Best sub, smallest footprint, $450 or less?

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  1. LowellG

    LowellG Stunt Coordinator

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    I have seen plenty of bang for the buck sub questions, but I am looking for one with the smallest footprint. I am looking at getting a Def Tech Pro Sub 100 11.25"Wx17"Dx14.25"H It's a 250W 10" woofer sub. Is there anything else I should be looking at. It gets great reviews at audioreview.com and seems like a good deal?

    I also looked at the SVS 25-31CS and the HSU TN1220. On the HSU am I reading it right, do you need to by a separate amp along with the sub? Also, how do you plug in a sub like the SVS if your receiver has a preout sub RCA jack?

    Yes, I am fairly new to HT.
     
  2. Steve Zimmerman

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    The SVS and HSU subs you mentioned both require an external amplifier. You pipe the subwoofer pre-out from your receiver into the amplifier and run speaker wire from the amp to the subwoofer. If you're working on the cheap, you can buy a "plate amplifier" from a place like PartsExpress.

    --Steve
     
  3. Robert_M_Jones

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    You might want to look at a Adire Rava. $399 and I beleive its 18 x 18 x 18. I have had mine for about 6 months and like it a lot.
     
  4. John Garcia

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    Yamaha YST-SW305 - ~$299, very small footprint.
     
  5. Scott Yuri

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    I'd throw in a vote for the Yamaha YST-SW800 ~ $430
     
  6. John Garcia

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    I've had my YST-SW500, and I am very happy with it.[​IMG] Not bad at all for $350
     
  7. Tom Vodhanel

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    I think the VTF-2 is about 16x18? At $499...a little over budget,but worth it.

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