Best sub for under 1000$

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  1. mofet_n

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    Hey!!! This is my first message on HT forum, so I hope someone will help me out[​IMG] Anyways, I would like to add a second subwoofer to my system, which is:
    HK AVR 525
    Sony DVPNS-715p
    Polk audio Rti70 front speakers
    Polk audio R50 for back
    Polk audio csi40 center chan.
    Polk audio psw202 sub

    So anyways, I thought of Velodyne CHT-12 or Boston PV 800.
    I work at Future Shop, so if I go with the Velodyne, I'll get it for under 600 (tax in + a 9 year warr.) The Boston (750 + tax) sounded very nice, but the Velodyne is better in specs. What would you recommend?

    HT forum kicks *ss!!!
     
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    If they stock the bigger CHT-15, go for that instead of the 12. Better yet, get a pair of the 15s and stack them in the best corner of the room...and offer the little polk to a good friend/family member in need [​IMG]

    Tom V.
    SVS
     
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    I have a HSU VTF-2 that I really like. It is actually a bit too much sometimes and I have it turned almost all the way down. When I turn it up the bass becomes overwhelming, and I have to re-align the pictures ohung on my wall because it shakes the house so much.

    Many others seem to like the SVS subs, and I have also seen good reviews on Velodyne subs too.
     
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    best sub under 1000.00 .............um mine [​IMG]
    B-stock 16-46pc plus. $862.79 delivered to my door, with a free hernia for the UPS driver[​IMG]
     
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    If you go to cgi.audiogon.com, and do a search on Infinity. You will find somebody who has (4) band new Infinity HPS1000 subs for sale still in the box. He is aksing well under $1,000 and when comparing specs, this is a sub that is 1000 watts of power, that goes down to 17HZ, and has a host of controls that allow you to tweak it. Specs aside, mine is the most dynamic, deep, crisp, sharp, chest pounding sub I have ever heard. Sure, I know I am biased as I own one. But I did go through a few others including a Velodyne before I settled on this monster. It was years ahead of its time, and easily competes with today's newest crop. Weighs in at around 100lbs and looks great as well. I will now climb down off my soap box and go back to work, but you should check it out.
     
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    SVS 20-39PC-Plus $825 + about $35 shipping. Although the exchange rate and various excise fees and such might push it well over $1000 by the time it hits your door. Maybe another Canadian can comment on this.
     
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    $860 us will be around $1720 can all said and done, but I think it will be more than $35 bux to ship to Canada.

    I would go DIY or get brian to make you one. [​IMG]
     
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    Wow! Thanks so much. SVS is way over my limite, so I'll be looking more into the HSU VTF-2 and B-stock subs. I might call a friend of mine who is a sales rep for HK/Infinity. He might hook me up with an Infinity sub for probably half the regular price. Thank you Albert Damico for bringing Infinity up, I will sure to check them out now.

    Thanks again!
     
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    Tom doesn't have to recommend his own products, because everyone else does it for him. [​IMG] I'd suggest SVS and custom built options as well (they can be done for well under your $1000 budget).
     
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    For Movies: SVS (slam factor)

    For Music: 1.) ACI 2.) Adire

    For all around bang for buck with *NO* compromises: AThena ASP400


    My recommendation: ACI--The REAL DEAL
     
  12. David Lorenzo

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    I'll second Tom's suggestion and go for the Velo CHT-15.

    I would also suggest the SVS PCi series or PB1, but I don't know if you could get any of them shipped to you for under $1000 Canadian.
     
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    In Canada, eh?

    Well, SVS and HSU will blow ya out of your budget (I considered it)...The HSU VTF-2 at current sales price will be just under $1K CAD, and the SVS PCi25-31 will come in around $1 080 CAD (taxes, shipping, etc included...no duty because of NAFTA).

    I'd go with Canadian subs - easily the best value for us given the more favourable domestic pricing....

    Paradigm PW2200 ($750 CAD + tax)
    PSB Subsonic 7 ($800 CAD + tax) (I got one off of ebay for $700)

    The other alternative is the Adire Rava ($750 CAD all in incl. tax), only b/c there is a Canadian distributor (creativesound.ca). But for the same $$$, I'd go with the PSB Sub 7 (awesome amp and 15" driver in sealed design - Q prob. not as low as the Rava, but it goes down to 18-20Hz).

    Not sure the Velo CHT series would be as good (now, the SPL....)
     
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    Under $1000 Cdn? How about the Paradigm PW-2200?
     
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    There's now a kit on the creative sound site similar to the EZ Sub14 I built with the tempest and DT300 amp that's going for $469US or $679Cdn [​IMG]

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