Ed Mullen has served as the director of technology and customer service for SVS for almost a decade. During this time, he has been asked and answered nearly every question about subwoofer speaker and placement imaginable. Here, he tells us how to find the best spot for your subwoofer.
We used to talk about the wow factor a lot in the home theater biz–that intangible that makes friends’ eyes light up when they enter your home theater. We don’t talk about it so much anymore, what with all the design-oriented solutions that have sort of taken over.
There are speakers…and then there are speakers. Speakers that are sexy, powerful, sleek, big even. Speakers that throw caution to the wind and risk pissing off your interior designer. Speakers that are towering works of art. Speakers that laugh at the thought of being hidden in a wall. Speakers that might just kick your ass if you don’t give them the proper respect. We love them paired with their shorter, but mighty henchman, the subwoofer.
If you don’t have the option, or don’t want the option, of installing a full-blown stereo system near your TV — an AV receiver, at least two speakers, all of the cabling that goes with them — this device is a very fine compromise.
THE LUCKY WINNER OF OUR CONTEST IS ROB FORTUNO! Want awesome TV sound but don’t have an AV receiver and connected speakers on hand? The Paradigm SHIFT Series Soundtrack System will come to your rescue. It combines an amplified sound bar and amplified wireless subwoofer to provide realistic, room-filling sound via a space saver format. more »
If you’re tempted by those new Genelec G Three active loudspeakers we reported on earlier this week, but want for a little more bottom end in your speaker system, the company has you covered with two new F Series Active Subwoofers specifically designed to complement the G Series line. The new F One and F more »
Polk Audio’s DSWPRO660wi 12-inch Wireless Ready Subwoofer is the largest and most powerful model in the storied company’s DSWPROwi line of wireless-ready subwoofers. The features a 12-inch driver and 400 Watt continuous intelligent digital amplifier. What does “intelligent” mean? According to Polk, such an amp requires less power and generates less heat than standard “dumb” amplifiers more »
KICKER has introduced its Amphitheater BT2 wireless audio system. Built to rest on a desktop or bookshelf, it uses Bluetooth to pair with smartphones, tablets and computers. You want specs? We got specs. The Amphitheater BT2 features a 50-watt DSP-optimized internal amplifier, five-inch drivers, 0.75-inch silk-dome tweeters and a six-inch square reflex subwoofer. A USB port is onboard for charging more »
As Dog is my witness, I will never live in an apartment again. Nor a townhouse. Nor any other sort of connected living structure. Why? Because I like cranking my home theater system, and I don’t like pesky neighbors pounding on my wall. Granted, it was rarely the five main speakers my neighbors complained about; more »
PSB Speakers is looking to take care of your special speaker needs with new additions to its family, fresh from CEDIA EXPO 2013. To begin with, PSB is releasing the SubSeries 100, a small, yet powerful subwoofer, perfect for your desktop system. If you’re like me, your computer desk is a jumble of computer hardware, more »
JL Audio’s new E-sub series brings powerful performance into your home with two new models debuting at CEDIA EXPO this week: the e110 and e112. Not content with merely rumbling the glasses off the shelves, the subs’ drivers have been specifically designed to reproduce low-distortion low end at any level, be it the Death Star more »
TruAudio is bringing some new sound equipment to CEDIA next week that’s practically legendary already, if only by association. The first of the company’s new subwoofers debuting at the show comes from mighty Asgard in the sky, to rock thy world with thunder, and the second rises from below, to shake your groovy thing with more »