No home theater is complete without the rumbling, pull-you-into-the action effect of a subwoofer! Our OSD S-10 will get you there easily and inexpensively. This stand-alone sub includes a 10-inch driver and 120 Watts of power, so it's perfect for medium to smaller size home theater rooms (300 square feet or so). (For larger rooms, check out the S-12.). In addition to home theaters and listening rooms, some customers use the S-10 sub to add bass to their satellite or two-channel systems.
Installation Ability: Novice Just about anyone can hook up the S-10. It connects to the line level subwoofer output (variable) or LFE output (fixed) on your audio/video receiver and since it includes a built-in amp, there are no additional power requirements to worry about. The S-10 has a relatively small footprint and won't take up much space. Just keep in mind that powered subwoofers are darn heavy; the S-10 is almost 30 pounds so be careful when lifting.
What do you mean by down-firing sub? The S-10 uses a down-firing design, which means the speaker is mounted at the bottom of the cabinet firing down into the floor. The bass distribution of this design is typically more equal and precise than front-firing subwoofers, but down-firing subs work best when firing into hard wood floors or hard surfaces. If you have carpets, you may want to cut a piece of wood and place directly under the subwoofer's feet. Zoom into the pictures and you'll see that the S-10 has a front firing tuned 3-inch port. The down firing, front tuned port design allows the sub cabinet to be smaller, more efficient and ultimately a better bang for your buck!