Athena Technologies P2 Subwoofers

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

8" subwoofer in a ported enclusure. 100 watt internal amplifier 25-150Hz


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by C Madruga a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2003

Bottom Line:   
We run 4 P2s, S3s in the front and S2s in the bac - with the center channel. What an incredible sound system! Have been blown away since we purchased it. It offers crystal clear sound with all genre of music. Absolutely incredible - especially for the price they are. Bose? What Bose!?

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Video Only



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bruce Tai a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
When used alone, this active subwoofer has a small footprint but deep, strong bass (down to 25Hz). It is a competitive product on its own. When used with S2, this subwoofer is amazing. I have never heard a subwoofer integrating so seamlessly with a mini-monitor, even at hi-fi shows. Subwoofers are great for movies, but for music they often sound booming or extraneous. The bass from S2/P2 sounds just right, like a big floor-stander. P2 has a built-in switch (low pass filter) that adjusts its frequency response to match S2. S2 still receives full range signal, while P2 only plays below 50 Hz. There is no additional crossover circuit which would add distortion to mini-monitor, and stereo imaging is not affected by down-firing subwoofer because sound wave below 50 Hz is definitely omni-directional. Some experts suggest two subwoofers are better than one because low frequency sounds from two sources can form more evenly distributed standing wave patterns. Perhaps this explains why two P2s gives off natural bass.
You will not realize how much music you have missed until your stereo can reach the lowest octave. Lots of instruments go down to this region, including piano, organ, large drums, double bass and synthetic instruments. I begin to appreciate church organ more and more: not for its bass, but for its rich tonal varieties in higher frequencies (achieved by adjusting stops). However, without the bass support, organ (and jazz, and orchestral music) can sound top-heavy and dull. Unfortunately, because very few stereo systems reach the lowest octave, TV broadcast and even some recordings contain excessive low bass signals in order to please the general audience. The beauty of S2/P2 is that you can adjust the volume of P2 to make the amount of deep bass suit your ears in your room. For special effects in movies, the quantity of bass dominates whether the room shakes or not, but for music, bass is judged by quality. P2 does not just provide quantity and quality in bass, but also the potential of blending with competent mini-monitors. The accuracy of S2 and room-filling bass from P2 adds up to a full range setup not just on the frequency spectrum but on the music spectrum as well. No other speaker in this price range comes close to its ability of handling a wide variety of music with ease.

System:
Sony DVP-NS900V SACD/DVD Player
Jolida JD301 Tube/MOSFET Integrated Amplifier
Tivoli Model Two Radio
Athena S2/P2 Spearkers

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $640.00

Purchased At:   GNP Audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christopher Anderson a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These are the best qulity pseaker I have heard to date. The only problem is there are few places that sell them. I would put these up against Polk and Bose anytime, ecspecially for the price. Definately a quality speaker system.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $250.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Per Ivar a

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I bought my P2 together with S2 as a set. And, my god, this combination blowed my ears! My sister was there when I put them up, and we had been at the Wacken open air festival for heavy metal the autumn before and she said: Hey, this is like to be at wacken! And there they use speakers big as houses! hehe, well, I could agree that this system fills the room with pleasureable sound and for a low budget enthusiast as me, it was a major upgrading to my system.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $450.00



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

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Very versatile sub, works great with various types of music, movies, and other home theater applications. Combination with S2 or S3 models produces excellent all-around sound. Great imaging as well. The P2 is a suprisingly bassy sub for it's small size.
The metal "feet" that are required when docking to the S2 speaker are not appealing, however, I intend to simply paint them black before I continue using the speaker.
Overall, these speakers produce a sound that's worth twice the price you pay for them.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Purchased At:   Visions




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