"…the SubSonic sounds plenty deep, pumping out an incredibly
big sound for such a tiny box "
"Its response was articulate and quite nimble, a very musical
By Brian Hodge, excerpted from CE Tips,
Pinnacle Speakers SubSonic
Since its emergence in 1976, Pinnacle Speakers has earned a
reputation for quality and innovation, and the
SubSonic exemplifies both. Its
size/sound ratio is almost unreal. Minus its speaker grilles, the sturdy
brass isolation cones it perches on, and the heat radiating fins on the
control panel, the SubSonic is a compact cube measuring just 7.88 inches
per side. Yet it weights a cinder block-like 22 pounds.
Instead of using a single large woofer, the SubSonic employs a bipole
design, its sealed enclosure housing two 6.5-inch heavyweight fibercone
woofers that fire from opposite sides. Although it definitely heads to
the basement, because of its size it doesn't dig for bedrock: From a
high of 150 Hz, the frequency response bottoms at 28 Hz, with a
crossover range of 50 Hz to 150 Hz.
Even so, the SubSonic sounds plenty deep, pumping out an incredibly big
sound for such a tiny box. Its 350 Watts leave ample headroom, as well.
In setting an optimal volume blend, we usually had the level well below
maximum. Its response was articulate and quite nimble, a very musical
Further pluses: This sub has pass-through outputs for the main speakers.
Like the inputs, they're clips, rather then binding posts, but we're
impressed that they found room for them. When using the line-level
connection, you'll need to activate a dedicated crossover bypass switch
(presuming your receiver already has a low pass filter). The control
panel isolates the volume control knob near the top with the phase
switch slightly below it.
With Pinnacle's SubSonic, you can still get big, bold bass even if your
free floor space is almost nonexistent!