The ASW is the most compact of all the ASW Series subwoofers. However, its powerful output belies its diminutive stature, and it can provide high-quality. Buy the compact and cute B&W ASW subwoofer from B&W online and in store now at Audio T!. Described as the most compact of the series subwoofers, I was wondering how well the B&W ASW would work with my reference.
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Compact and solidly built box which turns in a fast, lively and punchy delivery. There are also two EQ settings — usually nominally for music and movies — and low-pass filter frequency settings.
Against Limited by its size Will make complaining noises if overdriven.
With movies I gave it some Evan Almighty DVD and although it was less keen on the biblical deluge stuff, it made a better than fair fist at moments like sudden animal grunts. Small but beautifully formed Dinky this box may be, but there’s still a Watt amplifier inside this forward-firing, solidly made, sealed cabinet. In the right-sized room this could be a proper musical treat for buyers more interested in accuracy than hurting the cat. There are undoubtedly shortcomings where deep basslines are concerned, but if it’s a compact, solidly built box that you’re after, this remains a fine option.
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It’s a fine option. Our Verdict Compact and solidly built box which turns in a fast, lively and punchy delivery. Unsurprisingly, considering its provenance, this is also a rather natty-looking design, b&&w it comes complete with lots of tweaking potential.
Can this sub make a similarly strong impression?
For Fast, lively and punchy. For Astonishing grip and musical low-end control for one so small Beautifully made. I was worried that I really should go get a smaller system to test the asw60 against and that I was merely being both cruel and lazy, but I’ve ended up utterly astonished at just how capable a piece of kit this is.
It’s not unheard of for comparatively small boxes to pump out fairly large amounts of bass, but producing really low bass notes usually requires a large driver to move large amounts of air. Our Verdict Small but perfectly formed, this subwoofer will pleasantly exceed your expectations.
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I have never, ever heard an 8in woofer do what this did. So we’re interested to see how the ‘ fares. Rise of the Lycans provides plenty of opportunities for the sub to stretch its muscles, and the ASW turns in a fast, lively and punchy delivery.
Of course, something has to give at this entry-level price — and you don’t get any bone-grasping bass — but the lack of compromise in terms of sheer musicality and depth of bass extension is incredible. Now you would never order a woofer as dinky as this and a set of main speakers as mighty as the s, but as this beastie is made with equally-rugged components, right down to the Kevlar fibres impregnating the resin and paper pulp cone, I figured it’d be okay to give it a spin.
The rear asq608 are minor asww608 well thought out, with a choice of EQ curves preset by switches and the usual phase, gain and crossover point controls.
Sure enough, the relatively small driver does fall a little short compared with others when it comes to digging really deep. I ran through the 15Hz rumbles at the beginning of Gustav’s Mars, on the Telarc recording, and — stuff me with a kipper — this tiny thing created some actual room feeling, even underneath the mighty soundstage of the masterful series floorstanders.
Against Can’t dig really deep. The ASW is a fine choice of subwoofer if you’re really pushed for space.