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I need some really quick advice on subwoofers that can save me some time....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin Alexander, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. Kevin Alexander

    Kevin Alexander Screenwriter

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    I have a Mirage BPS150 bipolar sub that can be described as a very musical subwoofer. Would it be a downgrade for me to replace it w/ a Sony SAW-M40? I've heard great things about the Sony sub, and its attractive price has given me upgrade fever. Should I try the Sony, or save my time and leave the Mirage in place? I am also interested in building a DIY sub. Is that the better option? If so, please point me in the right direction. Thanks.
     
  2. Rich Kraus

    Rich Kraus Stunt Coordinator

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    it seems to me that pert near all commercial subs include marketing comprimises of one sort or another. (generally size related)
    a DIY sub is the best way arround IMO, since you can build it to do what YOU want, not what will sell best in a showroom.
    (of course the DIY route also packs the best bang/buck ratio available.)
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  3. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    Sounds to me like you're looking for a sub for the deep bass. Screw it though, why would you sacrifice quality for quantity? The Sony Sub is good for budget HT applications, I say save your bones for a 12" Velo or Paradigm sub.
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    [Edited last by Chuck C on September 01, 2001 at 08:54 PM]
     
  4. Luis A

    Luis A Second Unit

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    When it comes to subs there is only 1 name to look for, M&K!They are a bit pricey, but once you hear these you will never go back to anything else.
    Good Luck, L
     
  5. Kevin Alexander

    Kevin Alexander Screenwriter

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    I recommend you go DIY, if you have the skills, and patience! If not, buy an SVS or 2 and you will be in bass heaven.
    I was considering DIY, or a couple of hte big commercial subs (Paradigm Servo 15, Velo HGS 18), but after I got my pair of SVS 20-39s, I will never buy an overpriced commercial sub. The SVS's rock, and were very competitively priced.
    If you are on a really tight budget, I dont think you can go wrong with either the Sony or Mirage subs you mentioned. They both get high marks for low-cost subs. I have heard the Mirage, it does sound pretty good. No experience with the sony.
    Jeff Peake
     
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    Dustin B Producer

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    If you are considering the DIY route, definately consider it some more. Head to the advanced topics forum of this site and do a search for Shiva and Tempest. That should bring up a meriad of links that will help you to learn everything you need to know to have a successful project.
    Here is a link to a page that lists the projects of a bunch of people who went to the trouble of posting them on the web:
    http://members.tripod.com/~terrycthe...um/page12.html
    Pat Sun's is the best documented one.
    Took a while before I was convinced to try the DIY over a PW2200 or Servo15 etc but I'm glad I was:
    here's my page:
    http://ht.s5.com/Sonosub.html
     
  8. Kevin Alexander

    Kevin Alexander Screenwriter

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    Patrick Sun has agreed to stop over when he has the time and help me get started in the right direction on the DIY sub option (he only lives a few minutes from here). I'll keep everyone posted. Thanks.
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  9. Kevin Alexander

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    I see that many here recommend the JBL PB-12. Does this sound like what I want to achieve in deeper bass for movies over my Mirage BPS-150, or should I continue to look at the DIY option?
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