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Sonos - SUB Wireless Subwoofer - White

Model: SUBG1US1SKU: 5641636

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 2731 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Takes Your Music and Movies To The Next Level

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    Solo
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    Like many people, I was hesitate about buying this sub to match with my sound bar (Sonos Beam for me). I did a lot of research and tried to convince myself that I didn't need. Let me tell yall something, this sub is incredible. Let's get down to business shall we? PRESENTATION: Right out of the box, the presentation is good. wrapped very well and smells luxury (if that even makes sense). PERFORMANCE: I live in an apartment and this sub had my dirty pots and pans shaking, along with my furniture where the TV was sitting. I had the sub to level 50 (default setting) and that was enough for movies and music. I mainly listen to rap/hip hop, so that should tell you that I like a lot of bass and power (or maybe it doesn't). PLACEMENT OF SUB: Ok, this section is very important. Sonos says that the placement of the sub doesn't matter. Which is true to a certain degree. However, I had my sub right next to my TV on the left side at first (because it looked better). Nevertheless, I wasn't getting the sound I wanted without turning the sub level up between 70-80%. I couldn't hear anything while the sub was on 50% to be honest. It sounded weak and I was getting disappointed. Anyway, I move my sub from the left side to a open area on the right side of the TV in a corner. What a difference that made, now I'm getting the same effect I was getting while the sub was at 70-80% at 50% sub level. I'm saving money there because I'm not using as much power, so make sure when you buy the sub to play around with the placement because that is going to be key to getting the right sound. You might have to sacrifice between looks and sound. The sub will still sound good anywhere you put it (by turning the sub level up), but I wanted to best sound possible and now I got it by making a minor adjust of the placement. Now if I turn the sub up 70-80% while it's in the corner......it's a earthquake and I ain't lying. Lets be honest though, nobody "needs" a sub. However, if you are somebody who has the extra money, loves power/bass and already has a sonos beam, playbar, playbase etc....then this sub is for you and you will not regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You will not regret this

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    Jbrad
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    It's expensive. You've already spent a small fortune. You're wife or husband is probably telling you about the trip to wherever that you could have went on instead of buying all your sonos products. Don't listen. Instead, buy this sub. I started with a play 5. Loved it. Paired it with my Samsung tv via the audio jack and was impressed with the sound. I then bought another play 5 and a sonos soundbar. Controlling the volume (via soundbar) with my Apple TV 4 remote was convenient especially for my wife. No fiddling with the sonos app. The soundbar is fantastic. I figured with two play 5's in stereo to compliment the soundbar, my setup would satiate my sonos thirst. Negative. My soul ached for more bass, 5.1 surround sound and a churro. I settled for the first two. I figured the sonos bass would give me what my setup lacked but the thing costs a grip. After reading a ton of reviews with others whom had the same concern I decided to take the plunge. I couldn't be happier. The bass is deep, no rattle and it takes movies and music to the next level. I now hear bass in movies that I never knew was there before. It really feels like you are in the movie theatre. If you crank it up you can feel it reverberate through your body. Two play 5's for surround sound is like having a Ferrari but only driving it around the block with a school zone along the way. If I had a do-over I would have purchased the bass and soundbar first. Then I would have bought two play 1's for surround. Again, Sonos is expensive but the setup could not be easier, there are no wires to deal with, portability is a huge plus and the sound is phenomenal for all but the pickiest of audiophiles. The bass is probably my favorite sonos purchase which is good because now I'm broke.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

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    DiscoveryStar
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    Yes, its a premium. The reviews weren’t kidding. The sub is amazing. The wireless is very good. No dropping off at all. No pauses. Totally in sync with bar. You can feel the action in movies such as “Jurassic Park.” I’m also an avid “Overwatch” player. It’s been good for that too. The packaging for it is “GRADE A.” You know what is nice that this American company does? They include 4 felt pads for the bottom of the subwoofer Incase you have hardwood floor. I thought “Wow that’s nice.” That new smell comes out once opened. All materials are epic. It does come with a cloth. Even the quick start guides...... I wanted to fold back neatly..... as if I had collector cards or something. The look of this sub is absolutely beautiful. It’s sturdy. You can actually sometimes spot the vibrations inside. I find super cool :) I tested the “Disney” movie “Moana” on both Playbar & Sub combo. Absolutely mind-blowing. Every detail from her foot touching the sand.... To the crumbling of the rocks..... The singing was perfect. No flaw was found at all during my test. Also switched over to “Dolby Vision” via “Apple TV 4K.” Flawless. No weird sounds occurred. “PS4 Pro” sounded great. “Nintendo Switch” sounded great. Hoping to get “Trueplay” support to iPhone 8 Plus soon. It’s such a new phone so that’s ok. Still recommend the sub. It adds that extra touch to action packed movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best home theater sub, also the most expensive...

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    Bcooksy
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    So far this thing is unreal! -Sounds awesome. Amazing range, and the deep bass is the best part, you can feel it without it having to be to loud and overpowering. My wife usually complains about too much bass, but I'm able to keep this at a reasonable level for my personal preference and keep her happy at the same time. In fact, she hasn't mentioned it once, even at times where I feel like it could be turned down a tad. -It's nice that it's wireless and can be placed anywhere in your room to suit your needs. -The sound of this thing is worth 5 stars alone. -The initial setup was a breeze. But I had a major problem when I got a new router for my internet and had to switch all my Sonos to the new network. I'll go more into this later. Here's where it loses a few points: -The price. It's quite possibly the most expensive sub on the market, without going professional grade. But, for the sound quality, and as long as it lasts a long time, it'll be well worth it. -It works off of wifi and not bluetooth. Now maybe this is the best thing these days. But I had a very hard time switching everything to a new network. It took me over an hour on the phone with tech support to get everything back up and running correctly, and I'm somewhat tech savvy myself. -The Sonos app is not easy to use. Too much going on. It takes about 5 sub menus to adjust sub and surround levels. -The Alexa functions don't work well with other Alexa devices. Now, I didn't but this for Alexa, but I did want it to connect to my other Amazon Alexa speakers when I play music in my Everywhere Group. So far I can't get this to work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Insanely Loud

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    Kerri
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    I have a playbase, sub, and 2 ones (with Alexa). I advise setting these up one at a time with the sonos app first and second with the Alexa app, so you can name them for later identification. Ex. Set up a playbase or sound bar first in sonos app, then set it up in the Alexa app. Continuing back and forth between apps until you set them all up. I haven't owned the playbar, but the sound from the playbase alone is enough for surround sound. We played a surround sound test on it and it sounds amazing. It even has enough bass that you probably wouldn't need a sub, unless you prefer a lot of bass. The sub bass is ridiculous. I live in a house and we have it only half way up because it is so strong. Pros: Alexa enabled Amazing sound quality Appealing design Plays music by voice (through Alexa) or the sonos app from amazon, spotify, and a lot more. You can adjust music and surround sound to be softer or louder than other speakers. The glitches can be updated to fix them. Cons: Couldn't get pandora to link Doesn't have all Alexa functioning All speakers decrease volume when talking to any Amazon's Alexa devices that are linked in your Alexa app. Setup is a little frustrating. If not setup properly, speakers will intermittently cut out. Have to buy special mounts for rear speakers (expensive). The speakers themselves are quite expensive. The playbase doesn't look right under a larger tv. (I set mine under my entertainment center). Can't setup more than 4 speakers (base/bar, sub, and 2 rear speakers) The app could be better with the layout.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sub

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    Matt
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    Wow is this thing impressive, and capable of putting out some serious bass. In regular tv and movie watching, it doesn't rumble too loudly, just adding a subtle but noticeable boost to the low end. Likewise when listening to rock or indie music you can definitely tell its there but its not extreme. Turn on a bass heavy song though and watch out. My sub bass test song is James Blake's "Limit to your Love", and when I listened to it at moderate volume (paired with my Sonos Beam and the Sub) it literally shook the walls and door of my house. Some of the deepest bass i've heard, to the point that i had to dial the bass down. For movie and tv watching, I actually wish the Sub added a little more bass; I have to dial it to around 75% of capacity before it really rumbles. The bass quality is great though, super clean and tight. The question of whether its worth $700 is another matter. To me the answer was yes, largely because I already had a Sonos ecosystem at home, with a Beam, Sonos 5, and two 1s acting as satellites for my home theater. I'd love to have paid a little less for it, but I'm willing to pay a bit more for the extreme ease of use and setup of Sonos, coupled with the fantastic sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to my Play:1 Stereo Pair

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    Alex
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    I have a stereo pair of the Sonos Play:1 both at home and at my office. I was hoping for a little extra bass out of my home system and looked into a subwoofer for the Sonos. I was pretty surprised at the price, which is $699 considering I paid $199 for each of the Play:1 speakers when I bought them originally. After reading so many positive reviews and seeing on how the resale value seems pretty high I considered it a fairly low risk purchase. After setting it up I was frankly disappointed until I found the EQ settings in the software which lets me turn up the bass. I turned up the bass in the EQ just a little and am very impressed with the results. I can’t believe how good this little set sounds now. Two Play:1 speakers setup as a pair and the Sub. I didn’t even turn these up to past about 25% and the sound is great. I’m just using it to play my Apple Music playlists. I’m not some audiophile or anything. I’m becoming temped to maybe try the Play:5 at this point. Mostly because for the first time I feel like I’ve got a pretty darn good system going here. I’ve tried “highly rated” speakers in the past only to question what others liked about them. This is the first speaker system I actually like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, Powerful Sound

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    Dustin
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    I love Sonos. They have a way of producing sound and products very well. I own the Playbar and one Sonos One, and now this amazing Sub. I love the size of this subwoofer, especially compared to my previous Polk powered subwoofer. This one is easily 1/3 the size. It is easy to set up like all of Sonos’ lineup and performs like a champ. I was very surprised when I listened to music with this sub for the first time. It was a different bass-feeling experience than I had had previously. In my experience, to feel good bass you need a powerful subwoofet that, while delivering noticeable bass, will shake your walls and picture frames. This sub is different. The bass is noticeable, but not overwhelming. In fact, I experienced lower-frequency bass I never had before. Like I said, it is unique and hard to explain, but this subwoofer manages to fill the air with bass without causing an earthquake in your living room or bedroom (where mine currently is). I’m very happy with this purchase. One note, if you are OCD about dust, you may want to consider the white model. The material of this sub is like a high-gloss piano black, that with static, will attract dust and lint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What system is complete without a sub?

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    BJRibs
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    I purchased a full 5.1 PlayBase system, so I don’t have experience with a Sonos home theater system lacking the sub, but to me it is a very important piece to the overall system. When you can feel the impact of the action scenes you will ask yourself why you didn’t have this to begin with! Something very important about the Sonos system is that when all pieces are paired together, the sub works with everything else to make sure that the sound is balanced. This means the bass is never overpowering the rest of the audio experience. This is the reason why I returned my Bose system, which was much more bass heavy than this. If you are worried that it will be overpowering, trust me it will round out the sound perfectly! But when you want that bass cranked you will feel the thunder! The hardest thing for me is making sure to keep it relatively quiet so that my neighbors don’t complain. You should be able to use it no problem in an apartment, just be mindful of the overall volume. Even at low volume it is crisp and clean sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sonos SUB brings the lows

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    Matt
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    I purchased the SUB along with the Sonos Playbar and added to two existing Play1’s to create a surround system for my tv and living room. Set up was relatively easy and quick. The app walked you through the process very effectively. I did start w the Playbar then added the SUB followed by the Play1’s. The app offers decent control for the sound set up. It allows you to add more or less SUB to your surround mix. At its highest setting the SUB actually is very powerful to the point it’s too much. So plenty of low-end Bass is available if wanted. The trick is finding the sweet spot where normal tv viewing and movies both sound good. At its highest level, Bass is too much for normal tv viewing. But nice that you have it if needed for louder movies or music to fill your house. The finish is a high gloss black. Which I’m torn on whether I like or not. Pet hair does cling to it very easily. Sonos DOES give you a microfiber cloth to keep the fingerprints and dust off. Nice touch. Settings in the app for music EQ and tv EQ separately is a nice touch and a convenient feature. The Playbar does offer an acceptable about of bass, however the SUB brings the rumble and feel of the bass which makes movies and music more enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This SUB is SUPERB!

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    BBCustomer
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    I finally made the leap and purchased a Sonos surround sound home theater configured system. This included (2) Play 1 speakers with stands, a Sonos Boost, Beam soundbar and the Sonos Subwoofer. I was hoping for sound similar to hardwired, legacy style speakers and systems. This system, especially the Sub, far exceeded my expectations! Simply earth shattering bass from this Sub. You can feel it in your bones when watching 5.1 UHD DVDs. Also, the system sounds great when playing music. If you are looking for a great Sub and you have a Sonos system, make the investment in this subwoofer. You won't be disappointed. On a side note, if BestBuy wants to install and configure your Sonos system AND you have a reasonable amount of consumer technical savvy, save yourself the money and do it yourself. Sonos is pretty much idiot proof. It's basically a plug and play install and config. By doing this on my own, I saved almost $400 in Bestbuy config/install fees. Again, THIS IS A GREAT SUB!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound, love the features

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    Scubanights
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    I love my Sonos system. I just bought a PlayBar and Play base (wanted to decide which one was best for me), a PlaySub, and two Play:1 speakers for surrounds. I don't have a lot of space where it all went, so I love that the pieces don't overpower the room looks-wise. And the sound is surprising very good. I did end up going with the PlayBar instead of the PlayBase. The PlayBase's treble was too much. Tinny isn't quite the right word, but it was a bit piercing. The PlayBar's treble is more natural sounding. I don't have it wall mounted, it just sits on the cabinet below the TV and works just fine that way. The price is worth it, I think. You aren't going to get as good sound as you could get from a true home theater system, but the compromise of not having to have wires running across your room and having a cleaner look is worth it. I also really love the integration with Google Play and Spotify. Apparently it used to have integration with Audible, but it stopped working in 2015. I can find a statement that says Audible and Sonos are committed to getting it working by the end of summer 2018, so hopefully soon it will be back up. All in all, I recommend the pieces, except the PlayBase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing subwoofer with great range! Worth every $

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    Trevor
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    Connecting my SONOS Sub to the Playbar was pretty easy. Once I opened the box there were additional instructions that helped show how to sync it up. A few clicks on the Sub (plus a few minutes for the software download) and it was synced. My living room is longer vs wider and the bass carries throughout the house. The Best Buy audio specialist turned the system up while we were there and it really didn't make a difference because the room is open. However, hearing the difference in my home was incredible. My living room has a Playbar, sub, and two Play 1s. If the price is turning you away, you won't be disappointed. I wanted a subwoofer but I got a full range sound system now! It comes in a nice protective foam and sewn cover. Additionally it has felt feet if you choose to lay it on its side configuration and a cloth to wipe it down. Yes it is expensive but you'll love the range of the woofers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprising amazing

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    Kmcm
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    I held off on buying this simply because of the $700 price tag. It was a weird shape and I wasn’t exactly sure how it worked. I have a Beam and 2 Sonos 1s connected to a second TV upstairs. The Beam is great but lacks serious bass to the point where it was really bothering me. I eventually caved and spent what I would have easily put toward buying a MartinLogan, SVS, or Bowers & Wilkins. Since this is Sonos, I only had one choice. I was honestly blown away when I added it. It looked kind of cheap and weird in the store, but then you quickly understand that this is some serious hardware when you pick up the surprising heavy box. The 2 horizontally mounted cones pack a strong thunderous punch even at the standard 50% level that it’s immediately set to. Music and movies sound so much better now. Yes, I thought this was a little expensive for a system with only one option, but I can’t recommend adding this enough. Well worth the $700.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounding Subwoofer, small technical issues

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    WoofWoof
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    I purchased this subwoofer and the associated Sonos Soundbar to replace a very old but great sounding Denon system I have had for about 10 years. The old tower speakers, cables, amplifier and head unit were cluttering up my new living room and I wanted a change. They look great and sound awesome! The only real issue that I had with them was during setup. The subwoofer is required to pair with the Soundbar through the Sonos app and it MUST use a WiFi hotspot/access point/router setup that operates on the 5ghz spectrum. Now most new WiFi antennas do, however for reasons outside the scope of this review I preferred not to have a 5 Ghz WiFi antenna. Long story short, I found out that in addition to the $1,500 I spent on the speakers I then needed to spend another $150 on a new wireless setup for this half of my house. In the end it works great and sounds awesome, but there isn't any documentation that states the subwoofer needs to run on 5 Ghz. It should also be noted that all of the other items that Sonos sells can run on either 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Speaker & Sound Bar Pkg

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    VTMaid
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    The Geek Squad In Home Service crew worked tireless to make sure I had the right solution. The original Bose soundbar and speakers wouldn't speak to the BoseWave and visa versa. I wanted music from my phone to broadcast through all the speakers - Great room soundbar, Great room kitchen (2) and open loft (2) speakers. With Bose, the only way to gain access to all speakers (besides the BoseWave) was "if" a surround sound movie was playing but not for any music playing on a linked phone or CD's playing in the BoseWave. All of this was disappointing. To get what I wanted and needed the Best Buy team recommended switching out the Bose system for SONOS and with one extra device I could get the stereo sound for all speakers I was seeking. Both systems work via phone app's, largely -- but they Best Buy team made an extra trip to program the TV remote such that guests (when I am out of town) can control sound. The team worked really hard and did a great job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best

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    bannanashrimp
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    I purchased the Playbar/ Sub/ 3 Play 5's/ 3 Play 3's: It's hard to describe the sound quality of these speakers and how it fills the room without being intrusive. We have elevated ceilings and the sound from the Play 5's sound fills the space with the right amount of base and treble. The only way I can describe it is as if you don't know where the sound is coming from when you walk into the house, it's pretty awesome! The setup is extremely user friendly, almost effortless. The play bar and sub can be played at low levels and movie conversations still audible. The sound doesn't go to extremes when commercials come on which is nice on the ears. The surround sound system has settings for rear speakers (in feet) close, medium, or far distance to adjust the sound in relation to your viewing position of TV. I've had the Sonos a little over 1 month and I am still finding out new ways to utalize their awesome app while arranging Play 1's in different rooms. Thanks Sonos for making such an awesome product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MUST get for COMPLETE Sonos experience!

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    mbender71
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    I've been a LONG time Sonos customer and have a number of Sonos speakers around the condo. I've been very satisfied with my 1's, 3's, and 5 but recently decided to have my home office *really* shine with the best audio possible. I was very happy with my two Sonos 1's on either side of my desk that provided incredible highs and rich mids with bass that sounded very balanced... but I was spoiled with the bass when listening on my headphones. So there was only one thing to do and that was to purchase a Sonos Sub! My home office setup now is AMAZING and all the bass one could ever ask for (I actually have to dial it down some). My music taste ranges from smooth jazz, ambient, techno, and dance. The Sonos Sub just makes my previous two Sonos speaker setup that much better. So whether I listen with or without headphones, I'm one happy camper now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not an audiophile subwoofer

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    Randall22
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    I had high hopes, especially for the price. It’s biggest advantage is it’s seemless integration into the Sonos ecosystem. Lack of wires is a huge plus. I paired it with a Beam and yes it improves the sound. Yes, it does get loud, but it does not go deep. At the end of the day, the two opposing woofers are too small, do not move enough air, and flat out do not have true gut busting low frequency extension that larger woofers deliver. I have a Boston Acoustics sub system that cost me ~$200 and the 8” woofer goes deeper than the Sonos. You are better off getting the Sonos amp and connecting a real subwoofer. The opposing woofers and the claim of elimination of cabinet vibration is also a farce. Any well made subwoofer cabinet should not vibrate, regardless of the woofer configuration.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Addition

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    jw83876
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    I am an absolute Sonos evangelist. I now own two beams, two subs, two play:5 speakers and twelve play:1 speakers. I have wireless streaming sonos audio in every room of my home and love it. The sonos sub is freaking expensive. But all of their products are expensive, and you get what you pay for. Unlike other subs, you cannot evaluate this as a standalone product. In a home theatre setup, all of the speakers work seamlessly together, to create an amazing, rich aural experience. The balance of a beam, a sub and surround speakers is just very, very good. Here is the best way I can describe my sub experience: I waited on buying one of these for 12 months, because of price. However, I loved it so much that I bought a second sub for my living room less than two weeks later. It just sounds that good.

    I would recommend this to a friend