JBL DPS-10 Subwoofers

DPS-10

150W Power Subwoofer

User Reviews (11)

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James   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 23, 2006]
Strength:

Great lows and smooooooooooooooooth!!!

Weakness:

caution on the paino top for scratches. handle with tlc and the user buttons are a waste. I like dials where they are more user friendly

I have purchased this unit from Ebay new, and when it arrived, I could not wait to hear it in the house. I have only heard it at the store (Circuit City) and it sounded great there. I was using a JBL PSW1000, and this sub was great, but the Velodyne sounded a whole lot better. THe JBL sub was a great sub, but the age is where the new stuff is better. I am going to give the JBL to my dad, so he can get some use out of it. I have bose cubes and yamaha bookshelves. I use a Kenwood THX reciever and Kenwood DVD player. I would say I have a great hook up. The Velodyne sounded great and hit lows without problem. I think that it sounds lower than what it is stated in the book. The built is great, but the top needs TLC to keep it from being scratched. I have heard the 12inch and I think this hits better. I have only had this sub for about 5 days and I hope the qualty holds up. I was looking to get a JBL Northridge, because I have had a JBL and I would get another one, but the price I paid for this was great. Circuit City sell it for 485.00 then add tax your looking over 500.00. I paid 324.00 plus 30.00 shipping and thats it!! great deal. Look at reviews, listen at stores, and then CHECK EBAY FOR THE BETTER PRICE!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: JBL PSW1000
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
mark sheets   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 17, 2003]
Strength:

Great sound if it works

Weakness:

Internal electronics; JBL knows about the problem and wont recall the units.

Puchased new in July 99, worked great until June of 2000. Went in for repairs at an authorized shop and got fixed,,,temporary, back in authorized shop in March 2001. Fixed again, temporary this time out of warranty, called JBL complained, Jbl said that they recieved a bad batch of circuit boards and transistors but would not extend my warranty. They did offer me a new sub for half off, didn't want the hassle. My JBL DPS 10 Subwoofer Electronics is still junk, Ill turn it into a passive sub. Hope yours doesn't do the same. When it goes, it sounds like the speakers are blowing up and the unit does not have to have sound passing thru the speakers; your reciever/ amplifier can be switched off.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
squiggy81   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 18, 2002]
Strength:

Overall sound. Cabinet and driver design.

Weakness:

Amplifier quality.

I bought this sub new off eBay in 2000. At first I was very pleased with it, especially considering the price. Approximately 1.5 to 2 years after purchasing it, it woke me up in the middle of the night making low frequency staticky type noises. It is now a makeshift nightstand in a guest bedroom. During the time it was working, it was really a pretty good sounding little sub. The really low frequencies occassionally sounded a little sloppy, but you're probably going to get that with almost any sub in the 200 and below price range. If it hadn't broke on me, I would recommend it, but it did so I can't really.

Similar Products Used: Polk home theatre sub.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
joe   Casual Listener [Dec 07, 1999]
Strength:

adequate bass for small room, tight and nice

Weakness:

not yet

I got a deal on this sub at Mercata.com for $105(deal is over now). It retails in stores for approx $300, so you can say I'm a happy camper.
First, lots of configuration options. I use sub out from my kenwood to a y-splitter in the sub's input. Gives me a lot of bass for a small room and the bass nice and not too boomy. It's a good sub with ample power that will satisfy most casual listeners.
After a month of workout on primarily dvds and vhs movies, It still bangs as well as it did when brand new.
It will not move your sofa three feet but you will know it's presences. I would recommend this sub, being my first sub ever purchased.
Very a superb sub for what I stoled it for and good for a sub under $300

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Bendena Jones   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 02, 1999]
Strength:

Highly configurable
Multiple hookup options

Weakness:

None of significance

This is an outstanding sub. Highly configurable w/ speaker wire input/outputs or line i/o rca plugs-ins makes it nice if your amp doesn't have a sub output. Using the line i/o takes advantage of the built in variable crossover in the sub and optimizes amp use. The speaker wire i/o if used to connect your main r/l, will at least allow you to cut the freqs going to your mains.

The variable high & low pass crossovers (c/o) make it easy to adjust the output to the sub and back to your system. A line output dial control (aka volume) handles the output.

I have this thing hooked up via line input only to a Nak av-7 w/ infinity rs-5 for my mains, energy esm-3 for the rears and bic center. In stereo mode, the sub really shines. It delivers clean TIGHT base, not sloppy. The sloppiness depends on where you set the low pass c/o, so YMMV. I left mine at 90 hz.

In prologic mode, I'm a little disappointed with the fact that it seems alot of prologic media ignore the sub. But where it's used, it really fills a room with pounding base.

ubid has these and most mass market retailers. For around 20-300 it's a great value. A 12" sub should be considered if you are to EVER has your system in a room larger than 15x10 ft.

Similar Products Used: Infinity BU8,10,12
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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
david piechowiak   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 22, 2001]
Strength:

deep penetrating bass, full range

Weakness:

extremely low range just isnt there

an absolute (best buy)adds a great demension to your home theater used with the polk r40 as your main speakers creates a superior sound system. this product is the best mid priced sub out there right now. if you are thinking of buying this sub i would advise to shell out the extra $75 or so and get the 12" version

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Kenneth Lopez   an Audio Enthusiast [Nov 21, 1998]

Went to Best Buy to purchase a powered subwoofer for my home theater system. I Auditioned this sub with Top Gun on my DVD player(My favorite movie)setup with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. I thought someone parked an F-14 Tomcat in my living room! This subwoofer sounds great! The bass is deep and solid. The features on this sub include: an adjustable high pass and lowpass from 60 to 180, auto on/off, level adjustment, phase shift, and 150 watt digital amplifier. If you are looking for a great subwoofer at a good price, I highly recommend this one.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Chris   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 20, 1999]
Strength:

Strong Bass, sturdy

Weakness:

Unreliable

I got this sub back in January of 99. Have to say up until now I have been highly pleased with this purchase. However just the other day, with receiver off, I hearc a very heavy buzz emitting from the sub. As I got closer a smell of melting wire was present....not good. Hopefully a JBL dealership will fix for free.(Still under warrranty)
I'm a little disappointed right now. If they don't fix it for me I'll be furious. Find out soon.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Paul   Casual Listener [Oct 10, 2001]
Strength:

Price, Connection options, Price, Sound, Price, Down Firing, and did I mention price.

Weakness:

Spring clip instead of binding post.

I had been looking for a subwoofer to mate with my pair of JBL N24's and was actually leaning toward the AR sub. Sears was closing them out and I could have picked it up for about $135. I really wanted the JBL PB10 but the price difference between the JBl and the AR was too much to overcome. I happened to look at uBid and found the DPS-10 going for between $49 and $79. I was hesitant but the fact that it came with a 1 year warranty from JBL made the decision for me.

I picked mine up for $59.95 and then waited for it to arrive. As soon as it came I hooked it up to my old JVC Pro-Logic receiver via the subwoofer out. The sound out of the sub was practically non-existant. I next tried the speaker level connections and once I got it all hooked up and I started to play a CD I was blown away.

With the volume only half-way turned up on the sub I was able to easily rattle windows and shake pictures on the wall. Next I put in U-571 and played the depth-charge scene. I was floored. Not only could I hear the depth-charges try to rattle the submarine to pieces but I was also able to hear the ambient noise of the water outside the submarine. It was intense. Now I just hope that I don't break my lease.

In short - This would be a great sub for both music (I listen to rock and accappela) as well as movies at $150 to $200 but for $59 it is quite possibly the best sub ever.

Similar Products Used: Looked at Jbl Pb10, Sony WM40, and AR SP112
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andrew   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 06, 2000]
Strength:

Great Bass- deep- hits really well- rattles are minimal-

Weakness:

none so far

Outstanding sub! Blows away my old 8 inch Energy sub. Deeper bass, fuller sound- added a whole new dimension to my home theater. Very enveloping bass. Awesome! Especially awesome when you consider I stole it for $172 on e-bay.

Similar Products Used: Energy EXL-8
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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