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Rating and Reviews: Cerwin-Vega EL-36DP Sub

It's Cerwin-Vega's classic folded-horn subwoofer -- reimagined in a self-powered design. Forget the power amps and plug in this 2000-watt active PA sub!

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"boom!" submitted August 24, 2017

By Phillip Battle in Monroeville, PA
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Musical Background: Audiophile since age 12 Musician since age 8
Music Style: African-american Gospel, hip-hop,blues-Christian-Jazz-Folk-Rock-Classical-CountryI Jam.
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Overall: I purchased this tool for a Church! It has single-handedly changed the dynamic of the worship experience, by adding depth to every aspect of sound reinforcement. Vocals are clearer, and instruments are distinct. This is engineering genius despite the size and weight. No Regrets With This Purchase.
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"This Speaker Rocks " submitted September 20, 2016

By Rusty R in New Iberia , LA
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Music Style: All Styles
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Overall: I have to say for the first review I have to say that this speaker Rocks just like the old school Earthquakes this Powered version is totally awesome.
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"A Musician's Opinion!" submitted December 13, 2017

By MICHAEL F in Acampo, CA
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Musical Background: BEEN A SINGER/SONGWRITER MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFE.
Music Style: ROCK, METAL, COUNTRY, NEW AGE, CLASSICAL, BLUES, JAZZ. BLUE GRASS, CHRISTIAN, MOTION PICTURE SOUND TRACKS.
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Overall: As a Veteran Recording Artist,I can say with confidence: "This Cerwin Vega EL-36DP subwoofer& competitor's alike,are a must in any and all Pro-Audio presentationsaka Live Sound Re-Enforcement.No subwoofer? No Life!A Live Show can live or die by the subwooferorthe lack thereof. If You're seriously invested in Live Sound? Look No Further. Moreover,if You're converting that basement or spare roominto a "true Cinema"? Don't mess around with subs for consumers Hi-Hi.Mess around with these instead! Their cost is in the same ballpark too. But, the sound is the real deal. 1 of these upfront & 1 of these in the rear, You're covered! No consumer brand subwoofer can compete with these"real" subwoofers. Just look at their construction? Can You imagine 2 of these in stereo upfront,one upfront for the .1 channel&2 in the rear for the IMAX style presentation. LOOKOUT! Get this? Cerwin Vega also makes smaller professional subs as well, so we can buy multiples to achieve concert& IMAX sound without going broke.Have you ever compared the price for home theater subs vs thesepro subs? Let's be real ok? If You're converting the basement into a real Cinema? Then You gotta budget for Pro-Sound re-enforcement & addat least 1 of these pro-subs to Your sound system. You will not believe the difference in the "tactile sound"coming from Your new theater! I know for a fact, as a life long musician having workedinfront of & behind the recording consoles, "Professional PA Speaker will eliminate the competition! "Get this?Most basements converted to Home Theaters, already use individual,mono block amps, like we do in concerts and Commercial Cinemas. Example:Look on YouTube. You'll see Home Theater owners using Crown Amps to powertheir equipment while their subwoofers are left to try and keep upwith their builtin amps hence the title "Powered Subwoofer. "Now Look?Any powered subwoofer trying to keep up with speakers powered bycommercial strength amplifiers are outgunned!If one is going to use real amps to power their other speakers,why wouldn't You buy subs like this + the ampsand do it right? The cost is the same. Might be even cheaper in the long run. In My 25 or more years of Music & Home Theaterexperience, I've learned that these commercial subspowered by, lets say, cheap crown amps, will blow the doorsoff the Theater and the consumer subwoofer competition. Don't get me wrong though.In a livingroom style Home Theater, these Commercial subsare overkill & this is where the consumer subs will conquer.Conclusion:1. Building a "real" Theater in a Basement or 20x20 ft spare room?Cerwin Vega EL-36DP subs or their passive counterpartswith external amps are the "proper" way to go.2. Using Your frontroom as the Home Theater calls forconsumer grade powered subwoofers.Well, that's it!Did I tire ya' out?~ peace
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