"For this price this sub is perfect!!"4.0 starson by matacks
Pros: A good 12" sub that sounds tight but doesn't get boomy. Features extra line outs for hooking up to main speakers. This sub does what you want it and makes enough bass to vibrate your body should you feel the need.
Cons: Its pretty ugly, It's kinda huge, it's blue led light on it is blinding. I had to put a piece of tape over the led to tone down the brightness a little.
Summary: This is the second subwoofer I've owned and so far the best. My previous sub was a 10" JBL that was rated very good but it had a relatively short life and stopped working after only a year old. That JBL was a good sounding sub but it wouldn't be able to match the output of this 12"er. I've heard of some entry/mid level in price subs with 12" speakers having problems producing good sounding, clear, loud bass. That's not the case with this subwoofer. This sub sounds good and so far it's lifespan seems to be going farther than my last JBL.whoops I put in pros the extra lineout are for hooking up to the main speakers. I think thats what they're for but i actually have no idea. right now Im only using the main coaxial input with a subwoofer cable.
I did have this sub working one or two times at max output. The result is the typical popping sound followed by uncontrolled volume levels and distortion. Pretty nasty but you have to push is sub pretty hard to get it up to that condition. At the time I was using it when listening to music on soundcloud.com and the different artists will have different bass levels for many songs in an automatic playlist, so this is why my bass got turned up way to high. I dont put the sub up to volume on purpose you see. Nonetheless the sub merely needed to have the gain knob turned down a click and the sub was back to its old self happily pounding out loud, tight bass. YOu quickly learn with this bass the top on the unit does not make a suitable table for placing objects.
I have the sub matched up to some of its richer more snoody klipsch relatives the Icon W series WF-34's as well as the WC-24 center speaker. The sub still matches these higher in the food chain speakers very nicely and contributes to a balanced sound when adjusted properly. The only down side is the sub looks really quite ugly compared to the pretty wood veneer on the W series speakers but, since the sub sits over in the corner its not trying to look good anyways. its mainly there just to sound good. ive just noticed the prices on the Icon W series speakers have dropped to half for those speakers which are simply exceptional as well.
here's a tip if you wanna snap one of these babies. go to bestbuy.com or any other electronics retailer site and check the price. You can then go into the store and tell them you saw in on their website for $X amount. For some reason best buy had these synergy subs listed on their website for $275!! i went to the store and asked them to check the site and indeed they had to sell it to me for that price. way better than $500! I was stoked. This may not always work if they change the price on the websties but I would recommend for people to at least check some sites before trying to walk in a store and pick one up.
Updated on Nov 10, 2010