Cerwin-Vega still rocks the house after all these years.
Brad Cobo, Amazon
11 January 2013
Summary: For the money, I don't think you will find a better looking or sounding powered subwoofer. It has a nice satin black wood finish, metal grille and overall solid construction. Controls are sufficient: power on/off, crossover frequency, input sensitivity, 0/180 deg phase. It has a mono Low Frequency Effects (LFE) input or your usual Right and Left RCA inputs. Also has speaker level inputs with additional binding posts for a passthrough type connection to your speakers.
Summary: I added the Cerwin Vega sub to my XLS28s and did it make a difference! I have a kitchen in my basement and had to buy the little felt circles to put on the cabinet doors as they would start to rattle from the sub and its only turned up 1/4 volume. I play Black Ops 2 (Play station 3) and when you throw a grenade the pictures on the walls upstairs rattle. Don't hesitate on the purchase of this sub, it will knock your socks off!
Summary: Really, I haven't had bass taste this good in years! After a week long marinade in my..... Oh wait. Yeah. It is a subwoofer. For the price, I can't imagine you will find anything better in the speaker size and RMS Watt output category.
Summary: A powerful Subwoofer, but I do have background/white noise come through when I'm on the menu screen of my media player. It's only when I'm browsing the library, so I'm not sure if it is actually the sub's fault or the receiver. Just letting you know.
Summary: I am a huge fan of this sub woofer. It provides more than enough power to satisfy a normal household environment. However, if you're looking to fill a large room with chest-thumping, deep bass I would recommend something larger. Yet, for my home stereo in a 1500 sq ft house it works very well. If I had to be critical, I would comment on the artificial wood-grain speaker boxes. They are made of wood, but that wood is particle board covered in a wood-grained laminate.
Summary: I agree with Connie W.; I don't know what the 1st reviewer is talking about. My XLS 12 is hitting like a sledge hammer! Deep hard hitting bass. I ony buy Cerwin Vega speakers and I have never been dissappointed. Maybe the 1st reviewer bought a fake one.
Summary: I am not sure what the 1st reviewer is talking about. I hooked this speaker up and went through the YPOA set up on my reveiver and it works perfectly.Delivers tight,clean base and accents the other C.V.'s in my system. Always keep in mind that C.V. speakers need lots of power (just like every other quality speaker on the market). No power - No sound quality!!!!