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Onix x-sub Subwoofer Review

by October 08, 2006
  • Product Name: x-sub Subwoofer
  • Manufacturer: Onix
  • Distributor: AV123
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: October 08, 2006 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 199

Type: Slot ported single-driver system
Driver: 8" mass loaded woofer
Amplifier: 150 watts
Frequency Response: 28Hz - 150Hz +/- 3 dB
Inputs: Stereo high level input and output. Stereo low level and LFE input.
Phase Control: 0 and 180
Size (H x D x W): 17 3/4" x 12 7/8" x 9"
Weight: 44 lbs. (shipped)
Other Features: Gain, and HP crossover adjustments (40Hz - 150Hz), auto-on / standby mode.
3 Year Warranty

Pros

  • Great aesthetics
  • Performs above price point for music
  • Small form factor which is easy to place

Cons

  • Port chuffing during low bass

Introduction

Yeah budget subs! Personally, my first real speaker purchase (one that took place after research done on my part and not just buying a friend’s hand-me-downs) was a budget sub. And it sucked. Big time. I read a lot of the “reviews” available – mostly reprinted press releases and the occasional testimonial from an owner, and thought I was getting a pretty good product. What I got was a product that people who own HTiBs or worse think is a pretty good product. Well, I promise to give you the real scoop on this budget sub so that you’ll know its limitations and strengths. Better you know what you are getting yourself into from the outset then get surprised I always say.
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