|Sunfire True Subwoofer EQ Signature Subwoofer|
|Home Theater Loudspeakers Subwoofers|
|Written by Ben Shyman|
|Tuesday, 01 March 2005|
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For the lowest of lows, the Sunfire cannot hit the depths that, say, a bigger woofer like a Revel B15 can. Granted, a B15 is twice the price, so you do get incrementally better performance. The B15 is also much bigger, so in homes where placement is an issue, the Sunfire tends to win out. Velodyne has comparably priced subwoofers that have been very well reviewed by Audio Video Revolution, as well as by top audio/video print magazines. One thing I noticed in briefly looking over the Velodyne was that their fit and finish was one notch better than that of the Sunfire. To me, the Velodyne looked a little more modern. Then again, I am nitpicking.
The Sunfire True Subwoofer Signature EQ is an exceptional product with only a few worthy competitors. There is no question that the Automatic EQ is the Signature’s strongest selling point and a great addition to a historically significant audio/video product. Take it from a reviewer who has only one possible location in his small apartment for a subwoofer and who lacks the knowledge to program a subwoofer equalizer manually – the Sunfire Automatic EQ integrates even with high-end speakers better than you might expect.
The bottom line is this: if you are a consumer who does not know how to manually program an equalizer or who cannot liberally try half a dozen potential locations for a larger and potentially more obtrusive subwoofer in your listening room to achieve ideal bass response, you should definitely consider the Signature EQ. You won’t be disappointed.