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: 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: 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.
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.
Summary: I'll try to keep it short and to the point, it's around 1000 watts (most likely 700 in truth) 250 (RMS)but that can be forgiven due to it's performance which is amazing if put in the right place placement is key- I made the mistake of putting it in the small sectional of the room at first and was happy yet a little underwhelmed. Ah but then when adjusting this mammoth of a sub and putting it in the right place about 6/half feet in the far corner... WOW...
Summary: First impressions of the PA-150.. it's gigantic so make sure you have allot of space in your room, living room, den, or whatever. this is by no means an "entry level sub" it looks like a piano and a refrigerator had a child, the top is glossy black finish which amazingly looks like a $1500+ dollar sub and that is a good thing. seriously pictures don't do it justice this thing is a monster- 90 lbs of bulk.
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.
Very Clean & Precise "Lightning" Bass - Amazing for Movies
Phelan Dancer "The Chronicles of Alala -- author", Amazon
29 March 2011
Summary: 4/5/11 Update: This sub is positively amazing. It sounds like I'm in a movie theater. My room is about 15' X 25'. At first, I had the sub turned practically all the way up. The house was rattling, the sub did make a little noise. I didn't notice the noise until I turned the sub volume to 50% on the back and the receiver sub volume to -2 dB. Wow! The best way to describe it's sound for movies is "lightning". It sounds like lightning. Not thunder.