Conclusion: Today's home theater is a lot more sophisticated than in days past. The speaker count has risen steadily, with many systems now employing seven speakers thanks to Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES, Pro Logic IIx, Logic 7, and other processing modes that generate surround back channels.
Summary: At the end of this review I had finished listening to two incredibly different and unique subs. The LFM-1 from Outlaw Audio is a stellar value performer – but it doesn’t stop there. It held its own against a much bigger, more expensive competitor under normal use loads.
Pros: Plays strong and low down to ~23Hz, Relatively small enclosure, Excellent value, Excellent performance for both music and home theater use
Cons: In higher pile carpet the sub may sit a bit low, Occasional ultra-low
Summary: When auditioning the Outlaw Audio LFM-1, I was continually
impressed by its performance. The most amazing thing was that it hit high sound-pressure
levels without audible port noise, which is usually where I hear performance deficiencies
at or near this price.