The PowerPipe subwoofer was created to fill a void that custom integrators have been longing for since the beginning; how to fill a space with big sound without disturbing the surrounding motif created by interior designers. With that one hurdle in mind, the engineers at James set out to create the worlds finest subwoofer and keep it hidden from everyone. The finished product resulted in what can only be described as a "game changer" for the CE industry. The PowerPipe has quickly become one of the most sought after components in the world of high end audio/video installation projects. The design of the PowerPipe is to move large amounts of air through a relatively small hose, which resonates at a tuned frequency of about 35Hz. This is achieved through the drivers design and surrounding sealed cabinet composition. Because the woofer has been tuned with its acoustical peak in the region of frequencies where bass energy in music and movie soundtracks tend to be greatest, the driver can operate at the frequencies within its linear cone excursion range, and rely on the band pass port tube to simply "amplify" its output. The PowerPipe is truly ingenious by design, however quite straightforward to implement into just about any project. Because the PowerPipe incorporates a sealed aluminum enclosure, finding a place to mount the driver unit is fairly easy, whether it be suspended above in an attic or down below a sub-floor or even stowed away in a closet. The flex tube is simply routed from driver unit to your choice of available port options, providing a seamless decor treatment for even the most discerning clients and designers. Custom port options are also available, and can be configured in a multitude of various shapes, sizes and colors.