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Acoustic Energy Aegis Sub
10 Reviews
rating  4.2 of 5
MSRP  649.00
Description: The Aegis Sub is a powerful 150watt subwoofer capable of a clean bass response extending to an impressive 25Hz in the listening environment. The single 12" bass unit is reflex ported to the rear and protected by an injection moulded, low diffraction integral grille, housed within a low resonance cabinet with Aegis styled 30mm MDF front and rear baffles. Line level gold-plated RCA phono jacks and high level 4-way binding posts are provided, in addition to operational features such as auto on-off, phase control switch, variable crossover frequency, volume level control, and a 'thermal output protection circuit' safety feature.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eliad a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2006

Bottom Line:   
my set up :
yamaha rxv1000 reciver
yamaha s540 dvd
cambrige a500 integretead amp
marantz cd4000
jmlab chorus 716 s + center 700
rear - speakers wharfedale modus 2

i'am listening to music and wacthing movies at about 50/50 relation
when using the agis for HT it completely fill my 6m by 5m room with low bass
it can handle even a much bigger room .
the bass it tith when you need it to be , like in shooting scenes and it can also
shake the entire hosue in big explosions .

when using the agis for music you need to spend alot of time fedling with the volume and corss over , if you get it rong it will sound much to boomy
so you need to be carefull with the volmue , but eventulley it can be suprisingley musical and tith!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $500.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by keviinmc a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2004

Bottom Line:   
For a first sub i am very impressed, it took a little bit of tweaking, but once everything was set up this sub puts out a lot of bass, especially for 150 watts. for a large room i would recommend a sub with more power, but for a average to small size room this sub is great.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Worf101 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Bought this sub to complete a friends HT starter system. I read the specs carefully, found it was a discontinued item but it compared favorably to higher priced items. Easy to set up and use. Well made, superior fit and finish to most low to mid level subs. A good to great bargain if you can find one used or discontinued.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Online off ebay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wonr a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I fixed the port noise reported by others by converting the subwoofer to an acousic suspension design, as Acoustic Energy has done to the redesigned version of this speaker. Plugged the bass reflex port with a kid's "The First Years" sippy cup. The sub is now well behaved and powerful. An uncommon value for this level of quality.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   EBay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dareng a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I can't help but think that the previous reveiwer had a faulty product, or had set it up incorrectly - no offense intended.

But I have been using this Subwoofer for over 2 months and have a totally different experience.

It takes time to set up nad can be boomy and muffled until the setting are right, but volume? oodles of it.

My setup includes Denon 3802 AV receiver, Sony widescreen projector, Tannoy front floorstanders, centre and 4 dipole surround speakers. My system can handle volume and has to fill a large lounge (10.5m x 7.5m). The problem was filling the room with any subwoofer without spending a fortune on a REL. The Aegis copes admirably (to the point where my light fittings rattle!) but manages to stay reasonably tight and hit REAL lows.

My only problem is the size of the room doesn't allow the sub to fully fill the room and my ears perceive which corner the sound is coming from.

So, I have just bought a second Aegis Sub to balance out this problem - with the subs in opposite corners I should be able control the bass even more accurately and remove the only current flaw.
Price Paid:
£199


I anticipate 2 of these (£498 for both) will achieve more for my system than spending a similar amount on 1 sub.

Watch this space...

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Purchased At:   hyperfi




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