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MartinLogan Outdoor Living Foundation Subwoofer

In-ground subwoofer with high excursion for outdoor audio
$1,199.99
$1,199.99

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MartinLogan Outdoor Living Foundation Subwoofer

Elevate Your Outdoor Audio Experience

Imagine stepping into your backyard oasis, the gentle murmur of nature blending with the rich, deep tones of your favorite music. This isn't just any sound—it's the sound sculpted by the MartinLogan Outdoor Living Foundation Subwoofer, an audio masterpiece designed to bring cinematic depth to your outdoor living spaces.

Uncompromising Sound Quality

With its robust performance specifications, is engineered to deliver:

  • Deep Bass Extension: Descending to a rumbling 35 Hz, this subwoofer fills your outdoor space with the same full-bodied bass you'd expect in a high-end indoor system.
  • Optimal Sensitivity: With an outdoor sensitivity of 89 dB and an anechoic sensitivity of 85 dB, you're guaranteed precise sound reproduction at every volume level.
  • Ample Power Handling: Capable of handling 200 watts RMS and peak power of 400 watts, it ensures dynamic and distortion-free low frequencies.
  • Tailored Crossover: The built-in 200 Hz low pass crossover ensures seamless integration with your existing audio system for a smooth sound profile.

Design That Harmonizes with Nature

The ODFSSUB8's in-ground design and dark satin brown canopy allow it to blend with the outdoor environment, preserving the beauty of your landscape while delivering its sonic punch. Its discreet profile is complemented by:

  • All-Weather Durability: Constructed with HDPE materials and boasting an IP58 rating, this subwoofer is built to withstand the elements without compromising on performance.
  • Stealth Appearance: It's designed to be heard and not seen, maintaining the aesthetic integrity of your outdoor space.

Installation Made Simple

Ease of installation is crucial for outdoor audio equipment, excels in this regard with:

  • Flexible Compatibility: Integrates effortlessly with MartinLogan's Installer and Outdoor Living Series, as well as the MP500 Amplifier.
  • Effortless Set-Up: Dreamedia's expert team can help design your home theater and audio systems, ensuring seamlessly integrated into your outdoor environment.

Performance Crafted for the Outdoors

The ODFSSUB8 isn't just another outdoor speaker; it's a testament to the fusion of form and function:

  • Even Bass Distribution: Engineered to deliver even bass coverage throughout your outdoor area, ensuring consistent audio quality wherever you choose to relax or entertain.
  • High-Performance Sound: Whether you're enjoying a quiet evening or hosting a lively gathering, provides a sound that is both powerful and clear at any volume.
  • Longevity: Beyond the robust construction and weatherproofing, the quality of components promises longevity, backed by a 3-year warranty.

Technical Specifications

To help you better understand the capabilities of the MartinLogan , here's a detailed breakdown:

  • Driver Configuration: Single high excursion driver with carbon-fiber-reinforced polypropylene cones for exceptional durability and sound clarity.
  • Weatherproof Design: HDPE enclosure with a weatherproof rating of IP58 ensures protection against dust and water.
  • Dimensions: At 22 inches in diameter and 13.8 inches in depth, it's compact enough to be unobtrusive yet powerful enough to make its presence known through sound.
  • Weight: At a solid 17.7 lbs, it remains stable and secure in its outdoor setting.

Tailored for Your Outdoor Lifestyle

Whether it's a serene Sunday brunch, a festive family barbecue, or a romantic evening under the stars, enhances every moment with its exceptional audio performance. It's more than a subwoofer; it's a lifestyle choice that elevates your outdoor living to new heights.

Embrace the MartinLogan Legacy

As a proud member of the MartinLogan family, the carries the legacy of a brand synonymous with audiophile-grade sound. With Dreamedia's expertise in custom home theater design, you can trust that your investment in quality sound is in good hands.

The Dreamedia Difference

Choosing Dreamedia means you're not just purchasing a product; you're gaining a partner in crafting your perfect outdoor audio experience. Our team is ready to assist you in selecting, installing, and enjoying your MartinLogan Subwoofer to its fullest potential.

Conclusion

In the realm of outdoor audio, the MartinLogan stands out as a beacon of excellence. With its seamless integration into your outdoor space, rugged durability, and unparalleled sound quality, it's the ultimate addition to any discerning audiophile's collection. Embrace the full potential of your outdoor living areas and let the ODFSSUB8 be the heartbeat of your home's natural beauty.

Indulge in the symphony of nature and technology. Your outdoor sanctuary deserves the unparalleled performance of the MartinLogan Outdoor Living Foundation Subwoofer.

Our Review

MartinLogan ODFSSUB8 Outdoor Living Foundation Subwoofer Review

Introduction

MartinLogan is a brand synonymous with high-fidelity audio equipment, renowned for its dedication to crafting speakers that deliver exceptional sound quality. With the integration of outdoor audio systems into the modern home entertainment setup, the demand for durable and high-performing outdoor speakers has substantially grown. MartinLogan's ODFSSUB8 Outdoor Living Foundation Subwoofer presents itself as a solution for those seeking to enrich their outdoor ambiance with profound audio experiences.

Design

Aesthetics

The ODFSSUB8 boasts a discreet, earth-toned canopy that is designed to blend seamlessly with the natural elements of outdoor spaces. Its subterranean positioning further allows it to become an unobtrusive part of the landscape, maintaining the aesthetic integrity of your garden or patio.

Build Quality

Crafted for endurance, the ODFSSUB8 is constructed with materials selected for their durability and resistance to the elements. The IP58 rating signifies a robust build that is dust-resistant and capable of withstanding water exposure, though it is not designed for prolonged submersion. This build quality ensures the subwoofer can endure various outdoor conditions, from scorching summers to freezing winters.

Features

In-Ground Installation

The in-ground installation offers a dual benefit of aesthetic discretion and acoustic enhancement. By being placed within the ground, the subwoofer leverages the earth to help stabilize sound performance, reducing the loss of audio energy and maintaining a clean bass response.

Connectivity

While the ODFSSUB8 is compatible with a variety of systems, it is optimized for use with the Outdoor Living Foundation 8.1 System and the MP500 Amplifier. The necessity of purchasing these additional components should be considered when planning for a comprehensive outdoor audio setup.

Weather Resistance

The subwoofer's weatherproof capabilities are impressive, withstanding exposure to elements that typically challenge electronic devices. The IP58 rating ensures that the ODFSSUB8 will perform consistently, regardless of the weather, making it a reliable addition to any outdoor entertainment area.

Performance

Sound Quality

The ODFSSUB8 delivers a bass response that is both clean and powerful, enhancing the overall outdoor audio experience. The frequency response is commendably flat across its specified range, ensuring that music and audio content are reproduced with fidelity and without unexpected coloration.

Power Handling

With a suitable amplifier range of 15 - 400 W per channel, the subwoofer is versatile in its power handling. It can operate efficiently with low-power setups while also being capable of handling the higher outputs necessary for larger gatherings or expansive outdoor areas.

Coverage

The design of the ODFSSUB8, with its dual high-frequency drivers and strategic in-ground placement, contributes to an even distribution of bass. This design ensures that listeners can enjoy a full-range sound experience at varying volumes, making it ideal for different types of outdoor events.

Installation and Setup

Ease of Installation

The installation process of the ODFSSUB8 is straightforward, provided that the user follows the guidelines set by MartinLogan. Properly situating the subwoofer in the ground and connecting it to the rest of the audio system can be accomplished without specialized tools or knowledge.

Calibration

To achieve optimal sound performance, it is crucial to calibrate the subwoofer with the rest of your outdoor audio system. Adjusting crossover frequencies and volume levels will ensure that the bass complements rather than overwhelms the accompanying speakers.

Pros and Cons Recap

The ODFSSUB8 excels in delivering a robust outdoor audio experience with a design that is both compact and rugged. Its ability to distribute bass evenly across the listening area is a significant strength. However, limitations in its dust resistance and the requirement for additional purchases to complete the system may be considered drawbacks for some users.

Price and Value

When assessing the value proposition of the ODFSSUB8, one must weigh the quality of construction and performance against the price point. For those prioritizing seamless integration and superior audio in their outdoor environments, the investment may be justified.

Comparison with Competitors

In comparison to similar outdoor subwoofers on the market, the ODFSSUB8 stands out for its in-ground design and the high-quality materials used in its construction. While competitors may offer different features or pricing structures, MartinLogan's commitment to audio performance and durability is evident in this product.

Final Thoughts

The MartinLogan ODFSSUB8 Outdoor Living Foundation Subwoofer is a testament to the brand's expertise in the realm of audio technology. Its robust build, excellent sound performance, and discreet design make it a compelling choice for outdoor audio enthusiasts. While the need for additional components and its price point may require careful consideration, the ODFSSUB8 is a remarkable piece of equipment that can significantly enhance the outdoor listening experience. Potential buyers with a penchant for high-quality audio and a desire for an integrated outdoor system will find the ODFSSUB8 to be a worthy investment.

Specifications

Design

  • Type: In-ground subwoofer
  • Driver Configuration: Single high excursion driver
  • Finish: Dark Satin Brown (canopy only)
  • Enclosure Material: HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
  • Weatherproof: Yes

Dimensions

  • Diameter: 22 inches
  • Depth: 13.8 inches

Performance

  • Frequency Response: 47 Hz - 170 Hz
  • Low Frequency Extension: 35 Hz
  • Sensitivity Outdoor: 89 dB
  • Sensitivity Anechoic: 85 dB
  • Impedance: 4 ohms mono
  • Suitable Amplifier Power Range: 15 - 400 watts per channel
  • Power Handling: 200 watts RMS
  • Peak Power Handling: 400 watts

Driver

  • Size: 8 inches
  • Material: CFP carbon-fiber-reinforced polypropylene cones
  • Voice Coil Size: 1-1/2 inches
  • Voice Coil Material: 8-layer copper wire
  • Surround Material: Over-molded TPR surrounds

Crossover

  • Frequency: 200 Hz Low pass

Features

  • All-Weather Design: Yes
  • Discreet Design: Yes
  • Even Bass Distribution: Yes
  • Stealth Appearance: Yes
  • Easy Installation: Yes
  • Low-Volume Performance: Yes
  • High-Performance Sound: Yes
  • Longevity: Yes
  • Amplifier Presets: Yes, for Crown CDi 1000 Amplifier with MartinLogan presets

Compatibility

  • MartinLogan Installer Series: Yes
  • MartinLogan Outdoor Living Series: Yes
  • MP500 Amplifier: Yes

Weight

  • Weight: 17.7 lbs

IP Rating

  • Rating: IP58

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