Boston's RPS 1000 adds rich, smooth bass to all your movies and music. It features a 10" woofer reinforced by dual 8" passive radiators. All of Boston's Reflection Series speakers use woofer cones made from an advanced polymer material injected with fiber and ceramic. The combination of these high-tech woofers with Boston's Deep Channel® Design allows the RPS 1000 to produce high-output bass that stays smooth over the entire operating range.

A 500-watt amplifier drives the woofers, for powerful, dynamic bass. And Boston's exclusive signal-monitoring circuitry keeps audible distortion at bay, so the low frequencies stay clear and accurate. Build a complete Reflection Series speaker system for high-impact home theater sound using this sub, floor-standing front speakers, bookshelf speakers or compact satellite speakers, and a center channel speaker.

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response 23-150 Hz (±3dB)
  • 10" Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material (FCCM) woofer
  • dual 8" FCCM passive radiators
  • Deep Channel® Design for more bass from less amplifier power
  • 500-watt RMS amplifier
  • BassTrac® circuitry eliminates distortion
  • continuously variable 40-180 Hz crossover
  • phase switch
  • LFE, line-level, and speaker-level inputs
  • gold-plated binding posts
  • scratch-resistant high gloss black finish
  • 13-1/4"W x 13-5/8"H x 18-1/16"D
  • weight: 48.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years (1 year for the amp)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why add a powered subwoofer?

A powered subwoofer gives you bass you can feel as well as hear. Our customers love the depth and impact their subs add to music and movies. We hear comments like "it brings out sounds I didn't know existed in discs I've watched a million times." Powered subwoofers aren't just for big bass that rattles your picture frames; they can also deliver tight, accurate lows. If you haven't shopped for a powered sub in a while, you might be surprised at how small they get. Look for an ultra-compact model if you want to tuck your sub away under an end table or in a corner.

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What's in the box?

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  • Powered subwoofer
  • Grille (attached)
  • 6.5 AC power cord
  • Pair of white gloves
  • Owner's Manual

Product Research

Overview: The Boston Acoustic RPS 1000 Powered Subwoofer is ideally suited for use in a 5.1-channel home theater or stereo music system. The RPS 1000 features a 10" FCCM woofer, along with dual 8" FCCM passive radiators inside a compact enclosure and is capable of deep bass and high-output. In addition, the subwoofer features BassTrack, a proprietary Boston-designed circuit that tracks the input signal to the subwoofer and prevents its amplifier from being driven into audible distortion, so your bass stays clean and strong at any listening level.

Features
Controls
Connections

Features

Multi-Composite 10" Woofer Cone: The Boston Acoustic RPS 1000 powered subwoofer incorporates a 10" front-firing Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material (FCCM) Woofer cone made from a composite of fiber and ceramic materials impregnated in a proprietary copolymer. By combining this multi-composite cone with Boston's Deep Channel Design (DCD), the woofer produces a smooth response over the entire operating range. The result is high-output bass response with minimal distortion.

Dual 8" FCCM Passive Radiators: The Boston Acoustic RPS 1000 features dual 8" side-firing passive radiators for added efficiency and lower bass response.

500-Watt Amplifier: The Boston Acoustic RPS 1000 features a built-in 500-watt (RMS)/1000-watt (Peak) amplifier.

Compact Cabinet: The Boston Acoustic powered subwoofer features an elegant, scratch-resistant, high-gloss, black-lacquer finish compact cabinet. The cabinet is internally reinforced and ultra-rigid to prevent resonance and distortion.

BassTrac Circuitry: The Boston Acoustic RPS 1000 powered subwoofer utilizes BassTrac circuitry for tight, distortion-free bass at all output levels.

Automatic Audio-On Circuitry:  The RPS 1000 powered subwoofer will automatically turn-on whenever an audio signal is detected. If no signal is detected after several minutes, it will automatically shut-off.

Placement: The Boston Acoustic RPS 1000 should be placed next to a wall or in a corner near your main speakers. The sound is typically best when the subwoofer is within 15-feet of your main speakers. The level of bass output form the powered subwoofer will vary at different positions in your room. When placed near walls, the subwoofer's loudness is emphasized. Corner placement provides the most bass output.

Controls

Volume Level: The Boston Acoustic powered subwoofer offers and adjustable gain control on the back-panel. The volume control should be adjusted until you hear a match between your main speakers and the subwoofer's audio output.

Crossover Control: The Boston Acoustic RPS 1000 features a 24db/octave, variable low-pass crossover which allows you to adjust the low-pass frequency of the subwoofer from 40 to 180Hz.

Note: This control is not active when using the LFE input jack.

Polarity Switch: The Boston Acoustic powered subwoofer features and adjustable polarity switch (0/180-degree) to provide the fullest, most dynamic bass. The effect of the phase switch will be most audible on low-frequency percussion instruments or music with a continuously repeating bass line. .

Connections

Line Level Inputs: The Boston Acoustic RPS 1000 features a stereo and LFE line level input.

  • Line Inputs: The subwoofer has gold plated left and right RCA Line Level inputs. These inputs are for use with receivers featuring subwoofer line outputs or "Pre Out" jacks that do not contain their own low-pass crossover filter. Using the Line Inputs allows RPS 1000 to do all the low-pass filtering. If your receiver or processor only has a single subwoofer line output and stereo pre out jacks are not available, a "Y adapter" should be used to feed signals to the inputs of the RPS 1000.
  • LFE In: The Boston Acoustic RPS 1000 also features an LFE mono-RCA input for connection between a receiver that utilizes a LFE mono-RCA output with its own low-pass crossover filter. In this mode the internal crossover of your receiver does all the filtering before sending the audio signal to the subwoofer while the internal low-pass crossover of the RPS 1000 is bypassed.

Speaker Level Inputs: The Speaker Level inputs (5-way binding posts) are designed to be used on receivers or amplifiers that do not incorporate any RCA type subwoofer outputs. If your receiver is equipped with an RCA type subwoofer output, these speaker level inputs should not be utilized.

 

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