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Sony SA-W3000/Z Subwoofer (Each, Black)

by Sony
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  • 12" 180-Watt powered subwoofer
  • Mica-reinforced cellular woofer construction
  • Motion feedback technology
  • Speaker and line level inputs
  • 20-200Hz frequency response
  • 20-200Hz frequency response for powerful bass
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Color NameBlack
Frequency Response Curve20Hz-200Hz
Speaker Driver Material TypePolypropylene
Peak Power Handling - Speakers180 watts
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers200 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: SAW3000
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speakers Maximum Output Power: 180 Watts
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wired
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 16.5 x 16.5 inches ; 35 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 38.6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000OL22T2
  • Item model number: SAW3000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,182 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 19, 2007

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Fill the room with deep, thrilling bass. The 180 watt Sony SA-W3000 performance line subwoofer is the perfect companion to your surround sound system. Feel the power of 180 amplified watts of pure bass. The SA-W3000 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 12" mica-reinforced cellular woofer do the rest.

Sony SA-W3000
For cinematic effects, crank up the bass level and let the 12" mica-reinforced cellular woofer do the rest
Active Subwoofer Design

The SA-W3000's active subwoofer design features a built-in, 180-watt amplifier. An "active" means that a subwoofer amplifies the audio signal passing through it, where passive subwoofers only pick up and resonate the signals without any extra amplification. An active subwoofer drives extra power to the low frequency effects channel for much bigger bass impact.

Adjustable Level Control

The SA-W3000 has an adjustable level control so you can adjust the volume level to your system and room environment, to help your subwoofer blend in effortlessly with your existing sound system. The subwoofer's long throw driver is capable of extended cone excursion to produce lifelike bass levels in any type of system configuration. This means that the driver that moves the woofer can move farther, faster to more accurately reproduce the audio signals it receives. The bass you hear will be closer to what the artist or director/producer intended.

The Advanced SAW Bass Reflex design maximizes air flow to produce big, full bass. The speaker cabinet design vastly increases bass output. Line-level and speaker-level inputs provide you with hook up options designed to integrate easily with different system configurations.

Technical Specifications

  • Power Output: 180W
  • Frequency Response: Subwoofer- 20Hz - 200Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 10%
  • Impedance: 6 Ohms @ 80 Hz
  • Woofer: 12" Mica-reinforced
  • Speaker Terminal Type: Line In
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): 100W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): < 0.3W
  • Power Requirements: 120V AC, 60Hz
  • Dimensions: 14.17" x 16.73" x 16.57"
  • Weight: 35.25 lbs

Product Description

Sony Subwoofer 8" 180W

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

You hear the bass loud and clear.
bjo
For reference I have a very bass friendly wooden floors, and my entire house is hollow underneath so bass vibrates all my living room furniture fairly easily.
Alex
Once you take the time to get everything right, this sub will hit hard, tight, and even rumble the walls.
Kevin Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 85 people found the following review helpful By L. Harvey on January 13, 2008
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this is exactly what all the previous reviews said it was......a truly deep value for money. the bass is as deep as could be without noticeable distortion and it is clean looking enough to pass the wife's scrutiny. i am a music buff and i find the bass production to be just as good as the very, very good sony sf 6000 front speakers i use. however the big advantage with this unit is when watching movies.....5.1, 3.1 or 2.1, the bass is way deeper than you can get with the big front speakers. the difference is really dramatic, even to a new comer's ears.

it should be also noted that the unit DOES have an auto off function (not described on Amazon) which can be disabled at the back. this is great, except when actually watching a movie because it shuts of within 5 mins if it does not receive a low bass signal from the amps, so during dialogue it sleeps in low power and then has a delayed restart when the bass returns.

i use my sub in a large room and you really have to crank the power up, close to max, to be truly impressed. so i think maybe the bigger rooms need the bigger 15" sub, but i have not compared it to be sure but it is worrisome to operate so close to max, even if it is sweet to the ears. if you have a medium or smaller room you should be overwhelmed.

anyway, i am certain that you cannot find a sub with similar specs and great reviews anywhere near this price so i urge you........ENJOY!!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Smith on March 22, 2009
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I spent a lot of time reading and listening to numerous subs before deciding on this model, and I am very pleased. It completely fills our living room which is 20'X 20', however, please take the time to adjust the sub once you get it setup. Once you take the time to get everything right, this sub will hit hard, tight, and even rumble the walls.

I've done my best to "torture test" this unit. I have watched 300, The Dark Knight, and Iron Man all on Blu-Ray with the uncompressed audio tracks and this sub performs beautifully. I've also watched a few concert dvds and listened to a lot of music ranging from classical to rap and again, this sub handles it all with ease...never getting muddy or boomy.

I am very, very impressed with this subwoofer and I highly recommend it. Don't let the sony name scare you away and take a little time to get this beast customized for your room and I promise you will not be dissappointed!
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By DaddyO702 on May 30, 2009
For the past 10 years I have owned a Sony Home Theater in a Box kind of setup sufficing to say I'm not much hard to please for home entertainment (had a quick review bout here too @ Epinions). Three years ago I paired the same Sony HTIB with a 37" LG LCD TV and it was good. Can see the movie, "hear" the movie and go watch the next movie.

Guess now things have changed, a lot. Electronics are much more affordable with a considerable amount of difference. Like this Sony SA-W3000 for example. As a regular Joe Shmoe audiophile wannabe dude, I did my only way of randomly testing this sub, of course, at your local electronics depot (blue shirt, khaki pants guys). It wasn't even very accurate the fact that I tested it's lower model sibling, the SA-W2500 which is rated 100 with 60 watts RMS.

Most of us are familiar with their setup with all the buttons you push pairing different speakers and subs trying to win your heart on what they can do. So push I did and I got me a show from all them big ballers like Polk, Mirage, Definitive Techs, Klipsch to a Martin Logan, and the little dude on the corner, with the lowest price tag, being scorned upon, even lucky to be on such a line up actually held its own. Not as tight, not as solid, but enough oomph and rumble. Maybe its the rumble, maybe it's my untrained ears but for the value price point of this sub, it feels like I would not go wrong a step up difference of $50.00 to it's bigger brother, the Sony SA-W3000 which is rated 180 watts.

And wow was I impressed! Let me reiterate the Joe Shmoe wannabe part once again! I like what I hear though and for the most part, I really believe a lot of people might agree. Took me a good day or two to fine tune to my liking for music and movie alike.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By William H. Taylor on June 13, 2007
This sub suprisingly performs better than I expected. The easy of installing and variable frequency adjustment work with easy. Sounds great for the money invested. I have purchased high end subs, in the $2000.00 range and though there are noticeable differences, this sub is great bang for little bucks.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Maka Veli on July 5, 2007
Great sub-woofer for the money. I Got mine for 90 bucks and it works like a champ. Best 12" 200 Watt sub you can get especially for the price sensitive buyer.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Thomas W. Samarati on November 18, 2008
Just installed a living room 5.1 system. Sony bb-1000 for the front and surrounds, the CN 5000 center speaker and this subwoofer. This combination is well balanced. While using test tones I measured the output with a db meter. With the amp EQ set flat, the system was balanced within 3db all around the room.

This 200 watt sub is plenty powerful when used prudently. A subwoofer is just there to provide the bottom octaves of sound, you're really not supposed to rattle your neighbors windows.

Sounds good, looks good, and the whole shebang cost a whole $360 here on Amazon.com This Sony combo is a big sound improvement over the small satellite speakers like the bose acoustimass, KLH, or Cambridge Soundwoks. I just installed a Bose Aoustimass 10 system in a friends house, I prefer the sound of my new Sony system here better than her $1,000 "lifestyle choice".
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