Anyone purchase/demo B&W DB1 Subwoofer?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Aliixer, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Aliixer Audioholic

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    I was curious to know anybody out there that may have opinions on the new B&W Subwoofer called the DB1?

    Description Active balanced-drive closed-box subwoofer system
    Drive units 2x Ø300mm (12 in) Rohacell® cone long-throw
    Frequency range -6dB at 15Hz and 250Hz
    Frequency response ±3dB 17Hz - 145Hz
    Amplifier
    Power output: 1000W
    Rated power consumption: 150W
    Standby power Consumption: <1W
    Input impedance: 15kΩ
    Signal / noise: >100dB
    Functions: 5 Presets
    Input sensitivity
    Gain
    Low-pass filter
    Graphic equalisation
    Room compensation
    Auto on/standby
    Trigger on/standby
    Trigger preset switching
    RS-232 automation control
    Inputs: Stereo Line In (2x RCA Phono)
    Mono (LFE) Line In (RCA Phono)
    Mono (LFE) Line In (XLR balanced)
    Dimensions
    Height: 490mm (19.3 in) not including feet
    Width: 460mm (18.1 in) including grilles
    Depth: 410mm (16.2 in) including controls
    Net weight 44kg (97 lb)
    Cabinet finish Gloss Black
    Cherrywood
    Rosenut
    Grille Black cloth

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  2. Aliixer Audioholic

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    Additional picture

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  3. Warpdrv Audioholic Ninja

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    The design is good (Dual Opposed 12" Drivers ) and it looks really nice, but IMO for a list price of $4500, you would be nuts to buy a sub like that...

    There are far better products out there for the money, in fact I just built 3 subs that will each individually blow 3- 4 of those combined out of the water for @ $4k a piece... Link

    My suggestion is you save some money and take a look at a Seaton Submersive, which are beautiful - come with the same design - but have Dual 15" drivers for 1/2 the price as the B&W.

    See here for information about the Submersive...
    http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post?id=4292198#1

    Full Disclosure:
    I generally will build my own subs, but I have a JL F112 in my bedroom and I am replacing it with the Submersive. I have seen the Submersive and heard/felt them in action, no question it is a top quality product. Its an extremely musical sub that doubles as a great Home Theater deep bass sub...

    You can find more user feedback and info here
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  4. rnatalli Audioholic Ninja

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    I agree with Warp. I would take 2 Submersives over that B&W.
  5. its phillip Audioholic Ninja

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    definitely.

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