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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 08:00 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

Artison RCC Nano One Wireless Subwoofer Preview

Artison RCC Nano One Wireless Subwoofer Preview

Looking for a small wireless subwoofer to complete your small home theater? Artison touts the RCC Nano One as the world’s smallest high performance subwoofer and at $1000 it better perform. Measuring only 7.5” x 8” x 9” including feet and grilles, it certainly is small! Check out some of its features of this Mighty Mouse subwoofer that promises big performance that bellies its size.

Looking for a small wireless subwoofer with high performance boom? The Artison RCC Nano One might be for you. Measuring only 7.5” x 8” x 9” it certainly is small! Read on for more information.

— June 28, 2016 07:15 in Subwoofer Reviews

RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Review

RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Review

The folks at RSL were pretty frank about their goals when they developed the Speedwoofer 10S subwoofer, available for only $399 with free shipping. They looked to the competition, starting with the best subwoofers in the $500 range and “didn't stop building until we had one that substantially outperformed the rest.” Was the end result a serious contender for being the best value subwoofer available today? Watch our must see YouTube Video review and read on to find out.

The compact RSL Speedwoofer 10S subwoofer, available for only $399 with free shipping and a risk-free trial, offers best-in-class performance and advanced features like built-in wireless connection.

— June 06, 2016 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

RBH Sound SI-1010P In-floor or In-Ceiling Subwoofer Review

RBH Sound SI-1010P In-floor or In-Ceiling Subwoofer Review

The SI-1010 is one of only a few subwoofers that fill a niche in the market, consumers who want powerful bass but won't accept even the smallest subwoofer. As opposed to sitting in the room, it’s hidden in the floor or ceiling and sound passes through a discrete air vent cover. From an aesthetics perspective, you can’t get much better than completely out of sight. However, the question remaining for an Audioholic is, how does it perform? And for the DIYer or custom integrator, how does it install? Read on the find out and be sure to check out YouTube Install Video.

The SI-1010P in-floor subwoofer is a great solution for those who want big bass but don't want to place a big sub in their room. It earned our Large Bassaholic rating while being hidden from sight.

— April 06, 2016 08:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Thiel Audio Smartsub 1.12 Subwoofer Preview

Thiel Audio Smartsub 1.12 Subwoofer Preview

Want a sub with some intelligence as well as a pretty package? Check out the new Thiel Audio Smartsub 1.12 announced at CES last month. This latest generation smartsub from Thiel will feature an app-based control and advanced room correction, paired with a long excursion 12-inch driver and DSP-controlled 1250 watt amplifier this sub should have more than enough precision boom for most home audiophiles.

Thiel's new Smartsub 1.12 was announced at CES last month. This 12" long throw sub has one of the most advanced room correction systems we've ever seen in a subwoofer. Read on to find out more.

— March 06, 2016 11:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

GoldenEar Technology SuperSub XXL Preview

GoldenEar Technology SuperSub XXL Preview

We got a chance to see GoldenEar’s new SuperSub XXL subwoofer last week at CEDIA and were impressed with the performance for its moderately sized form factor. GoldenEar employed what they call a 360 degree dual-plane inertially-balanced driver and sub-bass radiator combination to reduce cabinet resonances and distortion. Sandy Gross claims he could balance a nickle on the cabinet running it at full power and it won't move. We didn't confirm this, but he did shake up the demo room pretty well with this impressive subwoofer.

GoldenEar demoed their new SuperSub XXL last week at CEDIA. GoldenEar’s 360 degree dual-plane inertially-balanced drivers and sub-bass radiators combined for impressive bass and low end sound.

— October 21, 2015 11:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

XTZ Cinema Series 3X12 Subwoofer Review

 XTZ Cinema Series 3X12 Subwoofer Review

The XTZ Cinema Series 3X12 subwoofer is one of the most powerful subwoofers we’ve ever tested. As soon as I had a chance to really get into the nuts and bolts of the 3X12, I could tell this was a serious product from a highly capable speaker company. It proved to be unflappable no matter what source material I threw at it or torture test I had it endure. Earning our Extreme Bassaholics rating was no problem thanks to the 3 x 12” high excursion drivers each with its own 500 watt Class D amplifier. This is a serious bass system at a very down to earth price. Best of all XTZ offers you a 60 day risk free trial with free shipping both ways. But, we are confident you won’t take them up on the return offer.

The XTZ Cinema Series 3X12 subwoofer earned our Extreme Bassaholic rating and proved to be one of the best performing subs we’ve tested. 60 day risk free trial makes it a no brainer for serious bass.

— September 08, 2015 07:00 in Subwoofer Reviews