Summary: When i got this thing home i ran it in as you do and then i gave it a pounding and like the reviews on the 12 inch modle it would cut out and then back in when it cooled down, well i took it stright back and asked for a repair, the repair was a new amp and i don't think cerwin was happy because the stockest stoped stocking them after this repair.
Summary: I purchased this based on my knowledge of Cerwin Vega's long-standing tradition of building great "large enclosure" systems. This is a tremendously LARGE unit and has an AWESOME big speaker sound. I've watched several movies with this sub as well as played a variety of music and it is wonderful. Explosions, music, EVERYTHING is the way a subwoofer is supposed to sound. I gave it 4 stars because I would have liked to see more than 200 RMS watts to this woofer.
Summary: This sub is great. It is quite large however (and heavy), so be aware if you are planning on using this in a small room. It might be overkill for some. Of course I'm the type that that there is no such thing as too much bass :-) I just can't give enough praise for this item's quality though. It is very well made, solid, and attractive. I'm using this sub with the large matching Cerwin Vega speakers I got here on Overstock and love it.
Summary: The Cerwin Vega CLS-15S 450W Front-firing Subwoofer was the best deal you could get for a subwoofer of this caliber and reputation the Company. It has enhanced the overall sound of my system so much all my neighbors now come over to watch movies for the theater like sound.
Summary: My Home theater system is in my basement. I need a 15" or high power 12" woofer. The price is why i purchase from overstock. The price comparison i did was extensive, and overstock had the lower price. The only reason why i gave a 4 was that CV should have added much more powerful amp (200rms). The amp should be more like 400rms, for certain passages. Also, i think the enclosure should be slighter deeper for more defined bass like another rater had suggested.
Summary: I went from using a 10" sub to this monster 15" sub..... what a difference that has made. This sub will shake the whole house during movie watching. Listening to music with a lot of bass is like getting kicked in the chest. LOL Even my powerful Denon receiver can't give this 15" sub a real workout. It is simply amazing. Overstock.com sells this sub more than $100 less than any other site out there and with $2.95 shipping, you can't go wrong.
Summary: This sub looks and sounds great. and is less than half the recommended retail value. Only thing that surprised me was that theres no serial number in the box on the back that's labeled "serial number". So i'm assuming this is b-stock or something. But I can't tell from listening to it and it looks fine as well.