Best small sub for music?

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  1. RobCar

    RobCar Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, so I've decided to get a sub instead of upgrading my mains. I'm in a small living room and have been wanting to add more depth/bass to my music. Listen to music mostly, watch movies sometimes. What does everyone recommend for a small, tight sub for music? I just want it to fill out the lower end subtly, not shake the house down. [​IMG]
     
  2. Frank Carter

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    I think it might be easier for people to give recommendations if you state what kind of budget you're dealing with and maybe the associated equipment. Also how small is small to you? Do you mean something not SVS size or Sunfire Jr type?
     
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    I think it might be easier for people to give recommendations if you state what kind of budget you're dealing with and maybe the associated equipment. Also how small is small to you? Do you mean something not SVS size or Sunfire Jr type?
     
  4. Craig Morris

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    In the cheap range, Energy/Mirage 8".

    In the expensive range, REL Strata III (or maybe the new Quake).
     
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    http://www.adireaudio.com/home_audio...eries/rava.htm
    RavaSE. If you are only really doing 2ch stuff you'll really appreciate the 4th order crossover built into this thing. 18" cube, excellent 12" driver, low Q sealed design. Makes for an excellent sub to fill in the bottom end of a 2ch system.
     
  6. RobCar

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    I was thinking $300 or less ... is that reasonable?
     
  7. Frank Carter

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    Not unreasonable, my choice would be the Infinity IL100s. Available from ebay seller: harmanaudio or at ubid.com(authorized dealer) for under $300 shipped. Also available in black, cherry, or maple. Solid response down to 25Hz and on board single band parametric eq. I used to have it and it was one of the most musical subs I've heard at any price. Not too big as well.
     
  8. Dustin B

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    Can you DIY?
     
  9. RobCar

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    DIY? I dunno. No experience, but not opposed to the idea.
    looking into the Infinity IL100.
     
  10. ColinM

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    Titanic 10" kit. I had it once and loved it for music. Tight and fast, hit hard with Rush, Floyd, etc, yet was also there for "ambient" bass in large room recordings of classical.

    $349 at partsexpress.com, also on ebay from them. That's where I got mine, $314 shipped. 1 hour and it was up and running.

    It's NOT as good looking as the Infinity, though, and if the Infinity sounded 75% as good, I'd buy it instead, but it's ported and the driver is not likely to be as well built as the Titanic.

    My $0.02...

    Good Luck!
     
  11. Craig Amrine

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    Try the 8 inch subwoofer at aperionaudio.com

    It has been great for me.
    -craig
     
  12. Dustin B

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    If you have some basic woodworking skills and tools (or access to), do some reading in the DIY/Advanced section. You can build a very nice sub for around $300. Significantly better than anything commercially available in that price bracket.
     

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