Decent subwoofer under $250?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Tyler P, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. Tyler P

    Tyler P Auditioning

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    I need a decent subwoofer that won't break the bank. I'm going to need at least a 10" because my room is fairly large.
     
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    Any carpentry skills/tools? Building your own enclosure will by far get you the best sub for $250.
     
  4. Tyler P

    Tyler P Auditioning

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    Would two subs sound good? How come I see very people with 2 sub setups?

    Btw: No carpentry skills.
     
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    Try the JBL e150 (10" and 150 wpc) or JBL e250 (12" and 250wpc).

    I got my e150 for about $165 shipped, new, from eBay. In retrospect I would now spend the extra $50-80 for the e250 since my living room is cavernous, but for a smaller room the e150 should do just fine, esp. for HT.

    These subs retail at Best Buy for $400-600, LOL.
     
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    For the money, I'd try the Dayton 10". I was in your same situation 2 months ago, and I narrowed my search to the Dayton and the Atlantic Technology T70.1 PBM. As far as I know, these are the only two that can reach 25Hz for less than $200. I went with the Atlantic Technology for aesthetic reasons, the video shielding, and the sealed design (better for music IMO). I'm quite happy with it and I have tested it to 25Hz. It fills my HT room which is 18x13x8ft with ease (set at about 33% volume). So why do I recommend the Dayton? It should be about $50 cheaper with similar if not better performance for HT use. But either one would serve as a good stepping stone. For more info on the T70.1 PBM go to soundandvisionmag.com and do a search. Good luck.
     
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    I own the original Tiny Mity. I haven't heard the new one, but if it really is an improvement over my sub, you can't go wrong.
     

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