$2,000 Atmos Sunfire Sub Gets a Fine Review by Sound&Vision - AVS Forum
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"The Atmos ain't cheap, but it's the only thing on the market that delivers powerful, punchy bass from a device the size of a toaster."

The box measure 8.5 X 8.9 X 10.1 and weighs 32 pounds.

I'm not exactly who the market is for this sub. I think that the SVS SB-13 Ultra could really give the Sunfire a battle royal for hundreds less.
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6.5" drivers? What is the point? Might be decent for a computer rig or small bedroom/den system but not at $2k.
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The SB13 would crush this thing

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My foot could crush that thing and measure more bass. Not to mention the bass that would ensue for crushing the owners $2000 toaster. Next.

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You guys are missing the point of this sub. It isn't about great performance, it's about as good performance as possible from a very small package. Believe it or not, not everyone lives in the suburbs with dedicated home theater rooms and has room for huge subwoofers.
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You guys are missing the point of this sub. It isn't about great performance, it's about as good performance as possible from a very small package. Believe it or not, not everyone lives in the suburbs with dedicated home theater rooms and has room for huge subwoofers.

Well, the op wanted to put these subs in a wrestling ring. Like a hugh Hefner vs. Brock lesnar match or something. rolleyes.gif

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The SB13, small as it is, is not a proper comparison for the Sunfire sub, it is a much larger subwoofer.
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Any link to the review? I looked online but cold not find it.
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Memo to bassheads:

Noticed they said "punchy" bass. It seems that went pass some of the respondents in this thread.
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The way I see it, the more good subs on the market the better. Would it be my choice for $2,000? Hardly. I would be all over a Captivator or even a Seaton Submersive (for a little more). But, as has been pointed out there is certainly a market for a tiny, high tech sub. The Sunfire has an aluminum cabinet to deal with the high internal pressure. 1.8 inch excursion driver and 1,400 watt (rated) amp.

On the other hand, the Atmos isn't a good match for small speakers that don't go very deep.

Bob Carver has done a lot of clever engineering, including having won a challenge to match the performance of a megabuck Conrad-Johnson tube amp using an amp he cobbled together in a motel room. His amp was constructed in an empty coffee can! Also he pioneered class H amps which are ubiquitous now.
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Read the review today. Personally, as a Sunfire truesub mk2 owner, I think this costs to much $$$ for what you get. I'd rather have a slightly larger true sub with much better performance for less money.
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This sub seems, on the surface, aimed at the same market as my Microvee. My Microvee is exactly what I wanted, the smallest possible premium sub I could find (to pair with my Dynaudio desktop monitors). It doesn't have any real extension to speak of, but it neatly augments the low end of the monitors where they start to roll off. It has a 6.5 driver with 1000W amp and aluminum enclosure.

Even I would admit micro-sized premium subs are a hard sell. For $600, the Microvee already seemed expensive to me, but @$2000, the market for these has to be pretty limited except for installers that are going into living rooms where the system must completely disappear.

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This sub will appeal to all the women who convinced their hen pecked husbands to buy Bose.
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This sub seems, on the surface, aimed at the same market as my Microvee. My Microvee is exactly what I wanted, the smallest possible premium sub I could find (to pair with my Dynaudio desktop monitors). It doesn't have any real extension to speak of, but it neatly augments the low end of the monitors where they start to roll off. It has a 6.5 driver with 1000W amp and aluminum enclosure.
Even I would admit micro-sized premium subs are a hard sell. For $600, the Microvee already seemed expensive to me, but @$2000, the market for these has to be pretty limited except for installers that are going into living rooms where the system must completely disappear.

If you think the Atmos is premium-priced, you should see the Stenway Lyngdorf a sub-sat sytem that sells for $58, 400. If all the active members of AVS throw in a dollar we would be half-way there. If you think $58,400 is scary, the system recommended for Brent Butterworth goes for $72,200 eek.gif
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yeah, there's premium priced, and then there's luxury priced. Luxury is all about the bling or bragging rights half the time.

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yeah, there's premium priced, and then there's luxury priced. Luxury is all about the bling or bragging rights half the time.

Luxury is about bragging rights for people with too much money all the time.


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Could here someone tell me what type of cable or any adapter to connect at the back of the 12VDC trigger on the Sunfire Atmos?
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