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SS8 100W Ultra Thin Low Profile 8" Subwoofer

Product code: OSD-SS-8

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Features & Specifications

The SS8 is a subwoofer that features a revolutionary 5" (6.5" including the feet) deep design. Its super compact profile allows it to fit under sofas, tables, beds, and even between furniture and walls. The SS8 utilizes a modern class A/B amplifier circuit to produce high power and a variety of input and output connections that make it easy to set-up and use in almost any stereo or home theater system. The 8" woofer uses an overhung voice coil and large excursion suspension to produce higher sound pressure levels with lower distortion. The enclosure is designed to match the parameters of the woofer to maximize performance, while special low noise vents are used for less distortion at the bottom of the frequency range. If large black boxes for subwoofers won't fit into your decor, then consider the SS8 for hidden, out of the way performance. Stand alone or optional wall mount.

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Other Product Info

Super thin 4.5" deep meet the demand of today's Living Space Theatre applications! Its compact profile allows it to fit under sofas, tables, beds, and even between furniture and walls. The Lolita utilizes a modern class A/B amplifier circuit to produce high power and a variety of input and output connections that make it easy to set-up and use in almost any stereo or home theatre system. The 8" woofer uses an overhung voice coil and large excursion suspension to produce higher sound pressure levels with lower distortion. The enclosure is designed to match the parameters of the woofer to maximize performance, while special low noise vents are used for less distortion at the bottom of the frequency range. If large black boxes for subwoofers won't fit into your decor then consider the Lolita for hidden, out of the way performance. Stand alone or optional wall mount.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By vince lonne from cincinnati, OH on December 29, 2011
will this hook up to my new Denon avr1312 receiver ?
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 29, 2011

Answer:
Hi Vince,

The Denon AVR 1312 features a single RCA subwoofer output. You connect to the SS8 with a single cable like our OSD Subwoofer cable. It can plug into the right or left input of the SS8.

TL

By George from Nashville, TN on July 3, 2012
What is the actual height of this unit. I have seen some websites which described its height as 7 inches, not 4.5 inches as advertised on this site. Is it actually 7 inches tall with the feet?
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 6, 2012

Answer:
Hi George:

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The spec should read 5" and 6.5" with the feet. We will be changing the info on the site.

TL

By Chris from LA on February 6, 2012
I have this unit and it's brand new, but turns off after about 1minute of use, every time it's turned on. Power cycling turns the output back on, but again only for a minute. Any advice before I return it? All lights seem to be normal, and output is fine when it's working.
By Customer Service - Q&A on February 7, 2012

Answer:
Hi Chris:

Please call Brennan our Returns specialist. He will ask you a few questions. It sounds like you have a bad unit.

brennan@osdaudio.com

888-779-4968 ext: 120

TL


By Steve from Florida on August 12, 2012
Can the 1 1/2" feet on the SS8 be removed and replaced with ones that are closer to 1" ? I've only got 6 1/4 inch clearance where it's going and the SS8 unit with the standard feet on it is 6 1/2" high. Thank you...
By Customer Service - Q&A on August 17, 2012

Answer:
Hi Steve:

You might be able to cut down the length of the legs slightly but it gets tight especially since both the woofer and port are down firing. We do offer brackets that will stand the sub on its end. The other thing I would be concerned about is the type of surface you have below the speaker either a hard wood or Tile floor versus a carpet which would absorb too much signal.

I hope that helps

TL
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By MARIO from Miami on June 15, 2012
Is important to consider the impedance?
Who much is the impedance on SS8 ULTRA THIN?
I want to mach to Onkio TX-NR
609 with 5 Boston Acoustic satellites speakers, to use in 265 square feet living room.
By Customer Service - Q&A on June 15, 2012

Answer:
Hi Mario,

Impedance is not an issue with a powered subwoofer where you are connecting to one of the two subwoofer pre-amp outputs of your ONKYO receiver. Based upon your area, I would recommend running two of these in your system. The AV receiver you are using is a 7.2, which can be used as a 5.2 with the .2 referring to the number of sub outputs. Images on the product page of the SS8 talks about dead spots and the advantage of running multiple sub-woofers in a surround sound system. Most of the newer, more sophisticated AVRs feature dual sub outputs. We also just added a new 8" Cube Powered Subwoofer, the PS88, with more horsepower and a piano lacquer finish (something to think about).

TL/MA

Product Reviews

SS8 100W Ultra Thin Low Profile 8" Subwoofer
$119.99
4.5 Stars based on 8 Review(s)
Dennis K.
Lindenhurst, N.Y.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect addition
December 19, 2013
I did not feel the need to spend hundreds of dollars for what I required. When I saw this I thought what the heck. We'll let me tell you, it performs just as good as a subwoofer that costs 5 times more. Am using it with in-wall speakers in a rectangular 14x20 room and 5.1 setup.

Bob
Columbus, Ohio
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great niche product
August 9, 2013
We needed a very thin subwoofer and this one did the trick! The only downside was that it arrived with the cabinet damaged and i had to go through the process of purchasing a second unit,sending the damaged one back and getting a refund for the replacement.
Pros:
Very thin, sound good
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Perfect for those situations where there is no room for a conventional sub

Bill Hughes
NE Florida
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Thump
June 20, 2013
This sub had to be placed in a cabinet with nice fabric front. Because there wasn't height to allow for a conventional sub the low profile was purchased. I used a "Y" RCA splitter off of the reciever in order to send signal to both L & R channels. I was really getting some thump out of this sub and highly recommend. I have put one under a couch before as well.

forrest
antioch ca
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

good stuff
February 23, 2012
good product good delivery
Pros:
Easy to Mount, Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Best Uses:
Home Theater, Basic Systems

ljp93105
Santa Barbara, CA
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Not QUITE that thin
February 19, 2012
When I bought a large screen TV a year ago, I was shocked to discover that the lack of room for speakers in a flat TV meant that I would have to acquire an AV receiver. That in turn required me to buy a fairly large media cabinet, and watching a movie on DVD now meant juggling 3 remotes. Oh how I wish they would have put a 2-channel speaker amplifier in that TV!! Eventually, I got a Harmony remote to make life easier for me and for aoccasional house sitters. The media cabinet had a space for a center speaker, so I bought one and put it there, only to later realize that this does not get used at all in regular stero sound. What I wanted was a subwoofer, but I had no room for it near the cetner of my system. When I saw this low profile subwoofer, I was hoping it would fit UNDER the media cabinet. Alas, it not not QUITE flat enough, so I had to return it. I now have a Bose PSW10 standing off to the side, where it looks OK. Turns out that still is not used in ordinary stereo TV sound.
Pros:
Attractive Design
Cons:
Still too tall for my use
Best Uses:
Home

Rich
Washington State
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

OK for a small room.
December 23, 2011
This replaced a JBL subwoofer that was huge and too boomy for my small room. This unit fits nicely behind my sofa. Some might find the bass a bit weak but it works well enough in a small room. "Master and Commander" broadsides were quite satisfying, My biggest complaint is the lack of an auto-on. It's a bit of a pain having to reach back behind the sofa to turn it on and I usually forget to turn it off.
Pros:
Good audio, Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design
Cons:
Weak Bass, Lack Of Power
Best Uses:
Smaller Rooms, Home Theater

JJ
Toronto, ON
5 Stars

Bought this ultra thin ...
September 30, 2010
Bought this ultra thin subwoofer with 5 1/4" ceiling speakers, with IW545 center. All shipped on time, there was damage to the packing but no visible damage to the subwoofer. I have connected these to my Denon 591 and I'm getting pretty amazing sound. So far so good. The funniest part is I'm using really cheap speaker wire from an old system as I'm waiting to get some new one. Its still gives awesome sound. Very happy with the purchase. Just something to note. The Sub has 2 component in but my Denon has only 1 component out for the sub. Make sure you pickup a splitter as right now I'm just getting half.

Jason
Phoenix, AZ
5 Stars

I bought this thin ...
August 23, 2010
I bought this thin subwoofer because I want to hide it under coffee table in my family room, well it does perfect job and produce very good sound. The price is great comparing others.