Loewe Subwoofer 300 drives surround speaker system

The Loewe Subwoofer 300 delivers 75W to each extra channel, so you can configure a 3.1 system (with the TV acting as the centre speaker) using external left and right speakers hooked up to the sub.

Or if you really want to go for it, how about two subs to create a 5.2 cinema system with one sub driving the front L/R speakers, and another the rears?

Audio decoding of your source material is handled by the sub, which uses one active driver delivering 150W of built-in amplification, plus two passive radiators, to deliver the bass (the .1 in a surround sound mix).

Loewe has paid particular attention to build quality, with the top of the unit comprising a 6mm thick aluminium plate with no visible screws or external fixings.

In addition, the company says its audio engineers have “paid meticulous attention to creating an harmonious sonic balance between the Subwoofer 300 and other Loewe speakers.”

There are analogue line-in and digital audiolink connections on the back, with cables supplied, plus left and right speaker terminals. The Loewe Subwoofer 300 is available now for £595.

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.