While intended for the studio, the Mackie CR-X is also a great way to simplify a sound system. With Bluetooth capability, a desktop remote, and an onboard crossover, just connect a pair of powered speakers to its outputs and eliminate the need for a stereo receiver.
- Both balanced and unbalanced jacks
- Only suitable for small spaces
- Does not work with home theaters
With a sleek housing, dual force-cancelling speakers, and wireless connectivity, the Sonos Sub gives your home entertainment area a clean and tidy look. It produces exceptionally deep bass with absolutely no cabinet rattle.
- Stands vertically or horizontally
- Quite loud for its size
- Works with sonos systems only
From the company revered by music producers for high-quality products at relatively affordable prices, the KRK 8s-V2 is a solid option for any studio. It has toggles for polarity, source sensitivity, standby mode, and ground lift, and an input for a sub-bypass footswitch.
- Medium-density-fiberboard enclosure
- Glass-aramid woofer
- Frequency response could be lower
Fans of stomach rumbling, teeth-rattling bass should appreciate the Klipsch R-120SW . Its digital amp sends 400 watts to its front-facing sub, while an integrated low-pass crossover allows it to blend seamlessly with the rest of your speakers.
- 10- and 12-inch models
- Rca line inputs
- No xlr connectors
The Bic Acoustech is powered by a BASH amplifier, striking a balance of fidelity and efficiency to provide rich bass notes with clarity. It has two front-facing ports, which allow the 12-inch woofer to move an impressive amount of air into the room.
- Responsive at 22 hertz
- Crossover bypass switch
- Support for dolby pro logic
Polk Audio HTS 12
Boasting the company’s Power Port Technology, the Polk Audio HTS 12 aims to minimize distortion and turbulence by employing a suspended cabinet with a cone-shaped base and a downward-facing reflex vent. This evenly distributes air-flow into the room and cuts down on noise.
- 400-watt class d amplifier
- Built-in phase toggle
- Adjustable low-pass filter
In addition to advanced Bluetooth control, the Elac SUB3010’s 28-hertz floor will add powerful low-end to your home theater. It’s configured via an iOS or Android app, and its 12-band equalizer will automatically adjust the sound to the room’s characteristics.
- 50- to 150-hertz crossover
- 10-inch passive radiator
- 200-watt rms rating
Monoprice Stage Right
The Monoprice Stage Right is a great way to add high-fidelity bass to a home stereo or studio without spending a fortune. It offers an adjustable gain, from -20 to +6 decibels, and has three sets of inputs, both balanced and unbalanced.
- 180-degree polarity switch
- Flat response profile
- 110-decibel sound pressure level
With a peak output of 1,100 watts, the SVS SB2000 offers quite a bit of volume. Its 12-inch driver is contained within a 14-inch cube in a black ash or piano gloss finish, and it’s capable of reproducing sounds ranging from 19 to 220 hertz.
- Fully sealed enclosure
- Variable phase adjustment
- Great for large rooms
Finely tuned by the engineers at Harman Kardon, the JBL LSR310S is well-known as one of the most accurate and responsive on the market. It reaches all the way down into the 20-hertz region, and its distortion-free audio is suitable even for high-end studio applications.
- 113-decibel peak
- Xlr and quarter-inch connectors
- 3-way selectable crossover