What's the best sub for under $500 dollars?

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  1. MikeRP

    MikeRP Supporting Actor

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    What's the best sub for under $500 dollars? Just wanted to get some ideas.

    Thanks

    Mike
     
  2. george king

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    Give Brian Bunge at www.rutledgeaudiodesign.com and see what he can do for you. He will build you a great sub to your realistic expectations (no way you are going to get 120 dB at 20 Hz for $500), and budget.

    He is a great guy, and a true craftsman. I have bought several things from him, and when some money comes in he will be building me a sub.
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    You might also check out the Adire Rava, which comes in at $400.
     
  4. John Garcia

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    If the budget can stretch a bit, look at SVS 25-31PCi.

    HSU VTF-2 right at the $500 point. I haven't heard the Rava, but it gets very good reviews as well.

    If you are interested in custom built, I will second Brian's work. [​IMG]
     
  5. NicholasL

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    Cerwin Vega! makes some very good subwoofers.
     
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  8. Tom Vodhanel

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    The JBL 120 mkII is also a very good unit that was at $389-399 last I checked on the net. You can start off with one unit, than add a second down the road and for $800ish have a pretty serious bass setup.

    Tom V.
    SVS
     
  9. NicholasL

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    Well yeah, Cerwin Vega isn't SVS good no way. I own the PB2+ and it's no comparison. But we're talking under $500 now.
     
  10. TommyL

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    b-stock 25-31 pci from SVS[​IMG]
     
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    Hey TV..If you don't want to tell'em the truth, you always have someone who will[​IMG]--->b-stock [​IMG]
     
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    If you have an extra receiver collecting dust I suggest to get the SVS 25-31cs.
     
  13. MikeRP

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    I do have a receiver collecting dust - so I'll check the passive model out.

    Appreciate all the sugestions..........Are the Paradigm subs any good. PDR 10 or 12?

    Thanks again....

    Mike
     
  14. TommyL

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    SVS will take them out...try the svs..you'll be happy you did[​IMG] *two time repeat customer..*
     
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    There was a extensive list posted by Frank Carter a few days ago that would give you a good idea how the CS SVS passive cylinder rates out compared to other subs. If you should take a peak at the list remember this is a SVS entry level sub of sorts. I think it was number 5 on a list as long as a roll of TP.
     
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    I'm assuming form the info on the table that we are looking for a similar output in db at each given freq range. Plus, just the overall avg output being high if one need that much.

    But, I'm really lost on how to read the information.

    How do I read this?
    115.3 / 16hz~99dB__25hz~106dB

    Great info! Thanks All
     
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    115.3db average(from 25hz-63hz), 99db at 16hz, 106db at 25hz.
     
  19. Frank Carter

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    All these subs were taken under the same conditions and using the same methods by Tom Nousaine. He places the subwoofers in the same corner of a 7600ft^3 room and measures from 2M away. He finds the 10% distortion limit at 25/31/40/50/63hz and averages them together to give you the first number(115.3dB), the numbers afterwards is the SPL he reached at the frequency using a 10% limit.
     
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