Tiny footprint...BIG sound
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Pros: super small footprint & shocking power for it's size. Cons: price a bit steep if not on sale, wish some controls were more accessible I recently purchased the Energy ESW-M6 as an addition to some Polk TSi-100 bookshelf speakers. I wanted a simple, but effective system for a turntable/CD player and have the Onkyo TX-8555 receiver pushing everything. I'll have to admit, I had great trepidation about this subwoofer's ability due to it's size, but this thing is performing as advertised!! It adds all the bass and depth that the Polk's don't have and the woofer itself is tiny!! My home is small, so space is a very important issue. I tried turning off the woofer to see the difference and the Polk's just sounded tinny without the Energy pumping the bass, so I felt justified in my "blind" purchase. Seriously, I was shocked by the sound coming out of this little guy. Now, if you're looking for earth-shattering lows, you're obviously going to be going with a larger model. If space is an issue and you just need solid, deep-enough bass to complement some bookshelf speakers go for it! Controls such as on/off and adjustments are on the back, so nearly impossible to get to depending on where you put it, but that's true of most woofers. Crutchfield had one of their great sales on this when I purchased, so I was fortunate, but even at regular price, the size to power ratio of this woofer is worth it!!