What is a home theater without a dedicated bass module, and what is a compact Hi-Fi without significant bottom support? Well, to help you choose and buy a subwoofer, our new ranking of the most important models on the market today comes to the rescue – we meet the ten best subwoofers as of August 2022.
10. Mission MS-400
Speaker size – 9 , 8” | Frequency response – from 35 Hz | Weight – 17 kg .
Pros – natural sound for relatively little money
Cons – I want a little more permission
Perfect for: economical music lovers
The new Mission MS-400 grabs a star from the sky in terms of its price / quality ratio – 215 watts of digital built-in amplification power is more than enough for even a larger than average room, and the brand’s energetic presentation will make your legs dance on their own.
9.Acoustic Energy Aelite Sub
Speaker Size – 8.7 ” | Frequency response – from 35 Hz | Weight – 23 kg .
Pros – dry and accurate bass
Cons – a little lack of depth of the lowest notes
Perfect for: fans of the English school of sound
Already 200 watts of built-in amplification, fast and clear sound, so characteristic of Acoustic Energy – Aelite Sub is really surprising, and doubly pleasant when you find out the price tag of the device. The closed cabinet guarantees excellent resolution and bass punch. Indeed, for such a quality they used to ask for a much larger amount – progress is sweeping the planet.
8. Dali SUB E-12F
Speaker Size – 12 ” | Frequency response – from 28 Hz | Weight – 14.7 kg .
Pros – large-scale supply for relatively little money
Cons – for the money – nothing
Perfect for: those who want to purchase a “big sound” at an affordable price!
Dali’s ultra-modern solution is a full-format 12″ aluminum cone driver with a long gap magnet system and a four-layer voice coil, which can seriously pump a large room, a solid cabinet and excellent decoupling from the floor. The sound is also impressive – there can be no nitpicking in the indicated price segment.
7. Morel SoundSub PSW10
Speaker Size – 10 ” | Frequency response – from 25 Hz | Weight – 15 kg .
Pros – exquisite design, natural sound
Cons – sometimes you want a little more pressure
Perfect for: choosing a respectable solution for the home
The Morel SoundSub PSW10 spherical subwoofer is aimed at medium-sized halls – on an area of up to 25 “squares” it provides a chic “velvet” sound. Extremely low distortion, excellent appearance – we have a model that clearly shows that the bass module may not look like a black box.
Speaker Size – 10 ” | Frequency response – from 27 Hz | Weight – 20.6 kg .
Pros – perfect for music, does not give up in movies
Cons – none
Perfect for: The bigger model of the REL T series has absorbed all the advantages of a proprietary approach
REL T9x is no longer equipped with digital, but with full-fledged AB-class transistor amplification, its power reaches 300 watts. The proprietary FibreAlloy radiator is complemented by a passive radiator directed to the floor, the appearance is on a solid “five”, the sound is exclusively musical. What else to dream about?
5. Paradigm Seismic 110
Speaker Size – 10 ” | Frequency response – from 17 Hz | Weight – 1 6.8 kg .
Pros – great value for the small size
Cons – not found
Perfect for: Those who want to get the maximum from the minimum volume
Yes, this is what the new generation of subwoofers looks like – in a 34 x 30 x 32 cm cabinet, Paradigm engineers fit amplification with a peak power of 1,700 watts! As a result, Seismic 110 “pumps” from 17 Hz and makes the hair on the back of the neck stand on end. Bravo.
4. SVS 3000 Micro
Speaker size – 8″ | Frequency response – from 23 Hz | Weight – 10.2 kg .
Pros – The famous SVS quality has come to the compact subs segment
Cons – nothing major
Perfect for: choosing a miniature and stylish solution
Another modern swallow – from the respectable company SVS. The 3000 Micro subwoofer, like the device described above, is made in a very tiny case (28 x 26 x 27 cm), has a 2500 W peak Sledge amplification and plays from 23 Hz (a pair of 8” speakers has a stroke of 24 mm). Well, this is exactly what the bass module of the 21st century should look like – it is especially pleasant that the company’s developers did not “throw out the baby with the water.” The sound of the device is exceptionally muscular and spectacular.
3. MJ Acoustics Kensington
Speaker Size – 10″ | Frequency response – from 10 Hz | Weight – 27 kg .
Pros – Stunning quality of low notes
Cons – form factor “for an amateur”
Conclusion: the flagship of the MasterClass series is really amazing
Full-format dual-driver cabinet, 550 watts of traditional amplification, a stunning 10 Hz low frequency – MJ Acoustics Kensington is worth hearing at least once. Just be careful, after that, you will probably really want to buy a model.
2. Cabasse The Pearl Sub
Speaker Size – 10 ” | Frequency response – from 14 Hz | Weight – 20 kg .
Pros – a solid supply of power in a compact body, embossed bass
The only downside is the price…
Perfect for: owners of AS Cabasse iO3, Riga 2 and Baltic 5
Yes, Cabasse The Pearl Sub was designed to work with the Cabasse iO3, Riga 2 and Baltic 5 speakers – they have a separate built-in amplification. However, to this day, its 1,000 watts of built-in power, great looks and traditional high-definition bass amaze even seasoned audiophiles.
1. Velodyne DD-18+
Speaker Size – 18″ | Frequency response – from 8.8 Hz | Weight – 64.5 kg .
Pros – great sound pressure and delivery accuracy
Cons – big and expensive
Perfect for: choosing the ultimate solution for recreation and music
The top of the pyramid. A huge 18” driver works wonders, THX Ultra2 certification confirms the seriousness of the design, and DSP from Texas Instruments and a room correction system with a measuring microphone make it easy to fit this mastodon into any hall. A truly ultimatum solution is in front of you.