I took delivery today of a new compact sub by Celestion, the S10. I was looking for a bedroom sub to compliment my daughter's Celestions DL-4's. I considered the AV123 X sub (and HSU and Outlaw) but decided to try something new and under the radar of the good folks here at AVS forum.
It cost me $172 delivered from Florida to Kentucky.
The S10 is the companion sub for thoses cool looking plexiglass floor standing speakers made by Celestion.
It has a bottom firing 8" woofer pushed by a rear mounted 200 watt amp. It is a bass reflex design with a oval port also mounted on the bottom. The port is approx. 2" tall x 6" wide and around 7" deep. I haven't had time to remove the woofer, but a visual inspection of it shows a large rubber suspension supporting a treated paper cone.
It has a feature usually found on more expensive subs, a variable phase adjustment from 0 to 180 degrees. The terminals are pretty nice for a budget sub, They are gold plated screw type and allow for direct wiring from an amp or older receiver without a sub out jack. There is another set of terminals for hooking up the satellites. It's not a heavy sub only weighing in at 32 lbs.
Like I said, I just received them today and only listened to it for about an hour on my lunch hour. I listened to a couple of music CDs one being The Eagles "When hell freezes over" and it sounded quite good considering it's not located in a corner and right out of the box. It seems to have plenty of punch and defination so far.
The 2nd Cd that I threw in was the music soundtrack from the 2nd Pirates of the Caribbean movie. That soundtrack has plenty of cellos and other low frequencies. I listened to most of the CD until I had to walk the dog and head back to work. The bass sounded good but not great. I need to spend some time relocating the sub and make a few adjustments.
It's a nicely made sub, suitable for a bedroom or small living room where pant flapping bass is not needed.http://www.accessories4less.com/cgi-bin/item/KEFS10BLK
Here is the rear view of the amp plate. Click on the subwoofer rear picture for a large blow up.http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/p...roduct_ID/1867