Although originally designed as the bass section for a new statement-level speaker the SUB NINE proved to be an outstanding solution as a stand alone stereo sub pair mated with the Model 7 statement floor standing loudspeaker or any high quality speaker. Each sub enclosure features a 13" downward-firing, slot-loaded woofer with a patented cellulose-fiber/foam cone and 400-watt amplifier. These mono subs feature in room-specific adjustments including 11-bands of equalization and an adjustable Q. This means that your system will be specifically tailored to the unique bass response of your listening room and with contour and level controls can sit in a wide variety of locations within the listening space.
The new SUB THREE builds on the years of technology featured in the 2WQ but with increased performance with a power factor correct switch mode power supply to a more powerful 325-watt internal amplifier and an upgrade from stamped steel to cast aluminum baskets on the three 8-inch drivers. For the first time at this price, the SUB THREE also incorporates one of Vandersteen's most innovative and enduring technologies- 11-band room EQ for perfect bass in virtually any room. This technology originated with Vandersteen's Model 5 and today is employed in the flagship Model Seven Mk II ($62k/pr.) and reference SUB NINE powered subwoofers ($19,900/pr.). Over time this crucial technology has been employed in Vandersteen's powered 5A and Model 5A Carbon ($31,300/pr.), but before the SUB THREE, the least expensive path to Vandersteen room EQ is the Quatro Wood CT at $14,600/pr. Vandersteen's legendary powered-bass with room EQ is now more accessible than ever.
Vandersteen Model V2W subwoofer augments the deep bass response of a home theater speaker system with a dedicated subwoofer output. It provides the power, dynamics and low-frequency detail required for superlative reproduction of both music and film. In addition to assuming the responsibility for deep bass reproduction, these subwoofers dramatically improve the mid-bass and midrange response of any speaker system. It couples advanced materials, construction and design with innovative technology in a system that is always true to the emotion and content of the original sonic source.