Sayona Subwoofers

The Best Sayona Subwoofers in Kenya

A few years back, Sayona Subwoofers were introduced into the Kenyan market.

These Sayona woofers have lived up to their billing and taken the number one spot as the best subwoofers in Kenya.

Sayona Subwoofers as compared to other subwoofers;

Before Sayona, there were other magnificent subwoofer brands namely Ampex and Golden Tech.

What is a subwoofer? A subwoofer is a loudspeaker that is manufactured and designed for the sole purpose of reproducing very low bass frequencies.

Thankfully, I have had the pleasure of owning all these three great subwoofers and in this review; I will share insights and great tips.

Ampex subwoofers

Well, it started off with Ampex subwoofers almost 20 years ago. The first ones had the amplifier compartment only.

They were analog and had no digital displays unlike the Sayona subwoofers of today.

The volume controls were analog too and the only input was the normal RCA cables.

These Ampex subwoofers were 2.1 channels. However, the sound output was out of this world. 

Later in the years, the manufactures went a notch higher and added a digital FM tuner.

Other notable features included a USB and SD card input. They also featured a digital volume and remote control.

They mainly played the MP3 and WAV codecs.  

I also remember at one time they had preset volumes and also an RCA to Stereo cable that connected a phone to the main unit.

The amplifier featured 3 TDA 2030 IC’s. One IC each was feeding the two external speakers and the other IC feeding the main {internal} speaker.

The main speaker {woofer} was a 4inch- 4ohm dual coil one. This made the low sound (bass) output quite heavy.

The two external speakers were 2inch – 8ohm single coils and produced balanced mid and high sounds (tweeter)

Other important features;

Furthermore, some of the Ampex Subwoofers came in the more powerful TDA 2050 IC’s.

The subwoofer enclosure was made of tightly fitted MDF boards with a single breather vent for enhanced bass.

Moreover, they had a 12 volts-0-12 volts transformer for maximum current and employed 4 rectifier capacitors for voltage boost and stabilization.

Though a bit exaggerated, the peak music power output (PMPO) was quite good and one enjoyed the music.

At the moment, getting an original Ampex Subwoofer is almost impossible.

They are now extinct. The available ones are not genuine and I would advise you to keep off them.

Golden Tech Subwoofers

Golden Tech subwoofers were the main competitors of the Ampex brand.

In my own opinion, they were more powerful than the Ampex subwoofers.

I owned a movie shop and had a 2.1 channel golden tech subwoofer that was amazing.

Like the Sayona subwoofers, this brand was more advanced and in later years fully digital.

One distinct feature was a 6inch-4ohms dual coil main speaker and a bigger enclosure.

This feature brought about very nice bass output. Moreover, many of them had the more powerful TDA 2050 IC’s.

With the TDA 2050 IC’s, came a more powerful transformer to handle the load. Precisely a 2 amps 12 volts-0-12 volts or 1.5 amps 15 volts-0-15 volts.

Furthermore, the enclosure was also made of tight fitted MDF boards with a single breather vent for maximum bass.

They were 2.1 channel formation woofers. {2 external speakers and one main/woofer speaker.

Other notable features included;

  1. FM receiver
  2. Remote control
  3. Digital volume control
  4. USB, RCA, SD slots
  5. Blue tooth capability
  6. Aux, FM, USB, and SD source inputs

Honestly speaking, I am not sure if the Golden Tech Subwoofers still exist.

If you come across one and listen to the sound and get convinced it is an original, I would advise you to get it.

Sayona Subwoofers

Sayona Subwoofers are the epitome of sound success. They are appliances truly worth owning.

Sayona Woofers have made many homeowners have some nice, quality, and decent sound output without spending much.

They come in various sizes and output channels formations. By these I mean 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, and, 5.1, channel combinations.

Just to explain these output channel formations, this is a ratio of external speakers to internal speakers.

What are the channels?

A 2.1 channel Sayona Subwoofer has 1 main (bass/woofer) loudspeaker and two external (mid/high-tweeter) speakers.

On the other hand, a 5.1 channel has 1 main speaker and 5 external speakers.

Just to let you know, a 5.1 channel is more advanced because it mostly features an inbuilt surround system for better and optimized sound output.

With this comes several additional features like a bigger enclosure, powerful transformer and of course a higher price.

If not fully prepared to get a home theatre system, a genuine Sayona subwoofer would be a good option.

As with many other subwoofers in Kenya, Sayona subwoofers feature the TDA 2030 IC’s.

However, if lucky enough one could come across the TDA 2050 IC’s made ones though, a rare thing.

Sayona Subwoofers have between 4 to 8-inch dual coil main woofers.

Furthermore, they have powerful 2 amps 12-0-12 or 2 amps 15-0-15 volts transformers.

Sayona woofers have a great 4 set power capacitors rectifier for maximum current transfer and voltage stabilization.  

Other notable features of Sayona Subwoofers are;

  1. Preset equalizer
  2. Inbuilt surround system
  3. FM receiver {with scan and store memory}
  4. More Audio codec’s play capability
  5. USB, SD card slots
  6. RCA to stereo cable capability
  7. RCA cable capability
  8. Remote control
  9. Digital sound control
  10. Aux, FM, USB, and SD source inputs
  11. Bluetooth capability

Thank you for reading up to this point. I will at the tail end share with you some Sayona subwoofers golden tips.

But before that and as with any electronic appliance, I will share with you some pros and cons of the Sayona woofer.

Sayona subwoofers pros

  1. Cost-effective
  2. Great quality sound
  3. Various models to choose from
  4. Surround system
  5. Low power consumption
  6. Cheap to repair
  7. Availability guaranteed
  8. Dual coil main speaker
  9. LED display

Sayona subwoofers cons

  1. No schematic offered
  2. No detailed user manual availed
  3. Repairing the FM section on some models a big issue
  4.  Transformer highly susceptible to power surges
  5. External speakers could blow on maximum volume
  6. Weak and easily damageable micro switches.

Sayona subwoofers golden tips

Being a technician, it is always my obligation to guide you so that your appliance serves you well.

Kindly read and follow these tips.

  • Buy genuine and warranty ready products
  • Avoid prolonged maximum volume to protect the external speakers
  • If you note any form of abnormal sound or humming, kindly see a technician
  • Always switch off if not listening to avoid damage due to  power surges
  • Use the remote control if possible to give the microswitches longer life.
  • Have a technician check up your Sayona subwoofer once every year to diagnose and see if there is any issue that may be forestalled.  

Sayona Subwoofers Replacement Parts

Sayona subwoofer parts can be categorized into three categories that are:

  • Speakers
  • Transformers
  • Motherboards

We stock and sell Sayona speakers, Sayona transformers, and some Sayona motherboards. Talk to us on 0721 949815 if you need any of the above.

Sayona Speakers

Sayona Speakers
Subwoofer and Midrange Speaker

Sayona speakers can be categorized into two types only. They are and are commonly referred to as;

Bass Speakers

These speakers produce the bass audio output. Most of the Sayona woofers have a 6.5-inch dual coil speaker.

In smaller subwoofers, you can get a 4-inch dual coil speaker while in others (though rare) you can get an 8-inch dual coil speaker.

The speakers are in the dual coil (2 in 1 coil) for the purpose of producing heavy bass.

At House of Electronics, we mainly stock the 6.5-inch Sayona speaker. Kindly talk to us on 0721 949815 if you need to replace it.

Mid-Range Speakers

The Sayona Mid-range speakers produce mid and highs (tweeter) sound and come in 4 inches size.

This inbuilt amplifier has specific channels for them and the sound output is crisp clean. Additionally, they have a high resistance coil for quality audio output.

Sayona woofers usually come as 2.1 or 3.1 channel meaning they either have 2 or 3 midrange speakers.

At House of Electronics, we stock genuine Sayona mid-range speakers and the price is quite affordable. If you need to do a replacement, kindly talk to us on 0721 949815.

Sayona Subwoofer Transformers

Sayona Transformer
Sayona Transformer

Like in a majority of other powered subwoofers, Sayona Woofers are powered by transformers as opposed to power supplies.

In case of a power surge, most of the times the transformer is damaged. To prevent this, I would advise you to get a power surge protector.

Sayona transformers have one input and two outputs. Primary 240 volts ac input. The output consists of a 15.5 volts output and 9 volts output.

The 15.5 volts output powers the amplifier while the 9 volts output powers the tuner section and other sections.

We do have this transformer at a pocket-friendly price of Ksh 750. Talk to us on 0721 949815 to get it.

Sayona Subwoofers Specifications and prices

Well, Sayona subwoofer’s prices are mainly determined by the channel configuration that you decide to purchase.

A 2.1 channels output is the cheapest while a 5.1 channels output is the most expensive.

Other factors include the model number and to some extent the material used for the enclosure.

I would advise you to go for an MDF enclosure one as opposed to the plastic enclosure one.

Sayona woofer prices vary between 3000 Ksh to 20000 Ksh depending on the factors I have alluded to above.      

Below I will do comprehensive and detailed reviews and also share the prices with you.

If you need any of the models that I have reviewed below, Kindly talk to me on the phone number below.

Sayona SHT-1142BT

Sayona SHT 1142BT
Image Credit | Masoko
  • 15000 Watts P.M.P.O
  • 3.1 Channel
  • Bluetooth ready
  • Superior Bass reflex
  • Crisp mid/high output
  • USB port
  • SD card slot
  • Various codec’s ready: DVD, CD, MPEG-4, MP3 & WMA
  • Remote control
  • FM ready
  • FM Scan, preset & memory
  • LED display
  • Aux input
  • 1-year warranty

Sayona SHT-1195BT

Image Credit | Sayona
  • 17000 Watts P.M.P.O
  • 4.1 Channel
  • Bluetooth ready
  • Superior Bass reflex
  • Crisp mid/high output
  • USB port
  • SD card slot
  • Various codec’s ready >DVD, CD, MPEG-4, MP3 & WMA
  • Remote control
  • FM ready
  • FM Scan, preset & memory
  • Aux input
  • LED display
  • Equalizer functionality
  • 1-year warranty

Sayona SHT-1137BT

Image Credit | Sayona
  • 15000 Watts P.M.P.O
  • 3.1 Channel
  • Bluetooth ready
  • Superior Bass reflex
  • Crisp mid/high output
  • USB port
  • SD card slot
  • Various codec’s ready >DVD, CD, MPEG-4, MP3 & WMA
  • Remote control
  • FM ready
  • FM Scan, preset & memory
  • Aux input
  • LED display
  • 1-year warranty

Sayona SHT-1252BT

Image Credit | Sayona
  • 8000 Watts P.M.P.O
  • 2.1 Channel
  • Bluetooth ready
  • Quality Bass
  • Quality mid/high output
  • USB port
  • SD card slot
  • Various codec’s ready >DVD, CD, MPEG-4, MP3 & WMA
  • Remote control
  • FM ready
  • FM Scan, preset & memory
  • Aux input
  • LED display
  • 1-year warranty

Sayona SHT-1262BT

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  • 15000 Watts P.M.P.O
  • 3.1 Channel
  • Bluetooth ready
  • Super Bass reflex
  • Clear mid/high output
  • USB port
  • SD card slot
  • Various codec’s ready >DVD, CD, MPEG-4, MP3 & WMA
  • Remote control
  • FM ready
  • FM Scan, preset & memory
  • Aux input
  • LED display
  • Equalizer functionality
  • 1-year warranty

Other notable Sayona woofers worth looking at are;

  • SHT-1097BT
  • SHT-1130BT
  • SHT-1131BT
  • SHT-1134BT
  • SHT-1148BT
  • SHT-1149BT
  • SHT-1187BT
  • SHT-1293BT
  • SHT-1197BT
  • SHT-1212BT
  • SHT-1219BT
  • SHT-1222BT
  • SHT-1258BT
  • SHT-1263BT
  • SHT-1264BT
  • SHT-1290BT
  • SHT-1291BT
  • SHT-1292BT
  • SHT-1293BT

To sum it up, Sayona woofers are the best and most pocket-friendly. Good thing is that they have new advanced models every now and then.

The Sayona service center is also another big plus for you as the buyer. You can pop in and have your Sayona checked by their experts.

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20 thoughts on “The Best Sayona Subwoofers in Kenya”

  1. Greetings,how do i know sayona sht 1148bt is original,at sayona shop it retail at 11k bt along streets at 8k.tell how to distinguish

    1. Thank you for this question. With so many counterfeits and sub-standard electronic appliances, the number one advice to you would be, Kindly buy from the genuine dealer. This because the dealer will give you a warranty just in case. Another advantage is that genuine dealers have their own repair stations thus making it easy for you to get a qualified technician check your appliance. I hope this helps.

  2. Hi, I’m using the Sayona sht1062bt and it gets warm at the back even when I leave it on stabdby during the night. Could this mean that its using high power consumption? Output power is advertised as 80W

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