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JBL Arena S10 Subwoofer for only $96 Prime Members

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Today Amazon is offering an extra 20% off the JBL Arena Subwoofer making it only $96 shipped for Prime Members.

This Subwoofer is also called Arena 100P.

Amazing deal. Get it before it sells out.

JBL Arena S10 Black 10" 100W Powered Subwoofer with Special Edition Grilles & Logo Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EYK0...vpc_slickd
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Based SOLELY on the price it is selling for, this is a slick deal.

Unfortunately, this "sub" doesn't do anything below 41HZ according to its own specs and that is not even close to low enough for good music.

"32 Hz – It's deep, but not that deep. In musical notation, it's known as "pedal C" or C1. 32 Hz aligns with what commercial movie theaters and concert venues define as the bottom end. By design, many "pro" subwoofers can't play much lower than 32 Hz—instead, the focus is on efficiency from that frequency on up. Subwoofers designed for the home that play down to 32 Hz (but not deeper) are usually compact and relatively affordable. The problem is that a lot of movies contain a lot of audio information below 32 Hz. Also, 32 Hz is one octave above the lowest note used in classical music—again, there's a real chance that you'll miss out on part of the performance if you only get down to 32 Hz. On the other hand, some movies (e.g., Star Trek, The Hobbit) filter out everything below a certain frequency, and often that frequency is 30 Hz or higher.

20 Hz – This is commonly considered the lowest frequency humans can hear, and 20 Hz is deep. Unfortunately, deep doesn't come cheap—the leap from 30 Hz to 20 Hz requires more power, larger cabinets, and larger drivers. Many movies use sound effects around 20 Hz to add visceral sensation to the experience. Sometimes it's a super-low drone that induces a sense of dread, sometimes it's an explosion that sucks the air out of your lungs. Other times, it's the subtle thud of a car door or the crunch of a horse's hoof that feel real thanks to deep bass between 20 and 30 Hz."

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Based SOLELY on the price it is selling for, this is a slick deal.

Unfortunately, this "sub" doesn't do anything below 41HZ according to its own specs and that is not even close to low enough for good music.

"32 Hz – It's deep, but not that deep. In musical notation, it's known as "pedal C" or C1. 32 Hz aligns with what commercial movie theaters and concert venues define as the bottom end. By design, many "pro" subwoofers can't play much lower than 32 Hz—instead, the focus is on efficiency from that frequency on up. Subwoofers designed for the home that play down to 32 Hz (but not deeper) are usually compact and relatively affordable. The problem is that a lot of movies contain a lot of audio information below 32 Hz. Also, 32 Hz is one octave above the lowest note used in classical music—again, there's a real chance that you'll miss out on part of the performance if you only get down to 32 Hz. On the other hand, some movies (e.g., Star Trek, The Hobbit) filter out everything below a certain frequency, and often that frequency is 30 Hz or higher.

20 Hz – This is commonly considered the lowest frequency humans can hear, and 20 Hz is deep. Unfortunately, deep doesn't come cheap—the leap from 30 Hz to 20 Hz requires more power, larger cabinets, and larger drivers. Many movies use sound effects around 20 Hz to add visceral sensation to the experience. Sometimes it's a super-low drone that induces a sense of dread, sometimes it's an explosion that sucks the air out of your lungs. Other times, it's the subtle thud of a car door or the crunch of a horse's hoof that feel real thanks to deep bass between 20 and 30 Hz."

Taken from http://www.avsforum.com/forum/113...ou-go.html
If you could show me a 10" sub in the $100 price range that goes lower to 32hz...let me know.
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If you could show me a 10" sub in the $100 price range that goes lower to 32hz...let me know.
That isn't the point at all.

As I already said, based SOLELY on price, this is a good deal. That doesn't make it a good sub.

Even the name subwoofer is usually erroneous as sub refers to infrasonic frequencies that most of these mid-bass modules will never reproduce.

Heck, my Pioneer FS-52 towers can go lower than the "sub" listed here.

I used to have the Bic V1020, widely considered one of the best "budget' subs. I upgraded to the SVS PC2000 and I can tell you there is, LITERALLY, NO comparison between the two. Yes, my SVS cost $649 as opposed to $249, I think I paid, but you see, hear and FEEL those dollars. Peace
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Good deal.

Woot sold them new quite a while back for $85 shipped, [woot.com]so not an unbelievable deal.

But that was a long time ago, so it should not prevent someone from taking advantage of this now.
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That isn't the point at all.

As I already said, based SOLELY on price, this is a good deal. That doesn't make it a good sub.

Even the name subwoofer is usually erroneous as sub refers to infrasonic frequencies that most of these mid-bass modules will never reproduce.

Heck, my Pioneer FS-52 towers can go lower than the "sub" listed here.

I used to have the Bic V1020, widely considered one of the best "budget' subs. I upgraded to the SVS PC2000 and I can tell you there is, LITERALLY, NO comparison between the two. Yes, my SVS cost $649 as opposed to $249, I think I paid, but you see, hear and FEEL those dollars. Peace
Excellent retort. Oh, and now I need to watch Innsmouth
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That isn't the point at all.

As I already said, based SOLELY on price, this is a good deal. That doesn't make it a good sub.

Even the name subwoofer is usually erroneous as sub refers to infrasonic frequencies that most of these mid-bass modules will never reproduce.

Heck, my Pioneer FS-52 towers can go lower than the "sub" listed here.

I used to have the Bic V1020, widely considered one of the best "budget' subs. I upgraded to the SVS PC2000 and I can tell you there is, LITERALLY, NO comparison between the two. Yes, my SVS cost $649 as opposed to $249, I think I paid, but you see, hear and FEEL those dollars. Peace
I have been using this JBL Subwoofer for 10 years now...JBL Venue Series SUB12...it only goes down to 50hz per specs. To me it sounds amazing. I could only imagine how much tighter this JBL Subwoofer will sound at 40hz and D amp.

I need to downsize to a smaller sized Subwoofer for the new family room...my existing big JBL Subwoofer will be in the basement or garage.
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I have been using this JBL Subwoofer for 10 years now...JBL Venue Series SUB12...it only goes down to 50hz per specs. To me it sounds amazing. I could only imagine how much tighter this JBL Subwoofer will sound at 40hz and D amp.

I need to downsize to a smaller sized Subwoofer for the new family room...my existing big JBL Subwoofer will be in the basement or garage.
You should spend more if you can and get something that will give you better performance. You don't need to break the bank. Look in the $150-$200 price range and under 30hz.

If space is a big consideration you want something really small and compact the 8" Emotiva BasX at $200 is a decent option and is rated down to 28hz

Emotiva BasX S8 subwoofer: High-performance sound for a budget price [cnet.com]
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The Dayton Sub1200 goes into the mid-high 20Hz range and is only a few bucks more than this on sale- which it is right now.
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