Fiance wants Sub!

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Gau, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Gau

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    I just bought a pair of paradigm mini-monitors and a yamaha htr-5740. my fiance hellped to pick out the mini-monitors over the atoms which we originally went to audition.
    so now she wants a subwoofer, albeit a small one. I dont want to spend too much right now, maybe in a couple of months i will have saved about 2-300$ for one. I am looking for something inexpensive, definetly not more than $300. and it has to be small (yaf). i've been brwsing the boards but everyone likes to spend mega-bucks on them. i cant. any suggestions?

    also, in the meantime, can i use my altec-lansing PC subwoofer as a short time sub for my ht system? its a 2.1 altec lansing PC speaker system that i hardly use anymore as I game with headphones on and cant listen to music on my pc now that i have real speakers [​IMG] (working on that wireless streaming with the squeezebox http://www.slimdevices.com/)
     
  2. BradZ

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    depends on your definition of small, but for $2-300 you should check out the HSU STF-1 (8") or the HSU STF-2 (10"). You really can't go wrong with either of these. If I were you I'd go ahead and get the STF-2, better to spend $100 more now than have what-if syndrome. You also don't say what size room you have, but HSU makes a great subwoofer at a great price. If you stretch your budget a little more we can start to compare SVS to HSU, but at $300 you'd be hard pressed to beat the HSU.
     
  3. Gau

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    thanks! i've looked at HSU and am considering the stf-1 / stf-2.
    My living room is rather large since it's an open floor plan condo that includes the dining are, kitchen, and an office/den. but my seating position is quite close to the tv, 6'-8. i guess i'll have to measure the open area and calculate the volume.
     
  4. Owen Bartley

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    What about building one yourself? If you're handy at all you could put together a pretty nice little sub and build it exactly the way she likes it... you could even let her design/finish it! There are a bunch of ways to go... check the DIY forum and do a search for small or budget subs. To help you get started here's a few links...

    check out the Bolt sub by Raw Acoustics
    Also this might be a good thread
    Actually,
    this might be the winner.

    But you should seriously consider the DIY route, you can get phenomenal results for the money you put in.
     
  5. Gau

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    DIY, no thanks, not my cup of tea.
     

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