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Jamo S 808 SUB

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Overview

Our take on the Jamo S 808 SUB

Want to add some thump to your stereo or home theater system, but have limited real estate on your floor? The Jamo S 808 is one of our most compact subs, and is perfect for small rooms where space is at a premium. A built-in 50-watt RMS amplifier powers an 8" side-firing woofer and ensures controlled, accurate bass that sounds great with movie soundtracks and music alike. 

Punchy bass from Jamo

Want to add some thump to your stereo or home theater system, but have limited real estate on your floor? The Jamo S 808 is one of our most compact subs, and is perfect for small rooms where space is at a premium. A built-in 50-watt RMS amplifier powers an 8" side-firing woofer and ensures controlled, accurate bass that sounds great with movie soundtracks and music alike. 

Easy system integration

An LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) input let you easily connect the S 808 to almost any home theater receiver. Built-in volume, crossover, and phase controls help you fine-tune the bass to your liking, and blend its sound into your system.

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 39-180 Hz
  • built-in Class D amplifier delivers 50 watts of continuous power (100 watts peak)
  • 8" side-firing polyfiber woofer
  • bass reflex (ported) design with down-firing slot port
  • phase switch (0/180°)
  • auto on/off
  • RCA LFE input
  • input and controls are located on the bottom of the enclosure
  • 90° power and LFE cables are included
  • variable 40-120 Hz crossover
  • 7"W x 18-1/16"H x 14"D
  • warranty: 5 years woofer, 2 years amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Powered subwoofer
  • Grille
  • 5' AC power cord
  • 6.5' Mono-RCA cable
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information
Reviews

Jamo S 808 SUB Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(8 Reviews)

Two thumbs up... way up!

J. from Pasadena, CA on 12/6/2018

Added this to my newly downsized stereo "system": a pair of KEF C95s I've been happily listening to for 30 years driven with an NAD D 3020v2. Wasn't looking for thundering disco bass, just a subtle visceral edge to blend seamlessly into an already-magnificent soundscape. ("Is it even on? Oh, wait... now I hear it.") Size & shape were very important; would have bought a sub decades ago but resisted adding a big black cube to my humble decor. I enjoy a wide range of musical genres, but mostly acoustical recordings & classical. This is a beautifully designed & executed product. It brings me great joy.

Pros: Size, shape, appearance, performance, price

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 12/2/2018

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Just what the doctor ordered ! just the right amount of bass

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 11/27/2018

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Perfect for Movies and music in my 200 sq ft room. Looks great also.

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The Little Sub That Could

Chris from Milton, WV on 9/26/2018

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I think this little sub does a great job. My main sub is a Velodyne CT100,,,around 15 years old and still kicking. But this Jamo complements it nicely. Was looking to add a second smaller sub since I upgraded to a 7.2 receiver. This one fit the bill for where I needed it to go. It was a scratch and dent model that looked about new to me. If you're limited on space this will do nicely.

Pros: Small. Sounds great.

Cons: None

Jamo S 808 SUB

Crutchfield customer from Lewiston, ID on 9/20/2018

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Great little sub with good bass. Works wonderfully in my space. Seems to be well built and can get down to some super low bass!!. Crutchfield is a good company to buy from. Great people:)

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Crutchfield customer from Auburn, CA on 7/26/2018

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This is the first 8" subwoofer I have ever owned. I bought this one not because I wanted an 8'' but because of space constraints this unconventionally shaped sub in the 8" size was the only product that would work for my intended use. I gave it five stars based on its build quality, looks, and performance relative to its price. I have multiple playback systems in my house and the subs I currently have in use are a 10" Velodyne, two 12" Hsus, a 12"Dayton Audio, a 12" Klipsch, a 12" Orb, and a 12" Rythmik. And no, this little 8" Jamo won't rattle the windows but your can't expect Ferrari performance at Toyota prices. What it does do is provide more than adequate bass for movies and music in a small to medium listening room at moderate to loud-enough-to-bother-the-neighbors-in the-apartment-next-door listening levels. It is a ported design but is not boomy and for an 8" is surprisingly articulate. You will probably not find a better sounding sub for this price point. I have had more expensive subs that don't sound as good as this one. It compares favorably to 10" subs from well-known manufacturers and costs considerably less. As a bonus it is a relatively unobtrusive piece of furniture if that is important to you or your spouse. And the auto-on function works better almost every other sub I own: even at very low levels it wakes up at the first signal

Pros: Unbeatable performance for the price. Punches way above its weight class.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from New Orleans, LA on 3/25/2018

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Very pleased with this purchase. Quality build and materials. Size and sound are perfect for my needs

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Dan from Clemson, SC on 3/21/2018

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I'll be honest I have been impressed by this little sub. I purchased to replace an older Harmon Kardon sub that was starting to pop and was way to big for the small living room. I primarily chose the Jamo for the price and size. It definitely does the trick for my needs. The sound is pretty clean and definitely has enough power even at 50w. I would recommend this to anyone on a budget needing to add some low end sound in surround system.

Pros: Very small

Cons: I would not use this in a large room as my primary sub.

Details

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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Woofer Composition Polyfiber
Firing Direction Side
Wireless No
Preamp-Level Inputs Yes
Speaker-Level Inputs No
Speaker-Level Outputs No
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 40-120Hz
High-Pass Crossover Freq N/A
Phase Switch Yes
Amplifier Output (watts) 50
Frequency Response 39-180 Hz
Height (inches) 18-1/16
Width (inches) 7
Depth (inches) 14
Weight ---
Speaker Parts Warranty 5 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 5 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 2 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research

Features

Powered Subwoofer: Equipped with an 8" polyfiber woofer and a 50W (RMS)/100W (Peak) class D amplifier, the Jamo Studio 8 Series S 808 SUB delivers dynamic, powerful bass in any listening environment, from full cinema surround systems to critical two-channel listening.

Bottom Mounted Amplifier: The high powered class D amplifier and input panel is mounted on the bottom of the subwoofer cabinet, making for a clean, unobtrusive look in any orientation. A 90-degree AC power cord and 90-degree mono-RCA cable are included for exceptional space management.

Note: The included rubber feet are required to provide enough space to route the AC power and mono-RCA cable to the bottom-mounted AC input and Line-Level/LFE Input.

Ultra-Slim Enclosure with Down-Firing Slot Port: The S 808 SUB is specifically designed and engineered with a down-firing slot port to provide exceptional output and deep, accurate bass in almost any application despite it's ultra-slim cabinet.

Wood Accents & Woven Cloth Grille: Wood accents give the subwoofer cabinet a handcrafted, natural look. The Jamo S 808 SUB comes with a large woven linen cloth grille with heavy texture which finishes off the powered subwoofer's modern look.

Bottom Mounted Controls: The level control, low pass crossover, and phase control allow you to blend the powered subwoofer's low-frequency tones with your system's other speakers, as well as establish the ideal level of bass. These controls are found on the bottom of the powered sub.

  • Level Control: The level control adjusts the subwoofer's volume relative to the rest of your home audio system. After the sub's level control has been set, the volume control of your AV receiver will be the volume control for both the Jamo powered subwoofer and your connected loudspeakers.
  • Low Pass Crossover: The variable low pass crossover is adjustable from 40-120Hz. The crossover point chosen determines where low bass frequencies are "handed-off" from your AV system's loudspeakers to the Jamo powered subwoofer. Set the crossover point based on the size of your systems' main left/right speakers. If your AV receiver has an LFE output and built-in bass management, then set the S 808 SUB's built-in crossover to "LFE", which bypasses the powered sub's crossover.
  • Phase Control: This control is used to acoustically match the powered subwoofer's output to your main speakers. Select the position either 0˚ or 180˚ in which the powered sub has more output at the main listening position.

Bottom Mounted Mono-RCA/LFE Input: There is a bottom mounted mono-RCA input that can be used for a line-level or LFE signal. If you are using an AV Receiver with an LFE output, along with built-in bass management and subwoofer control, then set the S 808 SUB's built-in low pass crossover to "LFE", which bypasses the subwoofer's low pass crossover. If your AV receiver only has a line-level output, then you will need to adjust the S 808 SUB's built-in low pass crossover from 40-120Hz, based on the size of your front loudspeakers (a mono-to-stereo RCA adapter maybe required in this scenario).

Auto Power On/Off: The Jamo powered subwoofer will automatically turn On when it senses an audio signal. It will automatically go into "Standby mode" after 15-20 minutes with no audio signal. You can also choose to turn the powered sub On or Off manually from the rear-switch on the back.

Mounting Options: The Jamo Studio 8 Series S 808 SUB utilizes an ultra-slim cabinet for exceptional placement flexibility and orientation flexibility - front firing against a wall or side firing next to a media console or cabinet. It can even be placed on its back and hidden underneath a sofa or chair, so the woofer is top firing. Four self-adhesive rubber feet are included to provide a non-slip surface and to isolate the powered subwoofer from the floor, as well as provide space for the AC power cord and subwoofer cable to plug into the bottom of the enclosure.

  • Side Firing Dimensions: 7.0" (w) x 18.0625" (h) x 14.0" (d)
  • Front Firing Dimensions: 14.0" (w) x 18.0625" (h) x 7.0" (d)
  • Top Firing Dimensions: 17.625" (w) x 7.5" (h) x 14.0" (d)
Note: For optimum performance, place your subwoofer in a corner of the room on the same wall as your front channel speakers. Please note that room placement can have a dramatic effect on the performance of your powered subwoofer. Corner placement, as suggested above, will increase the amount of bass output, while placing the subwoofer along the middle of a wall, or out in the room will decrease the amount of bass output.

Jamo Studio 8 Series: The new Jamo Studio 8 series of loudspeakers and powered subwoofers has been engineered and designed to complement and seamlessly blend in today's modern environments and fashionable living spaces. Contemporary material and finish choices accentuate the clean, minimalist lines of this European design, while the compact cabinet architecture is an ideal solution for today's urban living environments.

Note: The Jamo Studio 8 series consists of Floorstanding loudspeakers (S805/S807/S809), bookshelf loudspeakers (S801/S803), center channel speakers (S81C/S83C), Dolby Atmos elevation speaker (S8ATM), and powered subwoofer (S808SW/S810SW).

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