Summary: I purchased this sub a few years ago to round out my home theater. After comparing other units and sizes I settled on this one because of a review I read that it produces clear, focused low end sound. I couldn't agree more! There is a volume adjustment on the back of the unit to adjust to the size of the room its in and it is a wonderful little box. I paired this with a pioneer 7.1 receiver and have enjoyed it thoroughly ever since.
Summary: Love this sub woofer. Doesn't over do it, just the right amount of base. I have a two prong audio jack leaving my receiver, and the sub woofer only has a one prong jack in, I thought that was a little odd. I would recommend this product regardless, it is reliable, quality, and sleek.
Summary: I purchased this sub based on the reviews on Amazon and another site (where I actually bought it at a lower price during a sale) about 6 months ago. When it arrived and I unpacked it, I was amazed by the diminutive size, but was prepare for it since I had seen these subs before. But, the size was a major plus for me as I easily hid it behind my entertainment center. At first, I was not overly impressed with it, thinking my room was too big.
A great sub for the matching speakers, but with a few quirks
10 February 2011
Summary: Pros: - matches perfectly with the Energy Take Classic 5.0 speakers - Lots of volume and power when desired (I don't look for booming bass - just full rich sound) - versatile connections (speaker level and mono) - EXCELLENT Customer support - more about this below Cons: -versatile connections. (Yes this is a pro and a con).
Summary: I use this with the Energy Take 5 surround sound speakers and a Pioneer VSX-919AH A/V receiver (120W per channel). I am picky about bass - I want it to go as close to 20Hz as possible and clean, absolutely no hint of mud and no exaggerated volume. The first time I heard deep bass on it (closing theme song of Leverage TV show), I hit rewind on the DVR several times to hear it again because I was impressed. Amazing (albeit powered 200W) sub, especially for the price.
Summary: First off, let me qualify my comments with the statement that I am not what I would consider an "audiophile". I appreciate good sound as it relates to my movie watching and music listening experience but I do not get caught up in the finer details of sound reproduction that some enjoy discussing. I am an average guy looking for the best value in a 5.1 sound system which brings us to my comments.
Summary: i picked this sub up and just found myself wanting more. not enough thump in my opinion. picked up an asw-10 from the speaker company for a similar price and was pleased with it's performance.
Summary: This sub is simply lacking some basics: 1) "Auto power-off" just does not work. Hours after turning off receiver, this puppy still rumbles away with standby noise. 2) No "line out". For all receivers lacking a "sub out", you need to run a dedicated speaker-level output from your reveiver, sucking down power, and your bookshelf speakers still get the full spectrum to work with.