Industrial Deals Beauty Best Books of the Year So Far STEM nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Starting at $39.99 Grocery Handmade Wedding Rustic Decor Home Gift Guide Off to College Home Gift Guide Book House Cleaning TheTick TheTick TheTick  Introducing Echo Show Limited-time offer: All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, starting at $99.99 Kindle Oasis hots Water Sports STEMClubToys17_gno
Customer Review

2.0 out of 5 stars brilliantly musical, until it failed <5 years later., December 30, 2011
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
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.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the guidelines and FAQs here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Jan 1, 2012, 1:17:10 AM PST
TheDude says:
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.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: California, USA

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,641,178