- Feb 9, 2008
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I had never purchased any Bose audio equipment in my life and I've purchased far too much audio gear. In my kitchen I have a 28" Samsung HDTV with a 28" Vizio soundbar attached. About a week ago (maybe longer) at Goodwill, I bought a Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III Subwoofer for $8.00. It's passive, no amplifier. The soundbar has a sub out port. I connected that to a 20 watt Lepai amplifier I had collecting dust. I connected the amplifier to the Acoustimass 5 Series III sub. To my old ears, that Bose sub shoots out the bass. The amp is 20 watts RMS and I can barely turn up the volume knob without shaking the cabinet everything sits on. I believe the sub houses two small woofers. I'd guess the sub is at least 20 years old. I think I got my 8-bucks worth of bass.