Rocket ULW-10 Subwoofer Review
By Arvind Kohli —
- Product Name: ULW-10
- Manufacturer: Onix Rocket
- Distributor: AV123
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- Review Date: July 14, 2005 20:00
- MSRP: $ 499
- Acoustic suspension, single-driver system
- 10" black-annodized alloy cone woofer
- 350W built-in amplifier.
- Frequency Response: 26 Hz +/- 3 dB
- (W x D x H): 12.25" x 11.75" x 13.00"
- Weight: 39lbs each / 47lbs. Shipped
- Finish: Satin Black, White Shadow Maple and Dark Walnut
- SOS or Speaker Optimization System - an automatic 1-band parametric EQ.
- Continously (infinitely) variable phase, 0 to 180 degrees.
- Gain adjustment
- Continuous crossover adjustment (40Hz - 150Hz).
- Crossover disable setting.
- LFE summed R/L RCA input.
- Auto-on / standby mode.
- Attractive finish.
- High SPL capability.
- Low price point.
- Small footprint.
- Automatic 1-band parametric EQ.
- Single RCA jack for LFE input.
- No speaker level inputs.
Rocket is a brand of Onix Audio, a 20 year old British hi-fi manufacturer. Onix is currenty owned by a partnership between Mark Schifter and a Chinese entity. Onix owns a factory in China where Onix, Rocket and many other speakers are made under Mark’s personal supervision. Reportedly, Mark spends about nine months a year in China and is very involved with all aspects of manufacturing. This is a considerably different setup from the current trend, of designing a product in North America or Europe and outsourcing production to a third-party in China. Mark actually goes to China to oversee manufacturing and design aspects of the product.