1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Does a small, good sub exist?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Brad Newton, May 8, 2003.

  1. Brad Newton

    Brad Newton Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2001
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am looking for something small in size, but still gets the job done. I don't want anything of any size that knocks the pictures off the walls or cracks the drywall, but I would like something that lets you hear and feel explosions, etc. I will join this with Klipsch rf3II, rc3II, sb2, ss1 & Pioneer 45tx. Am I looking for something that doesn't exist?
     
  2. Alex Prosak

    Alex Prosak Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Messages:
    772
    Likes Received:
    1


    Brad,

    You never responded on your other thread whether the sound or size of the sub was overwhelming but I take it from this thread that it is the size of the sub, not the sound, that is overwhelming in your room.

    I still recommend the Hsu VTF-2 as a reasonably sized good sounding, affordable sub. If cost isn't a big issue, check out the Velodyne HGS-10. Its quite small, less than 1 cubic foot, very fast and tight, and will get you down to 20 Hz.

    Alex
     
  3. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's possible if your budget is high enough, what's the budget?
     
  4. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,190
    Likes Received:
    0
    How about the Pinnacle Subsonic??

    [​IMG]

    9 7/8" x 9 7/8" x 9 7/8"....375 watts....dual 8" drivers....rated down to 25 Hz (-3 db)
     
  5. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    Messages:
    12,060
    Likes Received:
    0
    In addition to the aforementioned VTF-2, you might consider the Rava sub, made by Adire audio. It comes in at about $400 and is an 18” cube (sealed with a 12” driver).

    A little more expensive, a little bit smaller, and perhaps a bit better looking is the Rocket UFW-10 due to be available this month from AV123 at ~$600. (sealed, with a 10” driver).
     
  6. Brad Newton

    Brad Newton Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2001
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  7. Alan M

    Alan M Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd also recommend the athena P-2 sub.Clean bass sound without any boominess.It goes down to 25hz,and has a very small footprint.S&V gave the p-2,s-2 combo rave reveiws,and I'm very pleased with its performance. Cost is $375,my wife was overjoyed to see me bring home a small sub that we both could live with.
     
  8. Alex Prosak

    Alex Prosak Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Messages:
    772
    Likes Received:
    1
    Brad,

    The "better" subs won't bring your house down or cause structural damage. If you're looking in the SVS price range the HGS-10 isn't it, I believe it goes for $1800-1900. I should have mentioned the forthcoming UFW-10 as well. I've heard very good things about the alpha of this model and the final version is supposed to be better. It is relatively small though larger than the Velo and the finish is drop dead gorgeous (IMHO). Here's a link to a pic: http://forum.av123.com/showthread.ph...ighlight=UFW10
     
  9. Cees Alons

    Cees Alons Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    19,150
    Likes Received:
    242
    Real Name:
    Cees Alons
    Brad,

    If they are in your price range, check REL. Excellent subs, all of them, certainly not too big (not all of their models) and really excellent musical as wel as theatrical sound.

    Cees
     
  10. Martice

    Martice Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2001
    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here's a nice ONE RIGHT HERE and it is well documented for it's all aound performance.
     
  11. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,769
    Likes Received:
    2
     
  12. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Messages:
    783
    Likes Received:
    0
    judging by the fact that you could afford the monnster SVS sub but you find it to be too big then why don't you look into the sunfire subs, this one in particular is quite stunning for it's size:

    http://www.sunfire.com/products/index.html
     
  13. Kevin*Harley

    Kevin*Harley Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Size and aesthetics were both concerns of my wife and variables in my purchase.
    I will put another vote for the Velodyne HGS series ( I went with the HGS15)[​IMG] Great performance and their size and the piano finish will make the wife happy.
     
  14. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    0
    If the Velodyne HGS subs are pricier than you want, the Velodyne SPL series are very potent and compact subs as well.
     
  15. Shawn_MM

    Shawn_MM Extra

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2003
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    How about the Def Tech SupercubeI. Measures 14x14x14 with two 10 inchers and a 1500 amp and all the way down to 13 Hz. I heard Def Tech makes some wonderful subs. (Allmost as good as Subway)[​IMG]
     
  16. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2000
    Messages:
    3,719
    Likes Received:
    0
    How about the Adire Audio Dharman? You'll have HGS15 type output for only $600.
     
  17. Martice

    Martice Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2001
    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  18. Nick V

    Nick V Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 7, 2002
    Messages:
    422
    Likes Received:
    0
    Some more subs to look into may be the Sunfire jr. and the Carver Knightshadow. They are a bit on the pricey side as well, but I'm sure you could find them for reasonable prices slightly used, if you're comfortable on the used market. These things are very fast and accurate, and go pretty low for their tiny size.

    Here's a link to the sunfire super jr. and I'll try to find some info on the knightshadow for you.

    Here's a link to someone on audiogon selling b-stock juniors for a great price.
     
  19. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2000
    Messages:
    3,719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Martice is right, the Rava would be perfect. Right price, excellent quality. It'll stomp those 1 note wonder "micro" subs.
     
  20. Joe Wilmore

    Joe Wilmore Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2002
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    I will throw the new Von Schweikert VR S1 into the mix.
     

Share This Page