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Pinnacle Baby Boomer ($850) Another small-box, twin-driver sub sporting a powerhouse amp. bigger bass - pinnacle

bigger bass - pinnacle backWhat's in the Box? Cabinet design sealed Finish flat black vinyl Driver size 8 inches (two) Rated Power 600 watts Controls variable 50- to 150-Hz low-pass crossover, crossover bypass, level, phase switch, auto-on Warranty 7 years parts and labor, 2 years amplifier

How Big Is It? Dimensions (WxHxD) 11 1/2 x 10 x 11 inches Volume 3/4 cubic foot Footprint 7/8 square foot Weight 30 pounds

Ins & Outs line-level input speaker-level input and output

How Low Does It Go? Bass limit 20 Hz at 74 dB SPL This is astonishing performance for a sub that measures less than a cubic foot.

How Big the Bang? Average SPL from 25 to 62 Hz 93.2 dB Maximum SPL 104 dB at 62 Hz Dollars per dB $9.10 The Baby Boomer's peak SPLs and their distribution over its frequency range were below average.

The Bottom Line The Baby Boomer had excellent extension, but like many super-small subs, its output diminished quickly at lower frequencies. Its extended upper range, however, means that the Pinnacle could be a good match for many satellite speakers.

Manufacturer Pinnacle Speakers,, 800-346-2863

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