Looking for a Value Sub - AR-S108PS or Sony SA-WM40 or ?

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  1. Norman L

    Norman L Second Unit

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    Looking for a Value Sub - AR-S108PS or Sony SA-WM40 or Paradign PDR8 or Polk. Any comments on Phase Technology or Audio Pro?

    Please share your evaluations, comments or other Subs choices.
     
  2. Paul_Fisher

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    I have the SOny WM40 and I love it.
     
  3. Albert M

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    I think www.jandr.com has the JBL PB-10 for $200 and the PB-12 for $300 with free shipping.
     
  4. Paul Clarke

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    Agree with Albert...I got the PB10 delivered for $199. Went with it for room size reasons and personal music emphasis. The Sony is a good sub for the $ but you need to stuff it to tame the resonances.
     
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    I have the sony & for the $130 I paid its does a wonderful job.

    I just 'stuffed' the sub last night and boy what a difference.

    Much tighter sound now. But now I have to turn the sub up a little more to get the 'thump' back.

    (P.S) I used a whole pound of the acousti stuff from parts express, I kept the port clear & filled the bottom,sides, & sprayed some adhesive on the foam & stuck it too the top. A very simple upgrade, but I am wondering if I used too much stuffing? Or am I just not used to it?
     
  6. John Garcia

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    Nobody ever talks about the Yamaha subs, but they are quite decent. For around $300 you can get the YST-SW305, which will hit 20Hz, has 200W, and a relatively small footprint. I've been using a YST-SW500 for years, and I am still very happy with it.
     
  7. Alan F

    Alan F Auditioning

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    There are a lot of posts about JBL PB-12's dying in the reviews on www.audioreview.com (I think that's the site, either that or eopinions.com). Made me very wary.
    Alan
     
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    Alan,

    Being its a JBL product you know that even if it breaks they will fix it, and I also belive the current generation of this sub has fixed many of the problems. I think in the powered $250 range that the PB12 is the top product out there, definatley whips the sony and the yamaha.
     
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    After seeing my friend's PB12 smoke, I would not even consider a JBL anything.
     
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    Alan,

    I have to agree with Greg on this one but understand the concern. The early PB10's also had some issues but JBL makes it right if they mess up. The five year warranty is no joke. And all newer PB's are rock solid with even the PB10 getting an on/off switch after customer feedback.

    Also agree about the Yamaha's. Their speaker line is underrated but quite good.
     

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