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MartinLogan Dynamo 600X and Dynamo 1600X Subwoofer Review

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

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Five years ago, the MartinLogan Dynamo 1500X left us impressed with its slick looks and high performance for its reasonable size in our review. However, time has passed, and other manufacturers have brought some very tough competitors to market since then. In response to a fierce marketplace, MartinLogan has revamped their Dynamo subwoofer series and has added ingredients that not only keep up with the competition but jumps a step ahead. This summer MartinLogan unveiled their new Dynamo subs which Audioholics was lucky enough to be present at in their unveiling (MartinLogan Revamps Dynamo Subwoofers).… Read the full article

Klipsch C-Series Subwoofers Offer BIG Bass, Small Footprint

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Klipsch is one of the few audio brands that can cater to old-school audiophiles and to the custom-install and home theater crowds, with great success in each area. The American loudspeaker manufacturer has recently updated its iconic Klipschorn corner speaker, which has been in continuous production since the mid-1940s. The new Klipschorn AK6 ($15,000 per pair) is still a fully horn-loaded three-way design and looks nearly identical to the original Klipschorn, which was the first speaker designed by founder Paul Klipsch.… Read the full article

PSB’s New SubSeries 250 and 350 Subwoofers Bring The Bass In Style

By | November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

PSB’s entry-level Alpha B1 bookshelf speaker ($300/pair) was long considered the champion of affordable sound quality, and over the years I recommended it to a number of friends who were looking for the best bang for their buck. Now hoping to become a go-to brand for reasonably priced subwoofers, the Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer has introduced two new subs claiming to offer “outstanding performance and value.” At the recent 2018 CEDIA Expo in San Diego, PSB showed off the SubSeries 250 ($699) and the SubSeries 350 ($999), both sealed designs built into compact, cube-shaped cabinets with curved edges and a glossy black finish.… Read the full article

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Monoprice Monolith 15” THX Ultra Subwoofer Review

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Monolith 15″ THX Ultra Introduction

After many requests from our readers, and quite few delays, we have at long last 15 hero.jpgbrought you our review of Monoprice’s flagship subwoofer, the Monolith 15” THX Ultra. As was promised at the end of our Monolith 10” and 12” THX subwoofers review, we  finally got a chance to review Monoprice’s full Monolith THX subwoofer line. But for those who are new to the subwoofer market and haven’t been keeping track of which sub has or hasn’t been reviewed, let’s give the Monolith 15” THX Ultra a proper introduction.… Read the full article

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SVS PB-4000 Ported Subwoofer Review

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

The SVS PB-4000 is the latest evolution of a powerful subwoofer design that has stood the test of time.4000 1rst pic.jpg This design started out as the PB13-Ultra which was launched in 2007 and has gone through a number of changes since its introduction. Up until the recent PB16-Ultra, it was SVS’s flagship subwoofer. It was hugely popular and found its way into thousands of sound systems with legions of happy owners. While the PB-4000 and PB13-Ultra have many similarities, the technologies implemented in the PB-4000 make it a radical enough redesign that it is rightfully considered a new subwoofer model rather than a mere iteration of the now classic PB13-Ultra.… Read the full article

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MartinLogan Revamps Dynamo Subwoofers

By | July 11th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

MartinLodynamo line-up2.jpggan recently launched the next generation of their Dynamo subwoofer series, and Audioholics was lucky enough to attend the launch event at the Starpower Luxury Living Showroom in Dallas, TX. The original Dynamo subs turned out to be the best-selling product in MartinLogan’s history, so they decided to follow it up with something special that could live up to that product’s success. I was surprised to learn that subwoofers were MartinLogan’s best-selling product, since MartinLogan is most well-known for their curved electrostatic speakers.

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Monoprice Monolith 10” THX Select and 12” THX Ultra Subwoofers Review

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

In the audio world, Monoprice has long been known for being an electronics accessories supplier. Recently, however, they have been pushing that image aside with their Monolith product line, where they have brought some heavy-duty audio products to the marketplace. We reviewed their Monolith Air Motion speakers and Monolith 7-channel amplifier last year and can attest to the seriousness with which Monoprice is pursuing the higher-end of the audio world. Monolith continues this trend here where we will be looking at a couple of their new THX subwoofers, the Monolith 10” THX Select and the Monolith 12” THX Ultra.

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Rel Series T/i Powered Wireless Subwoofers Preview

By | March 14th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

One of the keys to getting a lifelike sound from a sound system is getting the low frequencies right. However, the physics of low-frequency playback is, in a sense, far more demanding than that of higher frequencies. Low-frequency sound reproduction necessarily involves the movement of large volumes of air, and that is difficult to do without building a correspondingly large enclosure. This often runs into conflict with two realities of our homes: living space is precious, and we want our homes to look nice.

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JL Audio IWS-SYS-108/208 In-wall Subwoofer Preview

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

With a premise that customers should never have to lower
their expectations for sound quality when selecting an in-wall subwoofer, JL
Audio released two new in wall subwoofers, the IWS-SYS-108 and IWS-SYS-208.  These two in-wall subwoofers are JL Audio’s newest
8-inch Fathom IWS systems. The two models join JL Audio’s previous 13.5-inch
driver models in the Fathom IWS lineup. We’ve been big fans of JL Audio Fathom box subwoofers but for those that don’t have floor space, let’s take a closer look at their in-wall offerings to see if they are viable.

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Rythmik FV18 Servo Subwoofer Sound Demo Report

By | December 19th, 2017|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Many in the A/V online community have arythmik logo.jpglready heard about online subwoofer company based out of Texas by the name of Rythmik Audio.  Humble by nature with great customer service, the performance of their products are anything but that.  Their latest offering, the FV18 is nothing short of extraordinary.  Many reviews of their previous and current products rained nothing but praises by the bucket loads.  I for one experienced their F12 subwoofer while at the Ascend Acoustics office during my Ascend Luna demo, but I wanted to experience one of their products in my home. 

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