Hang on to your socks; Focal-JMlab's new Sub Utopia Be subwoofer could quite possibly blow them right off your feet. This sub delivers a true 20 hertz with 120 decibels of sound pressure, the company reports. The 16-inch sandwich composite cone offers more than 10 times the rigidity of other materials, while the alloy basket supports a multi-ferrite magnet assembly that includes 18 magnets, measures 3 inches thick, and weighs more than 17.6 pounds. The Kapton voice coil is ventilated to limit the dynamic compression from the heat that the 1,000-watt BASH amplifier generates. For $6,000, this sub will rattle your bones.
If you've been waiting for a speaker that satisfies both your price and performance requirements, then your wait is over now that Infinity has released their Beta 50 floorstanding speaker. This three-way speaker offers a 1-inch tweeter, a 5-inch midrange driver, and dual 8-inch woofers. The speaker measures 41.31 inches high by 10.44 wide by 14.69 deep. The Beta 50 includes biwirable speaker terminals, so you can power it using one or two amps. For $499, you'll get the quality you've been waiting for at a price that won't blow your budget.