Summary: I'm using this sub as the .1 element of a 2.1 stereo system with Infinity bookshelf speakers, an Onkyo receiver, and a Denon disk player. The room is a fairly narrow L shaped room of moderate total size. I picked up the sub primarily for low frequency support while viewing TV and movies, as the 6.5" woofers in my Infinitys have their limits in this regard. First, the sub is small and unassuming, with no exposed parts on the top and three sides.
Summary: This won't rattle the house, but it certainly does provide excellent sound. I can hear a small amount of electrical noise if I hold my head close to the sub, but it really is a tiny amount. Overall finish is great, and it's pleasant to look at. Overall I'm very pleased!
Summary: Why the 4-star rating? It's all about the price. For some the subwoofer is essential, but for me it's a luxury. I was really wondering if I'd lost my mind when I ordered this subwoofer because of the cost. That was until I hooked it up and dialed it in, and was wowed as I tested it out by watching HBO's "Band of Brothers" for some good 'booming' additions to the surround sound.
Summary: I don't claim to be a 'speaker guy' but this sub paired with my Yamaha 3 channel in ceiling speakers and my Polk Audio center channel speaker are all plugged into a new Yamaha audio/video HDMI receiver - This system hits hard. The Sub sounds great. No complaints here.
Summary: This speaker is great, it has an auto on feature to keep from having to go to the sub to turn it off when its not being used and the adjustments make it just right! I can really make it grab all of the air in the room or have it just give those subtle effects needed when watching a movie. This thing really knows how to handle audio. Be sure to set it up with a splitter for the rca subwoofer cable so you get left and right audio, it really makes the difference!
Great little subwoofer for a good low end surround system.
eric melzer, Amazon
3 August 2008
Summary: It might not be the best sounding sub, but for the price, the quality is excellent and the sound is great at moderate levels. For an apartment or smaller room, this subwoofer is more than ample. If you are building up a high end surround sound system in a larger room, you will probably want to move up to a 12" speaker and a higher end series. I definitely will always recommend klipsch speakers though.
Summary: The sub works well with my Heresy III's and the adjustable low band pass filter allows me tremendous flexibility in where to crossover to use the sub. It really adds a dimension to movies and country music, where string bass is frequently used. The phase shift is either 0 or 180 degrees, so like most folks I have it set to 0, and because this is a floor firing sub, it is relatively concealed, but really makes it's presence known when a Harley is moving on the screen or a...