help picking a sub

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  1. FoxyMulder

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    Consider the long term benefits of the HSU, for $200 more you get a more powerful subwoofer and a great warranty to boot, its worth stretching that extra $200 i think, sure the PB-1000 will be fine but the HSU has better bass extension at higher volume levels and i think its worth going for over the PB-1000.
     
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    Throw you another curve ball...BIC VK12
     
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    By the way, I sent you looking for the VK12 because, in another forum, there is a hysterical review/opinion of it that will have you laughing and crying...at the same time.
     
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    Yes that is another good subwoofer, can't go wrong with the ones already mentioned on this thread including this one, now it comes down to personal taste, another thing is the SVS and HSU will play louder at lower frequencies and have slightly more extension but if you aren't playing at near reference levels and don't want that extra few lower hertz then that isn't an issue.
     
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    Thank you for the response ;-)
     
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    What size is the room, including openings, and how loud do you like to listen to your home theater?

    The SVS SB12-NSD has been recommended numerous times. The Outlaw LFM1-EX is another solid performer. The Rythmik Audio LVR-12 could be in the mix as well. For $800, the Power Sound Audio XV15 should be in the coversation. If you have something readily available to power it with, the CraigSub SS-18.1 from Chase Home Theater could be in the mix.

    Tom, part owner of PSA and prior founder of SVS, is an absolute joy to work with and will not try to sell you something which you may not need. Personal experience here: he was guiding me towards a PSA XV15 though I ultimately decided to go with an XS30 as the Rythmik FV15HP was outside my budget.

    Ideally you want to purchase something which will last you for several years to come. It may be worth delaying purchasing a sub now for something which will better suit your needs and wants. Wouldn't rule out purchasing a used sub either for there are excellent deals to be had.
     
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    I've got an SVS cylinder sub, from three years ago, and love it. When I bought it, the cylinders were the better value vs box. I haven't compared prices recently. I've no doubt that other subs are very good; but I'd been lusting for an SVS for a decade prior, from reading this forum :)If I could move the cylinder to the basement and change my living room setup, I'd go for a cube now.
     
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    sorry guys.. I will try to get the measurements tonight. I had forgotten about it, but will get the measurements tonight.
     
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    Had a 20-39CS for several years and enjoyed it. 2nd best sub I've ever owned, bested only by the PSA XS30 I have now. Changed subs initially due to WAF. Most recently due to upgraditis and the AV123 Onix Rocket UFW-10 wasn't cutting it.
     
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    You could probably do a little better with that budget, but the RW-12d is a steal at $280 on Newegg right now.
     
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    I've had an Outlaw LFM-1EX for a over 3 years now, and never a regret. But for sure there are many fine alternatives.
     
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    Armand...
    SVS subs would be a great choice in your price range and a great bang for the buck, tons of good reviews, some say the best customer service in the industry, no hassle 45 day in home trial, 100% trade up in the 1st year. I have not heard either of the entry SVS sub but have the SB13-Ultra in my HT and simply love what it has done to the rest of my system, really makes my entry level Pioneer speakers sing.

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    I have a polk 12" powered sub, and I really like it. It is smooth sounding and not distorted and should be in your price range. I also have a Eosone sub which is not as good but this product has been discontinued for sometime.
     

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