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Bowers & Wilkins ASW608 Active 8-inch Sealed Subwoofer (Matte Black Only) $599 Delivered @ KlappAV


Price is currently $749 everywhere.

I also considered this subwoofer with the KEF Kube 8b as a musical subwoofer for 2.1 duties, due to both having basic DSP corrections built-in & reported performance with music.
The B&W ASW608 actually out-does the Kube 8b with DSP options, as it has one more extra adjustment switch.

The ASW608 has 2x DSP-switches, “Bass-extension” & “EQ”.

From Manual:
The BASS EXTENSION switch offers three options of subwoofer bass extension. Position A gives the greatest extension and position C gives the least extension. Position B provides a compromise setting. If the system is to be used at very high volume levels or in a large listening room, restricting the bass extension by selecting either B or C may help ensure that the subwoofer is not asked to exceed its performance limits. In most situations the BASS EXTENSION switch should be left in position A.
The EQ switch alters the subwoofer bass roll-off alignment. The bass you hear is a combination of the subwoofer plus the effects of the room and you should choose the position that best complements your room and the location of the subwoofer.
Position A gives a “drier” alignment, more suited to placing the subwoofer in a corner or compensating for a resonant room. Position B is suited to a less resonant room acoustic and use away from a corner.

Source: Link

Notes: The manual is very detailed in setup information and will help to best integrate the subwoofer to main speakers.

Technical Specifications

Paper/Aramid Fibre cone drive unit
200W ICEpower® amplifier
Active closed-box subwoofer system
ø200mm (8 in) paper/Aramid Fibre cone long-throw

-6dB at 23Hz and 25/140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
±3dB 32Hz – 40/140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
-6dB at 23Hz (position A) -6dB at 28Hz (position B) -6dB at 36Hz (position C)

Power output: 200W
Rated power Consumption: 40W/0.5W standby Input impedance: 33kΩ
Signal / noise: > 90dB

Volume level (line in) Volume level (speaker in)
Low-pass filter frequency (line in only)
Low-pass filterbypass
Bass extension
Bass roll-off alignment Auto sense on/standby
Phase switch

Line In (RCA Phono) Speaker in (Binding post)
12v trigger (3.5mm jack)

Low-pass Filter: Active 4th -order, variable cut-off frequency

Height: 260mm (10.2 in) not including feet Width: 260mm (10.2 in)
Depth: 330mm (13 in)
including grille and controls
Net Weight: 8.85kg (19.5 lb)
Cabinet: Black, White
Grille: Black, Light Grey

Copy & Pasted from Info-sheet here

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