Our high-performance Fluance DB Subwoofer System incorporates state-of-the-art technology, offering listeners incredible, room-shaking bass that reproduces the realistic special effects such as earthquakes and explosions, which you can feel as well as hear! Thanks to our innovative technology and uniquely small profile, the DB series is an ideal choice for audiophiles coveting low frequencies that are thoroughly engaging for movies and music alike. Its compact footprint makes it simple to place in a corner of the room or behind your couch for unobtrusive low frequencies. A good, solid low frequency effect makes all the difference to your entertainment system. Fluance DB Powered Subwoofers are specifically tuned to their enclosure and designed to reproduce low and ultra-low frequencies and at the same time offer incredibly low levels of distortion. Most digital recordings contain bass information that traditional speakers cannot easily reproduce. Fluance powered subwoofers are designed specifically to reproduce those low bass frequencies, and are a vital part of a complete home theater system. Our sound engineers understand the importance of deep realistic bass and have designed our products to accomplish this! Our high-performance DB Subwoofer Systems produce bass with large high excursion long throw drivers, compact heavy-duty enclosures, and powerful built-in amplifiers. The integrated 150-watt RMS power amplifier drives a front-firing long-throw 10 The integrated 150 Watt amplifier drives a front-firing long-throw 10" bass driver with exceptionally well controlled acoustic characteristics for clean, well defined low frequency response throughout the room.
The ordering process and delivery was extremely fast. I put an order in during the evening, it shipped the next day and arrived the day after that, perfectly packed and looking great. Immediately, it's easy to see the solid construction. I got everything set up and flicked the switch on the back. There were no LEDs. I plugged the sub into my receiver and managed to get a couple pathetic little clicks before the unit went dead. That's the last noise it would make: I obviously got a defective sub.
Fluance was quick to give me an RMA number (claiming that this NEVER happens to them), but I was not thrilled when I had to drop an additional $50 to ship my faulty subwoofer back to them. The amount I had to pay in order to get my replacement makes a significant difference in the price of the unit. When I complained, they promised to add several complimentary items to subsidize the cost and that the unit would be replaced ASAP. (which wound up being two Fluance hats... gee thanks, guys.)
Jump ahead two weeks (to be fair, this was over Christmas). I contacted them on Tuesday, and they responded that they had already discussed it with the warehouse and that it would be sent out that day. It didn't actually ship out until the following day.
My repaired sub arrived today, and I am very pleased with the sound it now produces. It is rich and powerful, and somewhat tighter than I expected. I have it placed about a foot from the wall, and it fills a very large room with solid bass. I'm overall pleased enough that I have ordered a surround setup from Fluance. Be aware that you are taking a risk when ordering from an on-line company, though I still believe you would be hard pressed to find any other product of this quality for this cheap. Even with the shipping costs, I got a great deal.