Episode ES-SUB-WIRELESS Wireless Subwoofer Kit Reviewed

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Episode ES-SUB-WIRELESS Wireless Subwoofer Kit Reviewed

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Episode_ES-SUB-WIRELESS-kit-review.jpgHigh Points
• The ES-SUB-WIRELESS costs as much as some interconnects needed to facilitate proper subwoofer placement, yet it doesn't clutter up your floor with its obvious presence, making it a better aesthetic solution - one that is high in WAF.
• The ES-SUB-WIRELESS allows you the freedom to place your subwoofer anywhere in your room (within 50 feet), meaning you can finally place it where it sounds best and not just where you think you can accommodate it.
• The ES-SUB-WIRELESS' one-time setup procedure is simple enough that even a caveman could do it.
• The ES-SUB-WIRELESS kit works as advertised and was virtually indistinguishable in terms of audio quality from that of a hard-wired connection.

Low Points
• For whatever reason, the ES-SUB-WIRELESS kit is susceptible to ground loop hum, meaning careful cable management is a must to ensure the utmost clarity and performance.

Competition and Comparison
Wireless subwoofer technology is becoming a hot topic among enthusiasts and manufacturers. A few other companies offering wireless setups are Aperion Audio, MartinLogan, Sunfire, GoldenEar and others. The nice thing about the ES-SUB-WIRELESS kit is that it works with all subwoofers, not just those made by Episode loudspeakers, which is not the case for products like those from Aperion Audio. For more on wireless technology and subwoofers, please check out Home Theater Review's Subwoofer page.

Conclusion
While my time spent with the ES-SUB-WIRELESS kit from Episode is a first, I see the appeal, for having a wireless subwoofer setup allows the freedom to set one's subwoofer up in a location that is truly beneficial without having to worry about lengthy cable runs and/or angry spouses. While careful cable management is a must to ensure a clear transmission between transmitter and receiver, it is a small caveat, for the ES-SUB-WIRELESS kit is a great product and should serve all who purchase it well.

Additional Resources
• Read subwoofer reviews by HomeTheaterReview.com's staff.
• Explore Bookshelf Speakers and Floorstanding Speakers.
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HTR Product Rating for Episode ES-SUB-WIRELESS Wireless Subwoofer Kit

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4

Overall

4

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