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SS8 200W Ultra Thin Low Profile 8" Active Subwoofer Black Wood Veneer, Single Drive

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Features & Specifications

Our SS8 Low Profile Powered Subwoofer is the perfect addition to any home theater setup. Just two feet wide and five inches deep, but with 200-watts of power output, the SS8 fills in weak or otherwise thin sounding surround sound systems with low frequency sound effects in an ultrathin package that can be hidden away under a sofa, bed or table.


A durable 8" injected cone woofer produces high sound-pressure levels, while low-noise vents cut distortion at the bottom of the frequency range, giving you clear sound without sacrificing the bass quality. This slim-profile sub also features variable 0-180-degree phase control that allows a complete range of adjustments in small increments for truly dialed-in bass response.  The SS8 can be used with just about any OSD home entertainment system, meaning you can enjoy concert-quality sound or a movie theater experience in any size room.


The SS8 can be a stand-alone sub or mounted using our optional wall mount bracket.



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11 Questions & 11 Answers
Dan Stapleton
from California asked:
November 26, 2018
If the SS8 is standing on its feet in a cabinet like a receiver how do the cords connect?
1 Answer
Hi Dan: When the subwoofer is on its feet, there may be an issue with the power cord and RCA input. There are right angle adaptors for both the power plug and RCA cables available online. You might consider adding a small piece of wood under each foot to raise the height off the floor as well. The sub comes with a power cord that comes straight out from the input connector. You will most likely need to add the right angle adaptors for both the power and RCA signal inputs if positioning the Subwoofer facing downwards. Good Luck TL/5304
Tim Leahy
on November 28, 2018

from USA asked:
September 30, 2018
200w RMS?.. 200w PEAK? so is it 100w RMS continuous handling? -Thanks in advance!
1 Answer
Hi K: The safe answer would be 100 Watts RMS Continous, and 200 watts peak. It is a ported design, so the woofer is made to think it is in a larger enclosure than it is. It also features three mounting options including on-wall, laying flat or standing up where you would face the speaker into the wall. This subwoofer is definitely application driven. Good luck TL/5225
Tim Leahy
on October 3, 2018

from Miami asked:
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.
1 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
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 15, 2012

from La Porte, Indiana asked:
March 10, 2014
The item reads out of stock - discontinued. Is it being replaced with a like size item?
1 Answer
Hi Jason, As of now, there is not a similar product coming out. We do have other subwoofer options, but not a thin size.
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 10, 2014

from Crescent Springs, KY asked:
November 22, 2013
I have an opening that my Projector Screen Covers. Can I place this behind the Projector Screen in the concealed opening ?
1 Answer
Hi Nick, That should work, assuming there is enough space to give it some breathing room. If it's too small, the sub may rattle your screen a bit, so that's something to be mindful of. Let us know how it works. Thanks! -BM 2344
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 26, 2013

from Milpitas, CA asked:
August 30, 2013
Does this have an "Auto On" feature or is it always on?
1 Answer
Hello, The SS8 only has on/off switch and no auto-sensing. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any further questions. Thanks! -BM 2186
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 15, 2013

from israel asked:
June 24, 2013
Hi No isreal shippment? thanks efi
1 Answer
Hello, Please send a list of items and quantities you would like along with your complete shipping address to Also see "international customers" at the bottom of our home page for more information. CL/MA 2017
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 28, 2013

from Florida asked:
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...
1 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 #1228
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 17, 2012

from Nashville, TN asked:
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?
1 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
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 6, 2012

from LA asked:
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.
1 Answer
Hi Chris: Please call Brennan our Returns specialist. He will ask you a few questions. It sounds like you have a bad unit. 888-779-4968 ext: 120 TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 7, 2012

vince lonne
from cincinnati, OH asked:
December 29, 2011
will this hook up to my new Denon avr1312 receiver ?
1 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
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 29, 2011

Product Reviews

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75% Recommend this product (6 of 8 responses)
By Dennis K.
Lindenhurst, N.Y.
December 19, 2013
Perfect addition
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.
By Bob
Columbus, Ohio
August 9, 2013
Great niche product
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.
ProsVery thin, sound good
Best UsesPerfect for those situations where there is no room for a conventional sub
By Bill Hughes
NE Florida
June 20, 2013
Good Thump
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.
By forrest
antioch ca
February 23, 2012
good stuff
good product good delivery
ProsEasy to Mount, Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Best UsesHome Theater, Basic Systems
By ljp93105
Santa Barbara, CA
February 19, 2012
Not QUITE that thin
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.
ProsAttractive Design
ConsStill too tall for my use
Best UsesHome
By Rich
Washington State
December 23, 2011
OK for a small room.
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.
ProsGood audio, Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design
ConsWeak Bass, Lack Of Power
Best UsesSmaller Rooms, Home Theater
Toronto, ON
September 30, 2010
Bought this ultra thin ...
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.
By Jason
Phoenix, AZ
August 23, 2010
I bought this thin ...
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.