Onkyo - 10" Powered Subwoofer - Black

Impress yourself with the earth-shakingly realistic bass pumped out by this 230W subwoofer. A lot is packed into LFEs (Low Frequency Emissions), which you can find in more and more movies and music these days. Rest assured, you won't miss a thing with the SKW-204. Features like crossover control and a phase invert switch let you fine-tune the bass output from this subwoofer to match the wide variety of speakers on the market.

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$144.99
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    • Onkyo 10" Powered Subwoofer

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 66)

    Features


    10" active subwoofer

    Delivers authoritative bass for high-impact home theater audio.

    Phase and frequency controls

    Enable customizable setup.

    Auto on/off

    Reduces power consumption.

    Bass reflex design

    Delivers thunderous low-end sound.

    25-200Hz frequency response

    Delivers booming lows for an immersive soundscape.

    20 kohms nominal impedance

    Provides efficient conduction of power.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Woofer For The Price

      Posted
      BrianD
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      I bought this subwoofer to replace an older Onkyo that finally died after seven or so years. I will briefly go over the positives and negatives of this item. Positives: Provides excellent bass power for the price, and can really rattle the room if you have a good system to go with it. It is also fairly small, so it should be easy to find a place for it. Negatives: The woofer has settings for both frequency and subwoofer volume, but there is no way you would ever be able to run it at max power, so I would have preferred a simpler "one size fits all" sort of approach with just the volume setting like my old subwoofer was. It is EXTREMELY difficult to get the settings just right for the room you have, and it will never be perfect for everything you watch. This woofer can't quite handle the same amount of power as my old one did, and even though I have the settings as good as they can be, it will still clip and distort on certain really loud things, and you can often find yourself constantly trying to adjust the volume on your system in hopes of finding the right balance. My settings are about 3/4 of max for the frequency setting, and about half of that for the volume. Any higher than that and you'll get a lot of clipping or things rattling that never did before. Overall, this is a good product for the price, but there are definitely better woofers out there. It is also one of the few downfiring subwoofers still available anymore. I am guessing that front firing woofers can give you cleaner sound, but they are more expensive and it can be more difficult to find a good place to put them in your room. Anyways, yep. Nice product that will satisfy you if you want something solid, and I would probably be willing to snag another as a backup for whenever this one eventually dies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A very good subwoofer . . . .

      Posted
      bronxray36

      Went to my local BB and was told BB does not carry this unit in the stores. Therefore, I ordered online and received it at my local BB within a week. The box arrived damaged but the BB employee was awesome and he opened the box to make sure the unit was not damaged. The unit was fine. Brought the unit home and connected with super ease. I bought this unit to replace my Polk audio PSW110 which had a crackin' sound that drove me nuts (BTW, this was my second PSW110 and the same thing happened with the first one. I am ABSOLUTELY DONE with the PSW110's). I have only owned this Onkyo subwoofer for one week so time will eventually tell. However, the sound is noticeably better than my previous subwoofer. For the price, it's a very good buy. The bass is potent enough for you to feel, appreciate and enjoy. With BB's awesome return policy, don't hesitate to give this subwoofer a shot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Sub, especially for the price

      Posted
      BOBDOB
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      It has a bass that truly envelops you. Not that sharp punch type bass where you feel exactly where its coming from but the kind you feel around you. It's a very large box, and probably is best for larger rooms. Great for movies, not bad for music though with music I would say I prefer the sharper bass sound. It may have that if your room is large enough. I'm not a sound expert this is just how it comes across to me. Overall very happy with my purchase and what it does for my man cave. If you don't have to worry about neighbors or someone sleeping in your house this is definitely the sub for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      well balanced sound

      Posted
      jaslee
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      my use for this product is for Karaoke(main reason) and movies. i don't care so much about the movies as i do with my music and karaoke. this provided my system just the right amount of punch to the music and rounded out the sounds very nicely without hitting too hard or being too wimpy. i actually had to re watch the 25th anniversary of the phantom to appreciate the sounds that this sub brought out from the orchestra in the blu ray. i also didn't want something so big that it would get in the way and the price was just up my alley!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Does not Work at low volume levels

      Posted
      ElectricalEngr
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      The auto stand by function does not work very well. Specifically you must play the music at a moderate to high volume level otherwise the subwoofer will shut off. If you intend to use this speaker for background music or watching programs at modest volume levels it will shut off. This is very annoying needing to repeatedly keep increasing the volume level to turn on the speaker. If you subsequently reduce the volume level to a level you prefer the speaker would then shutoff after 5 to 10 minutes. This is very annoying and therefore I can't recommend this speaker.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very good for the dollar

      Posted
      themacman
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      After reading previous reviews and seeing the price, I decided to make the purchase. Comparing the others on display at the store, this was a good purchase! The only other worthy was the Bose obviously but for the $500 savings? No comparison. This really added life to my theatre system. i will admit that at certain levels it will start to distort but that can be adjusted in some cases. Well worth it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great sound, great woofer

      Posted
      Ken07928
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      I purchased thus woofer to replace an old one that finally died. I read reviews that send the bass wasn't good for large room. Those reviews are so wrong. I have an open floor plan and this woofer puts out plenty of bass. For the size and price you can not go wrong. I waited to leave this review because I want to experience the bass for a bit first. I can't complain.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice compact subwoofer

      Posted
      chaosemer
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      I got this for my small home where a normal sized subwoofer wouldn't fit. I doubt this would compete well against a 12" or bigger woofer, but for my space it is perfect. It has a nifty auto-off system that I have never had issues with. I would recommend anyone who wants to build a home theater in a small environment, like a usual California home.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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