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Sony 8" Subwoofer?

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Zach Foster

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Posted May 10 2006 - 12:03 PM

I currently find myself with a "Panasonic SC-AK66 Dolby Pro Logic Home Theater Compact Stereo System ", found here:


I am pretty budget conscious, so I stumbled upon the proceeding subwoofer by Sony:


I really would not want to spend any more than this at the moment. Does anyone have any experience with this sub? Would it perform fine as a LFE speaker in my surround sound set up? Thanks so much for y'alls time!
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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   SethH



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Posted May 10 2006 - 01:32 PM

I think it would be in your best interest to save for a little while. The Dayton subwoofer from PartsExpress would be a HUGE improvement for about $40 more. If you could find a used model of the older version of the Dayton subwoofer that would be even better. I couldn't find a frequency response for teh Panasonic system, but the Sony is only listed down to 50Hz which is very weak for a subwoofer. The Dayton would get you an extra octave below the Sony.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Kean-Hock Yeap

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Posted May 10 2006 - 01:33 PM

Check out this Yamaha subwoofer, seems quite popular:
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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Jacob C

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Posted May 10 2006 - 11:28 PM

Sony subwoofers have never sounded good to me. The dayton is probably a good bet. If you really cannot spend more I would keep looking for something better. Im sure there are plenty of subwoofers that would be better at that price,

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted May 11 2006 - 04:22 AM

Yamaha subs wouldn't be on my list either (as a former owner of one).

Around your price point I'd also look at the Athena AS-P4000. The Dayton 10" or 12" would also be good choices from www.partsexpress.com
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   ChrisWiggles



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Posted May 14 2006 - 05:25 AM

It sucks. I have the M20 in a closet, you want it?

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Jacob C

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Posted May 14 2006 - 09:50 AM

lol, I guess that settles that.

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