Wharfedale’s UPC Subwoofers Offer a Remote-Control Setup Options

The new Ultra Power Cube Subwoofers come in two sizes.

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Wharfedale is adding a little boom to its speaker lineup. The company just announced two Ultra Power Cube (UPC) subwoofers, which are being distributed by the Massachusetts-based company Sound Import, LLC.

Both of the UPC subs promise dual drivers and a whole lot of adjustment options. The latter can actually be done via remote control, so you can stand back and adjust your home theater system to your liking.

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Each sub has a dual-woofer arrangement, with the woofers mounted opposite each other in the enclosure. The company says that configuration can produce maximum bass output and efficiency. Those woofers also boast a high-excursion, long-throw design that promises a low-frequency response to 30Hz.

Other features include sound-effect modes and controls for volume, variable low-pass crossover, crossover slope and phase adjustment, as well as stereo and mono (LFE) line in and speaker-level inputs. Any and all of your adjustments can be made manually on the sub’s front-panel LED display or by using the included remote control.

Sound Import says that both subs should start shipping in the U.S. very soon. The UPC-10 has two 10-inch woofers, a built-in 500-watt amplifier, and an MSRP of $1,599. The UPC-8 has two 8-inch woofers, a 350-watt amp, and a $1,199 price tag. Each one will be available in rosewood cherry veneer, vintage cherry veneer and black oak veneer finishes.

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