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


     
    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)
     


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    Would this be good for an application in a 7.2 system. If so, any suggestions on how to run this from a single COAX RCA off of the receiver, best way to combine to the L/R channels on the sub and keep a clean signal?
    MIchael M on Mar 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. In order to better assist you, please feel free to contact us at tech@monoprice.com with a detailed question and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    What kind of footswitch does the subwoofer need? Normally Open? Normally Closed? Thanks.
    James T on Dec 5, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: short answer. non-latching. boss fs-5u. i tried both the 5l and 5u and the 5u works better. one click changes from on to off. and then from off to on. if you use a latching foot pedal, you will have to click it twice to cycle on, and then twice more to cycle off. and use a ts cable also. not a trs cable.
    4.5 / 5.0
    23 Reviews
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    Well built, specs are misleading
    Bought it for a bedroom sub, but since it didn't match the description I am sending it back.

    I have equipment to measure the frequency response. The low end reach is 35Hz at -3dB and 30Hz at -6dB. It is inaudible at 20Hz, so the spec if clearly wrong (even at unspecified attenuation).

    PROS: + Well constructed.
    + Quality knobs & sockets.
    + Runs cool.
    + Auto standby.


    CONS: - 30-35Hz low end, not 20Hz like in the spec table.
    - Bass port makes wind noise and colors the sound. Overtones can clearly be heard from the port.
    - Mine came with a bend corner from a drop, but the box was not damaged. It must have been dropped in the factory.
    August 1, 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
    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
    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
    Really good value
    Still playing with room placement, crossover point and gain, but am well pleased so far. Shipped in double box with corner pads which was a big plus for me as UPS tried their hardest to beat the outside box to bits. Looked awful until unboxed - not a scratch on it. Someone who designed the shipping boxing should be given a raise! Nice subwoofer for this price point one can say it's a great value. I have an 8" in another application which cost 5 times the price. I'd say it is not as powerful but does have somewhat better definition. This 10 is a nice unit - I would easily buy it again.

    PROS: Plenty of depth and power. Trouble-free installation. Plays well with 8" Monoprice studio monitors.

    CONS: Muddy when first installed, before full break-in. Hang in there - it gets more and more defined as the speaker goes through the first 50 hours or so.
    March 17, 2015
    Good for the money but specs are incorrect
    As Rdi from Santa Clara writes in his review, this sub is only good down to somewhere between 30 and 35 Hz. It is silent at 20 Hz. There is also noise (chuffing) from the port when playing at higher volumes. All that said, for the money, it's a pretty good, if not great value. Would make a very good addition to smaller speakers that only play down to 50 or 60 Hz or in a home theater. I would recommend them for use in all but higher volume, critical listening situations.

    PROS: Price!

    CONS: Doesn't even begin to reproduce sound at the stated specs. Chuffing oise from ports.
    September 13, 2016
    I recommend it
    I can only speak from experience. some have wrote that they experience the pop sound when turning on or turning off. Even when I use the auto button, it'll pop auto on. Anyways I use it at volume -30db so i don't expect the drivers to be damaged in anyway, however i only had it for 5 days so i don't know BUT... i'm extremely satisfied with this product. I use it with my JBL 305 input sensitivity -10 and 4th notch at the volume. (Don't know if that's the most accurate caliberation so if anyone knows please let me know.) The sub itself is just way too powerful so i can't even turn the volume up a bit without bothering my neighbor.

    buying this sub would be a wise decision if you're an audiophile as well as an producer/engineer ( like i am) whether u do it professionally or not. I mean this is just a sub and how clear can a bass get below 80hz anyways? you wanna spend $500 on a quality sub..?. not a good choice i'll tell ya. you think you're ok with just a 5 inch or 8 inch without a sub... that's also not a wise decision to make. you'd be biased to think that just cuz u don't have one yet.

    trust me on this, like i said i only had this for 5 days so i don't know how long it may last me but so far i know for sure it's been a perfect match to my JBL 305's. hopefully it'll last longer than the warranty period.

    PROS: powerful and everything else. reasonable price. Auto on/off is convenient, also footswitch is good.

    CONS: Almost nothing except for the tiny popping sound. And a little bit of distortion if you haven't broken it in but yea like i said i only had it for 5 days and it's disappearing slowly. Plus, you won't hear that distortion since you're not going to be right next to the bass port of it which is facing away from you.

    heavy lol call me a weak sauce all you want but it's a hassle to even reposition it 2 inches away from the original spot under the table.
    February 13, 2016
    pairs nicely with 5" monitors
    Coming from a cheap $60 2.1 system, I recently upgraded my computers audio system to bx5 d2s and m-track mkII. I really like them, but felt the low end was a bit lacking as i was used to having a dedicated sub.



    So I started looking around for a 10" sub with balanced connections to be paired with my 5" monitors, and there didn't seem to be many reasonably priced options. This sub seems to directly compete with 10" subs like m-audio's bx sub, krk10s, presonus t10, behringer k10s, and some others. The only problem is that all of those are ~$350-$450, with the exception of the behringer, and others didn't go down to 20Hz.



    So for me, it came down to the behringer and this one. Finding the frequency response for the behringer was way harder than it should've been. An employee at BandH said in the product Q&A that it's 40-150Hz. So the frequency response doesn't go as low, it costs like 20 bucks more, and it's less powerful (180W RMS). Monoprice's sub seems like a no-brainer to me as far as bang for your buck is concerned.



    Got across the US in less than 5 days. Packaging wasn't the best (plastic bag around the sub, a piece of styrofoam on all 8 corners of the sub, and inside a large box, which fit snugly inside another box) but it did a real good job. No cosmetic problems with the sub or any technical issues from what i seen so far (I've had it for a couple days now).



    This thing gets loud much louder than i can imagine anyone should ever need if its being used in a home and/or studio. When turned all the way up, this thing pushes a serious amount of air out the rear port. The volume and crossover knobs make it easy to tune the sub to your liking (I have volume nearly at the minimum of -30dB and the bass is really full without being overpowering).

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    If you're looking for a fuller sound from your audio, at this price point, this definitely seems to be the best option. Construction seems really solid, so as long as I take care of it it should last me a while (assuming no component failures). That's the one thing that concerns me at this price, but I'm really happy with this purchase so far! Can't give it a 10 because nothing's perfect, but i really don't have any complaints other than my concern of longevity (which really only stems from my disbelief that they are able to sell this product for much less than competitors while still making money).

    PROS: - price (why i chose this over others)

    - frequency response down to 20Hz (no other subs at this price with balanced audio that can do that)

    - XLR and 1/4" in/out

    - powered

    CONS: this is monoprice's first sub designed for use with studio monitors i believe

    January 23, 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

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