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Cadence Sound CSX15 Mark II Subwoofer Review
In tough economic times, shoppers are always looking for a good deal. Enter the Cadence CSX15 MKII. This brawny subwoofer tips the scales at a hefty 88lbs and packs a 15″ driver in a computer tuned slot ported enclosure with a 300 watt rms rated amplifier. All of this hardware carries an MSRP of just $499. The fit and finish is as quality as any other subwoofer we have seen in this price range. Listening to the CSX15 MKII’s contribution with various music and movie selections proved that it did have a bite to match its bark and that plenty of headroom was on tap to get very loud as one would sort of infer going in from the 15″ driver and vented enclosure. However extended movie watching sessions and outdoor measurements soon revealed a fly in the ointment. We found that the CSX15 MKII was caused considerable distress at times by deep bass frequencies which adversely affected its ability to powerfully anchor the LFE channel as part of a high performance home theater. Read the full review to find out why. MSRP: $499 →
( out of 5) Value
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- Nice fit and finish
- Very limited deep bass extension
- Protection circuits not optimized/Can be overdriven