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This review is from: Energy ESW-C10 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Black)
Pros: I have owned so many subwoofer in the budget range. I have had the velodyne vx11, velodyne impact 10, definitive pro sub 60, definitive pro sub 600, energy esw- c8, a 10 inch klipsch rpw10, polk psw111 and probably others I cannot remember. The key is this one on sale was cheaper or equal in price than any of these models. This thing is deep, natural, pleasant bass and immensely powerful. The fit and finish is unbelievable and it looks just plain amazing. I find no flaws with this unit. I have it way below halfway and its pure deep bass. I think it will reach 30hz flat easy in my room if not more. If this goes on sale I would buy one for sure. Even if it was 299.99 it would be worth it vs the competition in my opinion. Blends nicely with my polk tsi 400's. in my room 80hz crossover sounds better than 60hz crossover on the speakers.
Cons: Absolutely none. arrived in one day shipping, got amazing sale pricing, best subwoofer I have ever had. Works very well with todays music of hip hop, and dance doesn't distort at all. woofer quality looks amazing, ribbed eliptical surround on woofer is key to low distortion and it works. amp is full featured, cabinet quality is above other brands for sure. dual vents come out the bottom for no distortion or wall interaction, feet have plenty of height if your carpet is sort of tall. Grill is great quality and easy to put on and off. Other companies should take a look at what energy is doing and follow them. Never had a sub so easy to setup, just took it out of the box put it where I wanted 6 inches from the wall on the side wall set crossover to 80 blended volume and its perfect. Also never had a subwoofer that looks as good as this one, it looks really expensive, better in person than the pictures online show. Just buy this one!
Other Thoughts: Most subwoofers I see online the reviews talk about how its so weak to give it time to break in and then it starts sounding amazing. This sub seems to have a pretty tight woofer from the factory and yet it is the first sub that really sounds amazing right out of the box from minute one. I cannot imagine how much better its going to get in 50 hours much less a few months of good use. Im sure it will be more musical and deeper than it is now which is gonna blow my mind. Never been so happy with a newegg purchase than this one.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Definitive Technology ProCinema 60 5.1 CH Home Audio Speaker System
Pros: Clear powerful sound, nice subwoofer. I replaced the energy rc micro system with this. I thought that system was good but this one is better especially with the satellites. They are much more room filling and louder and cleaner and as good as the quality is on the energy these are build better and heavier and surprisingly are not much bigger but the sound is worth it. Honestly the energy subwoofer might dig a little deeper and the definitive sub is hard to place compared to the energy sub. I find this sub actually sounds best right in the corner in my room and now that I found its sweet spot it is very good.
Cons: None. I did have a defective pro sub 60. It worked fine out of the box but if i got near the woofer and turned it up enough to get it to work a little but not distort it would vibrate. Called definitive tech and got the new one ASAP the new one is perfect. By looking at the attention to detail put into the build qaulity of these systems I think it was just a bad driver I am not upset about it and have been taken care of by Definitive.
Other Thoughts: Take the time to place the sub with this system because if its not right the system will not sound good. Also for my system using a Harman Kardon receiver using their recommended option 1 hookup which is using the older fashion high level connectors on the back of the sub which they say makes it blend with the speakers better is not true for me. I get cleaner and deeper and more pronounced bass with the lfe cable and the speakers are cleaner hooked right to the receiver. I also enjoy being able to adjust the crossover and even mild volume adjustments if necessary from the receiver vs crawling behind the sub to adjust it the other way. FYI I think 120hz seems pretty good for the satelites.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Polk Audio PSW Series PSW111 Black Compact powered subwoofer Single
Pros: This sub is super musical. I play up to 80% music and television and then some movies but not too much. I have the polk monitor 50's and this sub blends so well with the speakers you almost cannot tell the bass is coming from the corner like a lot of subs. This sub is distortion free, deep and clean bass it is amazing. The looks are fantastic too with its minimalistic design of the grill and the rounded edges on everything and the bottom firing port as well as the inset woofer are really fantastic. This sub looks like much more expensive subwoofers and sounds like much more expensive subwoofers but at a fraction of the price.
Cons: This subwoofer has almost zero cons at all I cannot find anything I do not like about it. This is my favorite sub I have ever had and I have had my share as big as the polk psw505 some klipsches, yamahas etc. The one thing others may find as a con is the low end extension wont go below about 35 hz some might be turned off by this to me I don't mind if in a move it rolls off a bit on the low end, seems to make tv commercials not too boomy either when they get louder.
Other Thoughts: Use a good subwoofer cable with this unit. I would not recommend this for floor speakers bigger than the monitor 50s because I think the monitor 60s or 70s with the additional woofers and using a good receiver or amp will be able to play louder and lower than this sub on its own although I did not turn the gain all the way up to see just how loud it gets it will get overwhelmed by the loudness of bigger speakers at high volumes.READ FULL REVIEW