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What size subwoofer should i get?

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   ionicoverdose



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Posted January 15 2012 - 01:16 AM

I am debating what kind of subwoofer i should get. My room is 11x11 and the ceiling is about 9 feet. I was looking at these 2 from polk http://www.amazon.co...26588279&sr=1-8 or http://www.amazon.co...26588279&sr=1-3 Wouldn't a 10inch subwoofer sound better in a small room? Should i go with a 12 inch so i get my oomph woof from it lol, It will be used mostly for movies.

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Robert_J


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Posted January 15 2012 - 06:28 AM

Wouldn't a 10inch subwoofer sound better in a small room?

No. In fact the larger you go, the less the sub works. The less the sub works, the lower the distortion. I almost went with four 18's in my medium sized room. Since one of your links is to a sub costing over $300 I will use that as the budget. With the HTF discount, this one is under $300 - http://www.lavasubs...._subwoofer.html

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   paulTgee



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Posted January 27 2012 - 03:04 AM

You don't really need a large sub for movies in your size room. I love SVS and picked mine up on their B Stock (now called Outlet Specials)..just watched it every day until the one I wanted came up. This one would be killer for you...Just wait until the price comes down some on the specials. These ain't cheap but its a solid investment... http://www.svsound.c...4&category_id=7
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