Wharfedale SW-150 Sub: "Sound quality is "even-better" than the reviews"
14 November 2012
Summary: I bought this Sub to replace an older Mirage 8" Sub for a 5.2 audio set-up. This Wharfedale SW-150 has a 10" woofer. It integrates very well with my other speakers: PSB Imagine T2 fronts; Boston Acoustics surrounds & center; a Klipsch 10" sub. Quite compact: 13" width & height. What justifies an excellent rating is the sound quality. I have the volume set at a 3 o'clock position(3/4 volume).
Summary: Writing as conservatively as I can, I am extremely happy with this product. I would not recommend this subwoofer for very large rooms, but it is more than powerful enough for small to medium sized apartments. I use this subwoofer with Yamaha HS50M studio monitors, which are fast and extremely clear in the midrange. In practical use the SW150 does not ever lag behind them, and is used confidently in our home studio for near-field monitoring.
Summary: Very well constructed which is why its so heavy! Very nice smooth bass that isnt "boomy". Even for a ported enclosure it has very nice sound quality. Got it linked to a pioneer vsx-923-k and klipsch reference ii speakers. One thing i would say is run it from your avr with an "RCA y cable" as youll get slightly more output from feeding both the right and left channels of the amp in the subwoofer.
The sound is awesome, highlights so far are during I Robot with ...
3 weeks ago
Summary: The SW150 is my first sub ever, purchased with a pair of Diamond 9.1s as a package and connected to my Yamaha receiver (also new) as a surround system. The sound is awesome, highlights so far are during I Robot with Will Smith when he is being attacked in his Audi by the rogue robots jumping out of the trucks in the tunnel, The Bass had my sofa shaking and it wasn't even turned up loud.
Summary: Very controlled deep bass you would expect from subwoofers twice its price. You simply can not go wrong with this subwoofer in medium sized rooms. This for people looking for quality sound at sane listening levels. If you are on a quest to make peoples ears bleed, look elsewhere. Dont get me wrong it still packs a Lot of punch at 150Watts of pure power.
Summary: Although not the most powerful sub out there, it worked beautifully with my system. Not boomy, just a very natural extension to the sound field. Both music and movies come alive thanks to the low frequencies produced by this sub. I'm basically revisiting all my Blu-rays. Was blown away by Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes this evening. Oblivion is tomorrow nights viewing, with isolated HD Score.
Summary: I've just put together the first real Hi-Fi system I have had for many years. A NAD D 3020 DAC/Amplifier, a set of DALI Zensor 1 speakers, some Mission Speaker stands, and this Wharfdale sub-woofer. You know that this is a serious piece of kit when it arrives in a box that says "Two person lift" on the side! This is one heavyweight piece of equipment!