Originally Posted by birdy_08
My question is, will it give me an more bass then the 230watt Onkyo sub I currently have? The H-100 is only 150 watts. Seems like it may be a downgrade.
forget about the wattage numbers...they only tell a minuscule part of the whole story. the Bic has a better driver, cabinet, and overall design. i believe it was designed in part by Dr. Hsu, and his reputation in the sub world is gold (see Hsu research).
the onkyo HTIB sub is good....for a $50 sub. the H-100 will perform better in terms of sound quality, extension to lower frequencies, and output. what this all means is that the Bic will play lower notes, in a more articulate fashion, with more authority than the onkyo sub. the H-100 is one of the best choices when jumping into the world of "real" subwoofers.
a while back, someone over on the sub forum ran some frequency sweeps with the onkyo sub, and found it to hit a brick wall at 35Hz, which is pretty pathetic. the Bic will probably get you down to about 25Hz with authority corner loaded in a decent sized room.
so no, the Bic will be an upgrade...a big upgrade from the one-note wonder onkyo sub. and it only gets better as you go up the food chain.