Any good subs in the $200 range?

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  1. Stephen Gladwin

    Stephen Gladwin Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, I want to upgrade from my 100 watt sony sub that came with my htib, but I really can't afford an SVS sub (at least, not yet[​IMG] ) So, are there any good subs for around $200? Subs that will give me noticeably more bass and better detail?
     
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  3. John Garcia

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    One Dayton will probably exceed the Sony's capability, two definitely will.

    I haven't heard this one, but I'll wager it will also best the Sony sub. The Dayton extends lower though, and will likely have the same amount of output for over $100 less.
     
  4. MikeLi

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    Simple answer and sorry to rain on your parade.. NO

    Do without or find a used one or wait until you can spend more or you will not be very happy unless your in an 8X8 room.
     
  5. John S

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    Consider building one... They are fun projects...
    That Parts Express has everything needed to build an awesome sub in that price range.

    They make it pretty easy.. With finished cabnets, plate amps and drivers, so you more or less just have to cut a few holes and assemble.


    Could even squeeze into a 15" if your willing to spend just a little more than $200.00
     
  6. Stephen Gladwin

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    Thanks guys! I think I'll take Mike Li's advice and just wait until I can afford an SVS.
     
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    Price vs performance, I'd say that is your best choice. [​IMG]
     
  8. MikeLi

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    No doubt a great choice... can't beat those SVS subs... I have a PB2+ and it ran circles around my dual NHT 12"ers and also just ordered another from SVS this time the Ultra in a cabinet finish..... Now will have to figure out what to do with the black one....
     
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    I accept donations (especially nice subs) MikeLi [​IMG]
     
  10. Shane Martin

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    Smart choice in waiting. Some folks just don't have the patience.

    Patience pays off especially in the pocketbook.
     
  11. Eddy_Z

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    If you can't wait, I'm selling my PSB Subsonic III.

    It is listed in the hardware for sale section as "Need to sell PSB sub".

    Lemme know if interested.
     
  12. MikeLi

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    I wish I would have learned the lesson of waiting or building as you could afford it as you go. I am not hurting financial wise but there are things if I had just waited say 6 months a total different purchase or outcome would have been better.

    Plus I have spent more buying less then upgrading as you never can get money back from that stuff. It all is a give away to a family member... I am talking receivers, DVD players, speakers and a Tivo. Which I would have either waited a bit or bit the bullet at the time as in the long run it cost me a lot more.
     

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