Archive for category Subs

Monoprice Monolith 12″ and 15″ THX Ultra Subwoofers Review

Read Here

 

“Unboxing either subwoofer is a two-person job: The 12” weighs just under 100 pounds (98.5, to be exact), and the 15” weighs 128.5 pounds. Then there’s the added weight of the double-boxed shipping container. There are no instructions for unpacking the beast, but it’s best to open the top of the outer box, slowly flip the whole thing over, and lift the outer box off the inner one. Repeat the process to remove the sub from the inner enclosure; your back will thank you. Each sub has spiked rubber feet, so it’s best to use some sliding furniture movers (available at your local hardware store) to position it. Monoprice includes a pair of white gloves in case you want to provide your own white-glove service and keep oily fingerprints off the satinfinish, black ash vinyl.”

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer Review

Read Here

 

You can turn the low pass filter on or off depending on whether you’re using the sub with a Low Frequency Effect (LFE) channel. If the low pass filter is on then you can set the frequency at which the sub crosses over with the main speakers and you can adjust the slope at which the low pass filter rolls off (the default is 12dB). There’s also a Phase control, which allows you to shift the timing of the subwoofer output to align with the main speakers or additional subwoofers, and a Polarity control that allows you to reverse the electrical polarity from positive (default) to negative if necessary. The Room Gain Compensation control allows you to adjust for excessive sound wave density in smaller rooms by reducing the bass at either -6 or -12 dB per an octave, below a frequency that is adjustable from 25 to 40 Hz. You do this by turning the room gain compensation on or off and adjusting the high pass frequency and the adjustment slope (12dB is the default setting).”

 

 

 

 

Leave a comment

SVS PC-4000 Subwoofer Review

read Here

 

 

I performed all of my testing in the sub’s Standard mode, but SVS provides port plugs that let you adjust the tuning to your liking. Plugging one port—and changing a parameter in the SVS app—places the sub in Extended mode. This means it will have greater output below 20 Hz but less maximum output versus Standard mode. If you seal all three ports, the response below 35 Hz is reduced in level, but the bass is a bit tighter and more controlled. If I were using this sub for music only, sealed would be my preference. For movies, however, it would be a toss-up between Standard (more output) and Extended (deeper bass extension). Bear in mind that every mode works well with all types of content, so which you choose is a matter of your environment, preferred listening levels, and how you like your bass to sound.”

 

 

 

 

Leave a comment

SVS SB-16 Ultra Subwoofer – Hands On Review – Video

Leave a comment

Episode Landscape Series Burial Subwoofer – video

Leave a comment

SVS PB-4000 Subwoofer Review

Read Here

 

In the end, I lost … and it wasn’t any of the big, dumb action set pieces that did me in. It was a scene in which Dom (played by Vin Diesel) pulls his ’71 Plymouth GTX up to a New York City intersection, revs the motor, then floors it into a right turn. At roughly six dB above reference listening levels, the bass cranked out by the PB-4000 in this scene literally made me physically discombobulated. My chest felt queasy. My heart went floopy. I had to bring the system back down to reference levels just for the sake of my own bodily comfort. At no point during any of that, though, did I hear anything other than perfectly clean, perfectly sustained, perfectly forceful and articulate low-frequency energy.”

 

 

Leave a comment

SVS SB-4000 subwoofer $1,500 review

Read Here

 

I moved on to recordings that didn’t make big demands on the SB-4000. When I played Spoon’s “Hot Thoughts” CD, the sub helped the 3020 speakers project a larger and deeper soundstage. I tested it further by turning off the SB-4000 and running just the 3020s. Right away the sound space seemed markedly smaller. Then turning on the sub didn’t just add more bass, the SB-4000 enlarged the soundstage. I’ve noted the same effect with other top-quality subwoofers over the years.”

 

 

 

 

Leave a comment