Summary: A friend of mine has one of these, and after watching a few movies with it, I had to get one. This unit picks up where my Kenwood MV7Ds drop off. Driven by a Pioneer receiver with just enough power to get out of its own way, this thing completely shakes the house. I set the crossover at 100 Hz at my receiver, and tuned the cutoff on the PA150 at ~75 Hz, and the power level at 3, and shoved it in a corner.
Summary: This subwoofer is a fantastic value for the price. Of course you can get better, but not for a price that is even close to the price of this one. Based on that I give this subwoofer 5 stars. The thing is, there are no real secrets to the making of a great subwoofer. There are a number of practical problems that involve trade-offs and that are handled in different ways by different manufacturers.
Summary: Besides the size and weight of this thing, i am impressed with the build of this sub. Its solid wood and has a nice glossy finish on top. I havent even broke this thing yet and it is powerful. I purchased the PL-200, and when i heard the PA150 blows it away, i packed up the PL 200 - sent it back for the PA 150! WOW I HAVE NO REGRETS!!! I sent back the PL 200 because there was a ratting noise on the cone, and i didnt even have the sub on high volume.
Summary: I had to upgrade to something that had some serious output to fill a 7000 cubic feet room with enough bass so you can feel it during movies (Blu Ray, TV etc) and music. I had a budget to work with, originally looking at the PL-200, I ended up going with this because one of these bad boys has more output than two PL-200s combined. WHen I first turned it on I had it at volume 3 (out of 10), turned on transformers... and well I was sad.
Best bang for the buck, you won't be dissapointed!
Jeremy LePage, Amazon
19 September 2012
Summary: Worth every penny and more! If you want to be blown away with floor trembling bass this is the sub for you. I purchased the same sub in the 12" and it is amazing too. I decided I was going to get a second 12" and saw the great price on the 15" so now between the two of them the whole living room vibrates when the serious lower frequencies hit. Better than any theater I've been to. I run five Energy speakers for the balance of the system.
Summary: Was torn between the pa150 and the rw12d from klipsch. I have no regrets about choosing this even tho the klipsch is commonly sold for around 300-340 on newegg. Room size is 14x20 and open into a kitchen and secondary living room on one side, sub still delivers full room shaking bass notes even when plugged into crappy a/v receivers. Makes movies theatre thx sounding in my room for sure. Sub puts off great sound in higher and lower frequencies.
Summary: The cabinet build quality is good, with satin black walls and gloss black top/bottom. The rear vent had some rough edges, but easily smoothed out with a little sandpaper. The amplifier controls feel a little loose, but since I won't be changing them often it's only a minor flaw. After I adjust the settings for my room, I caulk the knobs and switch. The fully variable phase knob is convenient for position in room. This thing is loud even at 50% gain.
the specs are misleading, stop judging based on amp output.
E. A. Hurst "[ -- ]", Amazon
11 July 2012
Summary: 25hz only? Um No. under 25hz easily? YES. (If utilized correctly) This is over-all a very good sub for the price, especially compared to other name brands that will not even get close to this in SPL. Sure the brand name subs are good, and proven performers but just because one says " 650 watts rms" or something close to that, does not mean anything. The PA-150 is massive around 85-90lbs it will wipe the floor with "most" in it's price range.
Summary: This review for this sub will be based on my comparison of 'value for your dollar' to the BIC Acoustech PL200 which I purchased from an Amazon retailer this year. First of all I did not purchase this sub from Amazon or any of its retailers. I was able to purchase this sub locally from a private seller, new in box, for about the same price listed. This sub (like the BIC PL200) is a front firing sub except with a 15" driver instead of a 12.