Pinnacle Baby Boomer ($850)
Another small-box, twin-driver sub sporting a powerhouse amp.
What's in the Box?
• Cabinet design sealed
• Finish flat black vinyl
• Driver size 8 inches (two)
• Rated Power 600 watts
• Controls variable 50- to 150-Hz low-pass crossover, crossover bypass, level, phase switch, auto-on
• Warranty 7 years parts and labor, 2 years amplifier
How Big Is It?
• Dimensions (WxHxD) 11 1/2 x 10 x 11 inches
• Volume 3/4 cubic foot
• Footprint 7/8 square foot
• Weight 30 pounds
Ins & Outs
• line-level input
• speaker-level input and output
How Low Does It Go?
• Bass limit 20 Hz at 74 dB SPL
This is astonishing performance for a sub that measures less than a cubic foot.
How Big the Bang?
•Average SPL from 25 to 62 Hz 93.2 dB
• Maximum SPL 104 dB at 62 Hz
• Dollars per dB $9.10
The Baby Boomer's peak SPLs and their distribution over its frequency range were below average.
The Bottom Line
The Baby Boomer had excellent extension, but like many super-small subs, its output diminished quickly at lower frequencies. Its extended upper range, however, means that the Pinnacle could be a good match for many satellite speakers.
Manufacturer Pinnacle Speakers, www.pinnaclespeakers.com, 800-346-2863
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