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KLIAVS 2019: A true heavyweight subwoofer

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

Don't try to carry this subwoofer by yourself.
Don’t try to carry this subwoofer by yourself as it weighs 360 lbs.

 

By Dick Tan

 

In a recent press release Double GT Audio said it will be fielding its current and most up-to-date version of the JL Audio Gotham G213 active subwoofer at the coming KL International AV Show 2019 at the Vistana Hotel, on July 26-28.

 

In fact , according to the spokesman for Double GT Audio not one but two units of the mother of all subs will be on display.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Solid, compact power from REL

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Though compact for a super sub the REL HT/1508 Predator is immensely powerful.
Though compact for a super sub the REL HT/1508 Predator is immensely powerful.

 

 

By Dick Tan

 

One of the many latest subwoofers from REL, Britain’s foremost expert and producer of subwoofers, is the HT/1508 Predator, a design at home for both music and HT application but is best operated as a home theatre unit for optimum performance.

 

The largest of a three unit series the HT/1508 Predator features a 15 inch proprietary CarbonGlas woofer driven by a powerful 800-watt class D power amplifier that is capable of generating up to 1,200 watts of power at peak demands.… Read the full article

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SVS Sound | AXPONA 2019

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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CHICAGO (PTA) — The SVS Sound room will wow you to no end if you are looking for sub-woofer demonstrations that twist your guts around each other. But for the more refined ear, you might notice that everything else upward of the audible frequency range has that same level of ability and energy to present a dynamic and and fun sonic picture. Yes, expect to be kicked, but at the same time, kicked into a thrilling sub-mission that you won’t willingly walk (or limp) away from easily.… Read the full article

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SVS 3000 Series Launches | Announcement

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

Looks like SVS, everyone’s favorite skull-shaker, has a brand new line of subwoofers — just in time for scaring off the family inviting the family over for your holiday meals. At the very least, holiday movies and sports just got a little more threatening, low, and menacing. Might even be time to queue up Pitch Black, that most perfect of Christmas Eve stories! Ahh, I can practically taste the terror.

Okay, okay, I may not have fully shaken off Halloween yet — whatever.… Read the full article

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Sonus Faber Electa Amator III & Gravis VI Sub – RMAF 2018

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sonus Faber actually had two rooms rocking at RMAF this year. The bigger setup featured the new line-array XRT2.1Ks we covered at our visit to the NY World of McIntosh secured to a pair of the MC1.25KW monos. A very nice sounding system in its own right, but our attention was drawn even closer to the secondary room which housed an MA8000 integrated and MC80 transport to a pair of the new Electa Amator III bookshelf-style speakers.

The two-way speakers were sitting next to a new Gravis VI ($7k) sub due out in early December, but at the time of my visit wasn’t hooked up.… Read the full article

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Klipsch SPL-120 Subwoofer

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Sub Mission

by Dick Tan
Klipsch’s SPL-120 offers powerful yet refined low bass performance
Klipsch’s SPL-120 offers powerful yet refined low bass performance

Designed to complement the recently introduced RP-8000F main speaker system Klipsch’s SPL-120 active subwoofer features a 12″ diameter bass driver housed in an extensively braced enclosure measuring 451 x 374 x 506mm and weighing an appropriately hefty 20.5kg.

 

Klipsch uses a Class D 600watts power amplifier with an analogue pre-amplifier stage to drive the frontal reflex port loaded 12” woofer. This particular driver/amplifier combination, according to Klipsch, is able to generate an acoustical output level of up 115 decibels and achieve low bass extension of down to 24 hertz.… Read the full article

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Dali E9F Subwoofer

By | September 21st, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Inch Difference

by Dick Tan
DALI’s E9F unusual 9" woofer may just offer the low bass extension you are looking for
DALI’s E9F unusual 9″ woofer may just offer the low bass extension you are looking for

If you have been dabbling long enough in your AV hobby you would have come to realise that stand-alone subwoofers usually come in sizes of 8″, 10″ and 12″. It tends to get bigger (15″,16” and even bigger) as one goes up the performance scale where the usually high price keeps them out of the general affordability level of most audiophiles and home theatre buffs on a budget.… Read the full article

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CEDIA 2018: Whitledge Designs Magic Bus

By | September 15th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A study by Texas A&M found that on an average, an American spends 38 plus hours per year waiting in traffic.  For me, its music that gets me through the grind and takes me to my happy place.

Unfortunatel,y most car audio systems, and even the fancy overpriced audio upgrades from various car manufacturers are disappointing.  Very few, if any car audio systems get me excited (except for the B&W system in the Volvo XC90).

Everything changed when I bumped into Jon Whitledge and stepped into his Magic Bus.… Read the full article

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Bowers & Wilkins Release New 600 Series

By | August 27th, 2018|Categories: Hifipig|Tags: , , , , , |

Bowers & Wilkins, the British audio brand, has introduced the sixth iteration of its 600 Series speakers.   

The Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series range has won many awards for value and performance. Now, Bowers & Wilkins is launching a new range composed of four speakers and matching subwoofers that feature several improvements from their predecessors.

“The 600 Series is the perfect entry point into the Bowers & Wilkins high-fidelity audio experience,” said Richard Campbell, Chief Revenue Officer at Bowers & Wilkins.

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Elac Sub-3010 Active Subwoofer

By | August 24th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If looks could kill

by Dick Tan

 

There is much beauty in the SUB3010's minimalist appearance
There is much beauty in the SUB3010’s minimalist appearance

ELAC of Germany recently announced the release of its latest range of popular Debut Speaker systems. Designed by the well known and highly regarded Andrew Jones the new Debut range is known simply as the Debut 2.0 and comprises not only main full range speaker systems but a complete series of three matching active subwoofers.

 

Featuring an elegant, minimalist yet attractive aesthetic the ‘baby’ of this new range of ELAC Debut 2.0 subs is the SUB3010.… Read the full article

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