Summary: This puts out better base than my JBL 15" 250watt powered sub woofer. I bought this one to put in my living room so I could move the big one to the basement into my media room. I've since put my older bigger subwoofer back in the living room and taken this 10 in to the Media room. It seems to big up deeper bass sounds and is respectably louder.
Summary: After hooking this up to my Harmon Kardon and Changing the Settings in My receiver I decided to have some friends over, The true test not a numbers test... First off, I have 4 floorstanding JBL Speakers with a JBL Center to match all Running through my Harmon Kardon. After setup I had some friends over most of which have Theater in a box or B*se, a few have S**y or P**K floor standing setups.
Summary: Awesome. I have this paired with two martin logan speakers, driven by a yamaha receiver, and installed in my home theater in the basement (96" image from a sanyo projector with a custom HTPC). It responds well to the various settings on the receiver, and can be adjusted to supply a subtle bass boost all the way up to "earthquake". Great range, never any buzzing or vibrating other than the intended depth of sound.
Summary: I bought this speaker as a house gift for my friends. He wired it up while I was there. It matched their black furniture like it was part of a set. He placed it on the wood floor. They both sat down and watched the first part of Transformers and his wife just kept oohing and ahhing. They bought a center channel since then and she told me they have been watching lots of their older movies to hear them all over again. They are very pleased with it. I own 4 JBL speakers.
True Quality and Value, providing excellent sound!
Marty Gillis, Amazon
20 April 2011
Summary: The JBL Balboa SUB 10 is a quality piece of gear. The cabinet, while not small is certainly not as large as I had expected, being only an inch or so higher than my Klipsch Sub 12 and not as deep. The cabinet itself is well constructed and solid. The 100 Watt RMS solid state amp is rear mounted and includes quality pots and switches.
Summary: My criteria for a sub was simple: decent sound and good specs for right around $100, from a name I know. Panasonic, JVC, Toshiba don't make standalone subs. Sony's got some offerings, but their low-end audio tends to suck, so nevermind. Pioneer, a company that's generally good at everything, has the SW-8, but its weak specs (8", 100W max, 38-150,000 Hz range) just won't do.
Summary: The JBL Balboa SUB 10 - 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer is a monster. The Balboa is 44 pounds of sound and looks like a safe or small refrigerator. To say this subwoofer has presence is an understatement. That said, if you're looking for a petite and unassuming subwoofer, this is not the product for you. Also, if you're looking for a shared wall neighbor-friendly subwoofer, move along. In the box: the Balboa Sub, instructions, and a very long coaxial cable.
Summary: this subwoofer is a 10 inch subwoofer with more power than my friends 12 inch sub the huge size is made up by the huge sound it rattles my neighbors house and they love my dubstep XD. any way im using it with two bose 201 v series speakers and a sony amp. i got this to replace my old sony 8 inch sub that sucked compared to this. the range is amazing the power is awesome (i only use it on half power) and great style. all in all great product.