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Great Sub for the money
on March 12, 2001
Okay, I used to own a 12" KLH and one day, the amp just fried. I have no idea how, so I needed a new sub. I was given this as a replacement sub from Best Buy because I got some service plan. It turned out to be a great deal because this sub had more wattage, and a better sound with a smaller sub. Not only that, it wasn't as boomy as the KLH. I was really impressed. I hooked it up to my Aiwa system which is admittedly kind of bad, but had a pretty good bass response except for the really low notes. So, I set the crossover to just pick those up, and it just added a nice whump to the bottom of the music. With tweaking, it really made a great addition and blew my old KLH out of the water. I brought the sub to college and hooked it up to a Cambridge Soundworks DTT2500 and found very different results. It kind of overpowers them because it doesn't play the high notes all that well and my speakers don't play any bass really (they're cute little cubes), so there is a gap in the music unlike my Aiwa.
So, here's my advice, if your system already has decent bass, buy it without thinking twice, but if you are using a sort of fake bose system or a computer system, question what you are doing. For movies, it is great though because you don't need such a full range. So, I can sneak by...
Oh, a few final notes. This thing hums a lot, but that can be solved by using a power strip or more expensive power cable. Make sure that you're careful because it is a downfiring sub with no covering. A final quirk: no on/off switch. It autodetects sound which is fine if you have a powerstrip...otherwise you'll hear humming all night.
Overall though, I really like the sound it produces and the volume levels it can handle.