Emotiva started to roll out a new line up of affordable products a few years ago. This series of products was dubbed the “BasX” (pronounced “basics”).

These products are intended for people who want high quality sound reproduction but who don’t want to spend a fortune building their system. And the BasX products are designed to be simple to set up and use because they focus only on the most basic features required to perform the way you want them to. I love this part as it means the budget goes into better componentry and not into a bunch of typically useless bells and whistles that are there largely there for marketing purposes.

Emotiva BasX S12 Subwoofer

The BasX line started out with just a few pieces and now the series encompasses everything you need to build a modern, high quality audio system. They have stereo preamps, surround processors, stereo and multi-channel power amps, CD players, speakers, and powered subs. This is a thorough line-up that you can mix and match to your heart’s content.

Emotiva BasX S12 Subwoofer

So lately I have started experimenting with multiple subwoofers. Most room correction packages can do a decent job of calibrating a single sub but in many cases, room modes can be so strong that no amount of room correction can solve it. This effect is augmented when seated outside the prime spot. One major problem with multiple subs is the extra cost of the additional woofers. But with the Emotiva BasX subs, it is easy and affordable to utilize multiple subwoofers.

Emotiva BasX S12 Subwoofer

I will be working on a short technical article to discuss the benefits of multiple subs. I have chosen to use a pair of BasX S12 subs for this work. These subs are 12” slot-loaded drivers driven by 300 watt RMS Class D amps. I think they will work well for this experiment and their affordable price means the desire to install more than one is financially feasible for a lot of enthusiasts. Check them out here – Emotiva BasX S12 Subwoofers

– Jim Clements