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Sony SA-W2500 Performance Line 100 Watt Subwoofer (Old Version)

by Sony
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  • 100-watt amplified subwoofer
  • 10" mica reinforced woofer
  • Motion Feedback technology
  • Speaker and line-level inputs
  • Frequency response of 28-200Hz
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Speaker TypeSubwoofers
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height11.8 inches
Depth13.3 inches
Frequency Response Curve28Hz-200Hz
Speaker Driver Material TypePolypropylene
Maximum Speaker Depth (inches)13.3 inches
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers100 watts

Product Description

Product Description

Feel the power of 100 amplified watts of pure bass. The SA-W2500 performance line subwoofer makes music come alive and elevates the movie-watching experience to theater-like levels. For cinematic effects, crank up the bass level and let the 10-Inch mica-reinforced cellular woofer do the rest. Fill the room with deep, thrilling bass. The 100 watt SA-W2500 performance line subwoofer is the perfect companion to your surround sound system.

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

The Sony SA-W2500 Subwoofer
Add deep, thrilling bass to your home theater system

Fill the room with deep, thrilling bass. The 100 watt SA-W2500 performance line subwoofer is the perfect companion to your surround sound system. Feel the power of 100 amplified watts of pure bass. The SA-W2500 performance line subwoofer makes music come alive and elevates the movie-watching experience to theater-like levels. For cinematic effects, crank up the bass level and let the 10" mica-reinforced cellular woofer do the rest.

Mica-Reinforced Cellular Woofer

The 10" mica-reinforced cellular woofer delivers the full range of crisp, clear lows for room-shaking bass that's never muddy. Mica reinforcement of the woofer cone material represents a favorable mix of strength and low weight. Traditional driver materials must increase mass to provide greater amounts of rigidity. However, these traditional materials tend to be slow and inaccurate, resulting in muddy, distorted bass. Mica reinforcement of the cone material equals extremely high strength and low mass. This allows for high power handling and ideal response.

High-Resolution Sound Reproduction

The 28-200Hz frequency response in the SA-W2500 subwoofer offers a wider range of tones available than from comparable woofers. So you hear every rumble, every shift, and every beat with crystal, high-resolution bass--and all from a compact, easy-to-place woofer. No need for bulky, room-filling speaker cabinets to add depth to your favorite music and movie soundtracks.

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 28Hz - 200Hz
  • Quantity (Packaged): 1 Subwoofer
  • Quantity of Woofer(s): 1
  • Speaker Terminal Type: Line In
  • Type: Video Shielded
  • Woofer Size(s): 9 13/16" (25cm)
  • Woofer(s): Power Handling: 100W (6 ohms, 80 Hz, 10% THD)
  • Dimensions (Approx.): 11-7/16" x 13-3/4" x 16-3/8" (290 x 350 x 391mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): 22 lb (10kg)

Product Details

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Item Weight: 24.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 24.1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000OL3QTW
  • Item model number: SA-W2500
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (365 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 9, 2006

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It does add nice low end rumble to movies and deep bass to music.
John Coulter
Of course, a Polk or Yamaha sub will probably do better, as will a higher priced--and supposedly higher quality--Sony.
Alex
I like the adjustable sound controls in the back and the auto power off is a great feature.
Dr. Fil

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

219 of 226 people found the following review helpful By J. Bakker on September 4, 2007
If you're thinking about buying a subwoofer, it is unlikely that you are a garden variety movie fan or lover of music. People looking for subwoofers usually already have a decent system, but know that there is something lacking.

When it came for me to buy one, three factors weighed in my decision: power, brand, and (of course) price. I've grown up with what I have always believed to be a 'healthy skepticism' when it comes to Sony products. My father had an early generation (1990ish) 5.0 Sony 250 Watt surround amp that performed extremely poorly in just about every function. The only advantage it had over his earlier (1978) Rotel non-tube amp is that it had multiple component inputs. The sound quality of the 50 Watt rated Rotel amp blew the Sony out of the water.

In my search for a subwoofer, I was surprised to find so many good reviews of the Sony line. I was looking for a better name than Sony, but when I compared prices, I was compelled to give the Sony at least a listen. Comparable subs by Velodyne and others were far more expensive (double the cost of the Sony or more). Listening to the Sony at the stereo shop, I must say that I was extremely impressed.

Is the Sony sound as good as the Velodyne or other high end subwoofers that cost 2-3 times as much as the Sony? Of course not, but I quickly discovered that difference in sound quality was not at all closely related to the difference in price.

Keep in mind that this is one of Sony's smallest and lightest subs (only 25 lbs), but once I brought it home and hooked it up to my 6.1 surround system and configured the frequency and volume on the back of the sub, it seamlessly expanded the low end range of my system for music and movie playback.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By K. Beach VINE VOICE on January 6, 2008
Why use a $100 mass market subwoofer in an audiophile-quality system? Because the Sony SA-W2500...when positioned and adjusted correctly...sounds far, far better than its modest price would suggest. The 100 watt amplifier is adequate for reasonable listening levels and the 10" woofer is light enough to respond instantly and accurately to transients. The trick to realizing audiophile sound from this cheap black box is simple: discretion. For precise bass reinforcement with exemplary recordings (e.g. Vanska/Minnesota Orchestra's Beethoven 9th on BIS SACD), the subwoofer needs to stand away from the wall and be positioned at a slight angle...the frequency response needs to be limited to about 50 Hz...and the output level of the sub needs to be matched to the output of the mains. I recommend Chesky's Gold Stereo & Surround Sound Setup CD for this purpose (either with one's "golden ears" or a SPL meter). What one gets...assuming that the mains are doing their share of the work...is "you are there" string bass and kettle drum dynamics that are quite breathtaking. It's possible to spend very much more on a subwoofer...but the difference in cost between a big ticket box and the Sony SA-W2500 might be better applied toward the cost of a state-of-the-art preamplifier.
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43 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Vierling on November 11, 2007
Just so you know. . . my home theater system includes: a Sony 51-inch WEGA high-definition TV, a Sony STR-DG910 7.1-channel home theater receiver, a Sony DVP-NS77H upscaling DVD player, a pair of Sony SSF-5000 floor speakers, one Sony SSC-N5000 center channel speaker, one Sony SA-W2500 150-watt subwoofer, and a pair of Sony SSB-1000 bookshelf speakers for the surrounds. Everything is Sony. Everything works with one remote control, which came with the receiver. (My review is based on these components being used together, which is why I'm including all this info.)
The Sony SA-W2500 subwoofer has excellent low-frequency performance and was extremely easy to set up - one RCA jack cable from my receiver to the sub, then plug it in to a wall socket. Presto!!! It's fairly small in size for a sub. The box seems well-constructed and robust, and it's not inordinately heavy. My only complaint is that there is a rattle somewhere in the subwoofer box at certain frequencies, and I can't find it - very annoying - but I will track it down eventually, I hope. Focusing in the right amount of bass took some time as I listened to several movies while adjusting the crossover and volume settings, tweaking the bass EQ on my receiver, and also moving the sub around the room to different locations. But the final results were definitely worth the time. No distortion (just that rattle). Fat low-end sound that you can feel. My neighbors are probably ticked off. Plenty of power for a small or medium-size living room. Great for the price! Four stars because of that pesky rattle, otherwise this would be the perfect subwoofer for a small or moderate home theater system. Matches all my other Sony speakers. I hope this review helps you.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful By TechTurk on May 25, 2007
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This piece completes my 5.1 system, all Sony. This thing can overpower the rest of the system, but sounds GREAT once it's dialed in. Power saver feature and active adjustable amp and crossover are key. I'm using the sub input with the amp set to about 2/3 and the crossover blocking some of the higher frequencies from coming through it. Music is great, movies are even better.
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