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Legacy Foundation Subwoofer Preview

Legacy Foundation Subwoofer Preview

Legacy Audio's new 'Foundation' subwoofer packs a huge punch in a small footprint. Two active 12" long-throw woofers backed by 1,000 watts of amplification and coupled to two 12" passive radiators with an enormous 4" peak-to-peak travel are packed in a cabinet that only uses 1.5 square feet of floor space. The aptly-named 'Foundation' subwoofer can serve as a bedrock for your sound system, but so much power in such a small package should come with a warning that if it is pushed hard enough, it may create cracks in the foundation of any structure it is used in. Proceed with caution!

Legacy Audio's new 'Foundation' subwoofer packs a huge punch in a small footprint. Two 12" long-throw woofers backed by 1,000 watts of amplification and coupled to two 12" passive radiators. Read on.

— March 14, 2017 07:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Bowers & Wilkins DB Series Subwoofers Preview

Bowers & Wilkins DB Series Subwoofers Preview

B&W released their new line of DB Subs and they sure have packed a lot of new technology into a small and elegant package. Of course, such a task is not an inexpensive one with the DB1D, DB2D, and DB3D priced at $4,500, $3,500, and $2,500 respectively. Each model features dual opposing drivers to cancel cabinet resonances. Inexpensive these subwoofers are not, but those seeking high performance from an attractive cabinet filled with cutting-edge technology, the new DB subwoofers from B&W might be well worth the cost.

B&W released their new line of DB Subs, the DB1D, DB2D, and DB3D. They have packed a lot of new technology into a small, elegant package. Of course, such a task is not an inexpensive one. Read on.

— March 03, 2017 07:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Atlantic Technology SB8 Subwoofer Preview

Atlantic Technology SB8 Subwoofer Preview

Looking for a small sub with respectable performance at a great price? The SB8 Subwoofer by Atlantic Technology is a diminutive subwoofer that is essentially a 13” cube. The SB8 tries to clear the hurdle of getting intense low-frequency output from a small container by using a long-throw 8” woofer in conjunction with a healthy-sized port. Read our preview of the SB8 to see if this $500 compact subwoofer is right for you.

Looking for a small sub with respectable performance at a great price? The SB8 Subwoofer by Atlantic Technology is a diminutive subwoofer that is essentially a 13” cube. Read our preview for details.

— February 14, 2017 11:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Fluance DB10 $200 10" Subwoofer Preview

Fluance DB10 $200 10" Subwoofer Preview

Looking for a 10" subwoofer for you home theater room at a ridiculously low price? Canadian home audio equipment manufacturer Fluance recently announced the launch of an inexpensive 10” ported subwoofer, the DB10. Despite its relatively small size and low price, the DB10 claims an extended response down to low 20Hz region! That is a lofty claim for a $200 subwoofer shipped to your door. But, if it can go anywhere near 20Hz at meaningful output levels, that would be a significant accomplishment for the money. Check out our preview on this new and exciting product from Fluance to see if it might be right for you.

Looking for a great reasonably priced $200 subwoofer with extended response down to 20 Hz? Fluance released details for their new DB10 powered subwoofer. If the specs hold true it might be for you.

— January 30, 2017 19:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Emotiva BasX S8, S10, and S12 Subwoofer Preview

Emotiva BasX S8, S10, and S12 Subwoofer Preview

Emotiva, the company that’s known for its high quality amplifiers at affordable prices released three newly enhanced subwoofers at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. The BasX line come in 8", 10", and 12" models and with pricing at $199, $299, and $399, respectively. Emotiva is making a convincing argument of getting a quality subwoofer at a great price has never been easier. Check out our preview for the BasX S8, S10, and S12 to see what you get as you progress through their model lineup.

Looking for a real subwoofer at a great price? Emotiva released a newly enhanced line of BasX subwoofers at CES 2017. The BasX S8, S10, and S12 range from $199-$399 and pack performance with value.

— January 20, 2017 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

RBH Sound I-12/e Ported Subwoofer Review

RBH Sound I-12/e Ported Subwoofer Review

For years I've been suggesting that RBH Sound build an affordable HUGE subwoofer to compete with the ID subwoofer greats. Not only has RBH succeeded with the I-12 and I-12/e subwoofers, but they've managed to do so in an attractive package that goes beyond just the standard square box. Both subs feature the same 12" aluminum driver while the I-12/e sports a 500 watt amplifier and DSP boost to earn our Large Bassaholics rating. Read on to find out more and be sure to check out our YouTube video preview.

The RBH I-12 & I-12/e subwoofers feature the same 12" aluminum driver while the I-12/e sports a 500 watt amp to earn our Large Bassaholics rating. Can their performance match their looks? Read on.

— January 03, 2017 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

SVS PB16-Ultra Ported Subwoofer Review

SVS PB16-Ultra Ported Subwoofer Review

SVS just put the rest of the subwoofer ID market in checkmate with their new 16-Ultra series subwoofer which come in sealed and ported models. SVS has touted their new 16-Ultra series as the most advanced subwoofers in the world, so we were very excited to have SVS send us their new ported super-sub for review to confirm, the PB16-Ultra. The PB16-Ultra sports a 16" driver with an 8" voice coil powered by a 1500 watts (continuous) amplification. Will this sub bust our Extreme Bassaholics rating? Read on to find out.

SVS touts their new 16-Ultra series subwoofers the most advanced in the world. We reviewed the PB16-Ultra which sports a 16" driver with 8" voice coil powered by 1500 watts to verify their claim.

— December 14, 2016 13:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Hsu Research VTF-2 mk5 Subwoofer Review

Hsu Research VTF-2 mk5 Subwoofer Review

The VTF-2 has been a part of Hsu Research’s VTF subwoofer line for 17 years and has developed considerably in that time through a number of iterations. Through every version, it has steadily grown and improved, and the newest VTF-2, the mk5, sports a front-firing 12” driver, a 350 watt BASH amplifier, and 3.9 cubic foot enclosure. Read our review of the Hsu VTF-2 mk5 to see what a modern day mid-range subwoofer from a top-tier subwoofer manufacturer can do. This could very well be one of the best performing subs in its price class!

We reviewed Hsu Research's newest VTF subwoofer, The VTF-2 mk5. It sports a front-firing 12” driver, a 350 watt BASH amplifier, and 3.9 cf enclosure. It's one of the best performers in its category.

— December 01, 2016 07:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

HSU VTF-1 MK3 Subwoofer Preview

HSU VTF-1 MK3 Subwoofer Preview

From the humble little audio company HSU Research, located in Anaheim, CA, comes a new addition, the VTF-1 mk3 subwoofer. This is the latest version of their VTF-1 model with a higher powered amp, slightly larger enclosure and a front-firing orientation. Although it is now their lowest price of the bunch (5 subwoofers in total), do not count this subwoofer out in the least. After all, it is an HSU. Dr. HSU hasn't been in business for 25 years for nothing. Take a minute to read this preview and see for yourself.

HSU Research has a new 10" front firing subwoofer dubbed the VTF-1 MK3. With a higher powered amp and slightly larger enclosure over its predecessor, it amazingly comes in $60 cheaper as well!

— November 13, 2016 18:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

SVS PB16-Ultra and SB16-Ultra Subwoofers Preview

SVS PB16-Ultra and SB16-Ultra Subwoofers Preview

While the 13-Ultra series of subs proved to be outstanding flagship subwoofers for SVS, many years have passed since their introduction. SVS needed to do something to stir up some excitement among bassaholics, and they have most definitely accomplished this mission with the new 16-Ultra series. These 16" woofer, 1,500 watt subs promise to be more than just a small improvement over SVS's previous standard-bearers. SVS may have good reason for the claim of the 16-Ultras being some of the most advanced subwoofers in the world. Read on to find out why.

SVS stepped up their game with their new PB16-Ultra and SB16-Ultra subwoofers which they claim to be the most advanced in the world. Can these 1500 watt subs shatter our Extreme Bassaholic rating?

— October 10, 2016 16:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Procella Audio V18 Dual 18 Inch Subwoofer Preview

Procella Audio V18 Dual 18 Inch Subwoofer Preview

Procella Audio, manufacturer of high-performance high-definition speaker systems for home and professional cinema and music applications, announced their new flagship subwoofer, the V18 Bass Engine at CEDIA 2016. The V18 sports dual 18" drivers in a large sealed box powered by dual 1200 watt amps boasting a blistering continuous output up to 137 dB, with peak output of 143 dB. Can this sub make Grandpa Simpsons teeth shatter? Read on to find out.

Procella Audio announced their new V18 flagship subwoofer with dual 18" drivers powered by 2x1200 watts of amplification with a max output of 143dB. Can this sub shatter Grandpa Simpsons teeth?

— October 09, 2016 10:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

GoldenEar SuperSub X Ultra-compact Subwoofer Preview

GoldenEar SuperSub X Ultra-compact Subwoofer Preview

If you want deep bass you need a big sub. But big subs cause big problems—especially spousal and aesthetic ones. GoldenEar wants to give you both domestic peace and rock the house with their new SuperSub X Ultra-compact subwoofer. This tiny, just over 12 1/2-inch squared enclosure sports four drivers (two active and two passive) a 1400-watt, 56-bit DSP-driven amplifier. It looks like it has the tools to rock the house.

GoldenEar's SuperSub X subwoofer has four drivers, a 56-bit DSP engine, 1400 Watt amplifier and the ability to reach down to 12Hz in an ultra-compact enclosure that's just over 12 1/2 square inches.

— October 07, 2016 08:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Hsu Research ULS-15 mk2 Subwoofer Review

Hsu Research ULS-15 mk2 Subwoofer Review

The original ULS-15 was a successful 15" sealed subwoofer for Hsu Research back in 2008, but it was time for a refresh. It's recently-released successor, the ULS-15 mk2, turns out to be 30% less expensive and 20 lbs lighter, but does that mean it has taken a hit in performance as well? The answer may surprise you! Read our review of the Hsu Research ULS-15 mk2 to find out how it compares to the classic original and how it performs as a modern day subwoofer.

The new HSU Research ULS-15 mk2 subwoofer is 30% less expensive and 20lbs lighter than its predecessor but does that mean it takes a performance hit? Read on to find out.

— August 31, 2016 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

SVS PC-2000 Cylinder Subwoofer Review

SVS PC-2000 Cylinder Subwoofer Review

There is a lot to like about the SVS PC-2000 Cylinder Subwoofer. Its two greatest distinctions are the light weight and the very clean and linear performance that earned our Large Bassaholic rating. The PC-2000 secures SVS's long standing reputation of being among the best manufacturer direct subwoofer companies in the world. With their 45 day trial period and free shipping both ways, it's a risk free purchase that can really enhance your home theater enjoyment. Read on to find out why.

The SVS PC-2000 Cylinder Subwoofer light weight and clean, linear performance earned our Large Bassaholic rating. Their generous risk-free trial policy makes it an easy purchasing decision. Read on.

— August 08, 2016 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews