A Traditional Subwoofer
Except for the decorative face plate, which echoes the design of the satellites, the subwoofer Creative has used is traditional. It looks almost exactly like the ones used on other recent kits. The speaker is mounted on the side. In this case, it's approximately 6.5" (165 mm) in diameter with a big half-roll suspension that allows a long throw and uses a classic bass-reflex load with the port opening on the front surface.
The controls are all found on a little round unit that has a big volume knob that's very handy to operate and an adjustment for the relative woofer volume on one side. On the front are two 3.5 mm jacks for the headphones and an auxiliary line input (for connecting an audio player, for example). The main line input is on the back of the subwoofer cabinet, which is ideal for a fixed installation.