$1K sub suggestions

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Mike_balt, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. Mike_balt

    Mike_balt Auditioning

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    I just moved my HT into a larger room (@3500sft basement). Old sub was weak, but is now helpless. I'd really welcome your input.

    I've got a Denon AVR-3802 running Klipsch SF-2s, SC1, SS-1s and other Klipsch rears. The sub I've currently got is an infiniti BU-2 (12", 75W?). So I'm looking at what to move to. I'm willing to spend $1K and have read a lot of the threads. Seems like many people would vote for the SVS 20-39PC-Plus. I've also read some raves on the EARTHQUAKE SUPERNOVA MKIV-12.

    I have not heard either of these, but I've also read the thread comparing them to a Mercedes vs. a corevette. Both do a great job, just refined vs. raw.

    I use the system 100% for watching movies, so I'm not too concerned with musical quality.

    So any thoughts? Is it just a matter of personal preference? Anything else I should be considering?
     
  2. george king

    george king Supporting Actor

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    the standard replys are SVS, Hsu, or Adire Audio. You also might want to contact Brian Bunge at www.rutledgeaudiodesign.com and he will custom build you a sub to your budget and specfications that is probably at least as good as the others.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    With 3500 cu-ft in a basement, the PB-2isd would be a better choice over the PC+ from SVS. Concrete flooring tends to subjectively *soak up* bass because it doesn't allow any tactile feedback thru to the seating positions(unless you have a riser for the seats?). So folks tend to crank the bass calibration level up to compensate for the missing *shake* factor. That is OK, but you have to be sure the subwoofer has the horsepower in reserve to handle that.

    A pair of Vel CHT15s or JBL S120s would also be pretty potent bass systems.

    Tom V.
    SVS
     
  4. WayneO

    WayneO Supporting Actor

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    Ok, I'll be the SVS brand pusher in the thread this time! Get a PB2-ISD with that size room and budget, there is no way your gonna get better quality, room rattling HT bass for that $$$. Maybe if music was the main concern there could be some other considerations, but thats not the case If you can stretch more $$$, I'd get the PB2+. The PC+ ain't gonna cut it with that big a room if you listen at pretty loud levels. Good luck choosing.
     
  5. Perry Jonkheer

    Perry Jonkheer Second Unit

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    This is an easy one...

    Paradigm Servo Series

    check it out at www.paradigm.ca
     
  6. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Screenwriter

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    The most clean bass for your money is probably going to be the SVS PB2-ISD.

    I also suggest checking out what Brian can offer in your price range.
     

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