Pinnacle SubSonic Subwoofers

5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $595.00

Product Description

  • acoustic suspension design
  • 200-watt RMS amp
  • frequency response 28-150 Hz (-3dB)
  • dual 6-1/2" drivers in bipolar configuration
  • continously variable 50-150 Hz crossover
  • crossover bypass switch
  • phase switch
  • signal-sensing power on/off
  • volume control
  • stereo line-level input
  • speaker-level inputs and outputs
  • brass isolation cones included
  • 7-7/8"W x 7-7/8"H x 9-3/8"D (without grilles, brass isolation cones, or connections)

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

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2004

Bottom Line:   
The first reviewer was certainly correct. I have always had fairly high quality sound systems. My current system is easily considered at least "mid-fi". The system I generally listen to consists of an Outlaw 950, Parasound amplification, the Axiom Epic 80 speaker system, and an SVS sub. My older NAD system has been placed in the family room for more general listening. When this setup was created, I was without a sub for it. My wife wanted something "invisible" because the family room was hers to decorate (I get the basement - a full home theater, a game room, and a bar in 3 different rooms). She wanted "invisible", but really good in-wall speakers are expensive. I went cheap and based on some reviews on this site, bought some listenable 8" 3-way Audiosource in-walls. They are not my Axioms, but I was surprised at their sound for the price. Then came the sub.

The Subsonic was the smallest sub I could find. I was sure it could never be any good, but my wife insisted there be no box, and definitely no "water heater" (my SVS) in her room. I read some magazine reviews and some on-line ones as well. Then I bought at an ebay retailer for about 1/2 the price of most places. The first thing I noticed was the size. It is a cube that is about 8-1/2" on all dimensions. The little 6-1/2" twin woofers do NOT look capable of decent bass. It is heavy for its size, but being so small, it was hard to imagine it packed with 2 opposing woofers and a 350 watt amp.

I hooked it up and put some music to it. In the 12'X15' room, it created a very noticable bass floor that was not present with the in-walls alone. There is a definite "thump" that is remarkably clean. I am not claiming this to be a beast like my SVS, but it is a very good, very musical sub. It will never shake the windows out of my house, but it does a great job adding an octave or so of clean bass to the speakers it is mated with. This little sub sounds better than a 12" 200 watt Advent sub that I parted with a few years ago, and plays just as deep (about 35 hz).

I am really pleased, and even a little amazed at the bass coming from this tiny cube. And my wife completely hid it UNDER a table in the corner!

While I would like to be subjective on the sound...I use a BFD equalizer on all my subs, so my sound is always different than the original non-eqed sound. I will say that it was a great investment, and was one that, incredibly, even my wife is happy with!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   ebay retailer - new

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KG35 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I bought this sub mainly to add a little more low end to my system. I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed. This thing is so tiny, but hits with authority in my medium sized room. The sub basically disappears and provides great low end for a great price. Overall a very musical sub which performs great with music or movies.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $400.00

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subsonic tones

i now have a luxman pd282 tt with a ortofon om5e cartridge on it, when i play a record and turn the volume up (halfway up) my woofers start to move when there's no bass at all, i think i once read something about it on the forum but that thread is gone. Are these subsonic tones that we can't hear bu ... Read More »

Cartridges with brush good for subsonic problem?

I have a little bit of an issue with speakers. My old Energy 22's are very sensitive to subsonic frequencies. From what I read it was a design tradeoff they made to get the impressively (for a 7 inch) deep bass that these speakers have. Anyhow, on my Ariston, I get a lot of pumping of the woofers. ... Read More »

Building a huge subsonic subwoofer

I've been thinking about this for a while and I have wondered if anybody has thought of this. What if you have two subwoofers... The first subwoofer could be a quality subwoofer from a good company that provides accurate and musical sound. The second subwoofer would just be a huge homemade box ... Read More »

PSB subsonic 5i any good?

Hi, i am newbie and want to buy my first AV system. I wonder if sub PSB subsonic 5i is any good? i'm searching in review of this site and found that even the review is quite good but last review is 2 years old (2003) and the review is for subsonic 5. It's price here about $250 (other sub can beat it ... Read More »

Any opinions on PSB Subsonic 6?

I want to add a sub to my B&W 600 setup:- DM 603 S3, LCR60 S3, DM601 S3. My listening room is open to dinning room, overall it measures about 25' x 21' with 8' ceiling. I got a good deal on PSB Subsonic 6 (not 6i). It is a ported design with 12 in driver, although its RMS power of 130 W seems a ... Read More »

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