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Energy S12.3 ($800)

Energy S12.3What's in the Box?Driver size 12 inches • Rated power not specified • Cabinet design ported • Finish black woodgrain • Controls variable 50- to 110-Hz low-pass crossover, crossover bypass, front-mounted level, auto-on, phase knob • Ins & outs line- and speaker-level inputs, no outputs • Warranty 1 year

How Big Is It?Dimensions (WxHxD) 16 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 18 1/8 inches • Volume 3 3/8 cubic feet • Footprint 2 1/8 square feet • Weight 44 pounds

How Low Does It Go?Bass limit 20 Hz at 87 dB

How Big the Bang?Average SPL from 25 to 62 Hz 110 dB • Maximum SPL 113 dB at 32 Hz • Dollars per dB $7.27

Energy S12.3 backWhat About Setup? The Energy has no speaker- or line-level outputs, which limits - or simplifies - your setup options. Also, the crossover and level controls interacted with each other to make setup tricky.

How Does It Sound?The S12.3 delivered smooth, deep bass and is capable of unusually powerful dynamic punch. For example, the sliding rocks in The Lion King 1 1/2 "test" DVD sounded tremendous, without diluting the dialogue.

The Bottom Line My patience during setup was rewarded with outrageously good sound.

Manufacturer Energy,, 416-321-1800 PDF: In the Lab