Summary: Like many others, I fret over spending any hard earned money on audio upgrades. I looked through myriad of options and configurations, front firing, down firing, dual side firing, passive radiators and what not. I have had a number of front firing subs, including a Klipsch 10” digital amp that became very disappointing as I increased the quality of my stereo speakers.
Summary: I did a lot of research before buying this subwoofer and I couldn't be happier. I have had it for about 2 years now and have not had one single problem with it other than it shipped with a dead remote battery. The subwoofer is in the corner of our living room (11'x17") and the rest of the speakers are Polks as well. The complete system is an Onkyo TX-NR809, 2 Monitor 70's in front, a CS20 center, two front high OWM-3's, and two OWM-5's for surround speakers.
Summary: Good price, good subwoofer. I'm using this in my theater room and it produces pretty good bass and sound depth. My only complaint is that it doesn't come with a power cord or a subwoofer cord. So be aware that you need to purchase those separately.
Summary: Sub is spouse friendly because of the remote. Sub is a great match for our home system and works properly with the Logitec remote also purchased from Crutchfield. I bought our sub from the outlet as a scratch and dent item and saved $200.00. Crutchfield delivered in 2 days. We are pleased with our purchase and service from Crutchfield. Louis U.