Bowers and Wilkins is looking to bring some giggles to its (relatively) value-conscious 600-series lineup in the form of its new ASW 610XP subwoofer. You know B&W isn't for the thrifty, but its 600-series of speakers are known for delivering a good-sized bite of the high-end apple for your dollars. The 10-inch paper/Kevlar driver with a long-throw motor is set in motion by a 500-Watt amplifier to reach a -3dB point of 25Hz. Those are respectable specs for a 13- x 13- x 15-inch box that comes in your choice of black ash, cherry or Wenge finishes -- the size won't break your room's aesthetics and the $1,200 price might not break your wallet. On paper, at least, this looks a lot like the ASW 10CM
sub, but a bit cheaper -- like we said, going the B&W route isn't the cheapest, but should allow you plenty of room to mix and match as you grow your system.