CV LW-10 or sony SAWM40??

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  1. Luis Torres

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    I need an opinion on how these two subs compare. I got the CV because I think the price was right($179) and to be honest it makes my small HT sound much better. However,I don't know if this is the best I can do for under $200. I can get the Sony for the same price and it's a "12 instead of a "10, will that make a difference?
    PS: This is my first sub and I can't believe I waited this long to get one!
     
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    Without the frequency response specs, it is hard to say. Personally, I don't like CVs home stuff, it's just not that great.

    I was pretty impressed with the SA-WM40. Not a great sub, but damn good in it's price range.
     
  3. Luis Torres

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    Thanks John,
    This are the specs

    Cerwin Vega LW-SERIES LW-10

    10" Subwoofer • Frequency Response: 32 Hz - 150 kHz
    • Amplifier Power Output: 100 watts
    • Driver Design: 10" high-efficiency woofer/diecast aluminum frame
    • Crossover: Continuously variable from 40-120 Hz @ 18 dB/octave
    • Polarity Switch: 0 or 180 degrees (user selectable)
    • Subsonic Filter: 18 dB per octave below 32 Hz
    • Voltage (USA): 115/*230 Vac
    • Dimensions: 18.5" x 12" x 15.75" (47cm x 30.5cm x 40cm)
    • Total Weight: 55 lb (25.0 kg)
    • Finish: Black woodgrain vinyl

    Sony SA-WM40

    120-watt amp
    12" long-throw woofer
    frequency response 20-170 Hz
    continuously variable 50-170 Hz low-pass crossover
    speaker-level inputs
    line-level input and output
    signal-sensing power on/off
    phase switch
    black vinyl finish
    14-1/4"W x 16-7/8"H x 16-1/2"D
    warranty: 1 year

    Anything else in this $ range?
    Thanks.
     
  4. Luis Torres

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    Anyone?? [​IMG]
     
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    I have the Sony and all I can say is for the $ it cant be beat. I paid $100 + shipping a about a yr ago.
     
  6. Luis Torres

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    Thanks Todd.
    I'm really thinking of getting the Sony home and comparing side by side. All my other speakers are Sony so they should match well.
    Could someone explain the differences in the actual woofer. I mean long throw, high-efficiency woofer, etc. How important is frequency response of the subs?
    Thanks.
     
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    The guy at sears said that the CV is way better than the sony, for some reason I just don't trust him. But why would he want to sell my a sub that cheaper($179 closeout)than the sony($199)??? He also said that I should hook it up via the tape output WTH, has anyone ever done this??
     
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    Not a bash on Sears (nor their workers), but in my experience, the sales staff of their electronic's devision are usually not well versed in anything with their home theater selection, other then the spec sheet that comes taped to the front of the box. So, I guess you can take their opinion for what it's worth, but in my personal experience, it's not much.
     
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    Luis I once had the WM-40 and was quit impressed. It has all the options and I was very glad I followed the advice of the members of the HTF. The new Vegas look kind of snazzy. I like the traditional look. If it were my decision to make I would go with the Sony. Your comparing idea will give you the most peace in your decision. Many sales people will try to sell you what will benefit them the most. $$$$ "Definitely not all though". When I sold my WM to a friend, he was amazed. He had the whole set-up except the sub all these years. Let us know what you decide and like best.
     

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