Need More Bass!

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Kevin_T, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Kevin_T

    Kevin_T Extra

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    Hi! This is my first post here and I hope someone can help me. Im looking to replace my Sony SA-WM200 subwoofer with a bigger more powerful one. It came included in a HT-in-a-box so its not very strong.

    20cm cone ( 8 inch I guess)

    50W

    28 Hz-200Hz

    Im willing to pay $200 (half the price of my whole system!) to give it a boost. My room has a lot of open space with only three walls. One side is just a rail overlooking the downstairs. I just want something that will give my theater a nice powerful rumble. (Im one who cranks up the volume for a great explosion!). Any advice will be much appreciated!
     
  2. SethH

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    Take a look at the Dayton 10" from PartsExpress. If you stretch the budget a little bit you could probably buy 2 of them, but even one would probably be a great improvement.
     
  3. Kevin_T

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    Thanks for replying so quickly! I read a lot about the Dayton on these forums. My only concern is the amount of open space in my room. I found an MTX 12'' 100 Watt at Circuit City, but I dont see any reviews or opinions on it.
     
  4. Fred_Krampits

    Fred_Krampits Stunt Coordinator

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    Kevin:

    If your looking to spend $200, try the JBL E150P at www.jr.com it's a 150 watts and JR will ship it to you free.
     
  5. Kevin_T

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    So if I had to choose between the JBL E150P (great find by the way) and the Dayton, which would better suit an open room like mine. Would the extra 50 Watts be worth the extra $50?

    JBL
    10''
    150W
    27Hz-crossover

    Dayton
    10''
    100W
    25Hz-160Hz
     
  6. Fred_Krampits

    Fred_Krampits Stunt Coordinator

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    Well 50 watts more is 50% of the Dayton's output. If you have a few bucks more for $269 you could get the E250P and shake the house down on top of you! [​IMG]

    I have a E250P and listening to "Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie" I rattled everything hanging in the entire house. Had to straighten out every single picture on the walls.
     
  7. Joey_V

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    the mtx has always intrigued me every time i visited the home audio section of the circuitcity... maybe u should try it and see how it goes. it reminds me very much so of the klipsch ksw-12, which sells for quite a lot more at bestbuy ($499).

    try the mtx! [​IMG]
     
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    Well, kind of . . . the JBL will have about a 1.5db edge on the Dayton because every time you double the watts you get an increase of 3 decibels.
     
  9. Kevin_T

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    Thank you for all your responses. Im going to Circuit City today to listen to some subwoofers. That way I can hear what amount of power I probably need. That JBL EP150P looks like the best deal so far, so I might end up getting it. Ill tell you guys what I get a little later.
     
  10. Kevin_T

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    Well it looks like I might be going with something completly different. I found a Sony SA WM500 on sale for $170! With a 12'' driver and 150W, it's the best deal I could find. Anyone have thoughts on this sub? I have heard that Sony doesnt make the best quality subs, but I might be wrong.
     
  11. Fred_Krampits

    Fred_Krampits Stunt Coordinator

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    Kevin:

    For $30 savings you're probably losing a lot. The JBL is a $399 sub that you are getting for $199. The Sony is a $199 sub, you're getting for $170.

    Which one do you think is going to perform better?
     
  12. Joey_V

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    go jbl.
     
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    Greg-ST Stunt Coordinator

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    It may not even have that edge. We don't know the efficiency of the two drivers. For all we know the Dayton could have a more efficient driver than the JBL, therefore making the extra 50 watts of the JBL pretty moot.

    The Dayton's an extraordinary performer for the price. I can drive it to deafening volumes in my 10'x12' room (sitting 12 feet from the sub which is located in the dormer) without bottoming it out. I doubt the JBL sub is going to provide any significant or even noticeably enjoyable output over the Dayton. For the price of the JBL plus slightly more you can squeeze in two Daytons... then you've got a real treat [​IMG]

    Oh, and you can read some impressions of the Dayton compared to the Sony SA-WM500 sub in this thread: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=180352
     
  14. Joey_V

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    2 daytons is niiicer...!
     
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    Wow that Dayton looks good for the price... You can get it for $143 shipped. I just ordered the MTX 12" 100w for $125 shipped... I wonder if i made the right choice.
     
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    i think i would prefer the mtx over the dayton... dont the mtx sell for 199$ each at circuit city?
     
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    Yes its actually on sale for $179 right now. ANd you can get free shipping if you dont want to drive to the store... But I bought one yesterday on ebay brand new for $125 shipped.
     
  18. Kevin_T

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    Well, after all that, I went with the Dayton. I was going to buy the MTX off ebay for $125, but after trying to sign up it said you have to be 18 to register ( 17 and 10 months [​IMG] ). The JBL E150P was nice but it all came down to the price. $143 shipped was too good a deal after the MTX. Thank you for all of your guys help. I would have never even known about the Dayton if it wasn't for this forum! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. kyle ^_^

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    Yeah that dayton looks very nice. Let us know how you like it. I almost want to purchase the other MTX from that guy and run two of them [​IMG]... but i think it will overpower my HTiB system
     
  20. Thomas Nichols

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    I hope you like your Dayton, I love mine.
     

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