Infinity Systems BU1 Subwoofers

Infinity Systems BU1 Subwoofers 

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[Jan 12, 2010]
Jim
Audio Enthusiast

i got given this by a second hand hi-fi store owner because it had the wrong plug for my country. i bought a converter for it though and tried it out... i think it was good for its size as long as you dont listen to multiple 12-18" subwoofers normally. i am using it on the computer now and i think it does the job well. this is great for people who dont have gigantic sound systems and just want something small but good.

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4
VALUE
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5
[May 13, 2006]
Ron Gerber
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Not boomy, will shake the floor, will kick you in the gut!

Weakness:

None so far.

My Sony MHC-BX6AV has been long overdue for a powered or active subwoofer. Finally settled on the Infinity BU-1 and I'm not at all disappointed. This Sony Mini-Hi-Fi Component System is a popular priced 5.1 audio system. For a source with 5.1 outputs I'm using a Sony DVP-NS775V for DVD, SA-CD, and conventional CD playback. The addtion of the Infinity BU-1has made this a phenominal set-up for a modest financial outlay.
Whether it's Frank Sinatra walking through a Vegas casino with a string bass thumping in the background in the original Ocean's 11 (mono) or cannon firing and the subsequent damage it inflicts in Master and Commander (DTS) the BU-1 delivers. It thankfully rounds out the audio in the concert DVD "High Wire Act" by Little Feat. I used to find it nearly unlistenable, now I find it quite amazing. Like being at a show.
The Infinity BU-1 has become the perfect choice to complete my modest yet impressive home theater.

Customer Service

Found operator's manual on Infinity's website.

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5
VALUE
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5
[Aug 09, 2003]
generic
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

- Booming at low frequencies. - Compact

Weakness:

- Hard to find replacement parts. (Anybody know where I can get an Infinity logo for this one?)

For my first subwoofer, I didn't want to spend too much. I paid $56 on eBay and I was pleasantly surprised at the BU1's commanding presence at the low ends, even for a relatively small 8" subwoofer. My system: Yamaha HTR-5240 receiver, Signet 260B/U's for front left and right, Infinity Video-1 for center channel, Yamaha satellites for rear, and the BU1. If you can find the BU1 cheap, it's definitely worth a trial run.

Similar Products Used:

Sony

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RATING
4
VALUE
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5
[Aug 25, 2002]
TY
AudioPhile

Strength:

Sound Quality, just moved it in to my dorm room and sounds much better(room is half the size0

Weakness:

sub tends to throw at high volumes.

very watered down. Tells you in the manual not to run it very hard. has been very dependable. I run it hard as it goes day in and day out, no problems.

Similar Products Used:

none

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3
VALUE
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4
[Mar 18, 1999]
Andy
an Audio Enthusiast

Have to say that the BU 1 was not worth the money. It's definetly to smallfor real AC3/DVD. Run it with Toshiba DVD and Yamaha 595RDS. My Marantz Fronts
are able to reproduce almost the same base, except below 75 Hz, but there
the BU1 tends to make oveloaded noises when driven with AC3 LFE.


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2
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[Feb 10, 2000]
Jon Stabile
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Adequate for small to midsize rooms and systems when placed right. Small and unintrusive. and $$$$

Weakness:

Because it is small and lower power, it will take a little
effort to find the optimal placement of it (but it's worth
the effort)


For $125 (open box at CC)I couldn't have asked for more.
Paired with the Infinity Sterling 2005's driven by the HK
AVR 25, it really fits the bill by taking the pressure off
of the 2005's to produce the low end. It has just enough power to render a decent image from DVD's. I'm in a
very large apartment, and it shakes the place just enough
to get the neighbors ticked-off. When I get into a house,
I'll invest in something larger, but for now it's awesome.

For my setup, and in comparison it to other "low end" subs I'd have to give it 5 stars all around.

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5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 28, 1998]
Steve Port
an Audio Enthusiast

I bought this subwoofer a few months ago to get some bottom end in my home theatre. I was suprised at a how good this little sub was and how well it balances in with my old Paradigm 5se's. This is a great add on to anyone with a moderate home theatre wanting to give some extra oompf without buying something that is overkill. I feel this fills a need niche in the market. This is definitly not for the high systems but for average home theatres. Definitly worth the $350 I paid for it.

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4
VALUE
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[Feb 19, 1999]
John Ashman
an Audio Enthusiast

Here's a subwoofer that doesn't qualify as a "sub" woofer. It is very peaky and not very deep. It appears to have "punch", but it's really a peaky mid/upper bass that makes it sound like that. There are a lot of better subs and this is one that should be ruled out from the get go. Sonically it's a 1, but it plays loudly enough to rate a 2.

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2
VALUE
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[Jan 04, 1999]
Thomas
an Audio Enthusiast

I just got this subwoofer a few days ago and I am very satisfied with amount of bass it puts out. As my room is small, I didnt need a huge 10-18 inch subwoofer with a thousand watts. I got a great deal on this subwoofer, and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to fill in that low end void on a budget. Shop around the web and be sure to look at onecall.com, jandr.com or soundcity.com for a good deal.

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4
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[Dec 13, 1998]
Rich Sternberg

I've had this subwoofer with Infinity 2002's for a year. While there are clearly better subs out there I'm very satisfied.

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4
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