Is it worth it?
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I gave this 4 stars because of the high cost, but the sound is 5 stars! This efficient thumper digs down to 51 hz which means deep commanding bass. Is it worth almost 5 C-notes though? After all, you could instead buy a pair of AW-525's for the same price, which put out some darn good bass (I tried these speakers first and reviewed them). Subwoofers have huge popularity for two good reasons: Their large woofer size approaches absolute bottom in the frequency range. The other HUGE benefit is the crossover! I have the AW-650's which would satisfy 99% of the people's outdoor needs. I wondered how much difference this would add to it. The AW-800 has a crossover point at 150 hz. The lower you go in the frequency range, the more power it takes, as big bass is mostly about moving large quantities of air. The beauty is now my AW-650's are freed up from having to reproduce power-hungry low bass notes. They now put out remarkable midrange and treble quality that will rival your indoor system. If you have the money or just have to have that final push over the cliff, this subwoofer will make any outdoor speakers sound/perform better. Your next cookout/pool party will have your friends blown away by life-like Black Sabbath to Beethoven!