Audioholics Reviews the Bravus 10D Subwoofer, March 2010
Posted on 5/25/2012
<strong><em>The Aperion Bravus 10D is the "HD" component of this home theater speaker system.</em></strong>
<strong>Performance Rating: 4 out of 5
Value Rating: 4 out of 5</strong>
The Aperion Bravus 10D integrates well with low to medium efficiency speakers and never sounds boomy. No matter how hard I drove it, it didn't bottom out or falter. Aperion Audio has done their homework by employing good driver design in a small enclose that limits the maximum excursion the drivers can reach ensuring they won't bottom or stress when driven to maximum output.
The Aperion Bravus 10D is an attractive, potent little subwoofer at a reasonable price. It certainly doesn't have the output and extension of its larger peers but that's a tradeoff one must live with if they want a small box to better blend into their room décor. In that aspect the Bravus 10D is all aces.
While the Bravus 10D has impressive output for its size, I'd recommend it for small to medium sized rooms (< 2500ft^3). I'd personally recommend saving your dollars to purchase a second 10D which if strategically placed in the room provide the output of a single larger subwoofer, with smoother bass response for your entire listening area. After hearing dual subwoofers properly set up in a theater room you will find you can never go back to a single subwoofer system. Given the diminutive size of the 10D, it would be very easy to place two of these in most family rooms without drawing much attention to them. There should be no excuses for NOT setting up dual subs in your theater room. Aperion Audio makes this very easy for you with their small, potent Bravus offerings.
<em>- Gene DellaSala, Audioholics, March 2010</em>
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