Edge Audio Powered Subs: Big Impact, Low Cost
There are basically two ways to get great bass in a home theater. One is with monstrous---and excruciatingly expensive---full-range loudspeakers, and the other is with a dedicated subwoofer or two. If you are a movie fan on a budget, what do you do---go into debt for big speakers, or save your lunch money for a month and buy a sub?
Most folks wisely take the second choice. Edge Audio offers two models of powered subs that will suit all but the most status-conscious: the $599 SW-12, with a 12" long-throw, front-firing driver backed by a 320 watt amplifier, and the $349 SW-8, with a smaller driver and a 150 watt amp. Both subs are rigidly built, extremely non-resonant enclosures that guarantee maximum loading into the room---and minimum losses in the boxes themselves. For easy hookup, Edge Audio provides back-panel speaker-level and line-level inputs, controls for variable crossover points, and level sets for both models.
The SW-12 and SW-8 are said to meld seamlessly with Edge Audio's 502D-LR satellite speakers. Home theater fans will find that the low-end reinforcement they provide will compliment almost every speaker on the market.