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SVS PB-4000 Ported Subwoofer Review

SVS PB-4000 Ported Subwoofer Review

The SVS PB-4000 is the latest evolution of a powerful subwoofer design that has stood the test of time. However, it is more than just a mere iteration of the classic PB13-Ultra; the PB-4000 takes a radical shift in terms of amplifier technology and makes some major changes in enclosure construction. Despite these improvements, the pricing has not increased. To find out what SVS has done to improve on their classic, proven design, read our full review with comprehensive measurements of the PB-4000 to determine if it's time for you to upgrade your subwoofer.

The SVS PB-4000 is the latest evolution of a powerful subwoofer design that has stood the test of time. Read our in-depth review with measurements to see how SVS improved on their classic design.

— August 30, 2018 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

MartinLogan Revamps Dynamo Subwoofers

MartinLogan Revamps Dynamo Subwoofers

The original Dynamo subwoofer series were a smash hit for MartinLogan, but they are not a company to rest on their laurels or past accolades. The redesign of their Dynamo subwoofers was massive project years in the making that we got to see first-hand. These new subs place an emphasis on wireless technologies, with smartphone app control of the subs functions, app control of automated room equalization, and optional wireless signal transmission. They are loaded with a plethora of other innovations and performance enhancements. To find out more, read our preview of the new MartinLogan Dynamo subwoofers.

MartinLogan has totally redesigned the Dynamo subwoofer series in a massive project that was years in the making. To find out more, read our preview of the new MartinLogan Dynamo subwoofers.

— July 11, 2018 08:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Monoprice Monolith 10” THX Select and 12” THX Ultra Subwoofers Review

Monoprice Monolith 10” THX Select  and 12” THX Ultra Subwoofers Review

THX certified subwoofers were once the reserve for high-end home theaters, but Monoprice Inc. has now brought them within reach of us mere mortals with the launch of their Monolith series subwoofers. In this review, we look at two high-powered but affordable subwoofers, the 10" THX Select and 12" THX Ultra. The operative word for the design of these subs is 'overkill' which can be discerned from their ultra heavy-duty enclosures, beefy drivers, and powerful 500-watt amplifiers. Read our review of these beasts to find out if your home theater can handle this much low-frequency muscle.

In this review, we look at two high-powered but affordable Monoprice subwoofers, the 10" THX Select and 12" THX Ultra. Continue reading to find out if your home theater room can handle these beasts.

— May 17, 2018 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Rel Series T/i Powered Wireless Subwoofers Preview

Rel Series T/i Powered Wireless Subwoofers Preview

Subwoofers do not have to be large and unattractive to sound good: enter Rel Acoustic's T/i series, ranging from 300 watts of amplification, long-throw 10" woofer with a 10" passive radiator to their sealed 8" micro-subwoofer. Through a host of design innovations, these subwoofers sport as much finesse in sound as they do in sight, but they are an audiophile subwoofer without audiophile pricing. Read our overview of the Rel T/i subwoofers to see what is under the hood of these little beauties.

Rel Acoustic's T/i series powered subwoofers, ranging from a 300 watt long-throw 10" woofer & 10" passive radiator to their sealed 8" micro-sub sport as much finesse in sound as they do in sight.

— March 14, 2018 08:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

JL Audio IWS-SYS-108/208 In-wall Subwoofer Preview

JL Audio IWS-SYS-108/208 In-wall Subwoofer Preview

For those of you looking for a premiere in-wall sub, JL Audio released their IWS-SYS-108 and IWS-SYS-208. The newest models from JL Audio have a very small grille opening that will please customers looking for a visually unobtrusive solution while still capable of delivering true JL Audio sub-bass performance. To see all their features read on.

Looking for a new in-wall sub? JL Audio released their IWS-SYS-108 and IWS-SYS-208 in wall subs. These two new models have a very small grille opening that belies their earth rumbling sound. Read on.

— December 28, 2017 16:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Rythmik FV18 Servo Subwoofer Sound Demo Report

Rythmik FV18 Servo Subwoofer Sound Demo Report

Renowned sub manufacturer Rythmik Audio recently released an 18" triple ported subwoofer, the FV18. This subwoofer sports a newly developed black anodized aluminum driver that is driven by an also newly developed 900 watt Hypex class D amplifier. This beast of a sub is made for those who require more ultra low end output. The FV17 does not behave like a typical ported sub. It has the output in spades, but also the articulation Rythmik is known for. Check out the sound demo report on how this sub performs with a variety of source material in an in-home audition.

Sub manufacturer Rythmik Audio recently released an 18" triple ported subwoofer, the FV18. With a newly designed aluminum driver and 900 watt amp, it's a beast of a sub. Read our sound demo report.

— December 18, 2017 22:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

SVS 4000 Series Subwoofers Offer Significant Gains Over Discontinued Models

SVS 4000 Series Subwoofers Offer Significant Gains Over Discontinued Models

SVS has launched a new subwoofer line to replace their venerable 13-Ultra Series: the 4000 Series, which imports much of the technology from their flagship 16-Ultra line and mates it with the 13-Ultra designs. The result is an improvement in every way over the 13-Ultra subwoofers, especially in the realm of control and signal processing. What is better is that this substantial improvement comes at little to no price increase. Read our preview of the SVS 4000 Series subwoofers to see what SVS has done to make a worthy successor to the now-classic 13-Ultra subwoofers.

SVS launched their new 4000 Series subwoofer line to replace their 13-Ultra Series. The 4000 imports much of the technology from their flagship 16-Ultra line and mates it with the 13-Ultra designs.

— November 30, 2017 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

3 New Rythmik Super Subwoofers Aim to Shatter Performance/Price Barrier

3 New Rythmik Super Subwoofers Aim to Shatter Performance/Price Barrier

Subwoofer manufacturer Rythmik Audio recently released three massive new subwoofers that push their products' performance farther than ever before: with the F18 and FV18, Rythmik has entered in the 18" cone weight class, both powered by a 900-watt amplifier, and their dual 15" woofer, 1,800 watt FV25HP topping out their product line as their new flagship. With specs like those, sheer power is assured, but what about sound quality? Read on to see how Rythmik has scaled their famed sound quality to new levels of output.

Subwoofer manufacturer Rythmik Audio recently released three massive new direct servo subwoofers. The F18, FV18, and FV25HP push their products' performance farther than ever before. Read on.

— November 15, 2017 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Hsu Research VTF-1 mk3 Ported Subwoofer Review

Hsu Research VTF-1 mk3 Ported Subwoofer Review

Hsu's latest subwoofer, the VTF-1 mk3, is a little powerhouse on paper with a 10" driver, 250-watt amplifier, and dual 3.5" diameter ports. We have been interested in seeing what it can do ever since it was announced late last year. Now that we have finally had a chance to give it a few laps around our test track, we are ready to report what is delivered from Hsu's $400 subwoofer (price not including shipping). Read our review of the VTF-1 mk3 to learn about this point of entry to high-fidelity subwoofage.

Hsu's latest subwoofer, the VTF-1 mk3, is a little powerhouse with a 10" driver, 250 watt amplifier, and dual 3.5" diameter ports. Read our review of the $400 VTF-1 mk3 to see how we liked it.

— September 28, 2017 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Dynaudio Unveils Sub 3 and Sub 6 Smart Subwoofers

Dynaudio Unveils Sub 3 and Sub 6 Smart Subwoofers

If you're a Dynaudio fan than things just got better for you. Dynaudio recently released their Sub 3 and Sub 6 at CEDIA in San Diego, California. The Sub 3 and 6 are designed to match seamlessly with your Dynaudio speakers… intelligently. Both subs feature brand-new driver designs, sophisticated DSPs and full parametric EQ to help ensure a tailor-made fit for your set-up. Are the everything that Dynaudio claims them up to be? Read on to find out.

Looking for a smart subwoofer to mate with your Dynaudio speakers? Recently at CEDIA, Dynaudio released their Sub 3 and Sub 6 subwoofers designed to integrate seamlessly into your Dynaudio system.

— September 27, 2017 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Monoprice Monolith Unveils 10", 12" and 15" THX Ported Subwoofers

Monoprice Monolith Unveils 10", 12" and 15" THX Ported Subwoofers

Monoprice has announced a new line of subwoofers at the 2017 CEDIA Expo: a 1,000 watt 15", a 500 watt 12", and a 10" model. They are all THX certified and expand Monoprice's high-end Monolith product group as a solution for heavy-duty home theater and high-fidelity audio applications. They feature drivers that have a tremendous amount of excursion, beefy amplifiers, and hefty cabinets, so they have all the necessary ingredients for extreme performance, even notwithstanding their THX certification. Their pricing is very aggressive, so we expect them to make a big splash in the subwoofer market when they hit the streets. Be sure to also check out our YouTube sneak peek video to get a better look.

Monoprice announced a new line of THX certified subwoofers at CEDIA 2017: a 1,000 watt 15", a 500 watt 12", and a 10" model that are aimed to shatter the price/performance barrier. Check them out!

— September 13, 2017 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Rel Acoustics No.25 Subwoofer Listening Demo Results

Rel Acoustics No.25 Subwoofer Listening Demo Results

Long-time subwoofer manufacturer Rel Acoustics decided to commemorate their 25th year in business with the launch of a new flagship subwoofer, the No.25, a 15" woofer powerhouse using a 1,000 watt amplifier. At nearly 170 lbs, the No.25 is built like a tank, but with its glossy curves and stylized cabinet, it looks like an exotic sports car. We visited a dealer that used six of them in one room for a taste of the high-end of low-frequencies. Read on to find out our experience with Rel's mighty new subwoofer.

Rel Acoustics commemorated 25 years in business with their new subwoofer, the No.25 - A 15" powerhouse with a 1,000 watt amplifier. It's built like a tank, but looks like an exotic sports car.

— June 26, 2017 19:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Outlaw Audio Ultra-X13 Ported Subwoofer Review

Outlaw Audio Ultra-X13 Ported Subwoofer Review

Outlaw Audio has recently released their new Ultra-X13; a 1,000 watt, ported beast of a subwoofer that uses a long-throw 13" driver. The Ultra-X13 is only one of two subwoofers in the world that can claim a THX 'Ultra' certification as an individual unit. The THX Ultra certification means it should be able to handle large rooms on its own, and, after we put it through our testing, we came to the same conclusion and have awarded it our Bassaholic 'Extreme' room rating. If you want to know how well a single subwoofer needs to perform in order to secure these kind of distinctions, read our review of the Outlaw Audio Ultra-X13.

Outlaw Audio recently released their new Ultra-X13: a 1,000 watt, ported beast of a subwoofer that uses a long-throw 13" driver and has a THX 'Ultra' certification. Read on to find out more.

— June 15, 2017 11:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

SVS SB16-Ultra Sealed Subwoofer Review

SVS SB16-Ultra Sealed Subwoofer Review

Late last year, SVS released their new flagship subwoofers, the ported PB16-Ultra and the sealed SB16-Ultra, both of which sport a 16" driver and beefy 1,500 watt amplifier. We were impressed with the PB16-Ultra in our review of that subwoofer, and were anxious to give its sealed counterpart a run around our test track. For the past couple of months, that is exactly what we have been doing, and now we have brought you our full report on the SB16-Ultra. Read on to see what the top dog of SVS's sealed subs can do and what Bassaholic Rating it earned.

Read our full review of the SVS SB16-Ultra, a sealed 16" Sub and 1,500 watt amplifier. We were impressed with its unsealed counterpart the PB16-Ultra. But how did the SB-16-Ultra fair? Read on.

— June 05, 2017 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews