Matching Defintive Tech Sub w/B&W 602's

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  1. Gary Dehardt

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    I'm wondering if anyone can provide me w/some advice. I have B&W 602's and the matching center speaker, and a Sony 30ES Dolby Digital receiver. I have the opportunity to buy the Definitive Technology Sub 80 for $150 from a local dealer.

    Will this sub be a good match for my system or should I save my money and wait to spend $500 on an Infinity or one of the new B&W subs? I'd rather not spend $150 now only to decide in a year that I want a better quality sub. On the other hand, I've never owned a sub and I understand that it could greatly improve my setup - and the price is nice.

    I have about $500 to spend right now and was originally planning on putting it toward a DVD player (Rote, NAD?). But now I'm thinking about going with the Panny RP56 and spending the balance on this sub. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.

    Gary
     
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    $150 for the DefTech sounds like a great deal! I would go for it.
    If you're handy, you could check out the $250 sub kit from www.partsexpress.com
    Not sure what it's called, but poke around.
     
  3. Gary Dehardt

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    Thanks. I'm not at all handy, so I think I'll skip the kit...

    The Definitive Sub may be too good a deal to pass up, but I'm just concerned that it might be too small for my 602's. I'd rather spend a bit more now rather than deciding after the fact to replace the DefTechs and upgrade. That said, I've never owned a sub so the DefTechs may well do me fine.

    If anyone out there has any thoughts, I'd love to hear'em!
     

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