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Non-SVS recomendations?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bri~A, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. Bri~A

    Bri~A Agent

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    I have setup a decent HT/music system very recently, and am now down to the final piece of my system, a sub. I have a Denon 3803 running a set of KEF Q-series speakers (Q7's front, Q1's rear, Q9c center). Looking to compliment these speakers nicely with a fairly powerful sub that is adept at handling both music and HT. Now I know that people on this forum might jump down my throat as they can be very brand-loyal, but I simply cannot get an SVS for various reasons (height/appearance for starters). My price range is about $800. Looking for some advice. I have looked into HSU VTF-3 subs and they have peeked my interest a bit. Any personal experiences on them? Other brands worth looking seriously at? please let me know about all your good/ bad sub experiences!
     
  2. BrianWoerndle

    BrianWoerndle Supporting Actor

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    Paradigm PW-2200 is a very solid sub, as is the VTF-3. You might be able to swing a Sunfire, which is small and stylish.

    I understand about the SVS look. They may sound great for the price, but I just can't get over the idea of a hot-water heater in the corner. That and I don't have a good corner for it.
     
  3. Chriss M

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    VMPS New Larger sub. It's huge, but is a standard box shape and is available in a number of different finishes.
     
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    Look into geting a Velodyne HGS-12. Small power and fairly acurate. I see them on audiogon for about 750-1200.
     
  7. Jonathan M

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    Are you prepared to go DIY? If so, expect far more bang for the buck. You could either go kit form (Complete with box - just need to put it together) or you could just buy a driver and amp and build a box yourself. Finishing off a box is not that difficult, and the design work is easy - especially if you just steal someone elses design. Plus you get the satisfaction of saying you built it.
    Otherwise, I would suggest you have a chat to Kyle at Acoustic Vision (www.acoustic-visions.com) and Brian at www.rutledgeaudiodesign.com. They are both board members who do custom design work and do a superb job.
    Just a couple of options [​IMG]
     
  8. Bill Law

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    Try REL or Velodyne.
    Good luck getting any advice here beyond DIY (adire), SVS or HSU.
     
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    It's supposed to be very soon that SVS releases more info on the box subs. Unless you want to DIY, I might wait to see what SVS offers.
     
  11. If you are adept at building things you may consider going the DIY route. A single Stryke AV12 or AV15 in either a sealed, ported, or Passive Radiator box would put out some serious bass and you could design it however you want for looks as well as tuning to either go lower or to be tighter and more musical.
     

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