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Aria In Wall Subwoofer 10 Inch Passive 200W max (single)
This in-wall bridge speaker transforms your smaller 2-way in-wall or satellite speakers into full range monitors. This compact, non-powered sub is not for replacing a decent powered LFE subwoofer, but to bridge the frequency gap often found when trying to pair smaller speakers to a high powered subwoofer.
While typical compact 2-way speakers do a fine job of covering the high and mid frequency audio, they tend to taper off at the upper end of the low frequencies leaving a sonic gap between the highs and lows. You can adjust the upper end of your powered subs crossover to compensate, but that ends up sacrificing sound staging and depth of field as the directional upper low end frequencies start to collapse onto the location of your sub. Pair these with each of your main speakers for clearer, more well defined audio and wider sound staging. Bi-amp them with a capable amp or receiver to get the ultimate audio experience. It will be like having massive full range tower speakers without sacrificing any living space.
Please note that the video on this page shows the specific instructions for installation of PID 6317. While this speaker mounts into the wall much differently than the one in the video, the video shows the basic steps, tools, and types of procedures that would be used for the installation of any in-wall or in-ceiling speaker, and is included on this page for reference purposes only. Please refer to the specific installation instructions of the in-wall or in-ceiling speaker you have for the specific dimensions and installation procedures.
- User's Manual (Jan 24, 2012)
|Frequency Response||35 Hz to 3.0 kHz|
|Power Handling Capacity||100 watts nominal / 200 watts max|
|Woofer||10" Non-press Cone Woofer|
|Sensitivity||88dB ±2dB (1.0m/2.0V)|
|Crossover||6dB per octave|
|Cut-out Dimensions||10.6 x 10.6"|
|Overall Dimentions||11.9" x 11.9"|
|Cold Test||-25°C ± 3° for 16 hours|
|Heat Test||+70°C ± 2° for 16 hours|
PROS: Looks good.
CONS: Gotta cut holes in the wall. :)
AudioSource AMP-100 Stereo Power Amplifier (from Amazon.com)
PROS: Great sound quality and level (I know because my wife complains).
CONS: Difficult to find the right amp to drive it if you don't know what you are doing - which I didn't.
Comparing what I put together to a Bose, I'd say the range on all levels (music, movies heavy in dialogue) I'd rate this as better.
PROS: Fills out the entire spectrum
CONS: Bracketing a little tricky to figure out
Soon as I hookup, I will let everyone know
PROS: Easy install, great price!!!
CONS: None so far, will report once I connect everything
PROS: Great design
Great sound output
CONS: None for my installation (small room), though I would research the use of this sub in larger sized rooms.
PROS: These hooked up really easy and seem to be working really good - we have not really pushed them too much but so far - so good!
Granted performance is not going to match the other sub I picked out 1st, but there are some tuning tricks that you can do to make this sub hit nice clear low tones (see cons). BTW, I powered this with an Audiosource AMP100, bridged, works nicely great amp for the money.
I have to say the quality of all these speakers offered from MP are impressive and the value is unrivaled...the system sounds awesome with the looks to match! Awesome HT on a budget!
PROS: Compact, High Quality, Classy/high end look, no giant big box in the room! Performs well. MP VALUE!
CONS: Not really a con against the product itself, just more on the nature of its design and these types of speakers:
To get this sub to perform well I strongly recommend using a strong wall of decent drywall thickness, and open bay with no major obstructions. Sub can easily rattle or buzz anything that's in close proximity to the speaker's position. To help eliminate standing waves in the wall cavity I used some acoustical grade foam above, below and some directly behind the speaker. Also, make sure the bay is closed off (capped), the goal here should be to try and replicate a sealed enclosure in some way or form, and eliminate any loose vibrating objects. Doing this will greatly improve results by lowering distortion, creating a more even response and higher spl's