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RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Conclusion

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We’ll cut right to the point: there’s very little not to like about the RSL Speedwoofer 10S.  Sure, it could be little more finely finished and dig just a touch deeper, but both of those are tall asks for a $400 sub that, in addition to being full featured to the point of including a built-in wireless receiver, offers some of the best performance we’ve heard at this price point.  The RSL is not only a nearly automatic recommendation for audioholics on a budget, but even if you can afford more expensive subs, you should probably consider buying multiple Speedwoofer 10S to stack and spread around your room to your heart’s content.  With a 30 day no-risk trial and free shipping, there’s never been a better time to experiment whatever your setup needs might be.

 RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Review

 

The Score Card

The scoring below is based on each piece of equipment doing the duty it is designed for. The numbers are weighed heavily with respect to the individual cost of each unit, thus giving a rating roughly equal to:

Performance × Price Factor/Value = Rating

Audioholics.com note: The ratings indicated below are based on subjective listening and objective testing of the product in question. The rating scale is based on performance/value ratio. If you notice better performing products in future reviews that have lower numbers in certain areas, be aware that the value factor is most likely the culprit. Other Audioholics reviewers may rate products solely based on performance, and each reviewer has his/her own system for ratings.

Audioholics Rating Scale

  • StarStarStarStarStar — Excellent
  • StarStarStarStar — Very Good
  • StarStarStar — Good
  • StarStar — Fair
  • Star — Poor
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Bass ExtensionStarStarStarStar
Bass AccuracyStarStarStarStarStar
Build QualityStarStarStarStarStar
EQ SystemStarStarStar
Fit and FinishStarStarStarStar
Ergonomics & UsabilityStarStarStarStarStar
FeaturesStarStarStarStarStar
PerformanceStarStarStarStarhalf-star
ValueStarStarStarStarStar
About the author:
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Marshall is an Educator by trade, and currently lives in Oregon. He was lucky enough to grow up in a musical household, and though the AV equipment wasn't the greatest, it was always on. His dad introduced him to Queen, Paul Simon, and Sgt. Pepper's, and his mom played Lionel Richie and Disney Soundtracks. When Marshall was 14, his uncle passed down a pair of JBL towers and Marshall finally had his own system. Having enjoyed podcasting and video production over the past 10 years, Marshall is happy to be contributing at Audioholics.

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Recent Forum Posts:

Dave PBC Fl posts on July 13, 2021 11:41
We have owned the Speedwoofer for about 9 months now. It is paired with a JL E-Sub e112 (granted - not a fair pairing - as the JL never hits notes it can't handle … however with 1 sub in a big room, to get full effect it actually hurts your ears if turn it up to much) so to get a fuller effect I thought i'd pair it with the ported Speedwoofer. It did provide a much fuller base level for a variety of listing formats from music to movies. However, in the past week we played a newer movie that has an exceptional amount of unnaturally low base. The result was i had turn (within a few minutes) the base setting back on the Speedwoofer as low as they would go … as it was pure distortion. Today i'm listening to simple acoustic on Spotify - and i can here distortion and creaking from the Speedwoofer case. It sounds like the insides have been shaken loose. I've noticed the distortion from normal recordings if played loud. So the bottom line: There is a definite downside limit when it comes to pairing subs … and i unfortunately exceeded it.

Main system: Marantz SR-7013, Aperion Grand Center, DCM TimeWindow 7 mains, PSB Atmos, Aperion Tower rears (Grand - small - discontinued). Area of use is BIG open room (spacial equivalent of a triple living room)
otto2008 posts on January 31, 2019 08:14
shadyJ, post: 1295309, member: 20472
A 10'x10' room is bound to have some very heavy standing waves. I don't think any particular brand of sub is going to help you in there. What could help is a multi sub approach.
shadyJ, post: 1295309, member: 20472
A 10'x10' room is bound to have some very heavy standing waves. I don't think any particular brand of sub is going to help you in there. What could help is a multi sub approach.
its' either add another F12 , or 2 dayton 1500s…., room is tiny with not much room to play..thx !
shadyJ posts on January 30, 2019 10:41
otto2008, post: 1295293, member: 69100
I was looking at this too, my room is 10x10, just for music and i have a BIC f12 and feel like its horrible for music. Running polk monitor 40s and a Yamaha reciever. My budget is $400…but keep hearing mixed reviews…
A 10'x10' room is bound to have some very heavy standing waves. I don't think any particular brand of sub is going to help you in there. What could help is a multi sub approach.
otto2008 posts on January 30, 2019 09:59
flyboy217, post: 1291262, member: 87127
Okay, so I'm about to upgrade from a Dayton Sub-1000. I think the RSL SW10S might be perfect (for a large room and mostly bassy music use), but some seem to suggest that the BIC PL-200 ii might be nearly as good. Others suggest moving up to the SVS PB-1000. (There's also a SB-12NSD I might still be able to snag for < $450….) Any thoughts?
I was looking at this too, my room is 10x10, just for music and i have a BIC f12 and feel like its horrible for music. Running polk monitor 40s and a Yamaha reciever. My budget is $400…but keep hearing mixed reviews…
flyboy217 posts on January 07, 2019 14:42
Okay, so I'm about to upgrade from a Dayton Sub-1000. I think the RSL SW10S might be perfect (for a large room and mostly bassy music use), but some seem to suggest that the BIC PL-200 ii might be nearly as good. Others suggest moving up to the SVS PB-1000. (There's also a SB-12NSD I might still be able to snag for < $450….) Any thoughts?
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