The 500-watt RMS amplifier allows for both power and accuracy in this model. Users feel the impact of crashes and explosions when the unit is used for home theater, while the foundation of low-frequency instruments is clearly audible when used for music. The driver produces frequencies all the way down to an impressive 16 Hz with distortion-free clarity. The cabinet is sealed and custom tuned to avoid rattling or vibration when in use, so users only hear their audio.
The unit is large and heavy, meaning finding the right position for optimum sound will require users to have a good bit of extra space.
For users who need a unit that will fit in a smaller space while still producing sound big enough to fill an average living room, this model is a good option. The powerful 500 watt amp reaches output of almost 121 decibels, and the 12 in. driver reproduces frequencies down to 18 Hz, all without any distortion to disrupt the sound experience. The sealed cabinet is stable and does not vibrate even at high volumes. The unit will switch automatically into standby mode when not in use, consuming less than .5 watts of power.
Users who enjoy bass heavy music such as rap or electronic music may prefer a ported cabinet, which produces more booming bass.
The 115 decibel maximum output of this unit is enough to fill a smaller living room, and the 22 Hz low-frequency capability will capture all but the lowest-frequency sounds or notes. The clarity of those sounds is a highlight of this model, as they are reproduced with no noticeable distortion at high volumes. The unit is a lightweight 27 pounds and compact enough to fit in almost any room, even those where space is a challenge.
Users who want high volumes in larger spaces may prefer a slightly more powerful unit.
The powerful amp can reach sound levels of 132 decibels, enough to fill virtually even a large living room area or other large spaces. With the assistance of the ported cabinet, the 12 in. driver produces true chest-thumping bass and other low frequency sounds, all the way down to an impressive 13 Hz. The cabinet also looks great, and is a stylish addition to a home theater system.
This unit has to be large to reach the sound levels it does, and users in average-sized living spaces may find both the size and sound of this unit to be larger than is practical for them.
The primary benefit of this model is its cylindrical shape, which means that the sound it produces travels in multiple directions, so it can be placed virtually anywhere without sacrificing sound quality. The compact shape also offers more flexibility in placement than other models, as it can fit in spaces that box unit cannot. This flexibility does not sacrifice sound quality, as the 500 watt amp can produce sound levels up to 127 decibels, and reach low frequencies down to 15 Hz, which meets or exceeds the levels of most boxed models.
This unit is lighter and sits higher than many boxed models, which may cause it to shift its placement slightly with frequent use at high volumes.
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When you want to feel the rattling of the living room walls during an intense action scene, or really hear the low-end and deep bass sounds of your favorite songs, a quality subwoofer is a necessity. SVS focuses on home audio and accessories, and delivers some of the highest quality subwoofers on the market. Some things to consider when looking for the ideal subwoofer is physical size, amp wattage, and how well it can output low frequencies without distortion. Too much bass could have pictures falling off of the walls, and not enough range could have you missing out on hearing (and feeling) your music as it is intended. Try to look for a combination of size and power that can adequately fill space with the proper sound, but that doesn’t exceed the needs of the room.