B&W ASW-600 Subwoofer questions...

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Geoff H, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Geoff H

    Geoff H Stunt Coordinator

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    I was watching ROTK, near the end, where Frodo is dangling the ring over the "liquid hot magma" & there's a lot of LFE in the scene, especially when the "heartbeat" starts going -- I noticed a rattling/clicking noise coming from the sub. The next day I ended up playing that scene a half dozen times, the rattle or clicking or crackling seemed less with the grill off but there none the less.

    I called the sales person that sold me my kit & he said that he thought the amp might be "pooping out" (The ASW-600 has a 150 watt amp, 10 in driver). mind you, this little sub doesn't have a volume problem, as it rocks the whole house in the aforementioned scenario. Anyways, he suggested I look at the ASW-675 (500 watts, $1k), "Less boomy, faster, tighter", etc.

    Any thoughts on the amp idea? anyone have the 675? Other Advice?

    BTW, SVS won't pass the WAF.

    TIA,

    Geoff
     
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    SethH Cinematographer

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    Alright, I've got to be the one to question this. Look at the specs for the PB10, it's just slightly larger than the ASW-675 and has very similar specs in power and frequency response, and it is only half the price of the ASW-675.

    Even the PB12-ISD isn't THAT much larger and it costs much less than the ASW-675 with better performance.

    I understand if your statement referred to the cylinder subs as those often don't pass WAF, but these boxes aren't much bigger, so I don't see where the WAF would be too much different.

    ALso, check out the offerings from Hsu. Those are slightly smaller than most SVS offerings I believe. Perhaps they would rank higher on the WAF scale.
     
  3. Geoff H

    Geoff H Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Seth,

    I should have mentioned that I use the sub for two-channel listening as well, -- 602 s3 for fronts, sweet. -- Are the suggested subs "musical?".
     
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    The SVSs are just as if not actually more musical than the B&W subs... If you do a search, I believe there was a discussion about the 600 or 675 compared to an SVS. I have a PB-10 and I listen to a lot of music.

    Give a look at HSU also, probably the VTF-3 MkII.

    Yes, the 602 S3 is a nice speaker [​IMG]

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...&highlight=ASW
     

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