Most serious gamers and movie buffs have a home theater system providing a high level of sound quality. The system provides an element of realism that enhances game play to a high level and allows the gamer to become totally immersed in the game environment.
If you want or need bone shaking bass tones that make your walls wobble and the neighbors complain, then a high-quality sub-woofer is an essential component of your sound system.
This list sets out what we consider will be the best selling ten audio subwoofers in 2017.
Table of Contents
- 1 Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black)
- 2 Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active Subwoofer
- 3 Martin Logan Dynamo 300 Home Theater and Stereo Subwoofer
- 4 Klipsch Sub-12HG Synergy Series 12-Inch 300-Watt Subwoofer with High Gloss Trim (Black)
- 5 JBL ES250PBK High-Performance 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer
- 6 Pinnacle Speakers SubSonix 10-200 10-Inch 200 Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer (Black)
- 7 BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer
- 8 Casablanca Fan Company 21635 MTX Blueprint Contractor Theater Wireless Subwoofer
- 9 Sharp HT-SB40 High Power SoundBar and Wireless Subwoofer
- 10 Theater Solutions SUB12F 500 Watt 12-Inch Surround Sound HD Home Theater Powered Active Subwoofer (Black)
Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black)
This elegant Polk PSW10 sub-woofer is ten inches in diameter. It contains an amplifier that delivers a bass line of top quality and precision. Available from Amazon.
Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active Subwoofer
Not quite the size of the Polk, the active front-firing YST-SW012 is eight inches in diameter, delivering a beefy 100W of dynamic power. It has magnetic shielding, offers a low-frequency response and a linear port maximizing sound output.
This small, but muscular beauty is one of the best available for the money.
Martin Logan Dynamo 300 Home Theater and Stereo Subwoofer
The Dynamo 300 is similar in size to the YST-SW012 but delivers only 75W of raw power. It features a polypropylene cone with an embedded low-turbulence port in a sturdy construction.
Bass output is awesome.
It has the added advantage of being able to be connected to both your stereo and home theater systems.
Klipsch Sub-12HG Synergy Series 12-Inch 300-Watt Subwoofer with High Gloss Trim (Black)
The Klipsch Sub-12HG is a member of the Synergy range of products and is attractively priced. It is a black high-gloss unit delivering an amazing 650Watts of dynamic power. The high dynamics and performance delivering an extended bass range unit can be added to most audio systems and it has RCA inputs to extend the range of devices that can be connected.
A very affordable unit that complements the BASH sound amplifier.
JBL ES250PBK High-Performance 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer
The JBL ES250PBK is a 12 inch diameter sub-woofer best in quality. The cellulose cone is made from high quality materials, resulting in a lightweight but durable item. The beefy 400 Watt amplifier includes a bass reflex port providing low distortion and deeper output. An interesting feature is the polymer coating designed to co-ordinate the piston action. High-performance speakers, stylish and elegant that won’t look out of place in your living room.
Pinnacle Speakers SubSonix 10-200 10-Inch 200 Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer (Black)
These Pinnacle Speakers have a large presence both physically and soundwise. They are 10 inch subwoofers blasting out 200 Watts. In summary, you get a black front-firing subwoofer providing a host of useful features and technical whizzery.
There is a volume control, anti-clipping circuit and a line-input facility that will connect to most audio inputs. The maximum power of 116dB is very impressive.
One to consider.
BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer
This 12” monster is yet another front-facing subwoofer delivering 475 Watts. It has a volume control and support for a Dolby-encoded signal. Finally, a BASH designed amplifier is included.
A major consideration is the five year warranty.
Casablanca Fan Company 21635 MTX Blueprint Contractor Theater Wireless Subwoofer
The distinct advantage associated with this subwoofer is it’s wireless capability, meaning that it can be connected to any other wireless capable system.
It comes coupled with the model 21661 wireless audio receiver, and has an eight inch diameter. In terms of power it is a bit underpowered, running at 50 Watts.
Sharp HT-SB40 High Power SoundBar and Wireless Subwoofer
Once again this is a wireless unit and power soundbar. Developed by the renowned Sharp Corporation, it delivers a crisp 310 Watts overall, and 150 Watts from the subwoofer itself. It offers a good range of advanced features, providing compatibility with the latest class of TVs, including the new 40 inch models.
Software provided include decoders of Dolby sound and DTS . Physical interfaces include HDMI and optical.
One of the more versatile on the market, an ideal companion to a TV, home theater or sound system.
Theater Solutions SUB12F 500 Watt 12-Inch Surround Sound HD Home Theater Powered Active Subwoofer (Black)
The king on the hill is the front-firing Theater Solutions SUB12F. Packaged with the 12 inch main unit is 500 Watts of raw power in a 12 inch surround sound HD subwoofer. It is an ideal adjunct to a home theater system, sitting comfortably in its stylish black.
Other features making worthy of your keen attention are the low frequency output, and an auto shut-off capability. Connectivity options include independent left and right input and output terminals.
Of those in this list, it is certainly one well worthy of your interest and hard cash.