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Monoprice Monolith Sealed Subwoofer Line Preview

By | February 28th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Last yearmonolith sealed 10 front view.jpg we reviewed Monoprice’s new THX-certified Monolith subwoofer line including the Monolith THX 10″ and 12″ Sub and the Monolith 15” THX Ultra sub review. The great sounding and affordable subs from Monoprice were unveiled to great interest from the audio community. At CES this year, Monoprice unveiled sealed versions of these subs for those who want a similarly excellent price to performance ratio but in a smaller package. Much of the specs remain the same as the ported models: 10”, 12”, and 15” long-throw woofers using 500-watt amplifiers, and, in the case of the 15”, a 1,000-watt amplifier, and all in robust HDF cabinets.

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REL’s New ‘Serie HT’ Subwoofers Deliver High-Value Home Theater Thrills

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

The British subwoofer specialist REL Acoustics has been building audiophile-approved subs since 1990. One key feature of every REL sub has been the use of a “High Level connection,” which derives its input signal from the final output stage of the system’s main amplifier. Instead of receiving a line-level signal of low frequencies from a receiver’s (or surround processor’s) preamp section, REL subs are designed to accept the same full-range, high-current signal that the power amplifiers send to the main speakers.

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Paradigm Defiance X12 and V12 Subwoofers Review

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

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Among the larger home audio loudspeaker manufacturers, Paradigm has developed a reputation for taking their subwoofer products seriously. Many of the larger and more well-known home audio speaker brands don’t seem to put as much effort into their subwoofers as they do their other loudspeakers. For many brands, subwoofers are usually just treated as an accessory to some product line, almost as a ‘necessary evil’ for customers who want to complete a surround sound system.… Read the full article

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SVS 3000 Series Subwoofers Offer Flagship Features Starting at $1k

By | November 19th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Ever since SVS discosb-3000_pg_hero_w_re.jpgntinued their ‘12-Plus’ series of subwoofers, there has existed a fairly wide price gap between their ‘2000’ series subs which ranged from $700 to $800 and their ‘4000’ series subs which ranged from $1500 to $2000. SVS is now filling that gap with the unsurprisingly named ‘3000’ series which, of course, specs between the 2000 series subs and 4000 series subs. The 3000 series prices range from $1000 to $1400 which completes SVS’s spread of options for sub shoppers from $500 to $2500.… Read the full article

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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

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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

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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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