Subwoofers can be what makes or breaks an otherwise great home theater system. Getting a sub that doesn’t match up well with your speakers or your room, especially if you go too small, can make even the best setup seem tame.
Velodyne’s new dual subwoofer amp is the newest addition to the SC-600 series. It sports a pair of Class D amplifiers with 400 watts of peak power apiece. The SC-602 has a five band auto EQ bass correction system that adjusts to the room.
Danley announced the DTS-10 subwoofer kit a while back, but it looks like they’re finally available. By picking up this kit you’ll get to assemble your own DTS-10 subwoofer, and there’s something so cool about getting to show off your home theater and say “You like that sub? Yeah, I built it.”
THIEL’s CES booth holds their new Universal SmartSub (USS). This is the offspring of the SmartSub SS1. Reports show that the subwoofer reproduces frequencies down to 10Hz. The sub comes powered with a mega 500-Watt analog amplifier, which is rare in this day and age. The USS has a 10-inch aluminum woofer. The USS also comes with patented boundary compensation and thermal compression compensation circuitry.
Subwoofers are an odd and surprisingly hard piece of gear for the average consumer to wrap their heads around. Maybe some people just don’t know what they do or they don’t think they’re worth the effort. Maybe subs have a bad rap from the absolutely awful rattling and overabundant bass coming from the backs of cars. Whatever the reason, Polk wants to change some minds.