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Budget Subwoofer

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Sean_Oz, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. Sean_Oz

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    My parents are looking to upgrade the living room's stereo equipment. The speakers are taken care of, B&W bookshelves all around for those who are curious. The last issue is the sub. I think the $500 B&W wants for the ASW 600 is to much for my parents however they are concerned that the sub they get blends well with the B&W bookshelves. Does anyone have any suggestions on a sub? How is the HSU STF-1? Try to keep it under $350 please. THanks for your help!

    Sean
     
  2. DavidNighorn

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    If you can still find one, the Sony SAW-40 (this is the approximate model number) is a good one. The last time I checked, it was about $140 or so. It is a good little sub that is capable of shaking the ground during movies while still sounding good with music. If you have a very large room, you might want to look elsewhere though.

    David
     
  3. WayneO

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    STF-1 is a decent sub for the money, but it is pretty small for a sub, though your parents might not care. I'd lean torwards the STF-2 for $400. It'll go a bit lower(25hz vs. 32hz) so you can actually reproduce most of the sound in todays movie soundtracks without cutting anything out. Call it insurance that won't be wasted. As long as the sub is calibrated with the speakers, it should blend great. It's not necessary to match brands to gaurantee blending.
     
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    I know I'm a little biased, but what about the Velodyne CHT-8?
    Its good pretty tight bass, and can do very well in both music and movies. ~$300 at CC
     
  5. Sean_Oz

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    Well my dad decided to go with the HSU STF-2. I am eager to hear it. I doubt it will compare with my PC+, it shouldn't as the + is double the $$, but it should definitely be interesting. Thanks for your help guys!

    Sean
     
  6. Andy F

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    Definitely take a look at the VX10GY from velodyne.
     

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