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#1 of 10 Cherm2222

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Posted October 03 2012 - 05:30 AM

Hello everyone, I have purchased everything in my home theater so far except for the sub. What I have coming at the moment : DENON AVR-1912 Polk CSi A4 center Polk monitor 70's front Polk monitor 40's back Now for the sub I've been reading and reading and going back and forth and now I'm even more confused than when I started. The room it would go in is in the basement which is pretty large and would be for about 80% movies 20%music. The subs I've come across that fall into my budget the best are the BIC pl-200, Polk PSW505, HSU STF-2, and the Lava LSP12. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!

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Posted October 03 2012 - 06:20 AM

Forget the Polk. IF it were me, It would come down to the BIC or HSU. By the way, HSU designed the BIC subs.

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Posted October 03 2012 - 07:32 AM

Ok. My next question would be since it is a large room how much of a difference would there be between a 10in vs 12in woofer?

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Posted October 03 2012 - 07:43 AM

Always go large. The STF is arguably more musical...but I've never heard a complaint from anyone on the BIC F12/VK12/PL200 (technically all the same sub).

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Posted October 03 2012 - 07:43 AM

Also, how do you guys think the Cadence CSX-12 Mk2 would rank in there as well?

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Posted October 03 2012 - 07:49 AM

Yea that's what I'm reading. Do you guys know anything about the New Cadence CSX12 MkII ? How do you think that would compare to some of what I listed?

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Posted October 03 2012 - 08:04 AM

When did Cadence start doing home audio?

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Posted October 03 2012 - 08:14 AM

But to answer your question. (And mine, sometime in 2010/11) Cadence makes good stuff. Is this sub worth $400? Eh, well...maybe??? About 15-18 years ago they were kicking ass and taking names in car audio. A subwoofer in your trunk...vs one slapped in a box and put in the corner of your room isn't much of a stretch.

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Posted October 03 2012 - 12:59 PM

Cadence started a few years ago but their lines of home theater products never took off. Until I use it or at least read about it on a reputable forum then I'm not going to recommend it. Basically, I'll only recommend what I would buy myself. I did a Google search and there's one review on Audioholics. It's good but there are no measurements and I have no idea what the guy had before so there's nothing to compare it to. BIC has been tested thoroughly over the last few years and it is still the best value in the $200 range. Heck, I can't build a good sub for that little. DIY doesn't start to be a value until you hit the $400 range.

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Posted October 03 2012 - 01:12 PM

I know Cadence has a good following in the car stereo arena but I bought a pair of their HT speakers a couple of years ago. Here's what I thought about them (have the children leave the room). http://www.hometheat...adence-speakers Ouch!
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 





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