power
Output @ 8
328-Watts
all channels driven
328-Watts
all channels driven
THD
0.001%
Damping Factor
Cinénova Grande 7
Cinénova Grande 16
XJ-600R
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Piano black, real cherry wood veneer and black ash wood veneer. MKV-12 + MKV-10Sealed both available in polyurethane Tough-Shell
Finish
Weight
Regular - 65 lbs, Sealed - 53lbs
Poly - 74 lbs, Others - 90 lbs
Poly - 86 lbs, Others - 105 lbs
Subwoofers
Supernova MKVI-12
Supernova MKVI-15
Subwoofers
Supernova MKIV-10
Supernova MKIV-12
Kompressor S-10
Kompressor S-12
Amplifier Output/
Class
1200 Watts Peak
600 Watts RMS
1200 Watts Peak
600 Watts RMS
Amplifier Output/
Class
400 Watts peak
200 Watts RMS / Class "A/B"
400 Watts peak
200 Watts RMS / Class "A/B"
400 Watts peak
200 Watts RMS / Class "A/B"
Input Impedance
18 k
18 k
Input Impedance
20 k
400 Watts peak
200 Watts RMS / Class "A/B"
20 k
20 k
20 k
Frequency Response
15 Hz - 155 Hz
14 Hz - 120 Hz
Frequency Response
25Hz - 150Hz
23Hz - 150Hz
28Hz - 160Hz
24Hz - 160Hz
Driver
12" Earthquake Magma
15" Earthquake Magma
Driver
10"
12"
10"
12"
Passive Radiator
12" SLAPS
15" SLAPS
Passive Radiator
10" SLAPS
12" SLAPS
N/A
N/A
Enclosure Type
Sealed with passive radiator
Sealed with passive radiator
Enclosure Type
Sealed with passive radiator
Sealed with passive radiator
Sealed, front firing
Sealed, front firing
Dimensions
HxWxD
16 1/4" x 15 1/2" x 19 1/2"
17 3/4" x 17" x 21"
Dimensions
HxWxD
MKIV-10: 12 3/4" x 12 1/4" x 17"
MKIV-12: 13" x 12 3/4" x 13.75"
12 3/4" x 12 1/4" x 18 5/8"
15" x 14 1/2" x 18 3/4"
Finish
High gloss black piano, real black ash wood veneer
High gloss black piano, real black ash wood veneer
Finish
Black-ash or Cherry laminate
Black ash or Cherry laminate
Black ash laminate
Black ash laminate
Weight
73 lbs.
86 lbs.
Weight
40lbs
44 lbs.
4 1lbs.
46 lbs.
* All subwoofer measurements are Near Field * Xover roll off is 24dB/octave * Frequency response measured at 0 to -6dB
Specifications are Subject to change without notice
Product Specifications
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Amplifiers
* All subwoofer measurements are Near Field * Xover roll off is 24dB/octave * Frequency response measured at 0 to -6dB
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The Titans and Platines are not available in any other finish than what is described below. In addition, all shown images of models and veneers
can not give a true impression of the delicacy and structure of a real wood finish or an extremely well built piece of electronics.
Subwoofers
MiniMe P8 / FF8
Sub-80
FF12
Amplifier Output/
Class
320 Watts peak
160 Watts RMS / Class "A/B"
150 Watts peak
75 Watts RMS / Class "A/B"
400 Watts peak
200 Watts RMS / Class "A/B"
Input Impedance
8k
20 k
Frequency Response
28 Hz - 175 Hz
30 Hz - 160 Hz
20 k
25 Hz - 150 Hz
Driver
8"
8"
12"
Passive Radiator
8" SLAPS
N/A
N/A
Enclosure Type
Sealed with passive radiator
Front ported & down firing
Front ported & front firing
Dimensions
HxWxD
(P8) 10.375” x 11.5 x 10.25”
(FF8) 10.375” x 9.875" x 11.3125”
13 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 13 1/2
Finish
Piano black or white lacquer
Weight
10 lbs.
Titans
Rhea
Tethys
Sensitivity
91dB @ 1W/1M
90dB @ 1W/1M
150 - 1500 Watts
200 - 2000 Watts
Impedance
8
8
Enclosure Type
4-chamber sealed enclosure
5-chamber sealed enclosure with passive radiator
Weight
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
Tweeters
132 lbs.
236 lbs.
13" x 37" x 22"
60" x 18" x 24"
Power Handling
One 1 1/2" Enhanced frequency silk dome super tweeters
Three 6 1/2" Mid-range with silk coated low-ash pressed pulp cone body One 5 1/4" with silk coated low-ash pressed pulp cone body & phase plug
19 1/2" (includes legs) x 14" x 16 1/8" (includes amplifier controls)
Subwoofers
N/A
Two 12" and One 8" with silk coated low-ash pressed pulp cone bodies
Black-ash laminate
Black-ash laminate
Passive Radiator
N/A
One 15" SLAPS
19 lbs.
37 lbs.
Frequency Response
23 Hz - 30 kHz
17 Hz - 30 kHz
Finish
High gloss multi layer piano black laquer.
A combination of high gloss piano black laquer
and several layers of steam bent cherry wood.
Platine Noireé
PN-1411 (monitors)
PN-2421 (dipoles)
PN-4421 (center)
PN-4521 (L & R towers)
PN-2515 (universal)
Sensitivity
89dB @ 1W1M
90dB @ 1W1M
92dB @ 1W1M
92dB @ 1W1M
89dB @ 1W1M
50 - 200 Watts
60 - 200 Watts
75 - 300 Watts
75 - 300 Watts
40 - 200 Watts
8
8
Subwoofers
Thor
Quake 10.0
Power Handling
300 Watts
150 Watts RMS
1000 Watts
600 Watts RMS
Impedance
4-
2-
Impedance
8
8
8
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 160 Hz
5 Hz - 70 Hz
Enclosure Type
Front port tuned
Front port tuned / Dipole
Passive radiator tuned, sealed Passive radiator tuned, sealed Front port tuned, bass reflex
Driver
10" patented SWS subwoofer system
N/A
17 1/2 lbs.
19 1/2 lbs.
40 lbs.
59 lbs.
18 lbs.
Passive Radiator
10"
N/A
10 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 7"
10 1/2" x 14" x 7"
6" x 28" x 11"
44 1/2" x 6" x 11"
7 1/4" x 18 5/8" x 8 1/2"
Enclosure Type
Dimensions
HxWxD
Finish
Sealed with passive radiator
Tactile transducer
Weight
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
Tweeters
One 1" silk dome
Two 1" silk dome
Two 1" silk dome
Two 1" silk dome
Two 1" silk dome
Four 4" magnetically shielded
with EP (ElectroPlating)
Two 5 1/4" magnetically shielded
with EP (ElectroPlating)
Weight
28" x 18 5/8" x 3 3/4"
3 9/16" x 6 3.16" x 3 9/16"
Woofer / Mid-range
One 4" magnetically shielded Two 4" magnetically shielded Four 4" magnetically shielded
with EP (ElectroPlating)
wired out of phase: Dipole
with EP (ElectroPlating)
White with paintable grille and frame
Cast aluminum casing
Subwoofers
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N/A
N/A
N/A
40 lbs.
6 lbs.
Passive Radiator
N/A
N/A
One patented 10" SLAPS
One patented 10" SLAPS
One patented 10" SLAPS
Frequency Response
45 Hz - 22 kHz
40 Hz - 25 kHz
25 Hz - 35 kHz
20 Hz - 35 kHz
30 Hz - 35 kHz
Finish
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Three 1 1/2" Enhanced frequency silk dome super tweeters
Woofer / Mid-range
Power Handling
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Product Specifications
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High gloss multi layer piano black laquer.
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courant.com
The roughest, toughest, low downest speaker in the world
"The MiniMe is only slightly bigger than a 10-inch square. It weighs 10 pounds."
"it's capable of reaching sonic peaks of 108 decibels - somewhere between a
jackhammer, a chain saw and midfield at the Super Bowl. This little lug can
rumble."
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Discover The Truth From The Best
“...Tethys and Rhea for multichannel music and movies was a delight.”
“Want to move your world?”
“The Tethys and Rhea give you exactly what you want from high-end
loudspeakers: uncolored, transparent sound."
“Supernova is the most powerful home theater subwoofer I've ever heard...”
"These loudspeakers can really crank out some SPLs without any distortion."
"The detail and clarity they impart on a recording is impeccable."
"the doors were still rattling down into the low 20s. That's superb output from a
subwoofer this small."
"Hooking up the MiniMe took maybe 30 seconds."
"...it sounded as loud as a lot of its much bigger rivals."
"Want to move your world? Get an Earthquake Supernova Millennium 15."
"The Titan loud speakers really excel in movie playback, as they go incredibly
deep, get incredibly loud, and are incredibly detailed across the frequency
spectrum."
"With their intense power at such low frequencies, the recording can be played back
exactly as intended."
"For home theater in a small room, fantastic. For music, very good"
"It beats the other vented designs for fidelity an delivers higher output than any
other compact home theater subwoofer I've reviewed."
"Supernova plays at incredibly high levels ...down to 18Hz and below."
Reviews
Expert Testimonials
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dB measurements as tested by WIDESCREEN REVIEW, buyers guide, Issue #36
MANUFACTURER
EARTHQUAKE
B&W
BAGEND
TRIAD
VELODYNE
ENERGY
PARADIGM
BAGEND
MODEL
SuperNova
4000-ASW
S-18E
PLATINUM
F-1800R
ES-18XL
SERVO-15
INFRA-18
DRIVER
15"
15"
18"
18"
18"
18"
15"
18"
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115
110
N/A
112
114
112
108
[email protected]
117
115
112
110
112
112
110
108
[email protected]
116
115
110
N/A
113
112
110
106
[email protected]
115
114
108
106
110
106
106
102
[email protected]
102
102
100
92
98
98
96
90
[email protected]
98
N/A
N/A
90
N/A
90
90
N/A
"Deep high impact bass for sound effects was simply outstanding."
"You won't find a subwoofer with more slam than this one."
"It is the most powerful LFE subwoofer I've heard period."
"Let's just say Earthquake has a real winner."
"This is a superb subwoofer in an incredibly small package."
Widescreen Review, Danny Richelieu, Issue #115
www.Courant.com, Kevin Hunt, January 2007
"...they wanted to produce a subwoofer with fewer sonic compromises-one that
actually sounded better, not simply one that played louder."
Widescreen Review Buyers Guide, Richard Hardesty, Issue #36
“...the Quake is here, and boy does it shake.”
“Power that will surely register on your Richter scale.”
“That's right. You could vibrate the entire floor of your home theater with this unit.”
“Off-the-chart dynamics, raw power, and a free-flowing sense of ease and
composure."
“Well, I have to say that I am used to trying out shaker, but this one is something
else.”
"Be prepared to actually be frightened by the experience. And that is a movie's
intention. To produce emotional response."
"...it is the most powerful one I have ever experienced. And the amplifier is the most
flexible."
"...it is an accessory worth having. In fact, never to be without again."
"Sure enough, I almost flew out of my chair."
Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity, Dr. John E. Johnson Jr., December 2006
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Earthquake SuperNova MKIV-15
Stereophile Guide to Home Theater,
2003 Editors' Choice, Platinum Award.
"Earthquake has gone to considerable lengths to prove that a potent combination of
speed, grace and power can be harnessed on a large, multichannel chassis."
"It was hardly surprising that the Cinénova kicked away from the gate with a truly
impressive display of raw power."
"The Cinénova Grande met these challenges with a massive, wide-open sound
stage, and it refused to constrict even the smallest of nuances anywhere in the
presentation."
"I know where every one is supposed to be and, thus, new right away that amplifier
was reproducing the stage immaculately."
Home Theater Magazine, Chris Lewis, September 2005
Earthquake Supernova MKIV-15:
"SS got all shook up over the Earthquake SuperNova MKIV-15 subwoofer. Scoring
high in all the critical requirements for a subwoofer (loud, deep, clean, fast), it
produced bass down to below 20Hz with panache and style. Whether the program
material was music or film, the SuperNova performed with aplomb, improving on
the low bass in SS's room even over his resident L/R front speakers, Dunlay SCVIs, each of which has two 15-inch driver in a box large enough to have required
piano mover when he bough a new home just up the street from his old one. Of
course, a good powered subwoofer has the advantage of position flexibility, and its
dedicated amp can be tailored to provide the best system performance. In this case,
that performance was so good that SS concluded; "There might be better
subwooofer on the planet, but I haven't heard them."
Sterophile Guide to Home Theater, Thomas Norton, Mar/April 2003
Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, January 2003
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Boom... Thud... Crash...
“Fortunately for aficionados of the subterranean, there exist companies like
Earthquake Sound, which since 1986 has dedicated itself to the art of reproducing
low frequencies."
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“the component that other manufacturers fear, and men lust after.”
“I'm just speechless, and the Cinénova Grande amplifier is the reason why.”
"I had seen crates like this during my stint in the military-they usually contained
Patriot missile warheads."
"Because of the SLAPS design, the Supernova's phase response and time alignment
match those of a sealed cabinet, but with the greater dynamic ability and smaller
size a ported design."
"It's built to last."
"This heavy duty driver looks as if it could be used to launch mortar shells."
"Once I got the Cinénova Grande on the measuring bench, I was even more
astounded-it measured exactly as Earthquake had specified."
"The Earthquake MKIV-15 did 15Hz with panache and style."
"The harder I pushed the amp, the less distortion I got!"
"There might be better subwoofer on the planet, but I haven't heard them."
"I whole heartily recommend the Supernova for any system requiring the ultimate
sonic boon."
"There are several very subtle details that only the best amps, preamps, and speaker
can uncover. The Cinénova Grande unveiled them all."
Home Theater Magazine, Clint Walker, June 2000
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“...the most amazing subwoofer I've ever tested.”
“…with an Xmax of 18.7mm, this woofer has three to four times the average
subwoofer's excursion. There are too many positives to list about the actual
transducer itself, … I'll just say it's built very well.”
“…the sub integrated into my system quite well. I was delightfully surprised at the
sonic presence and transparency of the Supernova, as it delivered tight, accurate
bass even at very low volume levels.”
“The experience was like watching this movie for the first time. I found myself
gripping the couch nervously during the more 'explosive' scenes.”
“This component, in its entirety, is well thought out, and built even better. To put it
plainly, the Earthquake Supernova MKII is quite simply the most amazing
subwoofer I've ever tested.”
Reviews
“Supernova proved to be the one to beat in terms of sheer output...”
“The Earthquake Supernova subwoofer delivers an impressive amount of features
aimed at fulfilling the promise of ground-shaking bass suggested by its name.”
“The Supernova did indeed have the ability to shake the walls of our listening room,
as well as send currents of bass throbbing through our bones.”
“We certainly felt its effects more than with any other sub we tested. On movies, the
Supernnova proved to be the one to beat in terms of sheer output, besting even the
Sunfire in this regard.”
“Also, when it came to rendering vehicle crashes or gunshots, the Supernova
injected fear into our nervous systems more credibly than the other subwoofers.”
Digital Home Entertainment, Spring 1998
Home Theater Buyers Guide, Spring 1998.
Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, Steven Stone, September 2002
“Meaty, beaty, little and bouncy”
“Just when you think you know a scene after seeing it 500 times...This subwoofer
took my home theater to new depths."
"The MKIV-12P is a big-lipped powerhouse of a subwoofer that pretends to be
nothing other than that."
"I knew the Supernova was a different animal right away."
"Earthquake subs remain among the loudest and dollar-per-decibel, among top
performers."
"...(sorry, since most subs don't go that low, I couldn't find a test CD that even
bothered to reach below 20Hz)."
Home Theater Magazine, Kevin Hunt, December 2001
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“...how does the Supernova perform? In a word: outstandingly.”
“For the ultimate in gut-wrenching home theater bass...”
“The Supernova MKII is compact and heavy. Only 15 by 15 by 17 inches, it'll fit
into even the smallest listening room, … Despite its diminutive physical stature, the
Supernova can put out enough bass energy to fill even a large room with sonic
rumblings.”
“This unit is aimed at producing maximum SPL from a small but not diminutive
enclosure in the 30-50Hz range. The Supernova…delivered 113dB at 40Hz, 113dB
at 35Hz, and 113dB at 30Hz. This is the new record for high output level for all
subwoofers reviewed so far.”
“I've never had a sub that integrates so well with the rest of my system. Used
correctly, the Supernova can blend beautifully, remaining soniclly invisible until
it's really needed. It's impressive to have dinosaur steps whomp you in the chest and
set your bi-fold closet doors quivering with each stride, …”
“...it was difficult to drive to audible distress. It produced a strong, clear output of
106dB at 25Hz and could reach 98dB at 20Hz and below…. The output of 113dB at
35Hz is incredibly high, and the highest level attained by any subwoofer in the
review.”
“The Supernova's dynamic agility is especially impressive on both movie
soundtracks and music. On both movie soundtracks and music, there is never any
sense of dynamic limitation or strain. No matter how loud the pyrotechnics… or
how complex the bass lines… the Supernova is up to the challenge of producing
clean, accurate low bass.”
“Caution: the Supernova can play so loud that if you hear distress in use you need to
turn your system down or you will soon irrevocably damage your hearing and then
everything will become inaudible.”
Stereophile guide to Home Theater, February 1999
“The Earthquake Supernova is the new champ for high SPL...”
Widescreen Review, V1,#1, issue27.
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