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by TheUO Combined Rating: 4.6
I seem to be a sucker for beastly speakers and this one suits my bass needs nicely. This thing is a power hungry room shaker. She likes large spaces and is there to provide the serious punch when...
Pros Cons
  • Clarity, power, super low frequency
  • Range limited to super low frequencies
I seem to be a sucker for beastly speakers and this one suits my bass needs nicely. This thing is a power hungry room shaker. She likes large spaces and is there to provide the serious punch when things explode in movies as well as handle the low lows. Fully sealed 15" with good excursion. Claims have been made that it will get down to 10Hz in the right environment and although I can't prove it, I can certainly believe it. Thing can rattle my front door from as far back as it can get from it without going outside, in an enclosed room, upstairs...

Only thing, if you want the sub punch for higher frequencies, I'd get something to fill in the gap, or make sure the rest of your system is to the task of filling in (like mine seems to be). If you just have a bunch of bookshelf speakers that are only really good at the high highs, you're going to be missing out on some mids. This matched with, say, some Paradigm Studio 60s (as I have) which have great range and good punch in the mid and down low makes a great setup. One day, if I have some spare cash, I might pick up a MBM-12 MK2 Mid-Bass Module to give that sub punch to the mids, but I don't really need it.

Overall good sub. Magnetic grill, BASH 1000W RMS amp, wireless connectivity, auto-on/off, x-over on/off, XLR balanced inputs, 7 year warranty on the woofer, actually designed and engineered in the US, etc...

Oh, one last thing: This thing comes packaged extremely well. READ THE UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS! It's contained in a series of boxes and needs to be flipped a couple of times, but comes with good unpacking instructions, as long as you follow them...
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music_to_my_ear 05-18-2014, 06:35 PM

I gotta comment on TheUO's talk about the ULS not hitting the mid-bass like the way a 10" ported sub can....A 15" sealed sub would DESTROY a puny measly 10" ported sub through ALL sub frequencies! Seriously now....

wingnut4772 06-25-2013, 03:55 PM

Great sub. I have 5 of them.

pottscb 06-22-2013, 05:38 AM

I agree about price...since when did all good sealed subwoofers cost over $1000? I've recently had a used Velodyne Minivee 10" ($499) and a DD-12 (1000) and the difference just isn't there. I think the economics justifies 2 smaller subs more often than not.

TheUO 06-21-2013, 03:55 PM

Also, the room it's in clocks in around ~3400 cubic feet. Roughly 19"x20"x9".

TheUO 06-21-2013, 03:42 PM

So, after taking ShadyJ's advise and double checking my ULF trim, I did find that it was set way too low. Since then I've upped the ULF trim and she does hit the mids now. Still not super punchy like a ported 10" would be, but it does the job. Should probably turn off all of my other speakers and listen to some knows sources so I can get a real feel for the mid impact, but I'm happy with where it's all at.

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