Summary: Bought to replace a 10" front firing subwoofer in my 12' by 14' living room thinking it might better spread the deeper bass around to different listening positions being downfiring, and I wasn't disappointed. Instead of corner placement though I put it in between my newly purchased Pioneer SP-BS22-LR satellite bookself speakers which are themselves highly rated by numerous magazines that review stereo equipment, and it now compliments my satellites that much better on...
Summary: Highly doubtful that you'll find a better subwoofer for the price. It's a smallish subwoofer, 8-inch driver (downward firing and ported) and produces nice tight bass - which is exactly what I was looking for. Would make a nice addition to a small home theatre setup, or in my case filling in the low notes on my existing two speaker desktop setup.
Don't spend much time looking for a good SUB... (this is IT) !
A. GONZALEZ MEDINA, Amazon
24 November 2014
Summary: I give the MartinLogan DYNAMO-300 sub the full FIVE stars not only because it is inexpensive, but because: a) It is POWERFUL and delivers quite a punch (even though it's only 75 watts on an 8" driver) b) It is COMPACT c) It FILLS my 23' by 17' room easily (music or movies) d) It has a BEAUTIFUL finish e) It has all the features you would ask for (auto-on/off, line-level inputs, speaker inputs, crossover, level knob, phase switch, led indicator).
Summary: If you love accurate sound reproduction, rather than just looking at the spec sheets, this sub will surprise you. It works flawlessly if you listen to music (which is what I use it for mostly) as well as movies. MartinLogan matches their subs and other products to blend sonically with their electrostatic speakers (some of the best in the world!
Summary: This subwoofer has worked out perfectly for me. I have it setup with two small satellite speakers for the computer. It doesn't knock down the walls but adds seamlessly to low end frequencies when they are present in the track making the sound complete. Martin and Logan have put some nice touches and upgrades over similar units that tells me the unseen parts are higher quality as well. Of course the proof is in the listening and it is good!
Summary: I wasn't expecting such a nice sub when I purchased this. Then after about a week of break in, it was so detailed and blended that I want another one for 7.2. It won't hit 22hz at 100db or anything. For a medium sized loft, studio, or apt, this is great without sacrificing quality. Loudness is the only trade off as mentioned, but nobody can run their gear at reference level in the condo style living.
A Quality Entry Level Subwoofer for both Music and Movies
Randall P. Nelson, Amazon
23 April 2014
Summary: I have MartinLogan speakers for both my home theatre (movies) and my family room stereo (music). This speaker does a great job with accuracy for movies and an accurate base response for music. It does not go 'boom boom boom' to the music, but tucks the lowest frequencies accurately under the base from the left and right front speakers. The price buys an excellent speaker for a smaller or second sound system. It would work very well in a condo or apartment home.
Summary: For a small sub it really produces a tight deep bass sound. I have it setup in my mid-size living room in a home theater setup. For movies it's awesome. Now it's not gonna be teeth and wall rattling booming. You are going to have to step up to a bigger size or use two of these. But for the price, this one is hard to beat. I've had this sub for about 2 months now and it's exceeded all my expectations.