I bought this with the SS-F7000 mains and am very happy with the combination. The amp is no longer being produced but is only a year out of production. STR-DH 520. Nearly a 1000 watt am over 7.1 channels. This sub paired with the mains above is perfect.
first of all i would like to thank sony for providing people with limited money to purchase a surprisingly great subwoofer. i have a sony str-de945 receiver, sony ss-f7000 for mains and sony sa-w2500. this system sounds great! i really think sony hit the mark with this one. in the past sony has made some trash dont get me wrong but here latelly they have surprised me. i would reccomend this sub to anyone. i am thinking of picking another sony sa-w2500 up since the receiver has 2 sub outputs.
I connected the unit to my sounbar,and I was surprised at the the sound quality,and deep thundering bass for a 60watt unit of this type! I have to say It sounds realy good on my movies, but I have to set the bass volume level dial at about 3/4.because it fludders a little bit on MAX.but for the small living earea I have I can adjust every thing to sound good! you can make good sound if you do it right! In all I'm pleased with the unit for the price,and good movie sound !you don't always need a lot of WATTS to make good sound quality. It's how you do it ,and match every thing together!to make good sound,and performace..ME LIKE!
I just hooked up this subwoofer to another manufacturers sound bar and am extremely pleased. The entire dynamic of the sound is changed by reproducing the low frequencies. First I played a DVD movie and then a BD of a live concert and was completely blown away. Sony hit it out of the park with this one and the value is unbelievable.
I purchased this sub woofer because I found that my sound bar didn't have the bass that was needed to get the full dynamic audio range that I needed to accomendate my hearing loss. I watch "Las Vegas" and anyone who watches that show knows how deep Ed's voice is. With my hearing loss, I had to strain and missed out on most of his dialogue. Not any more with this sub woofer. I have the volume set right in the middle and everything is perfect. I'm know that there are better and more expensive sub woofers out there but I can't see any reason to spend the extra cash unless you need more features.
I added this unit to my home surround sound system. This thing will rattle the windows! Pure bass with no distortion, at least at the levels I have used it. Frequency cut-out is selectable, and the unit is self powered. Great sound for the price!
After "enjoying" life without a subwoofer for 24 years I finally broke down and bought one last fall. My choice was Sony's SA-W2500 Powered Subwoofer. I did some online research and read the reviews for a number of subwoofers. Buying this subwoofer was in all honesty a leap of faith based on a number of positive reviews. This purchase has had a profound effect on the performance of all of my home audio and video components. This subwoofer reproduces all of the pounding lows that most speakers just will not produce. If you want to help all of your music playback, digital cable content output, and movie playback sound rich and achieve a higher level of audio fidelity, purchase this subwoofer. If your system doesn't have a subwoofer, this one is a high performing, low cost choice.
I have had one of these for over two years, and I have it connected to the $99 Sony shelf system. Together they provide sound for our main TV in the living room. Regular TV, movies, and concert DVD's all sound very good. I could not be happier with this product.