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PSB SubSonic 6i ($699)

PSB SubSonic 6iWhat's in the Box?Driver size 12 inches • Rated power 225 watts continuous • Cabinet design ported • Finish black ash vinyl • Controls variable 50- to 150-Hz low-pass crossover, crossover bypass, front-panel level, auto-on, phase switch • Ins & outs line- and speaker-level inputs, line-level output and speaker-level output with 80-Hz high-pass filter • Warranty 1 year

How Big Is It?Dimensions (WxHxD) 15 x 20 1/8 x 21 inches • Volume 3 5/8 cubic feet • Footprint 2 1/4 square feet • Weight 49 pounds

How Low Does It Go?Bass limit 20 Hz at 94 dB

How Big the Bang?Average SPL from 25 to 62 Hz 108 dB • Maximum SPL 110 dB at 62 Hz • Dollars per dB $6.48

PSB SubSonic 6i backWhat About Setup? The consistent control action, wide acoustical crossover range, and uniform sound made the PSB sub a joy to set up.

How Does It Sound? The SubSonic 6i sounded utterly clean. Low bass had excellent depth and envelopment, allowing precise positioning of higher-frequency sounds from the main speakers. I could clearly hear the tomato squish in Chapter 15 of The Matrix Reloaded "test" DVD.

The Bottom Line The SubSonic 6i delivers powerfully deep bass in an affordable, easy-to-use package.

Manufacturer PSB Speakers,, 888-772-0000 PDF: In the Lab