IsoAcoustics Aperta Sub XL

IsoAcoustics ApertaSubXL

The bigger they are, the lower they go … and the lower they go, the more they are in need of acoustic isolation. With the Aperta Sub XL, IsoAcoustics makes its innovative technology available for subwoofers of up to 160 lbs. The new solution can be seen live at HIGH END 2023 at the MOC in Munich, Germany.

The Aperta Sub XL brings the patented IsoAcoustics isolation technology to larger subwoofers of up to 160 lbs / 72.5 kg. Taming the power of such mighty speakers is no easy feat, but IsoAcoustics managed to build on the design of the Aperta Sub for smaller subwoofers to perfectly support heavier models. By carefully managing the distribution of low frequencies, the Aperta Sub XL retains the subwoofer’s power while mitigating unwanted side effects, leading to a clearer, more defined sound.

Like its smaller sibling, the IsoAcoustics Aperta Sub XL decouples the subwoofer from the supporting surface. Its specially designed internal isolators absorb the energy that would otherwise be transferred to the structure underneath and cause disturbances of the sound image. It also keeps that energy from reflecting and being conducted back into the subwoofer, where it could cause smearing. The result is a remarkable improvement in terms of clarity and definition – sonic properties that are particularly hard to come by in the low frequency spectrum.

The design of the IsoAcoustics Aperta Sub XL is as clever as it is subtle. It discreetly supports and decouples the subwoofer without drawing much attention. Since most subwoofers come with feet in all four corners, the Aperta Sub XL uses the space between the feet to make contact, an important design decision considering the isolators are directional to maintain the speaker’s energy on-axis. It comes with optional carpet disks that anchor the sub into carpeted surfaces if required. The Aperta Sub XL measures at 14.5” wide by 16” deep by 1.5” high (368 mm x 406 mm x 37 mm).

IsoAcoustics will show the Aperta Sub XL at hifi trade show HIGH END from the 18th through 21st May 2023 at the MOC in Munich, Germany. Attendees can find IsoAcoustics at Atrium 4.2 F210 and listen to the company’s products in action. The presentations will feature A/B demonstrations with GAIA isolators on Focal Scala Utopia Evo speakers, showcasing the considerable sound difference between GAIA isolators and the speakers’ factory spikes.

The IsoAcoustics Aperta Sub XL will be available in June 2023. The price is 189.99 USD.