XS30se

Power Sound Audio

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The XS30se delivers a potent combination of extreme extension while reproducing violent mid and upper bass “slam”. The 800W amplifier and new Power X drivers are engineered to produce a superior transient response while enveloping the listener in a realistic sound field. The highly rigid enclosure allows the XS30se to remain acoustically inert even while producing bass levels that will leave your home shuddering. The XS30se strikes the perfect engineering balance between remarkable performance and contemporary styling.

 

Features

  • Proprietary, 15" high excursion drivers assembled in the USA
  • Patented digital hybrid PS BASH® 800W amplifier with DSP control
  • Highly durable, satin black textured and real wood veneered cabinets made in the USA
  • 19Hz-200Hz +/-3dB (9Hz-14Hz typical in-room extension)

CEA-2010 Ratings 

  • Ultra-low bass (20-31.5 Hz): 117.5dB
  • Low bass (40-63Hz): 129.3dB
*Subtract 9dB for an equivalent RMS 2m ground plane measurement distance.

Product Comparison

Shipping

  • Includes shipping to continental USA
  • Package Information
    • Shipment dimensions: Subwoofer 27" x 23" x 28", Grills 24" x 20" x 6"
    • Shipment Weight: Subwoofer 127lbs, Grills 17lbs
    • Carrier: FedEx Ground (Shipment contains two packages)

Drivers

  • Power Sound Audio proprietary 15” driver
  • High excursion capabilities (2" peak to peak)
  • Extended and vented pole geometry
  • Vented back plate to maximize air flow
  • Double stacked 80oz. ferrite magnets
  • Extremely linear and dynamic motor system
  • Highly treated, Kevlar-reinforced rigid paper cone body
  • Paper dust cap with acrylic coating
  • Epoxy reinforced cone neck/apex joint
  • Concentric foam surround, treated for longevity
  • Die-cast, twelve spoke, rigid aluminum frame with under spider cooling vents
  • Three inch diameter, four layer copper voice coil wound on a rigid multi-layer aluminum former with Kapton heat shielding
  • Fatigue limiting designed, silver alloy lead wires
  • Single poly cotton semi-progressive, high excursion spider
  • Assembled in the USA

Amplifier Specifications

  
  • Amplifier Power: 800W RMS (continuous), 2400W Peak (dynamic)
  • Amplifier Topology: PS BASH® - Patented hybrid amplifier uses best of Class D and Class AB
  • Precision analog control through DSP (digital signal processing)
  • Inputs: Left (LFE) and Right RCA connections
  • 0o to 180o Continuous Phase Control
  • 40Hz-150Hz/LFE Variable Crossover
  • Off/Auto/On Selector
  • Voltage: 100-120V/220-240V~50/60Hz (6.3A) with auto-switching
  • Stand-By Power: Less than 1W
  • Temperature sensing protection
  • Driver voltage monitoring with DC offset protection
  • Driver current monitoring with overload, short circuit, and load protection.
  • Primary voltage monitoring to control dynamic and average power limits
  • Soft limiting protection
  • Frequency dependent compressors
  • Energy Star compliant

Enclosure

  • Sealed enclosure
  • Front and rear firing drivers
  • Super durable, satin black textured finish and real wood veneers
  • Precision machined CNC panels for perfect fit of all components
  • Rigid MDF baffles
  • Dimensions (D x W x H): 23.5” x 18” x 22.5” (includes grills)
  • Weight: 122lbs (includes grills)
  • Made in the USA

Finish Options

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Satin Black Texture

Cordovan Cherry (2 weeks)

Black Ash (2 weeks)

American Cherry (2 weeks)

Espresso (2 weeks)

 

Due to the variances in video monitors, the wood veneer photographs are a close, but not an exact representation of our finished products. Differences in color, grain, appearance and texture are inherent in all natural woodwork, and should be expected. These differences are not classified as manufacturing defects, and will not be accepted as valid reasons for Power Sound Audio to reimburse return shipping costs of a product within our 30 Day Risk Free Trial Period.

Owner's Manual

     Power X Owner's Manual

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

* 2 meter ground plane (1/3 Octave smoothing)

LONG TERM OUTPUT COMPRESSION

IN ROOM VS GROUND PLANE

* The two curves in the graph depict the difference between a simulated in-room response and the measured ground plane response. The XS30 experiences a shallow 10dB/octave roll-off starting at 30Hz when measured in a ground plane (quasi-anechoic) environment. Once the XS30 is placed in a medium to large sized room, true extension to 9Hz-14Hz is typical. This boost in low end output is due to the phenomenon known as "room gain".
Check out the XS30se review Chris Heinonen did for Reference Home Theater. Please click the Reference Home Theater logo to read the entire review.
"Just to see what the XS30se is capable of, I put the volume to max with it situated only two feet away from me. This was a bad idea. Not because it drove the XS30se too hard, but because I could not take it. In my 2,400 cubic foot listening room the XS30se is capable of pressuring my eardrums. That is something that has never happened in the past, even with $10,000 worth of subwoofers."



Todd Anderson gives his first impressions along with a detailed review of his dual XS30 setup. Please click the Home Theater Shack logo to read the entire review.
"HOW DO THEY SOUND," you ask? Let's just say this: Incredible."
"What I’ve found through my hours of movie watching is an extremely even, tight, and smooth bass. It’s not localized or one sided in it’s presentation - not in the slightest bit."


Dave Upton, in his recent review of the XS30, has claimed it as "one of the finest values available in home theater today." Please click on the Home Theater Forum logo to read the review.
 
"I listened to these albums for close to two hours and was thoroughly impressed by the articulation and natural sound of the XS30."
"Overall, the XS30 delivered usable response down to the mid teens with clear, powerful and heavily visceral bass reproduction. Once I had it dialed in, the results were astounding."


FINALLY got my XS30 hooked up & calibrated! Rest of system is: PSB Synchrony Ones, PSB Synchrony One Center, PSB Synchrony two's for surrounds. My previous sub for last 8 years was another creation of yours, an SVS 20-39 PC+. Marantz AV8801 pre/pro - (also new!), B&K Ref. 200.7 amp. Room approx. 3000 CF. I calibrated with XT32, had all "the usual suspects" bass demo blu-rays lined up ready to go.....One problem: I said to myself "I'll just check it out with some music for a few minutes to make sure everything is working" I sat there for 4 hours, amazed at how clean & tight the XS30 was! I dug out DVD-A's & SACD's, and it was better than hearing them for the first time.

When I finally got around to the blu-rays, it was more of the same. The way the XS30 just underpinned everything was astonishing. I'm 54 years old & have been interested in audio & video since I was 12. I have had a few components come through my hands that haven't been worth the money; many more that I thought were a good value for the money spent - and a precious few that returned much more enjoyment than the purchase price I had paid - with the XS30 topping this last category.

Be well, and please continue to amaze us!!!!

Patrick (June 22, 2013)

Thank you for the incredible subwoofer!

I had no idea a sub could sound this good.

My wife "approved" the purchase within 15 minutes of the first movie. She typically doesn't prefer the 5.1 audio "extra sound" while watching TV. Well, the audio has been used a lot more since adding the XS30. She explained the sound as much more natural. Your product description is so true "realistic sound field".

Kevin (February 12, 2014)

I'm sure you already know that, but I have to say it over- I've never had so much enjoyment from a sub before.

It's the first time I've ever feared for the structural integrity of my home (and we've been here for a few sizable earthquakes).

The XS30 was pretty easy to setup for such a beast, and it integrated beautifully with my Klipsch RF82iis. It absolutely pressurizes the room to the point of discomfort when it needs to, but reproduces music surprisingly well. No buyers remorse here at ALL.

Thank you so much for building such a piece of joyful furniture.

Matt (July 1, 2014)