brilliantly musical, until it failed <5 years later.,
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This review is from: Boston Acoustics VS Series VPS210BB Powered Subwoofer (Black/Black) (Electronics)
I had always been on the lookout for a good sub to cover the lower notes for my music, but just couldn't justify the $$$. Until, that is, I found this sub on a deal I couldn't refuse!
I'm into dance music, so quite demanding on fast, tight and deep bass to make those beats come alive. Quite simply, this sub transformed my system. The first test with Morcheeba smacked a big grin on my face! Hybrid and Lamb sounded simply amazing. No boominess, just clean beats with a hugely powerful impact: exactly what I was after.
Finally, the lacquer is of exceptional quality and the curvy enclosure sure is easy on the eye.
UPDATE: The sub worked amazing, while it did. Really brought out the bass in TV series, movies and music I'd no idea was there. However, its capacitor(s) failed 4.5 years later, after what I believe to have been mild use (never drove it to distortion or received any noise complaints from neighbors). Now it makes bass and, by the sound of it, popcorn :-/ Electronics are only covered by 1 year warranty. Not impressed with the shody parts/worksmanship, and no more Boston Acoustics components for me.
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Initial post: Jan 1, 2012, 1:17:10 AM PST
I'd agree with what you're saying. The styles of music you reference require a lot of midbass on top of low end to really sound impressive. This sub is excellent in that area... In my review I mention tuning it down to only the lowest of lows, but that's due to having it paired up with the Boston VS 336 towers... That's 6x 6.5" woofers just between my L & R speakers, so I only need the slightest sliver of sub-bass to blend into the mix. You really don't need a sub AT ALL with them... But what I said about its upper end blending into a speaker setup for special effects and stuff like that would definitely be true for matching it to non-'VS' speaker setups. I'm assuming you paired this to something other than them since you don't reference them, and I'm sure you're enjoying this sub immensely if you're adding this to any other setup!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2012, 2:11:15 AM PST
el Donito says:
Yes, I am using a pair of MartinLogan Motion 12 towers which output down to 40 Hz. I have set the sub cutoff at 50 or so Hz and the combo is just beautiful. I drive the towers with a 75W Cambridge Audio Azur 640A integrated amp, and have connected the sub to the pre-amp out.
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