Quantcast

Rocket - an SVS alternative..

Ettepet

Novice Member
For people who think that SVS is the only cheaper option to get a high quality subwoofer, this might be of interest:

Rocket Loudspeakers UFW-10 Subwoofer

This subwoofer goes less deep, and plays a bit less loud than what SVS offers, but:

- it offers high WAF (!)
- it's very small (33cm^3, or 13inch^3)
- it is cheap ($599, without transport)
- it's fast and musical (according to this reviewer for music it performs equally well as a PB2+!)
- it has a parametric equalizer

This is one impressive sub! :cool:

Just like SVS they ship world-wide, which will be cheaper considering it weighs less and is much smaller. A bigger model (dual-12inch, around $1500) has been announced, coming to the market later in the year.
 

Daneel

Active Member
It looks great for the money (a tad under £500 atm I would estimate), particularly for music but as many people buy a sub for movies I think the limited extension will prove important.

"Disc after disc, down to 25 Hz, the UFW-10 was the match for the PB2+, I have also had the Velodyne FSR-18 in the same room, for music, I will take the UFW-10 over the Velodyne. "
 

Ian J

Banned
Originally posted by Ettepet
For people who think that SVS is the only cheaper option to get a high quality subwoofer, this might be of interest:
I don't think that anyone thinks that SVS is the only cost effective option as HSU springs immediately to mind as well as Rocket and I am sure that there are others out there.

Both HSU and Rocket have an enthusiastic fan base on American forums as does SVS but the latter has the distinct advantage of a growing knowledgebase in UK now as well.

If anyone wants to be a guinea pig I'm sure that we would all appreciate a review of either a Rocket or HSU product as someone has to go first ;)
 

Ettepet

Novice Member
Any volunteers daring to take the plunge, or maybe someone reckless enough to already have done so? :)

They have an offer where 2x UFW-10 subs only costs $999 + shipment.
 

General Skanky

Well-known Member
Reading the manual to that sub is quite interesting. A good expalnation of how to use the EQ.

Looks like it could be a worthy consideration as they list international numbers too for contact.
 

Ettepet

Novice Member
They sell abroad (world-wide), so I guess only the outlet-connector might be a problem. Will check though.. :)
 

Grubert

Active Member
All right, I sent them an email and they replied the same day. They said that they currently do not have a 220V UFW-10, but will in the very near future.

I think you'd be also interested in reading another part of the email their representative sent me:

This woofer, unlike many of the huge-box and tube subwoofers currently on the market, was designed specifically for QUALITY bass - not maximum output, maximum extension, etc.

As you may have noticed, the current trend in the subwoofer "game" is quoting maximum (peak) SPL's and low-frequency extension. Rarely do you see any talk on how the bass actually SOUNDS to your ears...this was our main goal with the UFW - to design a woofer that would do things many people had never experienced. We aimed to design a product that would be more than adequate for rooms up to approximately 4500 cubic feet, but would focus first on an accurate, detailed, and defined presentation, and THEN on output and low-frequency extension. As you may have read, we succeeded in a big way! The UFW-10, in most rooms, will play down to about 25 Hz and has more than enough output to reach reference levels at around 30 Hz in even large rooms. It's not the most powerful, or lowest subwoofer on the market, but you've likely never heard bass so clean, detailed, and fast.
 

Ian J

Banned
Originally posted by Grubert
All right, I sent them an email and they replied the same day. They said that they currently do not have a 220V UFW-10, but will in the very near future.
I smell a guinea pig :D

but you've likely never heard bass so clean, detailed, and fast.
I bet I have :thumbsup:
 

Ettepet

Novice Member
Originally posted by General Skanky
I'm not too struck on the finishes though. A bit shiny for me.
It's the WAF that's important, you only need to listen! :D
 

avanzato

Active Member
Another one that's hardly ever mentioned is the Nubert NuLine AW-1000.
Nice and not to shiny real wood veneers on them. I was getting one but bought a Jamo THX set instead.

Are the Rocket speakers Chinese?
 

avanzato

Active Member
No translation on the site, I had to use Systransoft/Babelfish and then work out the 'interesting' translations it supplied. I did get as far as the order form which has the UK as an option and postage seems to be 66 euro maximum. Worked the total out as about £630 which I thought compared well to the other subs around.
 
S

Steve Ozmai

Guest
Originally posted by Grubert
All right, I sent them an email and they replied the same day. They said that they currently do not have a 220V UFW-10, but will in the very near future.

I think you'd be also interested in reading another part of the email their representative sent me:
I thought that looked familiar :). Just wanted to pop in here and offer our services for any questions you all may have. Feel free to email or call any of us directly - you can bet we'll get on it immediately. FYI, we have just received our first (though very small) shipment of 240V UFW-10's. The next LARGE shipment will be here in around 60 days.

Thanks for the comments!
 

General Skanky

Well-known Member
One question from me, what are the chances of a greater variety of finishes 'without' a price premium?:) I like the cherry, oak, pine etc type of finishes the likes of REL etc do.
 
S

Steve Ozmai

Guest
Originally posted by General Skanky
One question from me, what are the chances of a greater variety of finishes 'without' a price premium?:) I like the cherry, oak, pine etc type of finishes the likes of REL etc do.
Talk about good timing! Having just discussed this very issue in a meeting with our president, Mark Schifter, we may be shortly announcing a very special first for AV123. In the near future, we will possibly be producing special limited edition runs of our Rocket Loudspeakers and subwoofers in a variety of exotic premium woods including White Shadow Maple, Mahogany, Zebrano, Walnut, and many, many more (virtually ANY real-wood veneer is available to us). You may find this thread interesting over at our forum on the AV123 website in which Mark produced a one-of-a-kind run of Oak veneered Rockets for one of our very special forum members (take a look here for a pic) http://forum.av123.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3360. This program was literally conceived about 10 minutes ago, so the details, ETA, etc are still pending, though we are working.

Also, just FYI, we currently offer (3) UFW-10 finishes...all real-wood veneers. From left to right Birdseye Maple, African Macassar Ebony, and South American Plantation Grown (very similar grain and figuring to Santos) Rosewood.
 

Attachments

M

mlschifter

Guest
Originally posted by avanzato
Another one that's hardly ever mentioned is the Nubert NuLine AW-1000.
Nice and not to shiny real wood veneers on them. I was getting one but bought a Jamo THX set instead.

Are the Rocket speakers Chinese?
Just a brief note of reply...

All Rocket and ONIX Loudspeakers are in fact built in our own manufacturing facilities just outside of PanYu City, PRC.

I can go into great detail if you are interested in learning more about our factory and how we run our business in Mainland China...

This is my very first post here... and I would just like to pass along my greetings and thank you's to our many U.K. based customers for Perpetual Technologies and Rocket / ONIX products...

Wishing you all the very best...

mls
 

Ian J

Banned
Welcome to AV Forums. You have probably noticed that we have a liking for buying American subwoofers directly and as word gets around that it is no more difficult than buying from a UK retailer over the internet I can see this type of business increasing over here.

I read craigsub's review and the UFW-10 certainly sounds impressive and from what I understand it has a great deal of "Wife Acceptance Factor" which some of the others don't, bearing in mind that the average UK house is smaller than the equivalent American house.
 
S

Steve Ozmai

Guest
Thanks Ian - I have a feeling we'll be spending some time here :)! We've got some special plans for our UK friends in the next few months. Stay tuned! ;)
 

Ettepet

Novice Member
Hey, don't forget the Netherlands! :D (i started this introductory topic ;))

There is a sizeable Dutch forum (htforum.nl), currently organizing a powerbuy at SVS. I could relay the information to that topic, as I already have been doing sofar.
 

Similar threads

Trending threads

Latest News

UK telecoms come together to keep country connected
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Sharp and NEC display venture to push 8K + 5G tech
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Denon and Marantz bring Roon compatibility to products
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Melco launches home demo scheme
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Virgin Media and Openreach: Our networks can handle surge
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Top Bottom