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Rocket ULW-10 Subwoofer Review

by Arvind Kohli July 14, 2005
Rocket ULW-10 350W Powered 10" Sub with Automatic Parametric EQ

Rocket ULW-10 350W Powered 10" Sub with Automatic Parametric EQ

  • Product Name: ULW-10
  • Manufacturer: Onix Rocket
  • Distributor: AV123
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: July 14, 2005 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 499
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  • 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.

Pros

  • Attractive finish.
  • High SPL capability.
  • Low price point.
  • Small footprint.
  • Automatic 1-band parametric EQ.

Cons

  • Single RCA jack for LFE input.
  • No speaker level inputs.

Introduction

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.

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