Best 8 and 15 inch subwoofer

What is a home theater without a dedicated bass module, and what is a compact Hi-Fi home system without solid bass support? Well, to help you choose and buy a best 8 and 15 inch subwoofer in this year, our new ranking of the most important subwoofer models on the market today. Meet the top ten best subwoofers as of 2022. Pay attention to their design – many subwoofers no longer look like black boxes.


Mission MS-400

Mission MS-400
Mission MS-400

The brand new Mission MS-400 is a star in the sky for its value for money and sound quality. 215W of built-in digital amplification power is more than enough for even a larger than average room, and the brand’s energetic sound presentation will make your feet dance on their own. Definitely one of the best models of this season.

Mission MS-400 Specifications

  • Description/Format Active Dynamic-Drive IB subwoofer system
  • Drive Units 1*(10″) 250mm cone long-throw
  • Frequency Response 35 – 120Hz (±3dB)
  • Amplifier Power Output 215W
  • Line Input Sensitivity 200mv for maximum output
  • Crossover Range 30-120Hz
  • Inputs Stereo Line In (2 x RCA Phono)
  • Mono (LFE) Line In (RCA Phono)
  • Input Impedance Line In: 10k Ohms
  • LFE: 5k Ohms

Price – about 650$

Acoustic Energy Aelite Sub

Acoustic Energy Aelite Sub
Acoustic Energy Aelite Sub

Already 200 watts of built-in amplification, fast and clear sound, so characteristic of Acoustic Energy – Aelite Sub is really surprising, and doubly pleasant when you find out the cost of the device. The closed cabinet guarantees excellent resolution and bass punch. Indeed, for such a quality they used to ask for a much larger amount – progress is sweeping the planet. Definitely suitable for fans of the English school of sound delivery, as well as for everyone who appreciates a balanced low frequency range. An excellent choice for this money.

Acoustic Energy Aelite Sub Specifications

  • Amplifier 200 watt RMS into 8 ohm
  • Unit One front facing 220mm pulp cone unit
  • S/N ratio >75 dB
  • Crossover frequency range 35-180 Hz
  • Connections Line level gold-plated RCA phono jacks 8 way binding posts.
  • Cabinet Real wood veneered sealed enclosure. 15 mm MDF wall. Full circumferential brace. High power, low turbulence, ground firing bass reflex port. 80 mm MDF front baffle.
  • Remote control Infra-red, volume level and crossover frequency controls
  • Weight (excl. packaging) 23kg
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 488 x 369 x 365 mm

Price – about 315$

Dali SUB E-12 F

Dali SUB E-12 F
Dali SUB E-12 F

Dali’s ultra-modern solution is a full-format 12″ aluminum cone driver with a long gap magnet system and a four-layer voice coil, which can seriously pump a large room. A solid cabinet and excellent decoupling from the floor. The sound is also impressive – even the most sophisticated music lover cannot find fault with it in the indicated price segment. A subwoofer that will not leave anyone indifferent. Definitely one of the best 12″ subwoofers available today. This is the average speaker size in our selection of the best 8 and 15 inch subwoofers, but leaves no chance for models with a large speaker radius.

Dali SUB E-12 F Specifications

  • Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 28 – 190
  • Maximum SPL [dB] 112
  • Crossover Frequency [Hz] 40 – 120
  • Low frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 12″ long stroke
  • Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type Polymere Aluminimum
  • Enclosure type Bass Reflex
  • Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 36.0
  • Max. Amplifier Power Output [RMS watt] 220
  • Continous IEC Power Output [RMS watt] 170
  • Input Impedance [ohms] 25k
  • Connection Input:
    Mono Line Level (LFE)
    Stereo Line Level (low pass filtered)
  • Max. Power Consumption [W] 250
  • Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm] 370 x 340 x 380

Price – about 800$

Morel SoundSub PSW10

Morel SoundSub PSW10

The Morel SoundSub PSW10 spherical subwoofer is aimed at medium-sized halls – it provides chic velvety sound on an area of ​​up to 25 square meters. Extremely low distortion, great looks – this model that clearly shows that the bass module may not look like just a black box. A worthy example of a quality product this season.

Morel SoundSub PSW10 Specifications

  • Type of instalation – floor
  • Type – active
  • Acoustic design – closed type
  • Power 200 W
  • Frequency range 25 – 160 Hz
  • Speaker diameter 254 mm
  • Inputs RCA (LFE)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD) 44.3x37x25.4 cm
  • Weight 15 kg

Price – about 990$



REL T9x is no longer equipped with a digital amplifier, but a full AB-class transistor amplifier with up to 300W of power. The proprietary FibreAlloy driver is complemented by a floor-mounted passive radiator, and it looks and sounds supremely musical. The price is reasonable too, but REL T9x is worth every penny. A great choice in 2022.

REL T9x Specifications

  • TYPE Front-firing active driver, down-firing passive
  • ACTIVE DRIVER SIZE & MATERIAL 10 in. FibreAlloy™, 254mm long-throw, inverted alloy dust cap, steel chassis
  • PASSIVE RADIATOR SIZE & MATERIAL 10 in., 254mm long throw, inverted dust cap
  • INPUT CONNECTORS High Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level single RCA, LFE RCA
  • POWER OUTPUT 300 watts (RMS)
  • WIRELESS CAPABILITY Arrow (Optional), Zero Compression Single Large Scale Integrated Chip
  • NET WEIGHT 45.5 lbs. (20.6 kg)
  • Dimensions 14.5 x 13.4 x 15.5 in., (370 x 340 x 393 mm)
  • FINISH High Gloss Black, High Gloss White, 5 coats

Price – about 1400$

Paradigm Seismic 110

Paradigm Seismic 110
Paradigm Seismic 110

This is what the new generation of subwoofers looks like. In a 34x30x32cm chassis, Paradigm engineers packed an amplification with an incredible 1,700 watts of peak power! As a result, Paradigm Seismic 110 pumps from 17Hz and makes your hair stand on end. An amazing model that honestly deserves fifth place in our selection.

Paradigm Seismic 110 Specifications

  • DESIGNSingle high-excursion driver, sealed enclosure, patented built-in Ultra-Class-D™ power amplifier, USB port
  • AMPLIFIER1,700 watts Dynamic Peak / 850 watts RMS
  • AMPLIFIER FEATURESAuto-On / Off, Trigger On / Off, soft clipping, electrical shorting protection, thermal protection
  • ROOM CORRECTIONAnthem Room Correction (ARC®) (sold separately)
    254-mm (10 in) high-excursion mineral-filled co-polymer polypropylene cone with RCR™ resonance-control ribbing on underside, FEA-optimized overmolded, inverted Santoprene® surround, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) diameter split voice-coil construction (60-mm coil lengths), dual Nomex® spiders, high-temperature Apical™ formers, dual 12-mm-thick top plates, 10-lb (4.5 kg) triple ceramic (hard ferrite) magnet structure, AVS™ die-cast heatsink chassis
  • IMPEDANCERCA: 10k ohms; XLR: 20k ohms
  • LOW PASS FILTER FREQUENCYVariable 35 Hz – 150 Hz; Bypass Option
  • DIMENSIONS – 13.5″ × 13.75″ × 12.5625″ (34.3cm × 34.9cm × 31.9cm)

Price – about 1,899$

SVS 3000 Micro

SVS 3000 Micro
SVS 3000 Micro

Another modern model from the respectable company SVS. The SVS 3000 Micro subwoofer, like the device described above, is made in a very tiny case (28x26x27cm), has a 2500W peak amplification and plays from 23Hz (It would be unfair to rank this subwoofer among the best 8 and 15 inch subwoofers since it has two 8 inch drivers, probably more suitable for 16 inch). Well, this is exactly what the bass module of the 21st century should look like – it is especially pleasant that the company’s developers really did their best. The sound of the device is exceptionally musical and spectacular. Deservedly one of the best 8 inch subwoofers of 2022.

SVS 3000 Micro Specifications

  • Subwoofer Type Active
  • Enclosure Type Sealed
  • Amplifier Power Rating 800 W RMS 2500 W Peak
  • Drivers 2 x 8″ / 20.3 cm (Side-Firing)
  • Frequency Response 23 to 240 Hz (±3 dB)
  • Amplifier Class Class-D
  • Connectivity 1 x RCA Input (Audio/LFE) 1 x RCA Output (Audio) 1 x USB Type-A Input (Wireless) 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Input (12 V Trigger)
  • Input Impedance RCA: 16 Kilohms
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • Dimensions 10.9 x 11.7 x 10.7″ / 278 x 297 x 271 mm (with Grille)
  • Weight 22.5 lb / 10.2 kg

Price – about 899$

MJ Acoustics Kensington

MJ Acoustics Kensington
MJ Acoustics Kensington

Full-format dual-driver chassis, 550W of traditional amplification and a stunning 10Hz bass. MJ Acoustics Kensington is worth hearing at least once. Just be careful, after that, you will probably really want to buy this model. A well-deserved model in our selection, it is simply impossible to imagine 2022 without this subwoofer.

MJ Acoustics Kensington Specifications

  • Interfaces line input x2 line output
  • Type outdoor, active
  • LF-emitter 2x 250 mm
  • Type emitters dynamic
  • Housing material MDF
  • Maximum power 550 W
  • The frequency range 10-200 Hz
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 280x691x280 mm

Price – £2,800.00

Cabasse The Pearl Sub

Cabasse The Pearl Sub
Cabasse The Pearl Sub

Cabasse The Pearl Sub was designed to work in place of the Cabasse iO3, Riga 2 and Baltic 5 speakers – there’s a separate built-in amplifier for them. To this day, however, its 1,000 watts of onboard power, great looks and traditional high definition bass will impress even the most discerning audiophile. One of the best subwoofers on the market today and for years to come.

Cabasse The Pearl Sub Specifications

  • 100 dB mono 112 dB peak
  • 14 – 180 Hz
  • Woofer 25 cm HELD
  • Amplification:
    Left channel: 300 W RMS / 600 W peak
    Right channel : 300 W RMS / 600 W peak
    Bass: 1000 W RMS / 2000 W peak
  • Ethernet – WiFi – Bluetooth – USB
  • SPDIF Optical – RCA Analog
  • Automatic calibration
  • DAC 768 kHz / 32 bits
  • Hi-Res Multi-room
  • Dimensions: 338 x 320 x 368 mm

Price – 3,799$

Velodyne DD-18+

Velodyne DD-18+
Velodyne DD-18+

Yes, this model does not fit into the best 8 and 15 inch subwoofers of 2022 due to its driver size, but without it we cannot imagine the world of subwoofers today. Velodyne DD-18+ is truly the top of the pyramid. A huge 18” driver works wonders, THX Ultra2 certification confirms the seriousness of the design, and DSP from Texas Instruments and a room correction system with a measuring microphone make it easy to fit this mastodon into any hall. Truly an ultimate solution.

Velodyne DD-18+ Specifications

  • Design: Powered Subwoofer; Servo-Feedback, Sealed Enclosure
  • Driver: 18″
  • Power: 1,250 Watts RMS, 3,000 Watts Peak, Class D
  • MFR: 14.4 Hz – 120 Hz ± 3 dB
  • THD: < 1%
  • Inputs: Line-level (XLR and RCA), USB (for Microphone), RS-232
  • Outputs: Line-Level (XLR and RCA), Thru Output (No High or Low-Pass Applied), High-Pass, Ethernet, S-Video, RS-232
  • Low-Pass: 40 Hz – 199 Hz; High-Pass 80 Hz or 100 Hz @ 6 dB/Octave
  • Dimensions: 22.7″ H x 20.7″ W x 25.6″ D
  • Weight: 142 Pounds
  • Finishes: Dark Cherry Veneer or Gloss Piano Black

Price – 5,999$

We also invite you to check out our selection of the best bookshelf speakers of 2022.