10-Inch Powered Studio Subwoofer
    Product # 605999
    10-Inch Powered Studio Subwoofer
    Product # 605999
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    10-Inch Powered Studio Subwoofer

    Accurately mix and master your bass-heavy music using this 10-inch Powered Studio Reference Subwoofer from Monoprice!

    This studio-quality subwoofer designed to be integrated with your studio monitors, for use with recording, mixing, and mastering duties. It features a built-in 200-watt (RMS) class AB amplifier. Designed for professional use, it features two balanced XLR, two balanced TRS, and two unbalanced TS audio inputs and outputs.

    It boasts a 20 ~ 150 Hz frequency response with a signal-to-noise ratio greater than 90dB (A-weighted) and less than 0.03% total harmonic distortion at its rated power. It uses a 10" fiberglass composite cone and produces 110dB peak sound pressure level at 1m.

    It features a 1/4" TS input for use with a foot switch (not included). The foot switch allows you to bypass the subwoofer and its crossover, allowing the original, full-range signal to be sent to the outputs. This allows you to compare your mixes with and without the subwoofer handling the lower frequencies.



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    Specifications
    Performance
    Amplifier Type Class AB
    Frequency Response 20 ~ 150 Hz
    Low Pass Filter Frequency 50 ~ 150 Hz (Variable)
    S/N Ratio >90dB (A-weighted)
    THD <0.03% @ Rated Power
    Amplifier Power 200 watts (RMS)/ 400 watts (Peak)
    Peak SPL at 1m 110dB
    Woofer 10" fiberglass composite cone
    Inputs 2-XLR Balanced, 2-TRS Balanced/Unbalanced
    Outputs 2-XLR Balanced, 2-TRS Balanced/Unbalanced
    User Controls
    Input Gain Control -30 to +6dB
    Polarity Switch 0 or 180 degrees
    Bypass Footswitch On/Off
    Mode Switch Off/Auto/On
    Protection
    Output-Current Limiting Yes
    Over-Temperature Yes
    Turn-on/off Transient Yes
    Subsonic Filter Yes
    General
    External Mains Fuse T4AL 250V
    Input Power 100 ~ 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Cabinet Vinyl-laminated MDF with cloth grille
    Dimensions 12.5" x 14.5" x 15.0" (320 x 369 x 381 mm)
    Weight 34.2 lbs. (15.5 kgs)
    4.6 / 5.0
    20 Reviews
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    WOW!
    I was a bit skeptical about this subwoofer, even after reading the reviews. But, while I thought and thought about it, they dropped the price so I pulled the trigger and ordered one. Two business days later, the UPS guy showed up with it. I had him bring it around back to my studio, he brought it in, laid it gently on the floor and then disappeared.



    Unboxing was rather undramatic, mostly because there wasn't so much as a scratch on the shipping container. The sub came DOUBLE-BOXED, which is a GREAT way to protect anything during shipping, and the subwoofer was in perfect shape. I also ordered a pair of XLR cables to connect my JBL studio monitors to the sub. I already had/have XLR cables that I used to connect my Focusrite DI (Digital Interface) to JBL monitors, so I just unplugged them from the speakers and plugged them into the inputs on the sub.



    Using the newly acquired XLR cables from Monoprice (VERY good quality cables, by the way), I connected the JBL monitors to the sub outputs, set the cutoff frequency to 120 Hz, the volume knob to 0db, powered up my JBL monitors, plugged in the power cord on the sub and turned the On/Off switch to the On position.



    The On/Auto/Off switch was already in the 'Auto' position, and since the Focusrite DI was turned off, there was no signal going to the sub, so it stayed Off. I powered up my computer and the DI, launched Foobar2000, loaded a few 24-bit audio tracks into it and hit the Play button. HOLY CRAP this sub is LOUD! I turned down the volume control to about -6db, listened to the audio track, tweaked the volume on the sub a tiny bit more and settled back into my office chair to evaluate the sound quality.



    I have to say that I was immediately impressed with this sub, even though a brand new, right out of the box sub isn't EVEN broken in yet. I suspect it'll take 100 hours or so before the sub really starts to shine, but that's okay. I went through the same thing with my JBL studio monitors, my AKG K712 cans, my tube headphone amp, the two tube preamps I use as buffers for guitar inputs to my Focusrite DI ... well ... everything has to break-in/burn-in before things starts to REALLY sing.



    Getting back to the sub's sound quality, for the money, this thing is THE bargain of the century. Bass response is very clean, tight and punchy. It's NOT boomy or in your face and it reminded me very much of the same level of bass quality my AKG K712 headphone exhibit, which is perfect (at least to my ears).



    While audio quality is a very individual and subjective topic, my last high-end home theatre system set me back in excess of $20K and was comprised of nothing but high-end gear. So, I'm used to high quality components and shelling out LOTS of dough to get the sound quality I want.



    That said, my home studio is just a hobby, I had a hard time justifying spending megabucks on most of the hardware I selected, and virtually everything I purchased was either on sale or highly discounted. The Monoprice studio subwoofer was/is my last and final purchase, in terms of speakers, and I couldn't be happier. Not only did I get it on sale, but it FAR exceeded my expectations in EVERY area. I was telling my son about it and now HE wants one. He sets up/installs studios for a living, so he know his gear and he swears by ALL things Monoprice.



    The bottom line is this subwoofer is an incredible buy and the sound quality is as good as anything I've ever heard (studio and/or home entertainment gear). I can HIGHLY recommend this subwoofer without hesitation. Sound-wise, it matches up perfectly with my JBL studio monitors, which was one of the BIG things I was concerned about. I WAS going to purchase the matching JBL subwoofer ... at OVER twice the price of the Monoprice studio sub ... only because I thought it would match better (sound-wise) with my JBL studio monitors. Obviously, that's NOT going to happen and I am THRILLED that the Monoprice sub works so amazingly well with my JBLs.



    If you're in need of a studio sub, wait for this one to go on sale and then JUMP on it! I'm sure you'll be just as blown away as I am and continue to be with this sub. The more I listen to it, the more I love it. While I can't vouch for any other studio monitors, sound-wise it matches perfectly with my JBL monitors, which is the ONLY thing I really cared about.



    THANKS, Monoprice. You guys ROCK!

    PROS: Price, workmanship, features, sound quality, fast shipping (it shipped the day I ordered it), good packaging, EVERYTHING!

    CONS: Nothing, nada, zip.
    July 28, 2015
    I'm Impresssed
    I do have a small home recording studio that I can put this in. However, my old JBL 12" sub went that I've had for about 20+ years went on me that I was using for my home theatre, so I was looking to replace that. So I figured, well, I should be able to use this somewhere! Let me tell you, I hooked it up to my home theatre, since the trs input will also accept an unbalanced input that a normal receiver puts out, and I'll be darned, it sounds pretty good! Now let me be fair and honest, don't expect it to sound like a $400 sub. It's not a $400 sub! It does not sound as good as the one it's replacing, BUT, for a third of the cost you are not going to beat this. So I gave it 10 stars since it's easily worth double the price, EASILY! I may just buy another one for the studio too! Heck, I may even buy a third for my upstairs home theatre set-up! I mean, I can buy 3 for less than 1 top of the line woofer and it will sound 90% as good. Unless you are an audiophile, you will not notice the difference, I'm tellin ya!

    PROS: Great Price, lot's of connections

    CONS: None for this price
    September 17, 2015
    5/5
    I upgraded from an old Klipsch 2.1 system and also purchased the monoprice powered 8" speakers and cables from monopice of course while running it all through a Tascam 2x2, all i can say is WOW.
    February 7, 2015
    A++
    I have been waiting to get this sub for over a year. I read the reviews and thought for such a low price I would take a gamble and pick one up. I am sure glad I did. I have compared this to my friend's Mackie Studio Sub and I find it sounds just as good. Also the ins and outs on this sub are better in that it has XLR for both In and Out. Sound quality was better than I expected. Build quality again better than expected for this price. I ordered on a friday afternoon and it arrived the next morning, a Saturday. I produce booty bass and breakbeats and this sub can handle everything I send to it. Its loud enough to rattle my house when turned up. And its not punchy but nice warm full bass.

    PROS: Cost, Build Quality, Sound Quality, Volume.

    CONS: None that I have found.
    January 22, 2016
    Wow. Stunned
    I'm only a few hours into owning this so take that for what it's worth, however I'm very, very pleased, I think I would be happy with this for 3X the price. I unboxed it hooked it up to my Rokit RP-8 G2s, and was instantly over the moon. Gone was the honky, dulling, mud that the Rokits tend to have, and suddenly present was the power of sub-bass, and there is more than my room or ears need. Should I need to level the house with Bass, I'm pretty sure I have the ability, but I can actually hear the full rich sound with far less overall volume, I can turn everything down, and be happy with what I'm hearing. FINALLY!



    No joke, I had an Rokit RP-10s sub, that supposedly delivered equally in the power ratings, at a price 2X this. Going from memory, and recent visits to a freinds studio which also has one of the Rokits, I think Monoprice wins. That's even if you take the price differential and toss it out the window, even money, I'm not sure I'd trade this for it, if I had to go with what I was hearing. For half the money, No-Brainer in my opinion. We'll see how well that stands over time, but if this lasts 6 months, It's still a great deal.

    PROS: Solid. Connections Galore. Balanced XLR in and Out, crossover works nicely, option to A/B via foot switch. Auto Power on/off/standby, great rubber feet. Built well, includes removable grille.

    CONS: Not a major brand name, uncharted territory with reliability, and long term quality.
    January 8, 2015
    Excellent power and sound, perfect match with the 5" powered monitors
    I decided to replace my very old M-Audio BX8A monitors with this sub and the Monoprice 605500 5" powered monitors. Wow! What a great sound. It may not be JBL or Yamaha, but it does sound good to my ears. And at half the price. The sub produces clear and punchy bass, and as much as you could possibly need. So far i have no complaints, as it does exactly what I wanted it to do very well. Seems very well built and handles anything I've thrown at so far. Would highly recommend for any starter or even upscale home studio. Might even consider another set of 5" and start putting together a surround sound system. At these prices, that could be easily done sooner than later.

    PROS: Nice build quality
    Plenty of power
    Sounds great



    CONS: none so far
    July 15, 2016
    10-Inch Powered Studio Subwoofer
    You get far more than you pay with this subwoofer. I've tried and returned several subwoofers that were more than 4 times the price and nowhere near as good. Monoprice you are going to become disruptive to the pro audio market.

    PROS: well built, subtle design, nice quality finish

    CONS: not one thing...
    August 22, 2015
    Great sub, using with JBL LSR305s
    I recently bought a pair of JBL LSR305s and find them to be fabulous speakers. However, good as they are the woofers are only 5” and the bass can be improved.

    The obvious choice is the JBL LSR310S, which has a 10” woofer and a 200 watt class D amplifier. But $400 seems like a lot to spend for a sub when the 305s are about $260 for a pair. So I started researching other options, of which there are plenty.

    One little-reviewed sub caught my eye, the Monoprice 605999. Its specs are similar to the 310S, and costs $176 (about $150 on sale).

    When I read the Monoprice description, I thought that perhaps Monoprice is positioning this as a low-budget alternative to the 310S. I decided to try it, feeling that I always could send it back.

    So far I am very happy with this sub. It came well-packed, looks and feels really solid, and was very easy to set up.

    Since I’m far from an audiophile, I asked a friend who is a musician and a recording engineer to listen to it to provide a good review for you. He describes himself as “hard to please” in audio. He’s owned and used a number of subs in his studio and as a musician, and uses the Focal CMS65s in his studio (I mention this to help you to evaluate his responses, which are below).

    His comments as we listened to The Dark Side of the Moon in a very large room (25’x25’ with a 15’ ceiling), source was high-quality Spotify (320kbps AAC) through a Chromecast Audio, using two LSR305s and the Monoprice sub:

    “This is astounding. For the money it’s extraordinary, it’s a great sub for the price. I’d have guessed it would cost $500 or more. It’s tight, articulate and clean. It’s musical and sounds really good. I’m going to get one to use with my Focals.”

    I think it's a keeper.

    PROS: Great sound
    Solid build
    Inexpensive
    Studio quality
    Works great with JBL 305s

    CONS: None apparent.
    January 28, 2016
    Really good must buy
    This thing is a monster didn't even break in yet i've heard subs 18 inch ones like qsc kw181 yorkville behringer etc. This one is nice belive or not fills the room with bass like an 18 perfect for mastering music and also watching bass heavy movies like dark knight godzilla and pacific rim perfect subs well done monorprice.

    PROS: bass heavy sound back options slot port no distortion

    CONS: price lowered $50 day after i bought it. shipping 5 days
    April 23, 2015
    5/5
    Was hoping this would be a good buy and it did not disappoint. It has plenty of power, so much that I couldn't image anyone turning this up to 0db. I would describe the sub as a little punchy, with a good smooth balance of lower note reproduction. The sub was VERY punchy in the beginning, but smoothed out over about 10 hours for me. I can only see it getting better.



    I'm driving this with a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 preamp, down with Monoprice TRS-XLR cables to the sub, and back up to Rokit 5 G2s with Monoprice XLR cables. I was a little worried in the beginning about the sub because I was having trouble getting it balanced with Rokits, but after a few days and fiddling with some of the monitor/sub settings, I think I found the perfect combination. I also think the sub has had time to settle and break-in. For anyone wondering about the settings I use, the Rokits are neutral except for +3db on volume, the sub is set to 2nd notch above the lowest for volume and about 85hz for low pass filter. The Rokit specs say 53hz for the lowest, but I found they roll off sharply about 75-80hz. The rest of the settings are stock. I am not doing anything to the source signal (EQ, processing, etc).



    Overall the system would rival anything out there. The sub really adds a clear low end that the Rokits are missing. I'm very happy with the purchase.

    PROS: Fantastic power, clarity (once broken in), unbranded front grill, and ease of hookup.

    CONS: Large size
    May 25, 2015
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    What kind of footswitch does the subwoofer need? Normally Open? Normally Closed? Thanks.
    James T on Dec 5, 2016
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