Sunfire HRS-12 Powered Subwoofer Review
Enclosure: Front firing sealed enclosure
Amplifier Type: Proprietary Tracking Down Converter Design
Amplifier Power (RMS): 1000 Watts
Power Consumption (avg./peak/stand by): 600 W/2000 W/16 W
Bass Extension (-3dB): 18 Hz
Woofer: 12" polymer treated paper cone
Preamp gain: Defeat to +15 dB
Crossover Frequency: 30 Hz to 100 Hz
Crossover type: Continuous variable low pass filter with bypass
Crossover Slope: -24db/octave
Phase: Continuous variable 0 to 180 degrees
Dimensions: (HxWxD): 13.5" x 13.5" x 13.5"
Weight (lbs): 38 lbs.
- A big subwoofer in a little subwoofer’s body
- Plenty of power, output, and depth
- Attractive finish and/or small size help with WAF
- Soft clipping circuitry does kick in at times
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I didn't find anywhere a FR graph it seems weird that anybody measured it.
I had the HRS-12 in my system for about a week. I had limited time to actually play with it but the HRS left a very favorable impression.
At first I ran it with my dual F113s placed front right (the Fathoms are on the left side wall) and felt it blended very well with the Fathoms. Then, I turned the Fathoms off and ran it alone and then did a brief A/B with a single F113. It really is a very nice little sub for the money. Build quality and finish are good and it plays clean and loud down to the low 20Hz region. It handled music and movies very well clean output that was almost Fathom like. At its street price, two or even four of these would make for a very nice HT implementation and the small form factor is a big plus for flexible positioning and hence bass optimization.
I have returned this demo model to my dealer but I am thinking of going to quad subs in my HT room and this little sub (it makes the small Fathoms look huge) is on the short list for that duty.
One side note, the packaging is incredible triple boxed with a velvet sock cover on the sub. Nice job Sunfire!
Will 1 HRS-12 be enough to fill a 3000 cubic feet room?
Aaaaaa sorry, you already stated that
I'm considering going all the way from Norway to CE state of the Union, do you think, that'll be worth it?
Wow you would probably qualify as the longest traveler to our event in its history if you come! Its definately worth and I am not just saying that because I am hosting it
- 2 days of great product demos
- Debut of new products from Yamaha, EMP, Pioneer, Emotiva and others
- Great food! (breakfast for 2 days, formal dining event)
- Costume party, dance and entertainment
- free educational seminars
- chance to hang with Audioholics staff
- Disney access
- tons of free party swag and product giveaways
- a nice week of warm weather
Check out our video from last years event which was only about 1/2 the size of this one: