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Reaction Audio PS 215X Subwoofer Preview

Reaction Audio PS 215X Subwoofer Preview

Reaction Audio is a new entrant to the hyper-competitive world of Internet direct subwoofer manufacturing; however, their PS 215X boasts a pair of 15" woofers and 1,000W of amplifier power, not to mention an affordable price of $1,179.99. Of course it takes more than sheer brawn to make a winner, and features like magnetic grills, radiused edges, and a satin black finish help this monster in the SAF (spouse acceptance factor) department. Curious to know more? Click to keep reading.

Preview: Reaction Audio's PS 215X subwoofer is a beast with a pair of 15" woofers and 1000W of amplifier power on tap. Click to read the all the details on this $1,179.99 "sub"terranean monster.

— May 22, 2014 10:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

JL Audio E-Sub e110 and e112 Subwoofers Review

JL Audio E-Sub e110 and e112 Subwoofers Review

When JL Audio announced their new “budget” E-Series line of subwoofers we clamored to get in review samples to see if they would live up to the legacy of their name. The new E-Sub e110 ($1,500) features a 10” driver and 1200 watt amp while the e112 ($1,900) features a 12” driver mated with a 1500 watt amp. These subwoofers have some of the best fit and finishing I’ve seen on any speaker and they are so small that they should fit into anyone’s room. They were rock solid no matter what I put them through never misbehaving regardless of the severity of the signal source. The E-Series JL Audio subwoofers may be one of the best options on the market for those in need of a small yet powerful bass system. The e110 subwoofer easily meets the specified output thresholds to receive the Audioholics Bassaholic Medium Room rating. Its larger brother the e112 was able to meet the output requirements needed to garner the Audioholics Bassaholic Large Room rating. Highly recommended!

Review: The JL Audio E-Sub e110 and e112 subwoofers are one of the best options on the market for those in need of a small yet powerful bass system. Great fit and finish & rock solid performance.

— May 05, 2014 08:30 in Subwoofer Reviews

SVS PB-2000 and SB-2000 Subwoofers Review

SVS PB-2000 and SB-2000 Subwoofers Review

The new 2000 series subwoofers from SVS each sport custom designed 12" drivers, a brand new 500 watt continuous rated Sledge STA-500D amplifier, sub 20Hz performance, and price tags under $800. The sealed SB-2000 is small (14.2" cube) and hits down to 19Hz, the PB-2000 is much larger, ported, and extends down to 17Hz. Do the SB-2000 and PB-2000 set a new bar in the performance/price category? Check out our review with measurements and Bassaholic Room Size ratings to find out.

Review: The SVS ported PB-2000 and sealed SB-2000 subwoofers sport custom 12" drivers, a new 500 watt amp with DSP, performance below 20Hz, and a price-tag less than $800. The SVS 2000 series subs.

— May 03, 2014 08:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Axiom Subwoofers EP500 and EP600 V4 Preview

Axiom Subwoofers EP500 and EP600 V4 Preview

The Axiom EP500 and EP600 subwoofers have went through 4 revisions since I was originally first introduced to them. Revs 1-3 had very little incremental changes. But Rev4 appears to be the most radical in terms of reduced cabinet size, bass alignment change from ported to sealed and increased cost. With the same power output and seemingly similar driver specs, how could the new Axiom EP500v4 and EP600v4 subwoofers compete in today's aggressive ID subwoofer marketplace where Axiom's direct competitors are offering more output, and more performance for less cost? Read our preview and decide for yourself.

The Axiom subwoofers EP500 and EP600 have gone through 4 revs since originally introduced 12+ years ago. We take a look at Rev4 and how it has changed the value proposition of Axiom subwoofers.

— April 21, 2014 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Velodyne Wi-Q 10" and 12" Subwoofer Preview

Velodyne Wi-Q 10" and 12" Subwoofer Preview

Velodyne has packed a bunch of technology in their new Wi-Q subs for not a lot of cash. For under $800 for the 10" version and $900 for the 12" version, you get a full suite of physical connections, a 2.5GHz wireless connection rated up to 50 feet, and performance down to the mid 20Hz at -3dB. Add on the one-touch EQ with an included mic, a remote, four-position phase control, digital distortion limiting circuits, and a downfiring port for easy placement, and you'll wonder how they can charge such reasonable prices. We're very curious to see how these subs perform when we get one on our test bench.

Preview: The Velodyne Wi-Q 10" ($799) and the Wi-Q 12" ($899) subwoofers have a one-touch EQ with mic, 50 foot wireless connection, and performance rated down to 28Hz for the 10" and 25Hz for the 12".

— February 13, 2014 12:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Yamaha NS-SW300 & NS-SW200 Subwoofer Preview

Yamaha NS-SW300 & NS-SW200 Subwoofer Preview

Yamaha's latest subwoofers, the NS-SW300 and NS-SW200 pack some interesting technology into an attractive package. Priced at $550 and $450 respectively, and boasting "twisted flare" ports and Yamaha's YST II servo technology, do these subs deserve a spot on your Christmas wish list? Keep reading to find out.

Yamaha's newest subwoofers, the NS-SW300 and NS-SW200 pack a lot of tech into an attractive package. Priced at $550 and $450 respectively, read on to see if they deserve a spot on your wish list.

— November 25, 2013 10:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

MartinLogan Dynamo 1500X Subwoofer Review

MartinLogan Dynamo 1500X Subwoofer Review

The MartinLogan Dynamo 1500X is a small sealed alignment powered subwoofer utilizing a long throw 15” driver and an amplifier rated at 650 watts rms and 1300 watts short term. The Dynamo 1500X left a favorable sonic impression on me. I especially liked the small size, reasonable weight and uncluttered, basic connection and controls it provided. The 1500X performance was rock solid in that it never produced erroneous noises or distress, nor did it try to kill itself to produce what it could not. Despite is compact size and moderate price point, the MartinLogan Dynamo 1500X managed to meet the required output thresholds to receive the Audioholics Bassaholic Large Room rating.

The MartinLogan Dynamo 1500X is a small sealed powered subwoofer with solid performance, compact size, and modest price. It features a 15” long throw driver and 650 watt amplifier.

— October 14, 2013 08:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

JL Audio E-Sub e112 and e110 Subwoofers Preview

JL Audio E-Sub e112 and e110 Subwoofers Preview

These are the words you need to hear to click on the link below and order your new JL Audio sub - e112 12" JL Audio E sub for $1900, e110 10" for $1500. If you want to bump up from matte to gloss black, that'll run you an extra $200. The amp sits in the back in it's own sealed enclosure. The driver has just enough room in the box for it and not a lot else. There are a couple of things that they had to do simply because the driver is so powerful. The had to put a back mount and metal plate to keep it from shaking itself out of the box. The entire front baffle is an aluminum plate that is connected to the driver and mounted to a piece of MDF. With the front and the back of the driver attached to the front and back walls, the driver essentially becomes the bracing. We can't wait to see how this thing performs.

Two new JL Audio subs for under $2000. The new E-subs from JL Audio: the e110 is $1500 and the e112 is $1900. These subs seem to pack performance and value and we can't wait to measure their output.

— September 28, 2013 00:55 in Subwoofer Reviews

M&K Sound X8 X10 X12 Subwoofers Preview

M&K Sound X8 X10 X12 Subwoofers Preview

M&K Sound rolled out the three new subwoofers today under the "X Series" lineup, the X8, X10, and X12. Featuring dual active drivers in a push-pull design, THX certification, and XLR passthrough, they are intriguing. The X12 sports dual 12" drivers mounted in opposite phase a 700w peak amp and 22mm thick baffles. Following down the line you lose a bit of driver surface area, amp power, weight, and enclosure size. MSRP was unspecified, but it's a safe bet they're not going to be cheap.

Preview: The X Series Subwoofer lineup from M&K Sound consists of the X12, X10, and X8 all utilizing dual active drivers in a push-pull design. Read on to see what we think.

— September 27, 2013 03:45 in Subwoofer Reviews

Magico QSub-18 and QSub-15 Subwoofers Preview

Magico QSub-18 and QSub-15 Subwoofers Preview

Do you really think you know what low frequencies sound and feel like? Well, Magico wants to make you think (and feel) again with the announcement of their new QSub-18 and QSub-15 subwoofers. The dual-woofer subs go down to 15Hz, feature 8,000W of power, and can deliver an unbelievable 136 dB SPL at 20Hz with less than 1% distortion. Are you drooling yet or still wondering if your home can stay on its foundation?

Magico's new QSub-18 and QSub-15 subwoofers feature 8,000W amplifiers and 136dB SPL at 20Hz. They promise to redefine the very experience of low frequencies. At 570lbs and $36,000 the QSub-18 should.

— September 06, 2013 08:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

REL Habitat1 Wireless Subwoofer Preview

REL Habitat1 Wireless Subwoofer Preview

REL's Habitat1 is a 150 Watt Class D-powered subwoofer and wireless transmitter (called Longbow) that will send uncompressed audio wirelessly up to 50 feet. The Habitat1 will pound the bass and LFE channel down into the low 30's and can be hung on a wall or tucked places traditional subs can't because of its thin, rectangular, décor-friendly design. If you want good performance with high WAF, this just may be the subwoofer for you.

The REL Habitat1 wireless subwoofer slams the bass with a 150 Watt amp and latency-free uncompressed wireless audio up to 50 feet in a sleek and stylish form factor that will fit into any environment.

— September 01, 2013 20:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Pro Audio Technology LFC-24sm Subwoofer Preview

Pro Audio Technology LFC-24sm Subwoofer Preview

What happens if your room is a lot closer in size to a commercial cinema than the typical Audioholics Bassaholic "Extreme" room and you want teeth shattering SPLs to fill such a room? Pro Audio Technology might just have something to pique your interest: their new LFC-24sm subwoofer. Due to be publicly debuted at CEDIA in Denver, price is yet to be determined; however, with a parts list that includes an 88lbs 24" woofer and 1000W amplifier, we're guessing it's not going to be inexpensive. If you're interested to see what this monster is capable of, keep reading.

The Pro Audio Technology LFC-24sm isn't an average subwoofer; with a 24" driver in a refrigerator sized cabinet, it's not hard to guess it'll get loud. Want to know more? Keep reading for the scoop.

— August 29, 2013 05:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Funk Audio FW18.0 Subwoofer Review

Funk Audio FW18.0 Subwoofer Review

With a set of specifications including things like... "Long throw 18" driver" and "2400 watt amplifier" you would expect the Funk Audio FW18.0 to be able to dish out some serious rumbles, which it does, but it is the design details and other things that it does well that really put the cherry on top. The driver really is what makes the FW18.0. A lot of effort went into the suspension and neo motor to linearize the stroke and keep motor force and power handling up, while keeping distortion down and maintaining upper bass sensitivity. The effort put into the driver paid off. I would suggest anyone who believes the long discredited myth of large 15 and 18" drivers sounding "slow" or "muddy" should give the FW18.0 a listen. Combine a driver that powerful and clean with the flexibility of the M3 amplifier and DSP capabilities, the limitless finishing options, the void free Baltic Birch cabinet with curved sides, the bullet proof and composed operation and the result is one very nice subwoofer. The battery of measurements performed on the FW18.0 speak for themselves and as far as subjective listening goes the FW18.0 was stellar. Definitely check the FW18.0 out if you are in the market for a powerful high end sub.

The Funk Audio FW18.0 has an 18” driver in a sealed enclosure with a 2400 watt amplifier. Beautifully constructed, great measurements and stellar listening results makes this a great subwoofer.

— June 27, 2013 10:05 in Subwoofer Reviews

Triad InWall Bronze 4 Slim Sub

Triad InWall Bronze 4 Slim Sub

If you're a regular reader of Audioholics, you're probably aware of the fact that if you want deep, powerful bass, you're going to need a big beefy subwoofer (or two...or four) to get the job done. So what happens if you still want respectable bass output, but you need something with an invisible footprint? Meet the Triad InWall Bronze 4 Slim Sub. Built to order in the US, is Triad's latest offering the answer to interior decorators and audiophiles dreams alike? Read on to find out what we think.

The Bronze 4 Slim Sub is Triad's latest in-wall subwoofer offering, made to quite literally disappear into a room. Built to order in the US, read on to see our initial impressions.

— March 10, 2013 12:05 in Subwoofer Reviews