The newest sub from SVS is the SB13-Ultra, and it's definitely deserving of the name. The 13.5 inch front firing driver is a monster and the sub itself comes in at 92 pounds, in part due to the 1000 watt – 3600 watts peak – Class D amplifier that's packed inside. But the SB-13 isn't just about making things loud, it's about making sure the bass it pumps out is appropriate for your room.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
The latest from Wharfedale are the UPC-10 and UPC-8 – dual driver subwoofer that are highly adjustable through the included remote controller. You can make changes to phase adjustment, crossover slope, variable low-pass crossover and, of course, volume, without having to leave the spot where you'll be listening to them.
The latest in-wall subwoofer from Sunfire is a doozy. The HRSIW8 gives you not one but two eight-inch long throw drivers to pump that bass through your room. Stillbass technology is baked right in to make sure those speakers don't move your drywall.
The SB-900 is an inexpensive and relatively compact subwoofer from the folks at Atlantic. It's also one of their most popular models, but it's not optimal for everyone's setup. To meet the needs of more home theater enthusiasts, Atlantic has created a down-firing version of the subwoofer which allows for far more options in placement.
Paradigm's latest subwoofers fall into the cheaper price range, but they still have a lot of technology that's trickled down from the high-end lines. Though the Monitor Series 7 subwoofers come in a few different sizes, they all share some common threads. All three utilize an Ultra-Class D amplifier that's capable of 900 watts of peak power and 300 sustained.