Mirage BPS-150 vs. B&K AWS 600

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  1. SteveDev

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    Still searching for that elusive compact sub. Any thoughts on how these perform (mainly concerned with movies than music)?

    Thanks,

    Steve

    Sorry, meant to say B&W ASW 600 vs. BPS-150!
     
  2. CraigR

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    Steve,

    Both of these subs are good IMO. I owned a BPS-150i for a couple of years and thought it was a little better for music than HT. They both have a 150w amp. The 600 has a single 10" front firing speaker while the 150i is two 8" speakers in a bi-polar array. A lot depends on where you put these subs in your room and how they are affected by surrounding walls, ceilings, furniture, etc. It can make a lot of difference. I think the AWS600 will give you a little more dynamic bass for HT.
    You can probably get a better deal for the BPS-150i than the 600 if you can find one. I believe they have been discontinued. I like B&W in fact all of my other speakers (mains, center, surrounds) are B&W. You need to demo these subs and find out what you like. Good hunting.

    Craig
     
  3. Craig

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    I switched out my Mirage BPS150i for a SVS 20-39PC a little over a year ago. The difference was huge (as in no comparison), the BPS150 just can't compete with the SVS. The BPS150i would probably be a good sub for music, but I'd defintitely recommend a different sub for home theater.

    As far as size, a SVS really takes up little floor space (16" diameter). If there's anyway you could swing it I'd definitely check out SVS. You can get a 25-31PCi for $499 + shipping.
     

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