best sub for under $150?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by VinceL, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. VinceL

    VinceL Auditioning

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    I just recently bought a whole bunch of stuff, and I pretty much have the whole system setup, but I'm missing a sub, and i'm almost out of budget, so I was just wondering if there are any good subs that can be had for under $150?? I do plan to upgrade in the future to something better, but for now I just need something 'that will do'. I don't need anything good, but it has to be enough for a casual movie night, preferably an 8 or 10" sub. Futureshop had on sale a JBL PB8 sub that went for $29.99 Canadian, but sold out within minutes. They do have these Quest subs that go for around $79 and $99 for the 8" and 10" models, but I've never heard of them. I don't want to spend it and regret it. Any other recommendations?

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    I really like my Sony 8", 100 watt sub.
     
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    Most people suggest the Parts Express Dayton 10" or 12" in this price range.
     
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    there's an Advent ASW1200 12" powered sub also at Parts Express, that's going for $99. Anyone have experience with this one?
     
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    also, a lot of these subwoofers have a 4-ohm impedance, and I've always heard that your speakers should be the same impedance? Mine are already a mix of 6 and 8 ohm speakers, but I'm not sure if my receiver can take 4 ohms...or is it different for subs? I am hooking it up to a Denon AVR 1706

    thanks!
     
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    Vince,

    Welcome to the forum.

    You'll probably buy a powered sub and then the impedance is of no relevance to you, because it's fed by its own (built in) amplifier.


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