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Best sub for a limited budget ($130)

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by MichaelBAr, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. MichaelBAr

    MichaelBAr Well-Known Member

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    Whats the best sub for that amount? I've got reccomendations for getting a dayton. I was also thinking of getting a refurbished one so I can get more for my money. I know $130 is weak but I'm 15 so I don't have a whole lot of money. I've looked out Yamahas, Sonys, KLH's, Acoustic Research, BIC, Jensen, and then someone told me Dayton. I was thinking of at least 75 watts for my small room. Even though the only 75watt was the sony the rest were at least 100watt.
     
  2. greg baker

    greg baker Well-Known Member

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    Go with the Dayton. I have heard from numerous people that it is a good sub.
     
  3. MichaelBAr

    MichaelBAr Well-Known Member

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    Is there a big difference between 10" subs and 8" ones? At the same wattage assuming they are both from good brands?
     
  4. MichaelBAr

    MichaelBAr Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know good brands to look for (for a mid to low end sub)? Besides Dayton? Is khl and Jensen good?
     
  5. TosH

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    Stretch the budget to $150 and you could pick up a Sony SA-WM500 or a used Sony SA-WM40. I think those and the Dayton are your best bets in the sub $150 category. I would avoid any KLH sub like the plague. I made the horrible mistake of buying a KLH sub when I was around your age and always regretted it. Don't make the mistake of being suckered into buying a sub just because it has better "specs" than the competition. Specs don't tell you anything about the actual quality of the bass the sub puts out.
     
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    I paid $128 for the 10 inch Dayton, it does a good job for that money
     
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    I bought a Velodyne VX10 a few months ago from J&R for $150 & free shipping. It works beautifully for me.
     
  8. MichaelBAr

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    yeah I'll stretch it to like 150 to 200 but thats 200 after ship handeling and tax, maybe a little more if necessary
     
  9. MichaelBAr

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    So far I'm staying away from KLH. While leaning toward the dayton then the sony/velodyne(don't know which one yet). I can't decide. Anyone know about Yamaha, Infinity, Bic, Acoustic Research, Wharfedale, and Jensen?
     
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    I can agree with that. My first sub was a KLH from Costco. The poor thing lasted 30 days, then the amp died. I know this kind of issue could have happened to any amp with any subwoofer. However, there's a reason for being able to pick up a 10" sub with a 120 watt amp for $99 - it's because of cheap components.
     
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    Check out the AR 108S for about $100... It's an 8" but it does produce for good bass..
     
  12. Alex_P

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    Go for the Sony 12" as mentioned. It is not the best for music, but it is fairly impressive on HT duty.
     
  14. MichaelBAr

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    Are higher " give better bass or what? I mean assuming they are from the same or equally reputable brand. EX. 8" sony vs a 10" sony if they are at the same wattage level.
     
  15. John S

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    You start to get a different type of bass as the driver size is increased. A looser, type feel for sure, this is way desired for HT duty. IMHO as always.
     
  16. StanG

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    I'll second the Dayton recommendation. For the money, it's very, very good. Once in a while, PE has it on sale for $99...
     
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    If you would like i will sell you my Sony SA-WX700 for $150 + shipping, so should hit your under $200 mark. It has barely been used, still needs to be broken in. Its a great sub, its sealed and sounds great with music and has signigicantly more output than the older wm40 and the new wm500. After i built my sealed tempest, i do not need this anymore. send me a email @ Benihana81@hotmail.com if interested. Thanks.
     
  18. MichaelBAr

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    Yeah I'll consider the sony, but I'm still researching so I don't know when I'll buy the sub but I'm planning in buying it within a month.
     
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    Picked up the AR 108S the last day of the year last year and it works wonderful. It is way better than my Bose Acoustimass module...[​IMG] . I finally hear the bass all nice....and smooth. Try Etronics.com they got some low priced subwoofers.
     
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