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The Speaker Company T300 Subwoofer Review

The Speaker Company T300 Subwoofer Review

Overall the tSc T300 subwoofer has really impressed me. Usually, with an online retailer, a well performing sub is either huge in size or huge in price. The T300 manages to pack a lot of performance in a very small box. For a smaller to perhaps medium sized room, the T300 is too good of a deal to pass up. For larger rooms, you will most likely need to step up to a more powerful subwoofer or consider running two or four of these.

Overall the tSc T300 subwoofer has really impressed me. Usually, with an online retailer, a well performing sub is either huge in size or huge in price. The T300 manages to pack a lot of performance

— June 11, 2009 15:05 in Subwoofer Reviews

Elemental Designs A7-900 Subwoofer

Elemental Designs A7-900 Subwoofer

We don't often get first looks as early as we have for the Elemental Designs A7-900 subwoofer. They don't even have a production model yet! The pictures we've seen are of a constructed but unfinished cabinet. But what construction! Two inch thick in most places, bracing everywhere, and dual 18" drivers... it boggles the mind. The footprint might be only 26" by 27.25" but it stands 49.5" high! Powered by B&O ICEPower... this thing is going to shake your house! Now call some friends because you're going to need help moving this ~400lbs monster.

We don't often get first looks as early as we have for the Elemental Designs A7-900 subwoofer. They don't even have a production model yet! The pictures we've seen are of a constructed but unfinished

— May 11, 2009 10:15 in Subwoofer Reviews

Elemental Designs A3-300 and A5-350 Subwoofers

Elemental Designs A3-300 and A5-350 Subwoofers

Elemental Designs has been in the subwoofer game for quite some time. While many people may have heard about them from forums on through word of mouth, their presence hasn't been very widely known. Those that do know of them, however, have been in a unique position - they've been heard. Elemental Designs has prided itself in being responsive to their customers. Up until now most of their inventory has been "build-to-order". With the recent email we received from the company announcing the redesign of the A3-300 and A5-350 subwoofers, ED is now stocking these units in quantity for their consumers.

Elemental Designs has been in the subwoofer game for quite some time. While many people may have heard about them from forums on through word of mouth, their presence hasn't been very widely known.

— April 25, 2009 00:35 in Subwoofer Reviews

Elemental Designs A7S-450 Subwoofer Review

Elemental Designs A7S-450  Subwoofer Review

The A7S-450 is a lot of subwoofer for the money. It performs well, blatting out a lot of deep bass, but not at the expense of musical nuance and subtlety. Contrary to its considerable size, it is also fully capable of disappearing, sonically, blending well in a properly calibrated and tuned system, handling quiet bottom end detail, and belting it out when called upon without giving it position away. If the room to board this beast is available and the wife won’t kill you for bringing it home, it is definitely a worthy subwoofer to consider at anywhere near its price point. Highly recommended!

The A7S-450 is a lot of subwoofer for the money. It performs well, blatting out a lot of deep bass, but not at the expense of musical nuance and subtlety. Contrary to its considerable size, it is

— March 04, 2009 14:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

ButtKicker Wireless Home Theater Kit

ButtKicker Wireless Home Theater Kit

One of the things that most impresses home theater enthusiasts is the big subwoofer. You know, the one that digs down deep and rattles the dishes in the kitchen. The problem is that it rattles the dishes in the kitchen. More likely, it rattles the dishes in the kitchen in the apartment next door. So what do you do when you want that big subwoofer sound without risking the wrath of your neighbors? Call Buttkicker!

One of the things that most impresses home theater enthusiasts is the big subwoofer. You know, the one that digs down deep and rattles the dishes in the kitchen. The problem is that it rattles the

— March 04, 2009 03:20 in Subwoofer Reviews

Paradigm Signature Sub 25 Eliminates Power Conditioners

Paradigm Signature Sub 25 Eliminates Power Conditioners

Paradigm Electronics Inc. has started shipping its most powerful and intelligent subwoofer ever: the Signature SUB 25. Recognizing that on-demand power is the essence of subwoofer performance, Paradigm has designed the SUB 25 to effectively harness and optimize AC line current for optimal performance. With the optional room correction system, you've got a sub, its own dedicated power conditioner, and a 4 sub room correction system. Now all you need is a little over $16,000...

Paradigm Electronics Inc. has started shipping its most powerful and intelligent subwoofer ever: the Signature SUB 25. Recognizing that on-demand power is the essence of subwoofer performance,

— January 06, 2009 15:10 in Subwoofer Reviews

High Output In-Wall Subwoofers - What's new for 2008?

High Output In-Wall Subwoofers - What's new for 2008?

In-wall subwoofers seem to really be evolving this year. Gone is the mentality of simply having an in-wall subwoofer solution as a compromise for aesthetic purposes. Manufacturers are taking these solutions more seriously for upscale high performance installations. Granted they aren’t all cheap, but to get the kind of output and performance we are seeing involving little engineering marvels that simply weren’t a reality only a few years ago. JL Audio, and Velodyne showed us some impressive in-wall subs and Paradigm apparently has a not so unique prototype in development as well.

In-wall subwoofers seem to really be evolving this year. Gone is the mentality of simply having an in-wall subwoofer solution as a compromise for aesthetic purposes. Manufacturers are taking these

— September 06, 2008 21:40 in Subwoofer Reviews

High Output Box Subwoofers - Whats New for 2008

High Output Box Subwoofers - Whats New for 2008

While scouring CEDIA, it was pretty impossible to get away from the boom generated by all the active demos competing to get noticed in a crowed noisy show floor. Since bass waves travel through walls, you can rest assured that those companies engaged in bleeding edge design will get most noticed by folks walking by. That being said, companies such as Paradigm and JL Audio put forth elaborate demo rooms to showoff their new product lines. We took the time to take a listen and did not walk away disappointed. Check out new high excursion subs from Paradigm JL Audio, Monitor Audio, Velodyne, Boston Acoustics and many more..

While scouring CEDIA, it was pretty impossible to get away from the boom generated by all the active demos competing to get noticed in a crowed noisy show floor. Since bass waves travel through

— September 06, 2008 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Chrysalis Acoustics Photon-8 Powered Subwoofer Review

Chrysalis Acoustics Photon-8 Powered Subwoofer Review

Chrysalis Acoustics - a subsidiary of Velodyne has introduced a new high performance compact subwoofer line called the Photon Series. The Photon-8 outputs some unexpectedly deep bass at very respectable SPL levels while still maintaining a characteristically musical sound quality. If one is in the market for the smallest subwoofer possible but demands big subwoofer performance, this is a solid solution and is highly recommended.

Chrysalis Acoustics - a subsidiary of Velodyne has introduced a new high performance compact subwoofer line called the Photon Series. The Photon-8 outputs some unexpectedly deep bass at very

— August 05, 2008 16:49 in Subwoofer Reviews

Sunfire HRS-12 Powered Subwoofer Review

Sunfire HRS-12 Powered Subwoofer Review

To get good monster bass, usually some fairly mongo subs are required. It is rare to find a sub this small that can not only provide copious bass output, but also can provide deep and accurate bass output as well. While not cheap by some standards, the HRS-12 subwoofers do an excellent job balancing the design and providing outstanding performance without skyrocketing the price. . Considering that the HRS-12s can easily provide better than two thirds of the performance of subs like the Fathoms at a mere one third of the price, the HRS-12s are a well engineered, high value product that represents a very good bargain for anyone looking for extreme levels of bass performance at less than extreme prices.

To get good monster bass, usually some fairly mongo subs are required. It is rare to find a sub this small that can not only provide copious bass output, but also can provide deep and accurate bass

— March 24, 2008 11:45 in Subwoofer Reviews

AV123 MFW-15 Subwoofer

AV123 MFW-15 Subwoofer

Some things are worth the wait, and if you're a fan of AV123 you've been waiting for the MFW-15 for a very long time. Well, the MFW-15 has finally been released and AV123 couldn't be prouder. The ~100 pound MFW-15 subwoofer, starting at $599 each, features a 25mm front baffle and plenty of bracing along with a custom designed 15” driver, 350 watt high efficiency design amplifier with separate control panel for Level, Phase and Low Pass Frequency at the top back of the cabinet and an internally folded slot port. The subwoofer is offered in beautiful Rosewood, Cherry, Black and the unique Moho.

Some things are worth the wait, and if you're a fan of AV123 you've been waiting for the MFW-15 for a very long time. Well, the MFW-15 has finally been released and AV123 couldn't be prouder. The

— February 01, 2008 13:53 in Subwoofer Reviews

Earthquake's MiniMe P10 & P12

Earthquake's MiniMe P10 & P12

Designed to deliver clean, powerful bass while taking up very little space with their incredibly small footprints, MiniMe subwoofers are the smallest subwoofers Earthquake has ever made and are designed for home theater, music or gaming applications. The MiniMe's 7-layer piano black lacquer cabinet complements any room decor with its neutral appeal, which is sure to please any interior decorator.

Designed to deliver clean, powerful bass while taking up very little space with their incredibly small footprints, MiniMe subwoofers are the smallest subwoofers Earthquake has ever made and are

— January 11, 2008 17:07 in Subwoofer Reviews

Anthony Gallo Acoustics TR-3 Subwoofer

Anthony Gallo Acoustics TR-3 Subwoofer

Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) unveiled its newest and most powerful subwoofer, the TR-3, today. The TR-3 improves upon many of the existing popular characteristics of the TR-2, such as an integral bass equalizer that goes up to 6dB of low bass boost, with a total output of 300 watts RMS. The cylindrical steel enclosure mirrors AGA’s spherical technology that allows for smooth, yet powerful, bass from 22Hz to 180Hz. The TR-3 has a continuously variable low pass filter from 50Hz to 180Hz, with a fixed 80Hz high-pass filter on high-level output.

Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) unveiled its newest and most powerful subwoofer, the TR-3, today. The TR-3 improves upon many of the existing popular characteristics of the TR-2, such as an integral

— January 07, 2008 00:05 in Subwoofer Reviews

HSU Research VTF-3 MK3 Subwoofer Review

HSU Research VTF-3 MK3 Subwoofer Review

The Hsu Research VTF-3 Mk3 is a well designed product, packing a terrific driver, obviously crafted with an emphasis on the basic features that are important to deliver maximum bang for the buck in a product in its price class. Within its limits, it did a number of things exceptionally well. Add to all that product support, a very useful, interesting manual and small enough to fit comfortably in all but the tiniest locales and in the VTF-3 Mk3 you find a truly top-flight product and an excellent investment for the discerning movie and music lover. I was consistently surprised by how well Dr Hsu managed to get this thoroughbred with a 12” driver to perform on a consistent basis. I’ll close with a strong buy recommendation; buy two if the budget allows for it!

The Hsu Research VTF-3 Mk3 is a well designed product, packing a terrific driver, obviously crafted with an emphasis on the basic features that are important to deliver maximum bang for the buck in a

— October 22, 2007 18:25 in Subwoofer Reviews