Sony SA-WM500 Powered Subwoofer

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  • Great, low-cost sub...

    Mar 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, frequency response, good features
    Cons: Size, auto-off, manual

    Summary: First off, my home theater that I have built was definitely built on a budget, so obviously, price was of importance. I own some large front 12 inch KLH speakers that actually go down to about 30hz, which is the same frequency that most subs actually go ... read more

  • I know this sub inside and out - literally

    Jan 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: - 150 watts of room-shaking power - quality constructed cabinet
    Cons: - Some ugly soldering on the inside - A bit boomy for a small room

    Summary: I bought two of these subs back in 2004 for my home theater on the LFE channel. One sub just didn't cut it for the big living room. In fact, I was so impressed with how well one performed, that I bought the other. Then I was really blown away. I'll ... read more

  • You won't be disappointed.

    Jan 26, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: -Ground shaking bass -Great clarity and response -EXCELLENT price
    Cons: could be a little too big for some, other than that none

    Summary: I bought this sub for $107 on sale from best buy. I have a RCA RT2360 Home Theater system and I decided I needed a little more in the bottom end department. I was immediately attracted to the size of the driver (12") and the price. Also anyone that has ... read more

  • What a beast!

    Jan 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not too expensive; loud, bass-y?
    Cons: None really, it says Sony on it, so audiophiles will second guess it

    Summary: For christmas, I didnt know what I wanted, so I got this to go with my makeshift home theater system. Some old hand-me-down sony SA-VA3 towers, the satellites they came with, and (at the time) an 80's JVC tv; all I care, is it works. The tower's have a ... read more

  • Good sound for the price

    Nov 9, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good price, Great sound.
    Cons: None yet but don't know about durability.

    Summary: I went to Best Buy yesterday to buy a subwoofer. I checked one of audio demo rooms and listened to several smaller subs that were about $300-$1000. I wasn't satisfied with the sound of any of them. The subs in the other demo room were $500 and up and I ... read more

  • Good Value-great for movies--so so for music

    Mar 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Loud! good concussion, Enriches your theater experience. Very well built.
    Cons: boomy on music

    Summary: I certainly can't expect much for what I paid... $62. That was a steal from Sears Liquidation Center. I've never been quite satisfied with my subwoofers. Up to now, I've had 8" subs. I have a JBL 100w, a Yamaha 80W, and a Kenwood passive sub in a big ... read more

  • Amazing value!

    Oct 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Value! Great bass that's clean and tight for music and just awesome for home theater!
    Cons: If anything at all it would be a choice of finish.

    Summary: Just put together a new home theater system and after reading the reviews of this sub I needed to see and hear for myself. Went to BestBuy and found one on the floor hooked up in a demo rig and spent a little time playing around. While there I got to ... read more

  • Better Choice Than the SA-WM250

    Jun 25, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: If you are able to spend twice the price, go for the SA-WM500.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I recently bought and exchanged the Sony SA-WM250 subwoofer for the Sony SA-WM500 due to several deficiencies the former had. Besides the SA-WM500 having a 150 watt amp as opposed to a 100 watt amp, and a 12" speaker, as opposed to an 8" speaker, the ... read more

  • SONY'S 150 Watt Active Subwoofer

    Dec 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rich deep base
    Cons: Installation!

    Summary: This Subwoofer is by far the best you can buy for $199.99 at Best Buy. This 12" house shaker has enough concussion in each thumping, pound of bass to make the floor beneath you jolt. Regardless if you are a movie watcher or a music lover you will not be ... read more

  • Powerful, affordable alternative to $400+ subwoofers

    Jun 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound! Great price! Great deal!
    Cons: Not as clean as the $500+ subwoofer, but great nonetheless

    Summary: It took me a while to choose either this subwoofer or the JBL $400 12" subwoofer at Best Buy. Finall ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • great for the price

    Dec 18, 2006 by
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    Pros: Nice Deep bass, has a lot of kick in it. Has powerful thundering Bass
    Cons: It can distort at louder volumes.

    Summary: I think that the body is great. I personally do not see anything wrong with the body at all. Good ... read more

  • Good deal

    Jul 9, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Hits hard. Excellent bang for the buck even if you pay $199 at BB.
    Cons: none yet.

    Summary: I bought the Sony SA WX700 dual 10" 250w sub and was not impressed.I traded it in for the SA WM500. It works better than the WX700 in my opinion. I now have two WM500's and my 16'x20' Home Theater thumps for music and movies. (Paid $129 plus $35 S&H ... read more

  • awesome sound!!!!!

    Mar 13, 2004 by
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    Pros: price,and performance
    Cons: none so far

    Summary: this sub will shake your whole living room,and at under $199...what a deal!!!!!!! i am going to order another one,and add it to the other side of my living room,for even more room shaking bass..... this is truly a great ... read more

  • Great BANG for the Buck

    Mar 13, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice deep base sound, auto-power feature
    Cons: None.

    Summary: I just purchased this subwoofer on sale for $150.00. Short and sweet, this is an excellent subwoofer, great sound, and does its job nicely. Not sure why 'eastcoasthandl' had such difficult with installation (perhaps the receiver doesn't process the ... read more

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