The Edifier R1280DB is affordable and highly rated by its satisfied users. These powered Bluetooth speakers come with quite a number of features and along with this price point, there is nothing much to complain about. If we were to nitpick then it would be about their bass performance. The lack of depth and impact does make us feel the low-end delivery is lightweight.
Fortunately, we can always integrate an active subwoofer to help supplement the Edifier R1280DB bass reproductions. You will need an RCA Y-Splitter though. We have listed out some of the best subwoofers which you can go for. You can pick one of these matching subwoofers to partner up with your Edifier R1280DB powered speakers.
Best Matching Subwoofers for Edifier R1280DB
The Monoprice 60-Watt powered subwoofer is an excellent choice to go with the Edifier R1280DB. This front-ported 8-Inch subwoofer has a very affordable price tag which is also one of the reasons why this Monoprice powered subwoofer is getting loads of praise. It is capable of delivering bass responses of 50Hz to 250Hz and does pack a punch. This Monoprice 60-Watt active subwoofer would be sufficient enough for a desktop setup or to be used inside a small room. Just try not to push it too hard.
The Dayton Audio SUB-1000 is a ported subwoofer with a downward-firing flared port design. It may cost more than the Monoprice 60-Watt powered subwoofer but it is still considered affordable. Not to mention, the Dayton Audio SUB-1000 is slightly larger as well, it has a 10″ woofer instead of an 8″. The SUB-1000 digs deeper into the bass frequencies and could deliver low-ends of down to 30Hz. The surface of the floor on which the Dayton Audio SUB-1000 is sitting will affect the bass quality and so you might want to do some subwoofer crawling first.
Polk Audio PSW10 is one of the best budget subwoofers ever made and will be an incredible choice to partner with your Edifier R1280DB active speakers. The PSW10 has extremely high ratings and just from the looks of it, we can tell that this ported subwoofer is worth every penny invested into it. This is a 10″ ported subwoofer with peak power of up to 100 Watts. Its tight and clean deep bass delivery is simply amazing for the price. The Polk Audio PSW10 is certainly worth your time to consider and to match with your Edifier R1280DB speakers.
Prefer an even larger subwoofer then the Klipsch R-12SW is a terrific choice to go for. This is a ported subwoofer with a 12″ woofer and it is highly regarded by its users too. Together with its 400 Watts of dynamic power, the Klipsch R-12SW is capable of filling a small listening room with bass energy. The R-12SW has a rather impressive frequency range of 29Hz-120Hz, and it is modestly priced. This is a good subwoofer match with the Edifier R1280DB powered Bluetooth speakers.
If bass quality and accuracy are very important to you, then perhaps the Yamaha HS8S studio subwoofer will be an ideal sub to get. This active subwoofer is designed and made for professionals, so you can imagine how accurate the deep bass reproductions would be. This is great for listeners who are using their Edifier R1280DB for work and require a subwoofer with precision. Even though the Yamaha HS8S is an 8″ studio subwoofer, it can reach surprisingly deep into the bass extension, down to 22Hz to be more exact.
For listeners who want tight and articulate bass reproductions, the SVS SB-1000 is one of the best to go for within its price range. The agile bass performance of the SB-1000 will be able to keep up with the Edifier R1280DB sound reproductions, providing you with a seamless presentation of the audio source. It has a 12″ bass driver and uses the in-built SVS Sledge STA-300D DSP amplifier which provides up to 720W of peak power. The frequency response is really wide for an entry-level sealed subwoofer and it is between 24Hz to 260Hz.
If you are facing space constraints and need a very slim compact subwoofer, do check out the Monoprice SSW-8. This is a very low-profile 100 Watt 8″ subwoofer and you can easily hide it behind your TV rack or better yet, mount it on a wall. The Monoprice SSW-8 subwoofer helps you to save space while supplementing the bass performance of your sound system. Its price point also makes the Monoprice SSW-8 subwoofer a suitable match with your Edifier R1280DB powered Bluetooth speakers.
Do you need an entry-level subwoofer to reach below 20Hz without breaking the bank? The SVS PB-1000 is the ported subwoofer for you and your Edifier R1280DB speakers. It is a powerful 10″ subwoofer that could reach down to 19Hz and has enough amplifier power to deliver these subterranean low frequencies with weight. The SVS PB-1000 is an exceptional choice to go with the Edifier R1280DBs, especially for users who mainly use their sound systems to watch movies.
You can start by filtering out the subwoofers which don’t feed your budget and shortlist the ones that are. The shortlisted subwoofers should be auditioned if it is possible as this allows you to hear how good they sound. You should use Edifier R1280DB speakers during the testing and it would be best if it is your own. Just to add in, the subwoofers listed here are suitable for small listening rooms only.