~$150 subwoofer suggestions?

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  1. Joe Hsu

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    I have another post going, on an Energy sub, but if I don't buy that one, I was looking at the Acoustic Research S112PS, which Sears has for 150. I also have heard lots about the Sony SA-WM40, which etronics has for 150 as well.
    Any other suggestions? Any reasons why I shouldn't buy the AR? (No shipping costs ontop of it, and repairs would be made locally...)
    Help and suggestions and appreciated, thanx.
     
  2. Jack Gilvey

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    There's only one sub you should buy under $200. That Sony.
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    I third that opinion, great little sub.
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    Although I don't own either one I've heard the both of them and IMO it's not even close......get the Sony! [​IMG]
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    If you have just a little time - you can improve a cheap sub by opening the box and bracing it (X/Y and corners) and then finish the wall lining (cheap ones may have no wall treatment) and then stuff the box with R23(white) or something soft . This will make a 150-200 sub perform like a 400-450 sub .
    You'll be amazed at how a boomey little box will firm up . An easy tweek .
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    Have to agree with the Sony suggestion. Actually, there is one currently for sale for $100 in the sub classified section here.
     
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    I was just at Best Buy last night and they had the Sony for under $100 less tax. I have to say it was a sweet little sub sounded better then the larger 12" Sony they had right next to it.
    If I was not so close to getting a SVS I would of picked it up but I am set on getting a SVS. I have cut my dvd buying to one dvd a month just to get the SVS in my HT. Damn I am missing a lot of good movies to save for the SVS.
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    With a last name like Hsu, you're asking US for suggestions?!
     
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  11. Joe Hsu

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    Alright, there seems to be a resounding common opinion on the Sony.....and thanks for pointing the one just posted in the Used Subs page, I emailed the guy, hopefully it all goes well.
    Just assuming I don't get the sub, should I avoid the Acoustic Research subs, or are they at least decent? Like I said, Sear's has 112 on sale for 150 til Saturday, and then it's back up to 300, I believe.
    Thanks for the input, once again.
     
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    Joe,
    IMO, the AR sub is really not that good......I demoed one and I found that it bottoms out too easily. Also, a friend of mine bought one a few months ago and has already replaced it.
    BTW, Sears also carries Cerwin Vega....I would avoid that brand as well....just my opinion of course, based on my personal experience. I owned an LW-10 for only a couple of months before selling it. It was capable of playing very loud but sounded boomy......to my ears, anyway.
    Good luck.
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  13. Jack Gilvey

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    Joe, you may be able to get Sears to price-match from the 'net on the Sony for you. They gave me one for $150, and some have done even better.
     
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    I have other sugestion! I was seeking for a small sub to use it on my computer, this is because I don't like the bass that computer speakers are able to do (way much punchy for me).
    I bought a Kenwood SW303, an 8inch driver handled by a 100watts RMS amplifier. Im happy with it, sure, it won't go REALLY low, but it can bring good amouts of bass to around 32-35Hz, more than enought for my computer!
    Oh! I almost forgot to mention the price! $130.00
    Good luck
    [Edited last by Manuel Delaflor on July 12, 2001 at 03:55 PM]
     
  15. Joe Hsu

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    I wasn't aware that Sears carried the Sony subs...? I don't know if any other big store around here does, so I might have to search around. Thanx for the suggestions tho.....I went to test out the AR at Sears, but the guy didn't have the cables, and I was short on time.
     
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    Someone is selling their Sony sawm40 for $79+shipping in the Hardware for Sale area (He's in Wisconson). You might want to check it out.
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  17. Joe Hsu

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    Does anybody know of any other stores that would carry the SA-WM40 and can be PMed to the net? (Detroit area?)
    Thanx...
     

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