Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers > Anyone heard of Acoustic Audio subwoofers?
chadsdsmith's Avatar chadsdsmith 11:40 AM 01-26-2009
They do a good job of building interest by saying they retail for $499 Anyways, they look nice and seem well built, but have no feedback yet. I know, you get what you pay for, but I need a sub $200 sub that has an enclosure less than 13.5" wide. Well?

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They wont let me post a url, but if you do an amazon search for acoustic audio subwoofer or more specifically the acoustic audio HD-SUB10 you should find it no problem.

Taterworks's Avatar Taterworks 04:02 PM 01-26-2009
Sounds very 'White Van' to me. Probably best to stay away -- brand recognition may be your friend in this case. Unless you like gambling with your dollars.
chadsdsmith's Avatar chadsdsmith 05:21 PM 01-26-2009
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Sounds very 'White Van' to me. Probably best to stay away -- brand recognition may be your friend in this case. Unless you like gambling with your dollars.

that was my first thought too. I normally wouldn't ask, but they do look nice and seem to have nice specs.
1M4G3's Avatar 1M4G3 08:20 PM 01-27-2009
i was woundering the same thing.im interested of getting one of those 15inch 300wrms that hits 23hz or so it says for 170
artyusmce's Avatar artyusmce 05:24 PM 01-28-2009
interested too
NADz's Avatar NADz 02:18 AM 02-09-2009
There is a gentleman over at Blu-ray.com who purchased two fo the subs and was very impressed with build quality and sound. They apparently exceeded the stated specs and sounded nice and clean.

Do a search over in the sub forums and they have a thread dedicated to this manufacture with some good pics.

This does not seem like a white van company even though the name would lead you to believe that.
g8torstang's Avatar g8torstang 08:54 AM 03-06-2009
I just purchased their RW-12 - base model 12" sub. I paid $117 via Ebay and with free shipping. I'm on a very strict budget, so I took the gamble and have to say that I am very please for what I've invested.
The difference (had no sub at all before) was not extreme, due to the fact I have Mach 2's up front pushing 15" woofers. I've yet to really play around with the settings but, have to say that this sub performs pretty well. The only issue I was concerned about was the size of the enclosure - very small for a 12" sub. I don't know if a larger cabinet would really affect it's performance.
Anyway, here are some pics and if you're on a budget and don't currently have a sub, I would definately suggest this one.










septim's Avatar septim 09:40 AM 03-06-2009
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i was woundering the same thing.im interested of getting one of those 15inch 300wrms that hits 23hz or so it says for 170

Yeah its kind of tempting.
digital desire's Avatar digital desire 10:12 AM 03-06-2009
I'd be willing to bet it would do a lot better on some longer legs. Looks like it's getting snuffed.
NADz's Avatar NADz 02:39 PM 03-06-2009
Go over to Blu-Ray.com and look in the subwoofer forum and you will find a thread for Acoustic Audio subs. A couple of people over there have had good luck as well. They seem like a pretty good sub for the money.
reecew's Avatar reecew 11:58 AM 03-07-2009
I have two of these RW sub 12's. I figured for $120 why not right. It is actually pretty impressive i was surprised as well. I would definitely like for someone whos a serious bass head on here to spring for one (no more than 120 shipped) and write a true review on it. I purchased it for the specs vs. price aspect thinking if it were that bad i could sell it on craigslist or something. But i would give it a thumbs up. So i can only assume the HD 15" 1000watt sub for $200 would be tons better.
reecew's Avatar reecew 12:16 PM 03-07-2009
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I'd be willing to bet it would do a lot better on some longer legs. Looks like it's getting snuffed.

I thought the same thing the legs are only about 1.5"-2". How tall should they be??

EDIT: just measured and i only have 1/2" of clearance from the cone to the carpet.
Winner26's Avatar Winner26 07:30 PM 04-22-2009
No auto on?
reecew's Avatar reecew 09:08 PM 04-22-2009
No they dont have auto on. Or phase adjustment, i think that where some of the cost are cut in the production.
jaejw1's Avatar jaejw1 09:34 PM 04-22-2009
reecew's Avatar reecew 10:31 PM 04-22-2009
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Just alot of happy customer's in there. But i actually got to compare my dual RW sub 12's to a single klipsch 12" sold at best buy for $400. And i have to say the Acoustic audio's won overall in output and quailty. I did this because like most people i thought how on earth could a $120 sub or 2 in my case be better than a $400 sub. But they are indeed. I am surprised noone has bought one of the HD12's or HD15's and compared it to a bic-h100 or the pa-120. But me being bass crazy i sold mine and built my own sub that's the only reason i dont have mine anymore.
jaejw1's Avatar jaejw1 10:47 PM 04-22-2009
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Just alot of happy customer's in there. But i actually got to compare my dual RW sub 12's to a single klipsch 12" sold at best buy for $400. And i have to say the Acoustic audio's won overall in output and quailty. I did this because like most people i thought how on earth could a $120 sub or 2 in my case be better than a $400 sub. But they are indeed. I am surprised noone has bought one of the HD12's or HD15's and compared it to a bic-h100 or the pa-120. But me being bass crazy i sold mine and built my own sub that's the only reason i dont have mine anymore.

im sure it is a great sub... it was a toss up for me to get either the hd15 or the pa120... i chose the pa120 because of the finish and build quality..

but even in its present state... brand new.. i cant imagine asking for anything more... i have yet to find out this subs true potential.. i just dont listen to anything that loud... and i have my sub turned down low.. for a less boomy more accurate sound... i love it..
FloridaCrab's Avatar FloridaCrab 05:14 AM 09-19-2010
I purchased their powered 12". I bought it on Ebay new with free shipping, for 130 bucks. It does look nice....and so far I have been happy with it. I'm using it with an Adcom preamp and Adcom GFA-555 high current amp along with a pair of JSE Infinite Slope Model 2 speakers. Those JSE speakers have five drivers each...I thought they sounded good with their 12 and 10 inch woofers, but man this Acoustic Audio sub really finishes the job.
bsoko2's Avatar bsoko2 01:27 PM 09-19-2010
In '05 my very first sub was a MTX 12" from Circuit City. It worked and I really didn't know anything about subs, setup, or anything else at the time. Later, took the driver out and it was a cheaply made sub. It had 1/2 inch mdf walls with no bracing, a roll of cardboard for the port, and the driver was made from all stamped parts. What do you expect for $150.
chucksrt's Avatar chucksrt 05:47 PM 11-14-2010
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I purchased their powered 12". I bought it on Ebay new with free shipping, for 130 bucks. It does look nice....and so far I have been happy with it. I'm using it with an Adcom preamp and Adcom GFA-555 high current amp along with a pair of JSE Infinite Slope Model 2 speakers. Those JSE speakers have five drivers each...I thought they sounded good with their 12 and 10 inch woofers, but man this Acoustic Audio sub really finishes the job.

I have two sets of Infinite slope speakers model 1's and 1.8A's. those kick butt without my sub! nice to see others still using them!!! I have a cheap AR 10in. sub for now. All it really does is add fill.
superedge88's Avatar superedge88 07:08 PM 11-14-2010
I decided to get 2 of the RWSUB-15 subwoofers

http://thedeepdiscount.com/p-377...eater-sub.aspx

I bought each of them off of Acoustic Audio ebay page for the "best offer" price of $150 each with FREE SHIPPING. I read that the subs lacked enough poylfil, so I added extra polyfil, and then extended the legs (just added 1/2" PVC couplers as spacers between the sub cabinet and original feet) to give the woofer and port more room to move/breathe. These subs really are very effective, and a bargain for such a low price. I have isolated the Klipsch KG 3.2 speakers by placing soft rubber pads between the KG's and the subs. I have the subs crossed over at 60 hertz to avoid vocals coming through the subs. These subs do have a low input sensitivity, so after tweaking them over the last couple of weeks I now have the gain on each of the subs at the 3 o'clock position and the sub output on the denon receiver at +6. The auto turn on feature on these subs times out after ~30 seconds, which in my opnion is about 10x too short. So I will be getting one of those "green" power strips to act as the auto turn on for these subs and just leave the subs switched to constantly "ON". Over all I am very happy with these inexpensive units, I have more than enough headroom with zero audible distortion, and some pretty deep extension. I couldn't ask for more from my budget bedroom theater!


MsMiri's Avatar MsMiri 11:30 AM 12-14-2012
Well i just ordered a simple 200 watt satellite speakers w subwoofer just for use at home and i did t expectthem to be too powerful and ill be glad if they are not because my neighbors are *******s ...but i should recieve them next week and ill post my experience...i know good sound...my two brothers are electro/trance/ambient composers/producers and i love BASS the more the better so ill let u know if this little one is good their bigger ones could be too...it was only 39.99 so im not expecting miracles but i couldnt afford the Bose ones lol...and those are really good for bass so i have a good comparison to male if they are ANYTHING CLOSE to the bose sound ill be happy smile.gif
MsMiri's Avatar MsMiri 11:34 AM 12-14-2012
Sorry for all the typos! I didnt revise before hitting "send" and im doing this on my touchscreen :P and i am talking abt the same brand Acoustic Audio sold by deepdiscount on ebay....i saw a lot of bad terrible reviews but i assume these people were expecting miracles at 40$ ...my review will be "if u are willing to buy no name cheap speakers are the WORTH the price?" and not really if the sound is perfect...ppl should already know before buying that it wont be!
MsMiri's Avatar MsMiri 03:10 PM 12-22-2012
Ok. I bought and recieved the Acoustic Audio Speakers. I feel very ashamed of myself right now. PLEASE MUSIC LOVERS PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS!!!! :O IT IS NOT EVEN WORTH THE 40$ i paid...i woulda been satisfied w this sound quality for 20$ MAX. Words cannot express the poor Bass !!!!! HOW DID I MAKE SUCH A MISTAKE LOL thank God it was only 40$ but it still hurts lol frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif i know a lot ppl hate on Bose But for HIP HOP/ R&B LOVERS : BOSE ALL THE WAY! GET A CREDIT CARD SAVE UP I DONT KNOW BUT DO GET THE COMPANION 5 ! IVE HEARD IT AND NOW NOTHING NOTHING COMPARES! THIS WILL DEFINITLEY BE MY NEXT PURCHASE. So if u want my summarized opinion about Acoustic Audio all i have to say is : -_-
superedge88's Avatar superedge88 08:32 PM 12-22-2012
My subs are still going strong, I can't complain at all. I'm very impressed with the longevity thus far. I will rock out with these till the wheels come off, then see about doing a diy set.
Daniel Ronin Hernandez 04:54 PM 11-07-2017
The best thing too do is if you want too save/test, just order this item on ebay....any model..they sell cheap on almost all websites, just remember to save the box, the manual and the packaging. Ebay gives you 30days ''buy back guarantee'', if you don't like it, contact ebay and tell them ''your not satisfied'' and return it. Just reurn the item the way it came.....manual, box packaging, new.... And your be credited back to your card. Pay attension when you buy things..., the return policies.....!!!!!!
Daniel Ronin Hernandez 05:00 PM 11-07-2017
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the best thing too do is if you want too save/test, just order this item on ebay....any model..they sell cheap on almost all websites, just remember to save the box, the manual and the packaging. Ebay gives you 30days ''buy back guarantee'', if you don't like it, contact ebay and tell them ''your not satisfied'' and return it. Just reurn the item the way it came.....manual, box packaging, new.... And your be credited back to your card. Pay attension when you buy things..., the return policies.....!!!!!!
...................ebay will send you a free return label for the item you purchased.......
chadsmith013's Avatar chadsmith013 05:34 AM 11-08-2017
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that was my first thought too. I normally wouldn't ask, but they do look nice and seem to have nice specs.
Chad Smith rules!!!
JimWilson's Avatar JimWilson 09:54 AM 11-09-2017
A plug for ebay? Curious reason to resurrect a thread that hasn't seen a post in 5 years...
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