320 W amplifier
eliminates time related distortion

controlled damping

10" Fiberglas Woofer
Dual Coil Long excursion driver
+/- 16mm membrane excursion

By-Pass function via remote
Sub-Woofer by-pass
Satellites filtered / or full range

Level and Phase control
Sensitivity adjustable and Phase
-40 to + 10dB
from 0 to 360 degree (12 steps)

80/150 Hz X-Over points


Product broschure (230kB) engl.

Diagram/Data sheet (354kB) engl.


Josef-Drexler-Str. 8
89331 Burgau
Tel: **49-(0)8222-9617072

In keeping with the EMES compatible and interchangeable Monitoring philosophy, we have designed the AMBER and AMBER HR sub woofers. These units can accompany various models in our 2 way near field line as Sub-Bass Units (see also EMES MODUMO (Modular Monitoring) brochure) or as a Sub-Woofer in a 5.1 surround system.
We have chosen a single Driver design to make the AMBER as compact as possible.
A Compact Sub – that can deliver really good low end?!?!
32 Hz (-3dB) for a 290 x 420 x 450mm (42 litre), if you need more then you still have the option to stack two of them together!
To achieve these figures in a compact sized cabinet, you need a specially designed driver – the EMES XLS-Driver!
This 10 inch dual coil long excursion Fibreglass Membrane
XLS-driver is a very low compression driver with a coil excursion of +/- 16mm.
The driver is constructed in such a way so that the air, normally sealed in the Air gap of the magnet system, can circulate. Finally the Airflow is nearly non resistant to the coil movement, which results in a very accurate (linear) membrane excursion. The Impulse response and Low End precision is really remarkable for Sub-Bass unit this small! And there is no heat related compression either!
To support the driver specs we have equipped the removable active electronics with a powerful 2 x 160W amplifier module!

The AMBER / AMBER HR has everything on board to allow the units to be used as a Sub-Woofer for multi channel applications, plus functions and controls dedicated to use with our near fields to build a modular 3 way Monitoring system.
Balanced XLR - Input and Output connectors for 3 channels (L/C/R) are implemented, these can be used simultaneously as inputs and filtered outputs. The Filter section can be set to operate at 80Hz or 150Hz and be turned off for Surround applications. If the Subs are to be placed in a different listening distance the relative phase can be controlled separately by dipswitches in a wide range from 0 to 360 degrees to get optimal time alignment.
The value per Step is 30 degree (equal -35cm at 80Hz). Also the Input level is adjustable by dip switched from +6dB down to - 25dB.
A useful feature of the EMES Sub-Bass units is, especially if they are used as frequency extension units for our Near field monitors (MODUMO™), is to bypass the filter section. The signal path than can then be monitored frequency extended (Off), or non extended (On)!

2 x 160W active Electronic10" XLS Dual Coil DriverISO-RAILs

System design Dual coil long excursion bass reflex
Lower cut off frequency 32 Hz (-3dB)
Frequency responce free field 32-2.000 Hz (±3dB)
Maximum output, sine wave 118 dB
Maximum output, long term, (RMS) 115 dB
harmonic distortion at SPL <100Hz 1,60%
harmonic distortion at SPL >100Hz 0,50%
Bass driver 1 x 25cm , fiberglass
shielded version no
weight 23,5 Kg
dimensions w/h/d in mm 290 x 420 x 450 mm
Electronic AMBER
Type of input connector 3 x XLR, female (L/C/R)
Type of output connector 3 x XLR, male(L/C/R)
Input Impedance 10 kOhm
Input level adjustment 32 steps from 0,45 - 4,5V
Low pass filter 20 Hz / 18dB
X-Over frequency 80 / 150 Hz
X-over by-pass / woofer mute yes
phase polarity (degree) 0/180
phsae control (degree) 30/60/90/120/150
RMS output Bass-amp 2x160 W
distortion at acoustic max. output
signal to noise ration
-102 dB 
kind of power supply
operating voltage
115/230 V +/- 20% 
power consumtion at max. output
340 W, 25 W stand by