Kanto sub8 vs Audioengine S8

Kanto sub8 vs Audioengine S8

Kanto sub8 review

SUB8 is equipped with an 8-inch driver. SUB8 covers a frequency range from 40 Hz to 120 Hz and has a modest maximum output power of 250 watts. In medium-sized rooms, SUB8 is easy to fit, filling the space with saturated bass.

It is very compact. Its MDF acoustic enclosure is quite weighty in terms of weight, creating a lasting feel and overall impression of quality. Kanto sub8 vs Audioengine S8 is smaller, it’s 9,3 kg versus 12,7 kg. The main interfaces and controls are located at the back, RCA input in addition to volume, crossover, and phase (0/180 °).

Kanto sub8

Audioengine S8 review

Audioengine S8 has 150 W power vs Kanto sub8 has 125 W nominal power. The subwoofer is equipped with a classic Hi-Fi amplifier working in A / B class and developing an output power of up to 250 watts. To provide the input signal, three inputs are provided at once - two linear stereo speakers (RCA and mini-jack connectors) and an LFE input.

The subwoofer is made in the case of a thick fiberboard, has deep internal damping and high-quality external finish (black or white). This model provides for volume control, input filter tuning frequency, and absolute signal phase.

Audioengine S8

Kanto sub8 pros & cons

Pros

  • Well-controlled sound
  • Easily integrates with different audio systems with a precision crossover filter and phase switch

Cons

  • Limited expansion of low frequencies

Audioengine S8 pros & cons

Pros

  • Robust housing design
  • The bass speaker in the subwoofer is mounted on a steel chassis that does not resonate even at high volume

Cons

  • You can hear the port noise from the subwoofer

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Rating 4.5 4.5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Kanto sub8
5.6
Audioengine S8
7
8
8
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Common

Product

Kanto sub8
Audioengine S8

Model

sub8
S8

Brand

Kanto
Audioengine

Reviews

67
193

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

sealed
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

125
150

Maximal output power (RMS), W

250
250

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

88

Impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response, Hz

35-175
27-180

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-120
50-130

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

8
8

Driver placement

front panel
down firing

Port placement

without
front panel

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

0
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
1

RCA outputs

0
1

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

XLR outputs (pair)

0
0

Speaker level output (pair)

0
0

Speaker level input (pair)

0
0

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

pressed long-fibre paper
polymer

Colors

black, white, gray
black, white

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D), cm/in

28 x 28 x 30/11 x 11 x 11.9
33.2 x 28.1 x 33.2/13.1 x 11.1 x 13.2

Weight, kg/pounds

9.3/20.5
12.7/28.1
Kanto sub8
Audioengine S8
Kanto sub8
Audioengine S8

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  • 5.6
  • 7
  • 5.6Kanto sub8
  • 7Audioengine S8

The Audioengine S8 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Audioengine S8 price