If you don’t mind its uninspired aesthetics, the Definitive Technology ProSub 800 is a mighty little subwoofer and a fine match for its SSA soundbars and ProCinema satellite speakers. Flexible configuration, a full list of features, and solid bass performance give the Polk Audio DSW Pro 400 a leg up on similar-size subwoofers.
What are the specs of a subwoofer?
Its specs read like no other sub’s: 196 lbs; 18″ cast-frame woofer; dual 4″ voice-coils; 4kW peak power from twin internal amplifiers that generate 1kW RMS; 115dB peak acoustic output; a fully configurable, high-resolution, 10-band parametric equalizer (PEQ); an internal crossover with high- and low-pass outputs; and PC-based setup via USB.
Which is the best JL Audio subwoofer to buy?
In “Music in the Round” in the January 2016 issue, Kal Rubinson praised JL Audio’s latest subwoofer, the Fathom f113v2. He raved about its amplifier’s higher power over the original f113, its beefier 13″ woofer, its improved, 18-band Digital Automatic Room Optimization (DARO), and its significantly improved deep-bass response in-room.
How much does a revel surround speaker system cost?
I’ve reviewed many Revel surround speaker packages over time, but it’s been six years since my last Revel review, a system centered on the Performa F208 tower speaker. At around 13 grand, that system could still be considered an affordable option compared with a full surround package built around the company’s flagship Ultima range.
The subwoofers that have worked best in my large listening room—the Velodyne ULD-18 and DD-18+, Muse Model 18, REL Studio III, JL Audio Fathom f113, and Revel Sub30 —each weigh more than 130 lbs and cost more than $2500.
Is the subwoofer in the C or S class?
When new tech gets introduced, the company does not debut it in its A or C class of cars, but instead reserves it for its S class to entice buyers to “trade up” to the more expensive—and likely more profitable—model.
What are the goals of a quality subwoofer?
With some of my reference recordings, all of them have achieved what Robert Harley described in the April 1991 issue of Stereophile as the goals of a quality subwoofer: “seamless integration, quickness, no bloat, and unbelievable bass extension.” Yet are back-busting weight, unmanageable size, and nosebleed cost essential to achieving those goals?