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At even moderate volume, these speakers sing.
on February 18, 2015
Here's the deal...I am not into rap or heavy bass. So, why did I go with Cerwin Vega XLS-215s, the biggest bass speakers? Simple, I like my movies and music at moderate levels, but when there is an explosion or a loud passage, I want to move some air. I want "omph", if that is an 'audiophile' term. :-)
Reviews by professionals state the speakers are actually a great value for those seeking serious music listening results. I wanted speakers that would dive down to the lower end of the sound spectrum and not disappear. I wanted speakers that did not artificially produce the bass, as Bose does, for my basement (and that is not a slight against Bose. They do a great job with a low-profile system).
And the results have been wonderful. It reminded me of my college days when speakers had huge woofers and, as I said, moved some air. Those are the pros of this system. I am using these with the dual 6 inch XLS center.
As for the cons, you must be aware the speakers are huge. Two 15 inch woofers need some space. and the speakers weigh about 118 pounds each. So, for a home theater or man cave, or a big room, they are great. For a smaller room? I would go for the other smaller speakers in the Cerwin Vega XLS series. They have choices that 'move air' and have 'omph' but are lower in profile.
I hope this review was helpful and welcome comments.