Subphone 2190

Subsea's Subphone 2190 is a waterproof, portable, wireless, long-range communication system, designed specifically for communications between ADS, submarines, submersibles and surface vessels for distances up to 10 km at 10 kHz. The Subphone 2190 has up to two user selectable operating frequencies.

Subphone 2190, is unequalled in the industry in terms of:

  • Clarity of speech
  • Clear communications in strong currents and around obstacles
  • Ease of use
  • Reliability in professional use
  • Many frequency options available
  • Waterproof designed for mobile salt water operation under adverse weather conditions

The Subphone 2190 is enclosed in a rugged deep drawn, powder coated, marine grade aluminum waterproof carry case. All hardware is stainless steel. The front panel is made from Lexan covered anodized marine grade aluminum. All front panel controls and connectors are waterproof and sealed to the front panel so the Subphone 2190 is ideally suited for use in open craft or adverse weather conditions

Advanced technology contributes to the superior quality of communications from the Subphone 2190. Sophisticated electronic circuitry and filtering techniques are utilized to enhance speech clarity and reduce extraneous noises, thereby providing optimum clarity under adverse conditions. The Subphone 2190 — like all of Subsea Import's products — employs crystal-controlled single side band (SSB) ultrasonic techniques. Subphone’s SSB technology provides distortion free transmissions and extended battery life. Operators will enjoy clear communications from the surface even in strong currents or waters crowded with ships, wharf pilings, or debris.

The Subphone 2190 has high and low power capabilities enabling the user to conserve battery life and improve the quality of shorter range communications. The Subphone 2190 has a built in “Pinger“ mode for location and emergency situations. The option of dual-frequency also offers the Subphone 2190 operator the capability of choosing the best frequency for communicating under various ocean conditions.

The Subphone 2190 provides the most affordable waterproof, high quality, long range, portable communications capability in a compact waterproof case on the market today.


  • Extended range of up to 10 km (6+ miles) at 10 kHz
  • Charging system has automatic reduction to trickle charge with indicators
  • All controls and connectors are sealed and waterproof
  • Separate connectors for both Hand microphone and Headset with boom microphone
  • Portable, heavy-duty, marine grade aluminum carry case with internal speaker, batteries, battery charging circuitry, handheld microphone and accessory set
  • Transmitter pinger mode for location and emergency situations
  • Tape outlet allows for recording of all communications

Companion Products

Optional Model 470 noise cancelling headset with boom microphone to supply the surface operator with privacy and the ability to communicate under extremely noisy surface conditions.

For rack mounted Subphones please see the Subphone model 580 & 580TX products.

For a non-waterproof portable carry case option please see the model 820 carry case option for the Subphone model 580 and 580TX products.