How are Audiosource subs?

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  1. tom_furman

    tom_furman Stunt Coordinator

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    First of all, I know everyone is going to say to buy SVS or some other brand. Simply I can't afford to spend $900+ on a sub. My max limit is probably $300. Saving up for a house!

    While asking around my friend who moved away has an Audiosource SW15 for sale. Reviews on the web are promising for the price..$150-$200. It seems to get better when you stuff it with pollyfill.

    My questions are...What quality are the subs for their $$, and how tough will it be to take the driver out and stuff the box?
     
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    Thanks Dustin, ... here's my $0.25 cents worth (use to be $0.05 - adjusted for inflation)
     
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    Tom, if you can up your max to $325, you can get a used HSU VTF2, which is commonly regarded as the best sub-$500, if not sub-$700, sub on the market. Take a look at places like Audiogon, Audioweb and ebay for these deals.
     
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    I use the SW-15 in my bedroom. I completely lined mine with foam from Home Depot. It became an outstanding sub. You can't beat it. Knock on the outside before you fill it, then knock on it after you fill it and hear the difference.
     
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    Sub $500 I could go for. Sub $700 no. The Dharman, numerous subs that could be built by Acoustic Visions and Rutledge Audio as well as many subs from SVS that would out perform the VTF2 fit in the sub $700 range.
     
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    I just got my Audiosource SW15, and while it's not as boomy as some say it is, I still would like to see if I could tweak it a little. My local radioshacks don't carry polyfill and there are no walmarts around here. Would you mind listing some places where I can get this stuff? Will, exactly what kind of "foam" are you using from Home Depot? I've never heard of this approach.
     
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    Any fabric store should have the poly fill. Its the stuffing for pillows. I also have two sw15's and have done the mod. They are an awesome pair for 350.00 total.[​IMG]
     
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    I have an SW12 that I got from Amazon with a free GC. Total to me was about $20 bucks. Mine has been great, I know it could be better, but for under $200 I think it is an excellent deal. I would use the polyfill on it though, it does make a difference. Also, they come with a 5 year warranty. I had trouble with mine and had no problem getting the speaker replaced.
     
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    Dustin,
    Yep, we built a DVC 15" powered sub veneered in oak and stained black, a 15m cable, delivered it, set it up, and wiped drool off the customer's chin for under $900, IIRC! The Haunting at reference levels was mighty fun, but we had to get outta there before his wife killed us! [​IMG]
    Brian
     
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    I remember seeing brand new velodynes for $199 ct-10 (older model). It originaly went for $399 !!..see if you could still find one !!
     
  13. Will Gatlin Jr

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    Jeff...

    What I'm using is the foam to insulate a house, to keep it warm. When I went to Home Depot, the guy I was talking with happened to be into HT. He took me and showed me what to get. It's already lined on a big sheet, you measure/cut to your likeing, and then glue to every side inside the sub (top and bottom). It made a big difference. I have two Velodyne's in my listening room, and the SW-15 didn't do bad at all. Two of them would have better in my big room. In my bedroom, it kicks ass.
     
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    Tom the plate amp it's self is practically worth $150. If you do not like the sub it would be no problem selling it for probably more.
    Buy, Buy, Buy!!!!!!!!!!

    Wes
     

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