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Recent Subwoofers Reviews

SVS PB12-Plus/2 Subwoofer System Review

SVS PB12-Plus/2 Subwoofer System Review

SVSound is a relative newcomer to the home audio arena and has quickly made a name for itself. In the relatively short time they've been in existence they’ve earned an enviable reputation for building products that deliver exceptionally high value for the price. My experience with the PB12-Plus/2 has shown that reputation is richly deserved. This is one impressively big bang-for-the- buck product.

SVSound is a relative newcomer to the home audio arena and has quickly made a name for itself. In the relatively short time they've been in existence they’ve earned an enviable reputation for

— January 04, 2006 19:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

HSU Research STF-1 Subwoofer Review

HSU Research STF-1 Subwoofer Review

The STF-1 is the entry level subwoofer from Hsu Research. At a retail of $379 and a direct price of $249, this is a product that is sure to please both your pocketbook and ears.

The STF-1 is the entry level subwoofer from Hsu Research. At a retail of $379 and a direct price of $249, this is a product that is sure to please both your pocketbook and ears.

— November 04, 2005 19:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

ButtKicker LFE Kit Review

ButtKicker LFE Kit Review

In the never-ending quest to upgrade our home theaters, sometimes it becomes difficult to find cost effective upgrades that actually enhance our systems. We all know that we want our systems' audio and video to appeal to our senses (sight and sound) and we want our lighting and seating to be just right. So, what are we missing? There is one sense that remains untapped for the majority: feeling.

In the never-ending quest to upgrade our home theaters, sometimes it becomes difficult to find cost effective upgrades that actually enhance our systems. We all know that we want our systems' audio

— September 19, 2005 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Rocket ULW-10 Subwoofer Review

Rocket ULW-10 Subwoofer Review

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.

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,

Arvind Kohli — July 14, 2005 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Velodyne HGS-15X Subwoofer Review

Velodyne HGS-15X Subwoofer Review

Velodyne helps audiophiles and videophiles assemble their dream home theater or music system with a satisfying subwoofer. The HGS-series appeases the musical side of the audiophile as well as the videophile's need for SPL.

Velodyne helps audiophiles and videophiles assemble their dream home theater or music system with a satisfying subwoofer. The HGS-series appeases the musical side of the audiophile as well as the

— June 10, 2005 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Velodyne DPS-10 Subwoofer Review

Velodyne  DPS-10 Subwoofer Review

Velodyne was founded in 1983 by David Hall, who currently is the CEO and Chief Engineer. The company is still privately owned with a head count of about 55 employees. David has had an engineering bent since childhood (there is a claim on their website that he built an amplifier at age four), and he formalized that innate ability with a degree in Engineering. He has eight amplifier design patents, and is even known to be a robotics enthusiast participating in those 'robot battles' seen on TV. Under David, Velodyne patented their high gain servo-controlled subwoofer, in 1984.

Velodyne was founded in 1983 by David Hall, who currently is the CEO and Chief Engineer. The company is still privately owned with a head count of about 55 employees. David has had an engineering

Arvind Kohli — April 09, 2005 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

AV123 Rocket UFW-10 Subwoofer Review

AV123 Rocket UFW-10 Subwoofer Review

Even though I'd heard ahead of time about the piano black lacquer and rosewood finish of the AV123 speakers (the other option is Birdseye Maple) I was not prepared for what awaited my eyes as I opened the UFW-10 subwoofer. At 52 pounds in the carton, the UFW-10 package seems quite heavy for its rather diminutive outside dimensions. To protect its products AV123 uses a double-box technique more commonly found in the pro-audio field for shipping amplified studio monitors.

Even though I'd heard ahead of time about the piano black lacquer and rosewood finish of the AV123 speakers (the other option is Birdseye Maple) I was not prepared for what awaited my eyes as I

patrick — January 31, 2005 19:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Velodyne SPL-1200 Series II Subwoofer Review

Velodyne SPL-1200 Series II Subwoofer Review

What makes a good subwoofer? For some, it’s heart-stopping bass with the ability to topple small children. For others, it’s reproduction of such low frequency waves that ocean mammals are summoned to beach themselves during intense passages. For myself, however, I like a “musical” subwoofer that blends well with my reference speakers and doesn’t sound like a tone generator capable of reproducing only a single note. Musical subs are fun to listen to and provide definition and quality to low frequency content. Without a musical sub, you end up with “thump” and little definition below 80Hz.

What makes a good subwoofer? For some, it’s heart-stopping bass with the ability to topple small children. For others, it’s reproduction of such low frequency waves that ocean mammals are summoned to

— April 13, 2004 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Axiom Audio EP500 and EP600 Subwoofers - First Look

Axiom Audio EP500 and EP600 Subwoofers - First Look

When Axiom invited us out to their facility to show us their latest EP500 and EP600 subwoofers, I knew it must be big news. Knowing Audioholics' reputation of testing manufacturers' claims (especially regarding cables) the folks at Axiom must have been pretty confident with their new designs. The email Amie Colquhoun (lovely wife of Ian) sent me regarding the SPL capabilities of these new subs left us wanting more information, pictures and specifications, and more importantly opportunities to hear them first hand. Being the bass nuts we are, you could imagine our level of anticipation waiting for this to happen.

When Axiom invited us out to their facility to show us their latest EP500 and EP600 subwoofers, I knew it must be big news. Knowing Audioholics' reputation of testing manufacturers' claims

— October 31, 2003 10:25 in Subwoofer Reviews

Velodyne SPL-800 Subwoofer Review

Velodyne SPL-800 Subwoofer Review

Subwoofers have been conventionally known for their deep bass extension and wow factor, essential for today's home theater systems, usually requiring a big heavy box loaded with large woofers to achieve ultimate impact and performance. Until my experience with the Velodyne SPL-800, I was happy with this stereotype about subwoofers as until that point, I haven't heard a small subwoofer that could do both music and movies justice. Enter the SPL-800.

Subwoofers have been conventionally known for their deep bass extension and wow factor, essential for today's home theater systems, usually requiring a big heavy box loaded with large woofers to

— April 19, 2003 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews