Dayton Sub Upgrade

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  1. LuckyB

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    I have Athena Micra6 satellite speakers with M225 downfiring 8" 75-watt subwoofer, thinking about upgrading the sub to 100-watt Dayton 10" for $150 shipped from PartsExpress.Com.
    Is it worth to upgrade or should I just stick with this Athena 8" sub until I save up some more $$$ to get the Velodyne, HSU or even SVS subs maybe in the next few years?
     
  2. David Bikeman

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    Is it worth to upgrade?

    Yes. Most definitely.

    should I just stick with this Athena 8" sub until I save up some more $$$ to get the Velodyne, HSU or even SVS subs maybe in the next few years?

    It might be worth waiting if were a matter of months but a few years is way too long to wait. Go for the Dayton.

    David
     
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    Yup, I upgraded from an HK sub to the Dayton with a BFD and have no regrets now. I am eventually going to go SVS or IB, but I rent an Apt right now, so no place for either of those :)
     
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    Is the BFD required with Dayton sub in order to achieve deep clean bass? I heard BFD are cheaply made..[​IMG]
     
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    I consider the BFD a requirement with all non-EQ'ed subs.
    The BFD is not cheaply made. It's an inexpensive unit that does things that usually cost a lot more. You have to expect some compromises. That dosen't equate to cheap.

    David
     
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    Is it hard to hook this BFD up to my 1014?
    Regular RCA cable or something special?
     
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    I wouldn't use the bfd for what it was really designwed for, but for a Para eq for a sub, it is PERFECT!

    Will need 2-1/4 to rca adapters

    My Dayton sounds soo good now with the BFD I can realy not imagine having anything bigger, deeper or more powerful in my current environment now. My wife is constantly asking me to lower it because the house is shaking.
    I can certainly feel it in my room.
     

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