Great sub for small room or pair with 2.0 computer monitors
J. Bennett "Scorsese Fan 307", Amazon
5 December 2014
Summary: This thing works great and sounds great! I was lucky to find this by chance a few years ago at a home theater store for only $350. It's not good for medium to large room, but great for smaller area. It went on the shelf for 1-2 years after we upgraded to a larger subwoofer. After weeks of researching I found a great deal on the Definitive Technology Inclines. Now I have a great 2.1 system. They have their own DAC and subwoofer output.
Summary: This is a GREAT subwoofer for the money. I have it hooked up to a nice little component system with Magnaplanar (MG-12's) and it is simply great at filling my large volume with bass. Have had it over a year and it is still great.
Head to Head Comparison with Hsu ST1 and the Velodyne loses
28 January 2014
Summary: Speakers depend greatly on the beholder's ears, the room and amplifier etc. It also depends on the application (audio vs home theater etc). This may be even more true for subwoofers. Please take this into account when reading further. Your needs and application might lead to a different conclusion. I wanted a little lower extension in my small living room stereo system for low to moderate level (loudness) playback.
Summary: I've had a Velodyne (8 inch)in my stereo system for about 10 years and loved it... I decided to try an up grade, so I went for the Impact-10 but it did not do the job... It really is very light weight literally, and the bass reproduction is also light weight...no pop or punch, just rumbles... My opinion...