Need suggestion in buying Used *B&W ASW10CM S2*

Mogami Cables

ajeetk

Active Member
Joined
May 13, 2021
Messages
136
Points
28
Location
Hyderabad
Hi Respected members,

I am getting a deal to buy *B&W ASW10CM S2* in 45k, I think it's 5-6 years old.

Condition due to cosmetic is 8/10 and performance is good.

500w rms output and range is 25-140 Hz.

I am very new to it and need your opinion that is it a good buy or not.
Kindly help...
 

drkrack

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2016
Messages
1,393
Points
113
Location
Hyderabad
think it's 5-6 years old.
It's Aged more than that i think ; I don't buy >5yr old subwoofers, as they loose their Tightened Bass appeal. Also the Subwoofer Plate Amplifiers start giving problems sooner than later, some baseline hiss is usually audible and later a distortion keeps coming in on driving hard. At 45k it's not a bargain price, unless you are damn sure that its in pristine aesthetic condition and relatively unused, like owners living abroad and visiting once a year etc.

Reconsider and renegotiate it to below 30k, because you won't get anything worthwhile in subwoofers under 30k.
 
Upvote 0

ajeetk

Active Member
Joined
May 13, 2021
Messages
136
Points
28
Location
Hyderabad
It's Aged more than that i think ; I don't buy >5yr old subwoofers, as they loose their Tightened Bass appeal. Also the Subwoofer Plate Amplifiers start giving problems sooner than later, some baseline hiss is usually audible and later a distortion keeps coming in on driving hard. At 45k it's not a bargain price, unless you are damn sure that its in pristine aesthetic condition and relatively unused, like owners living abroad and visiting once a year etc.

Reconsider and renegotiate it to below 30k, because you won't get anything worthwhile in subwoofers under 30k.
Thank you so much for your response.

One of my friend expert in this audio too said same thing as you mentioned.

I will skip this altogether then, I am thinking to buy a good sub and use it for a longer period.
 
Upvote 0

rrunner

Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2009
Messages
72
Points
8
Location
hyderabad
IMHO B & W Speakers and subs are built to last at least 20 years. This particular sub goes as low as 25hz and class D amp which are its redeeming features.
I had my BIC subwoofer "plate amp" fail after 1.5 years whereas my Atlantic technology sub lasted well above 10 years but the drivers for both are pretty intact and good as new.

Yes, some brands fail(Earthquake sub?) a lot more often but we cannot generalize.
 
Upvote 0

spirovious

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2008
Messages
12,424
Points
113
Location
Mumbai
B&W subwoofers use class AB plate amp and some models are reported to have plate amp issue due to heat. Class D sub are safe to buy as preown provided seller discloses true product history.
 
Upvote 0

kapvin

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
1,099
Points
113
Location
Gurgaon / NCR
Hi Respected members,

I am getting a deal to buy *B&W ASW10CM S2* in 45k, I think it's 5-6 years old.

Condition due to cosmetic is 8/10 and performance is good.

500w rms output and range is 25-140 Hz.

I am very new to it and need your opinion that is it a good buy or not.
Kindly help...
I have the 250w version (asw610) and it’s a fantastic sub. the 500w has more extension in almost the same dimensions. I have used it now almost daily for 5 years (it’s in a bedroom system) and it’s not given any trouble so far. As long as you have an assurance of good handling, my sense is that it is an excellent buy.

in your place, I would also ignore any generalised comments on class AB and D.

As far as price is concerned, b&w subs are expensive, but resale is a great leveller On pricing. ( the used car market is a good analog). I believe that it might be worth it if it’s extremely well looked after… :)

edit: I did misread the model number , asw10cm —it’s a bit bigger than asw610, cosmetically more bling and shares the electronics and drivers with the 610xp. but those are all good things. Does not change my perspective about the unit.
 
Last edited:
Upvote 0

ajeetk

Active Member
Joined
May 13, 2021
Messages
136
Points
28
Location
Hyderabad
I have the 250w version (asw610) and it’s a fantastic sub. the 500w has more extension in almost the same dimensions. I have used it now almost daily for 5 years (it’s in a bedroom system) and it’s not given any trouble so far. As long as you have an assurance of good handling, my sense is that it is an excellent buy.

in your place, I would also ignore any generalised comments on class AB and D.

As far as price is concerned, b&w subs are expensive, but resale is a great leveller On pricing. ( the used car market is a good analog). I believe that it might be worth it if it’s extremely well looked after… :)
Thanks kapvin, it will help I will cross check on conditions once again
 
Upvote 0

kapvin

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
1,099
Points
113
Location
Gurgaon / NCR
Thanks kapvin, it will help I will cross check on conditions once again
You are welcome. I did edit the original post. It's not exactly the same sub. Also it's now closer to 6 years since I got the MT55 set.

I must give a caveat though, I love the tonality of the bass and it's extension, but I have never tested it for maximum output. I am sure that there are many vented subs it that price range which will be louder and more pounding. Buy whatever rocks your boat. Don't let anyone incl. me pressurise you in anyway. That's a surefire way to post purchase dissonance
 
Upvote 0

ajeetk

Active Member
Joined
May 13, 2021
Messages
136
Points
28
Location
Hyderabad
You are welcome. I did edit the original post. It's not exactly the same sub. Also it's now closer to 6 years since I got the MT55 set.

I must give a caveat though, I love the tonality of the bass and it's extension, but I have never tested it for maximum output. I am sure that there are many vented subs it that price range which will be louder and more pounding. Buy whatever rocks your boat. Don't let anyone incl. me pressurise you in anyway. That's a surefire way to post purchase dissonance
Yes Kapvin, I understand it. I just needed experts opinion. Diverisifed opionion is always welcomed .

Once again thanks to you others too for your time and opinion, it is always in-dispensable.
 
Upvote 0
Top