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O.k I went for the Bose AM 10s...now, I need a sub!

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Chuck_J



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Posted April 15 2005 - 07:38 AM

I bought a set of Bose AM10s with the "bass" module ten years ago. (Before I knew about this forum) Now I'm looking to buy a good sub in the $150-$300 range to supplement my Bose system. Yes, I know the bass module only integrates the satellite cubs, there is no sub wire input for the receiver.

I would like to buy new speakers someday but I'll have to wait since I recently purchase a new receiver,(Pioneer 1014)

Are there any tight sounding budget subs out there to work in a 400sq ft area? I'm not big on booming bass that only rattles. Will 8" or 10" subs work for the space I have?

Just got back from Circuit City and was checking out their Polk Audio 10", Velodyn VRP-1000, and Infinity 8" INI PS8s

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I figured this will be the one place where I could get straight answers and advice!


#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike^S


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Posted April 15 2005 - 08:59 AM

Dayton 10" for $125.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Vincent_S


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Posted April 15 2005 - 09:17 AM

I agree with above. In your price range I'd go for the Dayton. A buddy bought one and let me try it. Very nice for the price. I believe parts express is the one that carries them.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Nhan_H


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Posted April 15 2005 - 10:02 AM

Here's a very nice one for $309 (note that it won't be available until May 11--for shipping):


If you want a discount, take a look at the model that it replaced ($259):


#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Chuck_J



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Posted April 15 2005 - 10:46 AM

Thanks for the suggestions.

I'll have to check out the Daytons. I didn't want to spend too much on the subs since I'm looking at replacing my Bose with the Mirage OMNIPOLAR NANOSAT or OMINSAT speakers.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted April 15 2005 - 01:26 PM

You could try a Mirage sub then too. They do make some good ones.
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#7 of 8 OFFLINE   eddieZEN


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Posted April 15 2005 - 04:33 PM

You might also want to consider the Athena Micra satellites, should be a good bit less than Mirage sats---then put the savings into a nice Hsu or SVS sub around $400-500.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Nick Bum

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Posted April 15 2005 - 06:21 PM

I have a Definitive Technology Pro Sub 80 its an 8in sub thats very tight and it goes retail for about 350ish but you can get it for less I bet.