|Subwoofer Buyer's Guide - 2011|
Polk Audio DXi Subwoofers
DXi subs can turn any ride, any journey, on land or water, into a power trip of realistic sound and exhilarating energy, and do it all reliably. That’ because DXi component subwoofers are subjected to accelerated weathering testing to ensure they can hold up to what some pretty nasty marine and automotive environments dish out. DXi subs’ high efficiency design means less amplifier power is needed for more audio output. And that means better sound and more volume while using less power. DXi subwoofers will blow you and your friends away, whether they’re driven by aftermarket or factory installed electronics. Visit the Polk Audio website at www.polkaudio.com for more information.
Hifonics Zeus Subwoofers
Zeus subs feature great looking cosmetics with a one-piece cone and dust cap for accurate bass reproduction through a wide range of frequencies and impressive power handling capabilities. The traditional spider design was challenged, and through extensive testing, Hifonics engineers separated the two spiders and determined the ideal distance and position to produce maximum excursion outward and inward while maintaining optimal control. Zeus subwoofers feature dual 4-Ohm multi-layer voice coils, 500 Watts RMS / 1000 Watts max power handling, a high excursion rubber surround, polypropylene cone, Nomex spider, woven tinsel leads, embossed PP dust cap and an ABS magnet cap. For more information visit www.hifonics.com or call 866-636-6299.
JVC Arsenal 7000 & 8000 Series Subwoofers
Using eco-friendly hemp fiber in JVC’s 7000 and 8000 series subwoofers helps reduce unwanted mid and high frequencies – like a natural low-pass filter. Simultaneously, internal loss is reduced within the speaker diaphragm for high-fidelity sound. With a high-gloss finish, T3 chassis, Rapid Impedance Selector and Multi-Mount Smart Trim Ring, these ARSENAL subwoofers are amongst the best looking, and most versatile available. All are available in 10-, 12- and 15-inch sizes in both dual 2-Ohm and dual 4-Ohm voice-coils configurations. Details can be found at mobile.jvc.com or www.jvc.ca in Canada.
Infinity Kappa 120.9W
Looking for a more moving audio experience? Take Infinity car audio for a ride. Innovative materials and breakthrough engineering have always put Infinity products out in front of the competition. So expect extreme output from Kappa subs, but be prepared for accuracy and detail that may simply blow you away. Infinity’s revolutionary new Kappa Series subwoofers deliver true low-distortion high-performance with one incredible feature, Infinity’s Selectable Smart Impedance (SSI) design. Visit www.infinitysystems.com for more information.
Phoenix Gold Ti2 Subwoofers
Phoenix Gold’s Ti2 subwoofers feature a long-throw motor structure that is perfect for the sound quality guru or bass head that wants to be heard from blocks away. With a long-throw spider suspension and high-roll butyl rubber surround combined with a CAE/CAD optimized design, the Ti2 subwoofers can really move some air. Their powder coated cast basket and one-piece aluminum dust cap ensure they will look good while doing it. And, oh yeah, they handle a ton of power too – 600Wrms and 1200W Max power. Available in 10- and 12-inch sizes in dual-2 and dual-4 Ohm configurations, there is a Ti2 subwoofer to meet your needs. Visit www.phoenixgold.com or www.gentec-intl.com.