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Suggestions for a SubWoofer Please


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#1 of 9 MalluS

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Posted October 14 2004 - 01:34 AM

Gurus:

I would like to get a suggestion for a sub-woofer that I would like add to my system. Currently getting by with a KLH sub (as a stop-gap..but is quite bad) and now want a decent sub. I have Boston Acoustics as rest of the speakers and a Yamaha RX420 (I think) as my receiver. Really hoping that it shall be under $500 (incl. shipping,taxes) . Dont have to stick with BA since subs can be independent of the 5 speakers. So far, I have heard/read the following to be good:

- SVS SubWoofers (like PB10-1SD)
- Velodyne
- Hsu Research (Like STF/VTF)
- Paradigm

I am a novice when it comes to subwoofers and this is going to be my first good sub purchase so any pointers on the what to look for in a sub and your recommendations shall be helpful. I think I need an active sub since its better and puts less strain on the receiver. I want your comments/opinions on the manufacturer's

- Quality
- Performance
- Warranty
- Customer Service (Dealing with issues, costs)
- Value Proposition

The room size is about 10 feet by 24 feet (Rectangular) but my setup (sofas) and stuff end at 14 feet...but do mind the fill the entire room with good base. Posted Image I would like a get a good sub that would last me few yrs.

If you can also point me to threads/sites where I can read about how best way to setup/calibrate the sub/speakers, that would be great!

Thanks!! Your suggestions and opinions shall be very appreciated.

#2 of 9 JamesCB

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Posted October 14 2004 - 02:42 AM

Sounds like a candidate for SVS PB10-ISD. Never heard it, but I bet it rocks.

James

#3 of 9 MalluS

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Posted October 14 2004 - 05:36 AM

Really looking for more feedback from all of you

#4 of 9 JamesCB

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Posted October 14 2004 - 06:09 AM

You could get literally thousands of suggestions, comments, reviews, and opinions on subwoofers. It is your job to filter out what you need and want to pursue.

There is a handy search function on this and many other forums to help you get the info you need.

James

PS:
Base: Bottom portion of an object.
Bass: Lower frequncies, also a fish.

#5 of 9 Aaron_Mum

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Posted October 14 2004 - 06:12 AM

Fire up the search function and start reading. Here are a couple links:

http://www.hometheat....hreadid=209418

http://www.hometheat....r-10-2004.html

Your best value is with SVS and HSU. Paradigm does not make a comparable sub for $500. I'm not familiar with Velodyne.

As far as warranty and customer service goes head to the companies web sites and check it out. SVS has awesome service. I own a paradigm sub and the service is largely dependant on the dealer, I would assume that would be the same with Velodyne.

There is tons of info around here, start searching!

#6 of 9 MalluS

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Posted October 14 2004 - 06:39 AM

I have been searching and reading posts but I still need to know which ones to dig up. Since I am a newbie in the wub world, those pointers shall help me tremendously.

#7 of 9 David Ruggiero

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Posted October 14 2004 - 03:17 PM

Mallus,

For $400 you should buy the SVs PB10-ISD. For the price nothing can touch it. If for some reason you don't like it (very doubtful) you can return it within 45 days less shipping.

#8 of 9 kevin tate

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Posted October 14 2004 - 04:27 PM

Either the Hsu or SVS will be fine. You can't go wrong w/either of them.

#9 of 9 MalluS

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Posted October 15 2004 - 02:44 AM

Thanks for your replies guys...