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#1 of 11 crcostel

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Posted January 20 2013 - 09:30 AM

I'm looking at getting a new sub. Large room, want rich but not pounding sound. Current setup: Receiver: VX-571 Front: Polk Monitor 30 Center Polk CS1 Surround: Sony B1000 Sub: Sony Generic HTIB I think the best upgrade right now is the old sub. I can only fit about 14-14.5" width though Here is what I am looking at Velodyne VX-11 ($150) Velodyne Starfire 10 (used) ML Dynamo 300 ($130) JBL ES150p ($160) Mordaunt Short Carnival 9 ($170) What does everyone think? Thanks!

#2 of 11 TheGary

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Posted January 20 2013 - 07:09 PM

http://www.newegg.co...0078&Tpk=rw-12d Can you stretch your budget a bit? Usually anything under $250 isn't really worth getting.

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Posted January 21 2013 - 04:33 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780078&Tpk=rw-12d Can you stretch your budget a bit? Usually anything under $250 isn't really worth getting.

Not really - I would prefer the rattling in my ears to come from something other than my wife I can probably squeeze a F12 in, widthwize, but the depth would put it right up against my wall which is a no-no because of the rear port, right?

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Posted January 21 2013 - 07:01 AM

I'd like to know where(unless they are all used) you are coming up with some of those prices. The A4L deal on the Carnival 9 is hard to pass up...especially with free shipping. I'd take that over a BIC V1020, any day.

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Posted January 21 2013 - 07:08 AM

I'd like to know where(unless they are all used) you are coming up with some of those prices. The A4L deal on the Carnival 9 is hard to pass up...especially with free shipping. I'd take that over a BIC V1020, any day.

The Carnival 9 is A4L The VX is manufacturer refurbished direct on ebay, new direct on ebay is 170 (free ship) The ML was amazon (they are out of stock now but it may come back) The JBL is amazon

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Posted January 21 2013 - 07:18 AM

And I went with the Carnival ... full setup and review to follow

#7 of 11 Todd Smigelski

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Posted January 22 2013 - 10:24 AM

Well? How is the Carnival?

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Posted January 22 2013 - 11:01 AM

I think delivery takes more than 1 day. And he shouldn't "review it" for 7-10 days anyway (to break it in).

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Posted January 22 2013 - 12:29 PM

Schan is right - it arrives friday and ill post some pics then. Depending how long it was in the cold I might not even hook it up till Saturday.

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Posted January 25 2013 - 10:31 AM

Frigid cold here but I set up the new sub anyway because I had it delivered to a Kinkos. She looks and sounds like a beaut! Item came packaged just in its box from A4L. Fedex dosn't seem to have damaged it at all. I would call the color of the wood to be a cherry. It feels rock solid to the touch, although the legs are plastic. It took about 4 days to arrive here from Florida. The sound is nice- you know the bass is there, but it doesn't feel overdone or overwhelmed. Here are some pics Feel free to ask any questions. So far so good!

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Posted January 26 2013 - 05:08 AM

Thanks for the update. I pulled the trigger on one of these too for the bedroom home thester im trying to assemble. Since I havent purchased the satellites yet for that project I hooked it up with my Cambridge model 6's in.the interim. Not bad!! So far. The $ 170 price shipped is a perfect price point. ..this might even be too much ooomph for the bedroom :)




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