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Probably the best subwoofer for the price in my opinion, plenty of power, sounds amazing

  • Dec 1, 2010
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The JBL Balboa Sub 10 looks great. It is enclosed in a black cabinet that measures about 16 x 14 x 20. The 100 watt (200 watt peak) subwoofer is mounted on the bottom facing the floor and it has a large air vent on the front of the cabinet. This subwoofer is a beast and weighs in at 35 lbs. The size of the Sub 10 may be an issue for some people but it hasn't been a problem for us. However I could see it being a problem if you have a small living room or if you don't have extra space beside your entertainment center. The cabinet seems to be well made and it is very solid and strong. The reverse side has a power switch, volume adjustment, audio input, crossover adjustment and phase switch for fine tuning.

I have used this subwoofer as part of my home theater system for about 4 weeks now. We have watched about 15 movies while using it. The Sub 10 sounds simply amazing straight out of the box without any adjustments at all. It's very large in size and heavy but it brings a huge amount of deep floor shaking bass. This 10 inch amplified subwoofer will bring down the house or at least rattle the windows and everything in it. It makes movies so much more realistic and it makes you feel like you are at a movie theater. The bass is so strong that I would be careful if you are planning on purchasing and you live inside an apartment because you might really annoy your neighbors. If you can't feel the floor shaking then you need to check your set-up because I assure you that the Sub 10 can deliver and performs very well. This subwoofer pretty much performs perfectly in my opinion and the price is much lower than so many other similar styles.

I have owned JBL speakers in the past and have never had a problem with them but they do stand behind their speakers with a 5 year warranty and a 1 year warranty on the amplifier. That's pretty good in my opinion because most products only come with a one year warranty in my experience.

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Value and Performance.

Let's start by saying that Balboa Series speakers are affordable, even for people whose disposable income mostly goes on things like food and rent. Now forget we ever mentioned anything about money, because the Balboa series uses materials and technologies developed directly from legendary JBL® professional loudspeakers and delivers the full dynamics of today's most exciting films and music. That's what's important. At least that's what's important once you know you can afford them.

The JBL Balboa SUB 10- At a Glance.
  • 10" cellulose driver for extreme rigidity and strength
  • 100-watt amplifier plays bass loud and deep
  • Subwoofer level control, crossover adjustment and phase switch for fine
    tuning the bass response to the room
  • LFE and Line-level connections for flexible connectivity to nearly any system
  • Slim, attractive cabinet

  • The Balboa SUB 10 delivers affordable, high-performance bass for your home theater system.
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    Proven Technology. Deep bass extension

    The JBL Brand name is synonymous with bass and the Balboa SUB 10 is the perfect companion to your home theater system when you really want to rattle the walls for not much money. Using a cellulose 10" driver, bass is reproduced effortlessly and with maximum impact due to its strength and lightweight. To really get the woofer moving, the Balboa SUB 10 uses a powerful 100-watt amplifier that is both accurate and efficient. It's the perfect design for ...

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