Best Sub for the Money

Dean Thomas

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I recently purchased a Paradigm speaker system for my mother (front, center, rear). I am now looking for the sub. Her room is very big (20x30x20). I was looking at the Paradigm PW-2200, but it sure is expensive at $670. Is there a better/equivalent sub out there for a little less money for her?

The SVS system won't work due to the height. She is going to put it in a cabinet and open the door during play. I know she is going to screw up the acoustics, but oh well. A front firing sub would work best in this condition, right?

Please help fellas....
 

Bobby T

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The most bang for the buck, as I learned just this week, is a diy sub. You can get double the performance of the paradigm for half the price. This isn't a knock on the Paradigm. That's what sold to go diy. I loved the Paradigm but it can't touch my diy sub performance wise and was double the cost with the diy ringing in at a little over $300.
 

Nico

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My vote fir sub under $500.
Adire Rava - $400
Hsu VTF2 - $450
VMPS New Orig - $500 (if you have an amp lying around...)
For your mom? Becareful of what you wish for

Nico
 

Arron H

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Wow, 20 foot ceilings? The math works out to 12,000 cu/ft! Her room is huge. It would probably take a pair of subs. But since it is your mother, maybe just one
I like my Rava but I'm not sure about a single Rava in that large of a room. For that matter, I'm not sure about a single VTF2 or 3, or PW2200 either. Will this be used for mostly music or HT?
 

Dustin B

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Sorry Bob, but I have to strongly disagree. I've never heard a bandpass sub I liked. The PS series are bandpass designs. I wouldn't go anywhere near them. Especially at their US pricing. In Canada (provided you get a pretty descent discount) for a HT only system they could be argued to be acceptable performs through.
 

EricHaas

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If you contact Kyle Richardson at www.acoustic-visions.com I believe he can put together the equivalent of an Adire Dharman (without veneer) for south of $500. That is with him building it, not you. For her needs, and with the large room, that is what I would go for, or else the Hsu VTF-2.
 

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