Jamo Studio Series S 808 Subwoofer Review

4.39 Mixed Usages
4.4 Bass Extension:
4.6 Bass Accuracy:
4.3 Build Quality:
4.3 Dynamic Range:
4.5 Features:
4.3 Fit and Finish:
Release year: 2018 Rating: 4.6 Warranty: 5 year 8" woofer best for: compact spaces usage: music and movies

Jamo Studio Series S 808 subwoofer produces powerful bass at this slim size and low price point. Movie soundtracks and bass heavy songs come back to life delivering a tight bass response. With multiple controls, it is much easier to tweak the sound so that the bass blends in with the rest of the system easily.

Our Verdict

Jamo Studio Series S 808 subwoofer has a minimalist design and is very flexible in terms of placement. It is an ultra-affordable subwoofer that allows you to spend after speakers and a good receiver. With compact size and small woofer driver, the user should not expect chest thumping bass. We created a 2.1 music system, and the bass was present. Overall, we are impressed by the smooth and powerful bass.

PROS
  • Low profile design
  • Plenty of volume
  • Good for small rooms
  • Clean and tight bass
  • Cheap
  • Great value for the money
CONS
  • Not for large rooms
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Specification

GENERAL:

Subwoofer for Home Audio Yes
Subwoofer Type Powered Subwoofer
Subwoofer Variation Ported Subwoofer
Woofer Size (inches) 8 inches
Best Usage: Small Room
Amplifier Power Rating 100W
Enclosure Bass Reflex

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

Power Handling(Peak): 100 W
Power Handling(RMS): 50 W
Frequency Response: 39Hz - 180Hz
Low Frequency Response: 39 Hz
Nominal Impedance: n/a
Sensitivity: n/a

CONNECTIVITY:

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair): Yes
RCA Output: N/A
RCA LFE Input: Yes
XLR Outputs (pair): N/A
XLR Inputs (pair): N/A
Speaker level input (pair): N/A
Speaker Level Output (pair): N/A
Wireless: N/A
Connector Type: mono RCA

DRIVERS:

Woofer Quantity: 1
Woofer Size: 8-Inches
Woofer Composition: polyfiber woofer
Firing Direction: front-Firing Subwoofers
Enclosure: Ported
Amplifier Class: Class D
Amplifier Output (watts): 100

AUDIO QUALITY ( TESTED ):

Bass Extension: good bass extension that goes as low as 39 Hz.
Bass Accuracy: Deep bass that packs a punch in compact spaces
Dynamic Range: decent dynamic range
Power Handling: Moderately good in terms of power
Frequency Response: Wide frequency response
Transient Response: Quick transient response
Overall Performance: Performance exceeds the price

CONTROL:

Low-Pass Crossover Freq: 80-120 Hz
High-Pass Crossover Freq: n/a
Phase Switch: Yes
App Control: N/A
Remote: N/A

PHYSICAL SPECS:

Height: 18
Width: 6.9
Depth: 13.9
Weight: 19 lbs
Enclosure: Bass Reflex via slot port
Grille: yes
Moisture Resistancy: n/a
Cabinet Material: not specified
Color Variation Black , Walnut, White

IN THE BOX:

Accessories: 1 powered subwoofer, Grille, Mono-RCA cable, Rubber feet, User Manual, Instructions, Warranty Information
User manual: Yes
Warranty: 2 years

RATING SYSTEM:

Bass Extension: 4.36
Bass Accuracy: 4.55
Dynamic Range: 4.3
Features: 4.46
Build Quality: 4.34
Fit and Finish: 4.3
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Details Review

Design and build:

Jamo S 808 is a rectangular shaped subwoofer that is available in three different color options that will blend into any modern room décor. It has an ultra slim cabinet design which is great for users with not much room. It has auto on/off option that will go into Standby mode after waiting for the signal for 15-20 minutes. It comes with self-adhesive rubber feet to ‘isolate’ the subwoofer from the floor.

Performance:

Jamo S 808 subwoofer has an 8” woofer driver powered by 100W Class D amplifier. It can produce deep and dynamic bass. While the subwoofer will not shake walls, it will improve the low end performance which would otherwise be missing from the sound. With a down-firing slot port, the bass is accurate and impactful despite its compact size.

Placement:

We love the fact that you can place it vertically or horizontally. In case of space limitations, you can also push it under your sofa or couch. Use it as front firing subwoofer when placed on front wall beside the speakers. If you place it beside the sofa, you can use it as a side-firing subwoofer. Place it at the corner of the room for boosted bass. If you want to reduce the bass effect, place it in the middle of the room.

Connectivity:

If you are using a surround receiver or preamplifier, then look for such ports: subwoofer Pre Out, Sub Out, SW Out. Once you connect the receiver, set the volume to 0 dB or at 12 o clock position. Then slowly increase the volume. The back of the subwoofer also has phase control, set it to 0 or 180 and listen to the sub output, then adjust it.

Compatible device:

This S 808 subwoofer will work with other speakers in the 8 series that includes floorstanding loudspeakers (S805/S807/S809), bookshelf loudspeakers (S801/S803), center channel speakers (S81C/S83C), and Dolby Atmos elevation speaker (S8ATM). You are not bound to use speakers from the same brand, you can choose other brands like Klipsch, KEF, Kanto, etc. Some examples of suitable receivers are Onkyo TX-8220, Sony STR DH790, Denon RCD-M41, etc.

Cost:

Jamo Studio Series S 808 subwoofer is available at a very low cost. So, you can easily connect speakers and receiver to create a 2.1 system.

FAQ

 

Who is Jamo Studio Series S 808 subwoofer best for?

If you do not have enough space but are still craving for a subwoofer, then the Jamo S 808 subwoofer is best for you. It has a 90° power cable so you can easily hide it and neatly position it in tight spaces. This speaker is suitable for users with tight budget.

How to set the crossover point in the speaker?

If you are using floorstanding speaker in the system, then set the point within 50Hz-90Hz. For bookshelf or satellite speakers, the crossover should be between 90Hz-150Hz.

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