best sub under $300? new/used?

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  1. Kevin Farley

    Kevin Farley Second Unit

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    Hi guys (and gals!)

    I'm setting up my system, and looking at the following: I've heard about the sony wm40, but I wondered if it is just boomy and cheap; how musical is it? and how would it compare to a velodyne ct-1*0 series or the polks in crutchfield? (I'm also thinking used on ebay.. I've seen them used for around 275...

    I'd eventually like to audition Vandersteen 2QW, svs, hsu, sunfire sig, velodyne hgs, you know, the really sexy subs, but for now, I just want to get it going, and the next >1,000 item I'm going to buy are my fronts. But even that will be a year or 2 off...
     
  2. Steve Stogel

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    Perhaps keep your eye out for some SVS CS models floating around. I even saw a 20-39PC going for around $400, I believe, in the gear for sale section here. I got a 25-31CS for $250. You can power it a variety of ways. Heck, throw in that KLH receiver, and you're looking at a skosh over $300. My SVS (just makes me so happy to say "my SVS") really impressed me. About 6000+ cubic feet, and just gives out gobs of bass for HT. Way more subtle for music, and I think that's the way it's supposed to be. I'd stay on the lookout for a CS series and try to get a steal. Like I say, go up to $400, and I think you may even be able to get the PC line. I'm not comparing to a real solid sub in what I had, but one of my friends in Houston has an older Velodyne (ULD-15) that's about 8 years old or so, so I've heard great bass before, and this SVS is definitely great bass. Unbelievably, whole-heartedly, and completely recommended [​IMG]!
    Steve
     

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