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BIC America - 12" 500W Powered Subwoofer - Black Lacquer-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bic H100ii Subwoofer

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    Cat001
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    I was looking to upgrade my subwoofer for my home theater system. I am running an older Okyo r330 AVR from a home theater in a box. I have upgraded all of the speakers to Klipsch reference series and bought a 10inch Klipsch reference subwoofer. Unfortunately I could not use the Klipsch subwoofer being that the AVR was only designed to run the passive subwoofer that came with the set. The Klipsch subwoofer only had a LFE input and would not work properly with a line level converter. So I decided to look for an alternative subwoofer. That had high level inputs as well as the LFE. I came across this BIC H100II. I liked the look of it because it closely matches the look of my other Klipsch reference speakers. After reading reviews and watching videos on YouTube I decided to go with it. It arrived to my local Best Buy in less then a week, and setup was easy plug and play. My fist impression was how nice it looked with its black lacquered top and almost copper colored woofer cone. I use my system mostly for video games and movies as well as music. I can say in the area of sound quality this is an excellent subwoofer for the price. It will drop low and sounds great for all types of music and action scenes in movies. You can definitely feel the low frequency rumble from explosions and gun fire in movies and games and I would even say when listening to music it is a musical subwoofer clean deep and accurate and still be punchy for rock music. That being said it does tend to slightly struggle in frequency ranges below 30hz you can still freel it and hear it but it's not as pronounced as it would be with a higher end subwoofer. Remember this is only rated at 150w RMS 500w peak. But it definitely fills my 20x30 room with clean deep bass easily and provides the sound and output I was looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Subwoofer

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    TerryTiger
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    I love my new BIC America subwoofer. It provides strong, deep bass with even frequency response. It automatically powers on and off. It has a beautiful gloss black top finish. The feature that I like the most is that it works with a traditional stereo receiver. It has high level (speaker level) inputs and outputs that connect to the speaker outputs of a regular stereo receiver and the inputs of left and right front speakers. It has low pass and high pass crossover networks that send low frequencies to the subwoofer, and upper bass to high frequencies to the left and right front speakers. This saved me from having to purchase a surround sound receiver. I am very happy with this subwoofer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a great replacement for my Bose Lifestyle 35

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    AJT5
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    My Lifestyle 35 Sub broke down completely so I eliminated the Sub & Amp and kept the Satelite speakers hoping I can still use it. I tried the Yamaha Amp first but it sounded like a tin can. It's an awful sound. Everyone is saying that the Bose Satelite speakers will not work with any other amp aside from Bose. Well, this proves them wrong. I gave the Denon AVR 750W a try and I was amazed it sounded great. I used the BIC America 12' 500W H100II Sub and it's a perfect match. I'm very happy with my purchase of Denon AVR 750W and the BIC America sub. Highly recommended especially if you want to reuse your existing Bose satelite speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome subwoofer

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    Viabledata
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    This is a very nice home theater subwoofer. The enclosure is really good quality and has a sophisticated looks with a gloss black top and front piece. The sub quality is really good and puts out really good bass, enough to shake the walls. The amp gets pretty warm when you start pushing it for long periods, so it's good to keep it where air can get to the back of it. It is a large enclosure and states that it will sound the best in a corner. Really good buy for the cost in comparison to some higher end subwoofers with equal wattage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sub for the price

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    Hssr
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    It is almost a month now. Sub is really great. I now realize what I missed, all these days without a dedicated sub. Also I clearly find a big difference compared to my inbuilt subs from Def tech..this inspired me to buy another one to make my theatre set a great 7.2 system. Without any doubt, it is best value for money. Until now, never in the last 8 years, my neighbor said anything, who shares a common wall, but after adding this sub, day one he asked me, what is that rumbling sound from your house, I always hear? Cool one. I should have bought the 1000watts one. Sub us a bit bulky, but I found a nice place for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Bass

    Posted
    Rmac76

    I just purchased 2 Klipsch R-28F and this Bic Sub sounds perfect with them. I almost did not buy it because the reviews sounded to good to be true. I am now a Bic Sub Believer! I can't wait to amaze my friends with the Bass that this 1-12" sub produces. Clean-Low-scare the kids kind of Bass! I would recommend to all my friends! It sounds great with Movies-Jazz-classical-dub step-country-Mexican Banda- Norteno- and I even tried some of my old bass head music, and I was blown away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sub-woofer

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    billsfreak66
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    I bought this sub-woofer to upgrade my older Yamaha that came with my Yamaha HTR 5930 surround sound also purchased at Best Buy. Wow this unit has some very clean low bass that I was not expecting. Now with the addition on the BIC H-100II my Yamaha surround has new life and sounds great. Only reason for not giving it a 5 star as I Have not owned for very long. This is a great sub-woofer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Serious Thumper

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    KeeferTech
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    As soon as I hooked this sub up I was very impressed! Wow, does it thump and sound great in movies and music. Now only after about a month, there is a slight rattle, vibration sound coming from the front of it. I never ran it wide open and I am not sure what I am hearing but there is definitely a bad vibration kind of sound coming from it. I will look into getting a replacement or seeing what is wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sub for the price

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    grgazzels
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    Just opened this up a few hours ago and have it dialed in. I was surprised by the performance. I was expecting less quality product. Picked this up for the price and planned on replacing when I had more cash. But after dialing it in with Rush, Genesis and Nugent, this is a great sub. I plan on keeping it, no need to replace. I am using it with a Yamaha receiver and all Allison speakers. Great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    Posted
    iReview4U
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    I love this sub. Shakes walls. Best for movies/surround sound. Also great for music. I did not know anything about BIC America but i am glad i took a chance. Very powerful. I love unexpected shakes of sofa :) I hooked it up to my Yamaha receiver and four Polk Audio speakers. So, i have 5.1 system but with this sub - it is more than enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this subwoofer!

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    Duck
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    I love this subwoofer! It hits the lows that I was hoping for. The cheaper Polk I bought just didn't get down low enough and was noticeable in my music. I returned it and purchased the BIC and am VERY happy with it. Clean sound, not boomy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Far, So Good...

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    WHouston
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    As long as you have a quality amplifier, you can make adjustments all day long on this sub-woofer. You can have your home vibrating with sound or lower the volume for just a small amount of base. I purchased two of these subwoofers, and so far, so good...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great up grade

    Posted
    Harlee76
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    I have this hooked up to a Denon receiver sounds great with movies hard hitting bass had to move a few signs off the wall and tighten the cabinet door that was rattling just what I was looking for I may purchase a second in the future since Denon receiver has two subs hook ups

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great SubWoofer for the Price

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    Rick
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    This is a Very good subwoofer for the price. The sound vibrates the entire room. I replaced a much more expensive Infinity 12" subwoofer and this one sounds as good if not better than the Infinity one. I highly recommend this product if you need a subwoofer for your system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sub and well priced

    Posted
    ReelResults
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    I bought this to replace an identical sub that I purchased in 2006 and it lasted 9 years. I have to adjust the volume down 50% or the pictures will fall off of my wall. You won't find a better sub for the money in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sub

    Posted
    Tbear440
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    I love this sub great clear sound and power to Spre . There is a power knob I only have mine turn up 25% and it sounds great . It is the best quality for the money. I know sound you might say I am as good as a sound engineer and I love this sub.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome sub for $250

    Posted
    510cali
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    I returned the 10in Klipsch sub for this 12in sub sounds like 150rms much better the Klipsch sounds like 40 watts rms just looks good you won't be mad at the Bic American subwoofer or the F12 you'll be very happy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great sub for the money

    Posted
    Geordie
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    Another great deal this sub does all you want I even tried 2 of these big guys and it was to much for home theater shook the walls to much had to return 1 of them and am very happy with just the 1 sub.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound

    Posted
    Erick1904
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    I bought this power sub searching for quality and powerful sound, and I think I made the right choice. the sound its clear and loud. No fuzzy noises perfect for watching action movies. I really recommend this item to anyone .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nice tight bass

    Posted
    iReview4U
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    for my house, with Polk Audio speaker surround system and Yamaha receiver, this sub is a beast. Love the power. good for musing and movies. Really powerful.

    I would recommend this to a friend