Athena Technologies AS-P6000 Subwoofers

4/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $400.00


Product Description

  • Built-in 200-watt amplifier
  • 12" down-firing bass woofer
  • Power handling: 200-watt
  • Injection molded cone
  • Rubber surround
  • 1.5" voice coil


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Good sub for a great price. As others have said, being a 12" 200W RMS sub, it is one loud and powerful beast. I normally have the nob at around 2-3/10 and it gives enough volume for my use, which is 50/50 movies/music. My set up is: Athena F1.2 for fronts, Athena WS-60 as a center, and Athena Point 5 MK II as surrounds, all powered by a Harman/Kardon AVR-3600. Actually, I didn't plan on getting an all Athena setup when I initially picked up a pair of F1.2 on sale for $200. I just piecemeal the components during various sales, getting the sub with the Point 5 set for $100 as an open box.

Anyway, I love this sub. I've had experiences with Axiom, Polk and Energy subs and this sub is no slouch. The bass is tight and can shake my house with ease. It did start to make some weird noises after a couple of years (faulty amp), but luckily I got an extended warranty. I just brought it to the store where I got it from (FutureShop) and it was good as new again after a few weeks of service. God knows when this sub will finally bite the dust but until that happens, I find no need to replace it even though I frequently browse stores to try out some new stuff and demoed subs from Velodyne, Polk, Klipsch, Martin Logan, JBL, etc.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chammy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2007

Bottom Line:   
We loved this product, while it worked. Two components broke one month after one-year warranty expired. Our dealer couldn't fix it, so sent back to manufacturer. After 5 months, they still hadn't received parts to fix, so we purchased a different, lesser subwoofer for $200. So not only were we out the $80 to ship and the $400 purchase, we had to downsize our system. Now we have a less powerful unit and ended up paying $680 for it!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Dealer



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rppb a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I bought this sub for my 7.1 Athena system. F2.2 .f2s (for side speakers).center channel and rear surrounds. I also have an eight year old sub that was only sold in High End stores for $550.00 back then. When I listen to music I turn the other sub off. I do use both for movies.The Athena as-p6000 is faster tighter and cleaner. Make sure you use a power conditioner to hear how good this sub is.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   audio advisor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DesmoBob a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Bass comes alive with this sub. In a medium sized carpeted room, I had to turn the level down to around 3 or 4 (out of 10) on the sub, and on the receiver, down to 5 (out of 19). It's that powerful.

The sound is very clean, not boomy. This sub adds substantial impact for movies. (Note: this sub is being used in a HT system for 95% movies, 5% music.) The podrace scene in Star Wars Ep.I was like an earthquake, yet it didn't drone. The strong, distinct bass also made the opening battle scene and galloping horses in Gladiator seem much more violent. For music, the only thing I've tried on it so far was the Eagles Farewell I DVD, to which the Athena nicely punctuated the lower spectrum.

Because of its 200 watt amp (800 peak), it will most likely not be the weak link in the average HT system, and it can become very overpowering if you get carried away.

The Auto setting is completely invisible. It activates seamlessly, and there's no discernable lag.

Key things I like about the P6000:
- CLEAN, tight bass, doesn't roll on or flab out
- Extremely powerful amp, quite sufficient for a medium sized room
- The volume knob is in front for easy access
- Seamless auto mode (and it's defeatable too)

But as with any subwoofer, room placement is critical for optimal sound. My main gripe about this unit is the size. It's HUGE. It's about the size of a low nightstand. Room placement may be limited if you have lots of furniture, or have a small room. 12" is a lot of speaker to build a cabinet around, so that is the tradeoff.

For reference, this unit is being used with a Panasonic SA-XR55, speakers are JBL E80 (bi-wired) mains, JBL E10 surrounds, JBL EC35 center. The Athena seems to match well with the JBLs.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor (refur



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

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I know everyone out there speak highly about Hsu and SVS when it comes to subs, and rightfully so considering that they do make excellent subs, but i own the athena AS-F2, AS-C1, and the AS-B1 and i loved them that much, in terms of timbre, performance, build quality and look for me it was a natural and easy choice to stay with the Athena's and opt for their sub.

Firstly The sub perfomrs outstanding to me. I usually listen to alot of reggae music and rap music, which are usually very heavy on the bass especially reggae music (dub). This subs perform excellently in recreating that tight yet powerful bass response. That sub literally shakes my walls, and my listening room is 14 x 23.There was enough pressure to feel that room up with ease, and i have the volume on 5 (which is halfway. I'm not sure if i should put it up any higher because my entertainment center has glass, so i'm kinda scared i break it) I think its rated at 200 watts RMS and has 800W peak, it also has a BASH amplifier. I guess thats why it sounds so good.

Intergrating it with my other Athena speakers were easy because of the SCT control i just matched the knob with my the model of my speaker and that was it, the frequency control was a breeze, it also has the frequencies listed in case you don't have athena speakers,

it was excellent so far in the movies i tested it on including, Blade 2, Saving Private Ryan, U571, and Jurrassic Park.

I also use it while i'm playing videogames and it works like a beast as well, i have absolutely no regrets, and so far i love them.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   One call




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