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BIC Venturi V1220 12" Powered Subwoofer 200W
BIC Venturi V1220 12" 200w. How can the speakers be attached? On my old Dell subwoofer, I was able to attach the speakers via a serial 25 pin connector, and then connect the speakers to my computer/handheld device via a headset jack.
The amplifier in this subwoofer only powers the subwoofer itself. The Dell likely has internal amplifiers for the satellite speakers or the satellites were self powered and received the signal from the 25 pin connector. In order to power satellite speakers with this you will have to have a separate stereo amplifier, like the Dayton DTA-1 or Lepai LP-2020A+.
Date published: 2014-06-09
How can I decide between this and the BiC Formula F12?
There are a few different things to consider when looking at two different subwoofers. The Venturi model has less power and a lesser output driver so this will work well for smaller rooms or lower volume applications. The F-12 is a bigger brother and will handle higher output levels, larger rooms and likely play lower as well.
Date published: 2014-02-24
The description indicates "butyl rubber surround", but it looks like foam in the pic. Which type does this sub have?
This does in fact have a foam surround.
Date published: 2013-12-27
What is phase
There is a switch on the back for 0* phase and 180* phase. What does "phase" mean?
This effectively changes the direction the woofer travels. This is required in some situations in order to blend the main speakers better with the sub. If you have no way of measuring the room response all you can do is try it in both positions and see which sounds best for your application.
Date published: 2013-10-17
What is the crossover frequency range?
This has a crossover range from 40 Hz to 180 Hz.
Date published: 2013-01-07
I would be placing this in my living room an the carpet. Even with the spikes , It looks like this would touch the carpet. Will that be a problem ?
Should I get a front firing instead?
You definitely don't want the sub to be touching the carpet when it's moving. Even though carpet's soft, it will wear out the surround over time if it is constantly hitting it. After all, speakers move REALLY fast, so even a soft touch is bad.Sounds like a front-firing might be better for you if your carpet is really thick. However, you might want to double-check that this would actually be a problem. Those spikes seem pretty tall, and the sub is inset a bit on the bottom. Also, you could put the spikes in spike holders or some other material that elevates them slightly. This sub is probably designed to work in carpeted locations, so I'm sure it would work for you, unless you have really thick carpet. Might want to double-check with some people who actually own the sub though.
Date published: 2012-01-23