"Best Home Theater Subwoofer" - EISA Awards, Berlin
"Certified and Recommended" - Sound & Vision Magazine
Powerful, True-to-Life Low Bass Reproduction
Trust PSB for powerful, true-to-life low bass reproduction that will super-energize movies and music. The PSB SubSeries 500 subwoofer will provide you the flattest possible frequency response, full bass extension, low distortion and high output.
The SubSeries 500 won "Best Home Theater Subwoofer" honors at the EISA Awards in Berlin. "It is not just a fantastic addition to any home theatre system but the ideal solution to reinforce your high quality hi-fi system, too."
The SubSeries 500 sounded "exceptionally powerful on movie soundtracks," reports Brent Butterworth in the December 2009 issue of Sound & Vision magazine. "It gave that sense of air being ripped apart that’s essential for realistic action-movie sound." Sound & Vision awarded the PSB its "Certified and Recommended" status.
Impressive Driver and Amplifier Complement
For huge bass performance, the 500 boasts a long-throw 12" woven fiberglass cone driver with rubber surround, 2" voice coil, and 80 oz. magnet. The built-in Class H power amplifier uses a discrete design with MOSFET devices. This powerful amp delivers 500 watts continuous power, 750 watts dynamic power, and a dynamic peak of a huge 1500 watts.
LFE Input Adds Extra Realism
LFE stands for Low Frequency Effects. Dolby Digital and DTS encoded DVDs include a special ".1" channel that includes additional low frequency information for effects. This 20 to 120 Hz bass information, with 115 dB of dynamic range, adds excitement and realism to a movie soundtrack. So the LFE input is a great feature for making sure you get the full movie house experience while enjoying DVDs.
The rear inputs allow easy connection with all types of receivers or other audio components. The adjustable phase control and crossover help you tailor the sound to integrate with the rest of your system.
Front panel controls include Volume, Crossover, Phase, Auto On-Off, and LFE Input. Auto sensing circuitry takes the 300 out of standby mode when it detects a musical signal.