Good sub for $300???

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  1. Kevinkall

    Kevinkall Second Unit

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    I currently have the Sony WM40 sub and I'm looking to upgrade. I have $300-$400 to spend. I'm looking for a better sounding sub that is a step up from the Sony. I will be matching this with my Paradigm Atoms and the Paradigm CC-170 center. It will be used for 80-90% movies. Any suggestions? I was thinking about doing a DIY sub, if it could be done in this price range.
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Adire Rava for $400 is a real price performer.
     
  3. Curt C

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    For $300-$400, I'd check out the Velodyne CHT-10 or better yet find an open box CHT-12 at Circuit City. They're great budget home theater subs.
    Curt
     
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    The Infinity IL120S can be had on ebay for $300....refurb but full manufacturer warranty and a very nice sub. Normally retailed for close to a grand.
     
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    $399 HSU VTF-2 B-stock.
     
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    I really believe that you will get a much better product from HSU, Adire Audio or SVS than any store bought sub, especially in this price range.

    Jeff
     
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    I second the Velodyne! But try and get the CHT-12, if possible.
     
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    I would check out the Infinity Entra 2 Sub. 12" 250W. It's on sale at Crutchfield for $350. I have the Entra 1, a 10", and I am very satisfied. Wish the 12" would have been on sale at the time.
     
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    The Sony WX700 w/ dual 10" drivers in a push/pull arrangement and a 250W amp looks intruiging, but I personaly would either go w/ the Adire Rave or DIY (Shiva, Tempest, AV12, AV15, etc).

    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  10. Kevinkall

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    Thanks for all the suggestions!

    Any thoughts on the Paradigm PDR10? Would that be a step up from the Sony WM40? Thanks.
     

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