Sony SA-WM40 Powered Subwoofer

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  • A real PUNCH that won't knock out your savings!

    Aug 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Powerful, Durable, Quality Construction, Auto On/Off, Phase options
    Cons: Kind of Boxy, Slight humming at very high gain

    Summary: After having owned a 6.0 setup for about 6 months, I just couldn’t take it any longer. I originally ... read more

  • Well worth it...

    Jul 8, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: price, sound quality, self-contained unit
    Cons: auto power-off occasionally annoying, volume control redundant in modern systems

    Summary: I've had mine about a year, and while there may be better subwoofers, this one has performed marvelously at a great price. I was somewhat reluctant to buy a subwoofer, mainly because I was using full-sized speakers in a house with hardwood floors--in ... read more

  • Sony SA WM40 Subwoofer

    May 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good sounding, matches most HT equipment
    Cons: None noticed

    Summary: I'm not going to attempt to write anything so technical as the other qualified people have done. I just got into HT several months ago when I went High-Def tv. I had a Bose speaker system that works very well, but I was not getting the bass out of the ... read more

  • Overall Good Driving Bass

    Jan 22, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound, looks nice, easy to use and hook-up, good value & quality.
    Cons: Bumpy in the upper range, front firing.

    Summary: I've listened to the PB-10 and own the PB-12 the only difference is one has a little more to it than the other, I am pushing it with an Onkyo DS 797 it sounds great except for the low level hiss when the unit is off. I have exchanged it once but still ... read more

  • Bad A*** Sub for your $

    Jan 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Price, Great Sounding
    Cons: None I can think Of

    Summary: I recently purchased the Sony 12' 120watt Sub from Crutchfield and I think I overpaid a little bit though, but even for 200.00 this thing is excellent for my first Sub Its gets the cops called, and the neighbors mad LOL, but anywayz for all you people GO ... read more

  • First subwoofer, sounds good

    Oct 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable, nice size
    Cons: Needs good tuner/amp

    Summary: After reviewing several articles here and on other newsgroups, I wanted to give the Sony a try. I tried to purchase it from 'inetshopping.com' for $139 but they were sold out. So, I asked Best Buy to match the price...and they did! That's $60 off ... read more

  • A great bang for your buck!

    Jun 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, Loud, Deep
    Cons: None as far as I'm concerned

    Summary: I got into home theater about two years ago and I absolutely love it. I would rather watch a DVD then go to the movies now. After completing my surrounds I wanted to add the LFE and I didn't want to drop $400 doing it. I did plenty of research as always ... read more

  • Sony reaches a new low.

    May 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Sound
    Cons: None

    Summary: Intro... A big Sony fan. I have been sony products for quite a long time now. Everything from there cd players and speakers, to home theater systems and television. I have always found them to be a reliable company that also has good ... read more

  • First Subwoofer

    Apr 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price vs Performance
    Cons: Location of volume/crossover adjustments

    Summary: I have been putting together my home theater system, piece by piece, reviewing comments/ratings/specifications prior to making a purchase decision. Performance is a major consideration for me, as well as price. I'm willing to pay a little more for ... read more

  • Worth a little work at the price!

    Apr 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Substantial bass presence at the price point. Good for HT out of the box.
    Cons: Too boomy for music until you modify it.

    Summary: How happy is Sony that they made this little gem of a subwoofer! Glowing reviews up and down the internet. Here's mine. There is nothing that can beat this thing at the price point. At the $300.00+ range think Velodyne if you would rather pay ... read more

  • Decent product for the money

    Feb 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Self powered
    Cons: not clear tight bass

    Summary: Sony is not really known for the quality of its speakers however they do make a decent product in this powered subwoofer. It is a nice addition to a speaker system that does not have a large output of bass from the primary speakers. However there are ... read more

  • Apples to Oranges

    Feb 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very affordable, low 20Hz, energy saver mode
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Sony has excellent sound at a reasonable price. I went to Best Buy thinking I would purchase the JBL 12" sub ($350) and ended up listening to the Cerwin-Vega 12 ($299), the JBL 10 ($279), and the Sony SA-WM40 ($199). I talked myself into being ... read more

  • "Sub" nothing, this is "Primary"

    Feb 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A "value" priced sub, with high quality
    Cons: none noted

    Summary: OK, a little play on words can't hurt, can it? I'm trying to say that I feel this unit is an excellent value. I auditioned a number of much higher priced subs, and found that in the under $300 range, not to mention the 12" size range, this speaker is ... read more

  • SAW-M40

    Feb 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic Power. easy to hook up to stereo. Build quality seems great.
    Cons: The cable that is provided to hook directly to LFE (Sub) channel is quite short!

    Summary: During my search for the perfect audio system, I briefly owned this sub. For the short time I had it, I couldn't find anything, 'short' of the sub cable, to complain about. Positioning it was a little tricky for that reason, and the fact that it is a ... read more

  • good buy

    Feb 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good kick, nice sound.
    Cons: a little boxy

    Summary: I'm a college student and I bought this woofer before heading off this year. The kick on this one is great and it really adds to my surround sound system. I'm a big fan of hip-hop music, and a good woofer is a must for this genre. I keep mine under my ... read more

  • An Okay Woofer

    Feb 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, quality
    Cons: Doesn't do as well on music as some

    Summary: I purchased the Sony 12 Powered Subwoofer SA-WM40 basically because of Sony's reputation, and at $140.00 the price was right. Some Stats: 12"driver 120 Watts hits notes at 20 Hz I guess those are the basics that I ... read more

  • Reaching A New Low In Bass... And Especially Price

    Jan 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing Price, High Sony Quality, Clean Bass, Powerful Bass, Nice Amp.. etc...
    Cons: None So Far

    Summary: For such a low price tag, how can you possibly go wrong? Sony has really changed regarding their current performance with speakers. The speakers that they now create are superb quality, and the Sony SA-WM40 is definitely one of those. This 12" 120 Watt ... read more

  • Sony SA-WM40

    Jan 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low price, great value!
    Cons: None noted.

    Summary: "Modification"(other reviewer)?? Mine does not need one. Excellent product for the price! A little experimentation gives really tight bass. When I first set it up, it was much too "boomy", but I adjusted crossover to 60-70 Hz and it's great. I ... read more

  • You're Gonna Love This Beast

    Jan 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Underworldly, deep, tight bass when modified. High quality output from a low priced sub
    Cons: Needs a slight modification to achieve most desirable results

    Summary: I recently purchased the SAWM40 as a replacement for the blown sub in my Sony SAVE315 set. I’d always been quite satisfied with the output from my old woofer but the SAMW40 has made realize this one simple truth…ignorance is bliss. I simply didn’t know ... read more

  • SONY SA-WM40

    Dec 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Deep room shaking bass. Highly affordable. Auto ON-OFF.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: I have had this subwoofer for almost a year now and I haven't had any problems (knock on wood) with it. It is a 120 Watt direct firing subwoofer that would more than likely give any expensive subs from JBL, Infinity a run for it's money. It possesses ... read more

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