Infinity Systems HPS 1000 Subwoofers

4.25/5 (59 Reviews)


Product Description

15" down firing with dual 15" side firing passive radiators. Powered by a digital 1000 watt amp. Claimed response is 18-120hz


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

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2009

Bottom Line:   
This thing is a beast and must be respected! There is not a movie or audio source that this thing cannot handle. I love watching war movies or anything with a big BOOM. There was a recent snow storm where I live and when it finished, snow was covering my living room windows. I turned on the HPS 1000 (the Beast) and with 3 minutes of watching "The Dark Knight" all the snow was gone off the windows. The Infinity HPS 1000 is big and you need to treat it as a pice of furniture in your house (unless you have a cinema room). I only draw back is that you have to manually turn it on. That might be a problem depending where you place the unit. Other-than-that, it is a great, big sub. Enjoy it because I have for 10 years.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fred neal a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2008

Bottom Line:   
i paid absolutly zero for this sub. i purchased a denon AVR-5803 reciever from craigs list for 1300.00. the sub was just part of the deal. i told the seller that i did not really want the sub. i have 4 cerwin vega D-9 speakers in my living room now. whow was i wrong. this sub is more than most people will ever need. the denon puts out 170 WPC. 4 cerine vega d-9s for fronts, a monster infinity hps center channel, 2 infinity HPS1.5SPS for my rears, and then the hps 1000 sub for the back which claims a whopping 1000 watts. i am 53 years old and will admit. i have never heard anything that would compare. if my math is right, i have the ability to supply my speakers with 2360 watts of of total power. i am very impressed with this sub. i cant imagine any other sub that could compare. but we must remember what i actually paid for the sub. luck has it that i have one of those amazing wifes who does not try to put retrictions on my listening pleasure. if you have a chance to own this sub. buy it.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Purchased At:   craigs list



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

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Ok, I was just "surfing" around here, but this previous review from Arpegio shows that he is a complete idiot. (sorry)
Not 1000 Watt? "The Technics THX amplifier actually shows the amount of power it puts out." Hahaha. Yes, it shows, but not the power of the SUB'S AMPLIFIER.
It becomes distorted, yes, because of too high low-level signal from the receiver. This distortion has nothing to do with the actual power of the sub.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $760.00

Purchased At:   cant remember



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Arpegio a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
My wife's first verdict on arrival - "this thing goes straight to garage, you can listen to it there, its too big to stay inside the house!" Tested it with a THX certified Technics SA-TX50 (560W).
MOVIES. The Matrix sounds magnificent. Both titles and the part where Neo fights Morpheus. Not sure why, but even the most powerefull subs fart like they had burritos for dinner during the second scene! The bass is tight, fills the room completely.
MUSIC. Absolutely unbelievable with music! Without any EQ - electronic or not! - all music suddenly sounds full, warm, with the right amount of punch at 50%. Billie Holliday's 1947 recording sounds with almost unnoticable drums reaching upper 40Hz. This is with no equalization at all (only the amp standard bass and treble, of course). The drum and bass sound is beyond belief. Photek's "Smoke Rings" sounds great (as good as on other powerfull subs) up till the first reverb. This part basically stops, and after a second and a half of silence, hits you again with a moderately volumed 22Hz of electronic drums - masterfully echoed and reverbed! The feeling is undescribable. You are actually being lifted up by this sound, phisically! At least that is what it feels like. It was not even at a quarter of its power!
Ambient music comes with a new twist with this subwoofer. I tried Terre Thaemlitz's "Trucker". It starts with 89Hz low waves (can't call it a sound because an average human can only hear 20Hz-21KHZ) that slowly tranform into a sound with some electronic beeping in background. There are approximately 3 seconds of this low frequency madness that almost sound scary. While the subwoofer produces that infrasound part, my heavy clock plays poltergeist on me. It shakes and the sound only comes 2-3 sec later. You have to see it to believe it!
Somebody said over-rated? Definitely! Although its too powerfull for a small-sized rooms and same size budgeted home theater projects, and, probably, is Ok for a medium level projects, it is not 1000W for sure. The Technics THX amplifier actually shows the amount of power it puts out. At 25% of full amp power and 50% gain on the sub at a 100Hz cutoff the Matrix title sounds full and rich. At 50% (amp's, not the sub) its overpowering, but still without distortions. At 70% the sub begins farting, that is appr 300W output with a 50% gain. If it is 1000W, its is a maximum - not RMS!!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $559.00

Purchased At:   ebay



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

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Before I get into this review, let me share the component that I have matched with this.
- AV Amplifier: Onkyo TXDS797 THX certified
- DVD/CD/SACD Player: Sony DVP NC650V and Pioneer Elite DVC-36 (5 CD/DVD changer)
- Speakers: Wharfedale Pacific Center Channel, Wharfedale Pacific PI-40 Front Left/Right, and Wharfedale Pacific PI-10 rear surround channel.
-Subwoofer: Infinity HPS-1000 (1000 watts) Cable: All Monster Cable
When I played SADE’s “Love’s Live DVD” this thing conveyed the music with good precision. The sound quality for drums is good. The home theater performance is outstanding. I played the movie Pearl Harbor and Matrix this sub really shook the family room (30 feet x 14 feet) at 6 on the volume and ½ way on the frequency. I really love this sub for music and home theater application. I listen to music 60% of the time and 40% on the home theater application and this really exceeded my expectations. Excellent sub indeed!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $601.00

Purchased At:   ubid




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