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Bowers & Wilkins - 8" 200W Active Subwoofer - Black

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With a 200W Class D amplifier and 8" long-throw driver, this Bowers & Wilkins ASW608B subwoofer helps you achieve booming low-frequency sound. The bass driver diaphragms are made from DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber, paper pulp and resin for durability.

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$499.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 8" 200W Active Subwoofer
    • Mains cable
    • 4 M6 spike feet, 4 M6 rubber feet, 4 lock nuts
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (67 out of 69)

    Features


    8" active subwoofer

    Delivers thunderous bass tones.

    200W Class D amplifier

    Enables robust output.

    Bass driver diaphragms

    Constructed from a blend of DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber, paper pulp and resin to provide the stiffness to withstand physical forces exerted by the voice coil and pressures inside the cabinet.

    Closed MDF wood box with a vinyl wrap

    Helps safeguard components.

    27-40/140Hz adjustable frequency response (±3dB)

    Promotes faithful audio reproduction.

    DuPont™ and KEVLAR® are registered trademarks of DuPont used under license by Motorola Mobility LLC and its subsidiaries.


    Customer rating

    4.8
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    4.0

    Pros

    Cons

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not your typical setup

      Posted
      BloodEagle2985
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Quick disclaimer: I am using 2 of these, 1 for each front speaker (BW 704) as a way to bridge the gap of the 5.25" woofers of the speakers and the 15" diameter of my actual woofer. With that said - it did exactly that. I was hoping to get some of the lacking upper bass tones to come to life and further merge the floor standings to my subwoofer. I had previously thought about buying the bigger versions of this lineup of floorstanding speakers, but now see no need to - and at nearly a quarter of the cost. With all of that said, these woofers do a lot more than what I had expected them to. In 2 channel listening (for 90% of the music out there), I could easily turn off my 15" woofer and receive full detailed sound throughout the spectrum. I am beyond impressed at the quality these little guys possess and would definitely recommend them to whomever is looking for an inexpensive woofer. Cheers

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Definitely adds to movie experience

      Posted
      Applevitt2
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I spent about 2.5 hours in the Magnolia Room listening to every combination of speakers and set ups they had. I upgraded my floor speakers because they had so much more bass than the less expensive model. However, when they played a movie with a lot of low end (think wind and other deep sounds), it was incredible just how much difference this sub made. Because of my budget and what I was spending on the rest of my system, I was hesitant to buy a sub. I read several reviews and opinions from literally hundreds of people to determine if a sub was even necessary. Once I got in that room and heard the difference, it was clear a good sub is essential to a cinema-like experience. This sub is fantastic and definitely was worth buying. It adds a lot and I would not put together a good home theater system without it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing sound

      Posted
      GeryG
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought a subwoofer as an afterthought. I was considering not buying one since my Klipsch speakers had a such a nice base. I was amazed at what a difference a good subwoofer can make. It’s not just the rumblings sound that you're accustomed to in cheaper systems, which this speaker does much richer, It’s the vibrations you feel with much subtler sounds. Just about all my friends, that have stopped by, have noticed foremost the subwoofer. That says something when they are in the company of Klipsch Reference front and back speakers, Bowers & Wilkins center speaker, and a Marantz receiver. I highly recommend this speaker!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good sub but too small for my needs.

      Posted
      Rock
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This was my first sub purchase ever. I was looking for a sub that would fill in the lower end for both music and movies. I don't need (or like) chest and window thumping bass so I thought this 8" sub would work for me. When setup with my new floor standing speakers (Elac F6.2) the sound got lost. Going to exchange for a larger size. I think this sub would work well when paired with smaller speakers. Unfortunately just didn't work for me. I would recommend this sub to others if used with bookshelf speakers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Use to supplement stereo sound system and tv

      Posted
      Rockfan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Great addition to round out sound for our stereo and tv. Just had one wire to attach and was able to call our sales contact when we were not sure which connection to use. Geek squad had previously been here to set up the tv so they installed the wire then because we had to wait for this piece to arrive at the store.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Really enhances the bass.

      Posted
      Rico
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this to use with my Bowers and Wilkins 684 S2 floor standing speakers.This is a musically sophisticated device that really improves the already good bass sound on my B & W system, whether I'm listening to the blues, symphonic music, or watching an action movie. A powered sub-woofer is the way to go and this is a good one. I like the way it goes into energy-saving sleep mode when not in use.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Impressive bass!!!!!

      Posted
      John
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This little subwoofer really impressed me in the store vs. all others in the same price range. I compared it to some 10 inch subs and this one really stood out! Sounds great with my def tech 1000s at home

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome system!

      Posted
      Sand
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      We had Best Buy install our new surround sound system last weekend and it is AMAZING! I'm so glad we spent the extra money to get this instead of a cheaper system. The guys did a great job with the install too, they were courteous, respectful, and punctual.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about price, design and size. Editors are less positive about reliability and usability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 78/100 = Good quality.
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