Varro RS500-SB is a Sealed type Powered Subwoofer by ELAC with a frequency range of 18-150 Hz. It features 1 x 10" Aluminum Woofer, and powered by a BASH 500 watts amplifier.
Varro RS500-SB is a member of ELAC's Varro series of Powered subwoofers. Below you can see the main specs of these subwoofers as well as review and comparison links.
ELAC Varro Series Subwoofers
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ELAC Varro RS500-SB has a Frequency response range of 18-150 Hz at ±3dB. Thanks to its 1 x 10-inch driver and 500 watts RMS ( 1000 watts MAX ) amplifier, at 18Hz the Varro RS500-SB can generate bass levels that is even below 20Hz which is considered to be the bottom limit of Full Range sound (20Hz -20kHz) that human can hear.
Here we have a comparison of how Varro RS500-SB's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among all subwoofers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$, these are the 5 Powered Subwoofer models that can reach deeper bass levels than the ELAC Varro RS500-SB's 18Hz:
ELAC Varro RS500-SB has a variable Low-pass filter (LFP) which lets you choose a frequency level between 40-150 Hz in order to block any frequencies above that point from reaching the amplifier.
ELAC Varro RS500-SB can be controlled wirelessly via ELAC Sub Control 3.0 app available on iOS and Android. Considering the physical buttons are at the backside of the subwoofer, app control comes very handy when you need to change the parameters of the ELAC Varro RS500-SB frequently. Apps also provides settings that can't be placed on the body.
Inputs and Outputs
- PreampLevel Inputs: Stereo RCA/LFE
- SpeakerLevel Inputs: Binding posts
- SpeakerLevel Outputs: No
- Wireless: No
ELAC Varro RS500-SB lets you make a wireless connection to your system with an optional ELAC AirX2 wireless transmitter
adapter. Wireless connection helps to minimize the cables running on your floor.
ELAC Varro RS500-SB External Dimensions and Weight
ELAC Varro RS500-SB has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 15inch x 14-3/16inch x 15-1/4inch (381.0 x 361.0 x 388.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of ELAC Varro RS500-SB is approximately 1400.7cm2 / 217.1inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of ELAC Varro RS500-SB, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the ELAC Varro RS500-SB virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The ELAC Varro RS500-SB weighs 20.85kg / 45.9lbs. Weight of a subwoofer is an important factor when you need to move and reposition the unit often to find the optimal positioning, also known as 'Subwoofer Crawling'. Here is a comparison of how Varro RS500-SB's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the ELAC Varro RS500-SB compare to the ELAC Varro RS700-SB?
One of the natural alternative to the ELAC Varro RS500-SB is the Varro RS700-SB which is located one step higher in ELAC's Powered Subwoofer selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of ELAC Varro RS500-SB vs Varro RS700-SB for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
ELAC Varro RS500-SB has a Acoustic Suspension
type cabinet and a MDF finish. Acoustic suspension aka Sealed subwoofers are preferred for music oriented systems whereas the Ported subwoofers are generally accepted to be more suitable for home theatre systems.
ELAC Varro RS500-SB comes with 4 Spikes
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
ELAC Varro RS500-SB is a bottom-firing port speaker
ELAC Varro RS500-SB is available in Gloss Black.
Does the ELAC Varro RS500-SB come with a Grille?
Varro RS500-SB comes with grilles in Black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of ELAC Varro RS500-SB?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Varro RS500-SB:
Grill Power Cord 4 Spikes
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the ELAC Varro RS500-SB.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the ELAC Varro RS500-SB, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for ELAC Varro RS500-SB
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the ELAC Varro RS500-SB speaker:
Official Brochure for ELAC Varro RS500-SB
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the ELAC Varro RS500-SB speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for ELAC Varro RS500-SB
1 year of parts warranty and 1 year of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.