Updated March 13, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Studio Subwoofers

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2017. Whether you're a professional music producer looking for high quality playback and monitoring, a die-hard gaming fanatic, or someone who wants to get the most out of their home theater setup, you'll need one of these powerful studio subwoofers. They are designed to leverage superior low-end frequency response, while also delivering rich, crystal clear bass. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best studio subwoofer on Amazon.

10. Seismic Audio Baby-Tremor

9. Samson MediaOne 10S

8. JBL LSR310S

7. Mackie MRS10

6. Yamaha HS8

5. PreSonus Temblor T10

4. Neumann KH 750

3. Rockville APM10

2. Adam Audio Sub8

1. KRK 12SHO

Editor's Notes

March 09, 2019:

If you've decided that your home studio or professional control room would benefit from a standalone subwoofer, there are a few directions in which you could go. No matter your budget or focus, it's important to remember that in smaller rooms (as studios usually are) and in precision-related endeavors (as recording usually is), quality of sound beats out quantity of sound any day. So you're not really looking for volume here, as you'll be spending most of your mixing time just a couple feet away from the sub, or less. With that said, the KRK, and also the relatively fresh Neumann, are a couple of the most accurate and low-reaching units you'll find, though they are definitely priced on the high end. The Adam8 is a bit less well-known, but it's a good way to ensure your sub-bass is legitimate throughout the production process, without breaking the bank. The Mackie, JBL, and Yamaha are all fantastic entry-level options, and their brands are all very much associated with reliability and long lifespans. The Seismic is remarkably durable, and a good choice if you'll be lugging it around to gigs or public events, while the Samson is a multipurpose unit that's mostly made to stay in one place. If you're looking for an especially affordable option, but don't want to sacrifice on accuracy, and want to absolutely avoid distortion, it's awfully hard to beat the Rockville, in terms of bang for the buck.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on March 13, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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