“Designed for those who want more bass in a small or medium room” – Basso 840 speaker test in AV-Online magazine
Indiana Line has decided on a carefully considered strategy, reducing its active subwoofer range to two products. Basso 840 is a smaller option. The integrated class AB amplifier with a maximum power of 125 W drives a 275 mm woofer.
The review says:
“The Indiana Line is not out to impress the audiophile with perfect ultra high end sound. They simply want to provide good sound for ordinary people who want a civilised-looking sound system free from gross imperfections.”
The benefits of a discreet appearance are highlighted by the test author:
“The Basso 840’s design is quite discreet. It avoids unnecessary glitz, with the only decoration being a tiny emblem in the middle of the top. Despite its Italian origins, it’s not exactly ostentatious, which some might find boring, but in the long run this look is more of an advantage. Nor does it have to be the Gucci category, after all, most entry-level woofers from renowned hi-fi manufacturers start in a similar price range. It can hide in many different environments without attracting attention. A particular plus is that it is matt black, so it can be dusted off in seconds with a soft cloth without the hassle of scratching.”
In addition to its discreet appearance, it presented pleasant bass tones:
“Chapter 7, performed by Ezra Collective and Ty, is a dynamic set of beats whose monumental kick-off foot thump was not delivered with enough body by SPEKTOR 2 alone, at 25 square meters. The small Basso 840 multiplied the soundstage horizontally and vertically, adding additional weight to the beats and enriching the bass tones. I liked how, when properly adjusted, the subwoofer settled into a level that still allowed the speakers to assert themselves. In that respect, it provided good integration.”
Not only for music, but also good for movies:
“I particularly liked the way it displayed the pulsating background music of the nightclubs during John Wick: Act 4. It didn’t deepen the atmosphere, but it gave a nice sense of the heaviness and intensity of the sounds. He portrayed the gunshots in a strong, decisive way, though he didn’t push himself in terms of agility or solidity.”
Opinion of the author:
“The Indiana Line Basso 840 is like a cup of lightly sweetened Italian coffee. It’s small, it’s powerful, but it’s not the typical pushing bass that shocks the listener’s insides. A discreet addition to entry-level sound systems.”
Read the full article here (in hungarian).
Indiana Line loudspeakers, including the Basso 840 model tested, are available from official dealers in many countries. To find out where your nearest Indiana Line dealer is, check the “List of Dealers” page.