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Subwoofer Reviews

A subwoofer is designed to deliver the low-frequency effects (or LFE) channel in a surround soundtrack, as well as to fill in the lower bass frequencies when listening to music. Want to feel the low-end rumble of a spaceship fly-over or explosion in your favorite film soundtrack? Then you need a good subwoofer (or two … or more!). Setting up a subwoofer used to require a lot of guess work, but modern subwoofers tend to feature internal amps, EQ systems, and room correction software—making it easier to integrate your subwoofer with your floorstanding speakers or bookshelf speakers. Check out the Resources below to learn more about subwoofer use and placement.

How to Choose a Subwoofer for Surround Sound or Stereo
The Pros and Cons of Multiple Subwoofers
Why Subwoofer Distortion Is Different From Amplifier Distortion
Active Subwoofers vs Passive Subwoofers

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SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer Reviewed

SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

With the new 16-Ultra Series, SVS has introduced its most powerful subwoofers to date. Brent Butterworth tests the new SB16-Ultra, a sealed-box design with a 16-inch woofer and a 1,500-watt Class D amplifier. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

'Tis the season for Home Theater Review's annual best-of list, where we select the best products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Read More

 
PSB SubSeries 450 Subwoofer Reviewed

PSB SubSeries 450 Subwoofer Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Brent Butterworth reviews PSB's $1,499 SubSeries 450 subwoofer, which combines two 10-inch passive radiators with a 12-inch active driver powered by a 400-watt RMS Class D amplifier. Read More

 
THIEL SmartSub 1.12 Subwoofer Reviewed

THIEL SmartSub 1.12 Subwoofer Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Brent Butterworth reviews THIEL Audio's new SmartSub 1.12 subwoofer, which features a 12-inch driver, a 1,250-watt Class D amplifier, and an advanced built-in room correction system . Read More

 
OEM Systems ICBM Subwoofer System Reviewed

OEM Systems ICBM Subwoofer System Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Want the benefits of multiple subs without the big boxes? Brent Butterworth tests the ICBM in-wall subwoofer system from OEM Systems, which includes four eight-inch in-wall subwoofers driven by a single P-500XB amplifier. Read More

 
Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer Reviewed

Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Brent Butterworth reviews Paradigm's Prestige 2000SW subwoofer, which features a 15-inch driver, a 2,000-watt Class D amplifier, a variety of attractive finishes, and the company's excellent Perfect Bass Kit. Read More

 
Origin Acoustics Bassic SUB8 Subwoofer Reviewed

Origin Acoustics Bassic SUB8 Subwoofer Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

If you're in the market for subwoofer, you have plenty of options. The first step to narrow your choices is figuring out how large a subwoofer you will need. If you have a large room, you will need a large... Read More

 
Power Sound Audio S3600i Subwoofer Reviewed

Power Sound Audio S3600i Subwoofer Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Brent Butterworth reviews the S3600i subwoofer from Power Sound Audio. This muscular sub combines two 18-inch drivers and a 1,700-watt Class D amp in a 137-pound cabinet. How does it perform? Read on to find out... Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

It's that time of year again--time for the HomeTheaterReview.com staff to pick the products that we feel represent the best of the best from all of our 2015 reviews. We've covered a variety of categories and price points. See if your faves made the list. Read More

 
Artison RCC Nano 1 Subwoofer Reviewed

Artison RCC Nano 1 Subwoofer Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Brent Butterworth reviews Artison's first freestanding subwoofer, the RCC Nano 1. This micro sub measures just 7.5 by eight by nine inches and uses two 6.5-inch drivers and a 300-watt Class D amp. Read More