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Five Home Audio Subwoofers

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: M.S. Smith•updated: 7/28/2009

So you just setup your home entertainment system and was about to sit back, relax and enjoy watching a movie when suddenly you noticed that the sound quality of your HTS lacks something. You need a good subwoofer, right? If you don't have an idea what to get, here are five options.

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    Polk Audio PSW110 10-inch Powered Subwoofer

    Polk Audio PSW110 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer The Polk Audio PSW110 is a single 10-inch subwoofer featuring compression circuitry that limits distortion at earth-shaking volume levels. It is equipped with a 10-inch dynamic balance composite woofer driver and also features laser-based Klippel measurement technology. This improve linearity and deep, precise sound. This subwoofer offers 35Hz-250Hz frequency response and 150 watts peak power handling which delivers powerful, accurate and musical bass. (Price: $244.99)

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    Tivoli Audio Model Subwoofer

    Tivoli Audio Model Subwoofer The Tivoli Audio Model Subwoofer boasts of 5 1/4" bass driver, 20 watt internal amplifier, and front ported design, and cherry wood cabinet that translates into rich, musical sound. It also has auto on/standby circuit, which activates the subwoofer automatically when receiving signal and put it on standby mode when there is no signal. The subwoofer also has a power on LED indicator which lights up when a signal is being received and notes it down when the subwoofer is in standby mode.(Price: $159.99)

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    BIC America F12 12-inch 450-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer

    BIC America F12 12-Inch 450-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer Carrying on the legacy of the first Formula Series of 1973, the BIC America F12 Subwoofer provides output of up to 116dB - common on live rock band levels. It features injection molded long throw subwoofer, BASH designed amplifier, adjustable crossover, volume and auto on/off. This subwoofer also comes with speaker level and RCA inputs as well as 25HZ-200HZ frequency response. (Price: $349.99)

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    KENWOOD KSC-SW10 Dual 5X7 inch 150 Watts Powered Enclosed Subwoofer with Remote

    KENWOOD KSC-SW10 Dual 5X7 inch 150 Watts Powered Enclosed Subwoofer with Remote You know Kenwood right? Well, you should because it’s one of the most popular in audio equipment industry. For Kenwood's entry into our list of subwoofer, we have the KSC-SW10 Dual 5X7 subwoofer offering 8dB sensitivity, 150 watts peak power handling, 4 Ohm impedance, 35HZ-120HZ frequency response. ($137.95)

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    Klipsch Synergy KSW12 12-inch 105-watt Powered Subwoofer

    Klipsch Synergy KSW12 12-inch 105-watt Powered Subwoofer This subwoofer offers 12-inch bass reflex that transforms songs into live concerts and movies. Composed of Santoprene rubber, this subwoofer supports LFE, line-level and speaker level inputs. It provides 105 watts of FTC-rated continuous power and boasts of dynamic power rating of up to 440 watts. The Klipsch Synergy Subwoofer is made of Santoprene rubber surround with fiber composite cone that enables it to produce extended bass response and maximum reliability. In addition, this subwoofer accepts inputs such as LFE, line-level and speaker level. It also has a built-in discrete MOSFET amplifier. (Price: $269.00)