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: There are technical reviews of this sub right here on Amazon - take a look at them for specs etc. I'm more concerned with the 'feel' and 'shape' of the sound, the kind of thing that makes your hair stand up on the back of your neck. For the price, this sub is simply incredible. It's perfectly able to deliver a gentle, smooth, buttery caress of bass when required, filling out ever present low tones in Sci-Fi movies or from your favourite bass guitar using band without a...
Summary: Great value for money - performs better than what it replaced. Set the windows rattling until I got the levels right. Demo organ CD down to 20Hz - no problem. Only drawback is the standby mode - disturbing on/off click means I prefer not to use.
Summary: Great little subwoofer for the price. Added to a marantz amp with a pair of floor standing mission 754Fs. Need a bit of tweaking on the amp to get the best out of it, but no more than a few minutes. Really beefs up music and home cinema. Highly recommended.
Summary: I purchased this unit as my old subwoofer became faulty ... in fact it didn't as it was the amp that was broken. My old subwoofer is in the £1000 catagory and sooooo much better. If you had never had a subwoofer that it's fine to purchase this item as long as you do not listen to a better unit. Bottom line is go for it.
Summary: I have had a number of sound systems over the years and although the mid/top frequency ranges are very good, the increasing trend to smaller footprints have meant that lower bass performance has suffered. Having recently changed my home theatre system to a SONY BDV-590 (excellent sound from the 'magnetic fluid' speakers) although the overall sound was good, the bass was lacking punch and range.
Summary: Finally bit the bullet and expanded my setup with this beautifully performing piece of kit - i currently have a 4 speaker stereo setup with 2 bookshelf and 2 floor standers, all running through a cheap denon 7.1 av hifi amp. The quality of sound i got before this purchase was good in the the highs and mids, but to get similar results in low frequencies i had to adjust the settings on the amp, boost the bass etc, which i was always unhappy about due to this distorting the...