A Newbie question about subwoofers

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Mark E J, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Mark E J

    Mark E J Second Unit

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    I recently bought a Yamaha HT in a box and am considering upgrading my sub. I have $300 to spend and want to get a real room shaker. What do you guys recomend? Also what specs should I look for in a sub that will really make you feel the LFE?

    I am currently looking at a Yamaha 270 watt powerd subwoofer with a 10" driver and these specs:

    Continuously variable high-pass filter (40-140Hz, -24dB/octave slope)

    Phase-reverse switch and volume control let you achieve optimal results with your system and acoustics

    Bass Action Selector System (BASS) optimizes output for music or movies at the touch of a switch

    Line- and speaker-level inputs, for use with or without a dedicated subwoofer preamp output

    Magnetically shielded to prevent picture distortion when used in home theater applications

    Signal-sensing circuit turns the sub on when signal is present, off when signal is absent

    Frequency response: 20-160Hz (-10dB)

    Is this any good?
     
  2. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    After hearing a Yamaha sub I was less than impressed even compared to other cheapo subwoofers.

    Myself, I'd save up another $300 and get one of the smaller SVS PC+ models. That's a purchase you won't regret. The others below that price range are regretable purchases.
     
  3. Chris Quinn

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    The Adire Rava and the Hsu STF-2 are $400.
     
  4. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Supporting Actor

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    the STF-2 sounded pretty decent to me when I heard it - tight and deep. Not an SVS killer by any means but better than the other subs in that price range that were displayed.
     
  5. Chris Quinn

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    Also, look for a BIC 1215 or 1220(previous model) on the web. It is spec.ed to 23hz and you should be able to find it in your price range. Link.
     
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    A used Rava or VTF-2 should fit within your price range. If you have something other than your primary receiver to power it with, a used SVS CS model sub should work wonderfully as well.
     
  7. Chris Quinn

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    The HSu STF-2 is back down to $349-359 at CompUsa.
     

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