2017 Top Picks Of the Year Subwoofers



JL Audio Fathom IWS-SYS-1 In-Wall Subwoofer
(July/August) JL’s innovative mount suspends this system’s long cabinet and low-profile, 13.5-inch woofer between the wall studs to guarantee amazing performance with virtually no transfer of vibration into the surrounding structure. $4,500, jlaudio.com

Paradigm Persona SUB Subwoofer
(September) The Persona SUB (tested as part of a full 5.1 Persona system) moves serious air thanks to an enormous 1,700-watt amplifier driving six 8-inch woofers on three faces of a hexagonal, vibration-canceling cabinet that, all told, weighs 118 pounds. $6,500, paradigm.com

Emotiva SB12 Subwoofer (See "Value")

RSL Speakers Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer (See "Value")

Traveler's picture

I bought a Sony Bravia X900E 55" and a Roku Ultra box and am very satisfied, it perfectly fills the field of view at 8' and the sound is just fine. Was going to buy an matching player but Netflix doesn't seem to carry 4K disks so I'm sticking with my OPPO 105D.

brenro's picture

I've been using these guys.

German-Pete's picture

Sorry, but the combination of ELAC with Roon (Essentials) is not at all professional. Since November 2017 Mac-, IOS- and Android-Apps are buggy. Freeze or shutdown when selecting Settings/Storage or Services and according to the Roon forums I am not the only one. From German Elac Support: "Unfortunately, we have no control over the software / firmware provided by Roon….". That is the position of Roon (Mike Roon Labs): "First, I should note that Roon and Roon Essentials are different products, with support for Roon Essentials handled by ELAC." Haaha.

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