Need some help on future home theater

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by JonathanMcCalip, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. JonathanMcCalip

    JonathanMcCalip Auditioning

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    Will this setup blow away the onkyo 770? I first had my eyes on the 770 but then I came to this forum and learned about how the well Fluance system performed with a decent sub.

    DAYTON 10" 100 WATT POWERED SUBWOOFER

    Fluance™ SX-HTB

    Sherwood RD-7103 Surround Sound Receiver


    Would this be a better sub then the dayton?

    MTX 12" Subwoofer (SW2)

    MTX SW2
    • 12" woofer
    • Bass-reflex design
    • 100-watt RMS amplifier

    • 35Hz-160Hz freq. response
    • Line-level inputs
    • Speaker-level inputs

    $159.99




    Is there anything better I can get for the price? Will all this stuff work together well? Thank you[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Tim Stumpf Stunt Coordinator

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    The dayton is the best sub that I know of in that price range. I looked at the MTX as well, but the dayton was recommended by everyone. Not a word about the MTX, so it was not hard to figure out. Pair that with the Fluance and you will have a decent starter system for not a lot of money. Don't know anything bout that receiver. You may also want to look at Onkyo entry level receivers if your budget is limited. Real nice for the price. The main problem I can see with buying an entry level receiver is that most of them will not come with pre outs for any of the channels except for the subwoofer. That basically means that you do not have the option to use outboard amps down the road as part of an upgrade path. Hope this helps you.

    Oh, and I'm pretty sure the dayton/fluance combo would blow away the onkyo HTIB set.
     
  3. JonathanMcCalip

    JonathanMcCalip Auditioning

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    Thanks for the info! I don't relly want to spend a whole bunch on a receiver, as I will probably not be using a outboard amp.

    About the subs:

    I want to be able to "feel" the sound and I'm worried that a 40hz sub won't cut it...
     
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    Anthony*B Stunt Coordinator

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    i have the Dayton sub + the Fluance AV-HTB (i think [​IMG] am drawing a blank at the moment-fantastic value for the $$$ (well under 500 - even with that Sherwood receiver you are looking at, you will still not be much over 500$ it seems, not factoring in the "oops, forgot about that" stuff like speaker wire/audio cables etc.)-go for the 2nd higher priced Fluances if possible, the ones I have BTW, you wont regret it-though there WILL be inevitable upgrade-itis, as with all "hobbies" hehe
     
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    oops, forgot to mention that (in my room at least), the Dayton's volume doesnt drop off dramatically until about 29hz & below, so the "40hz sub" thing definitely doesnt apply in all cases-in fact, thats the first time i've ever heard 40hz referred to as the "floor" for the Dayton-it's pretty well known for having useful output well below that-it's an amazing sub for the $$, definitely, although i dont punish it severely either [​IMG]
     
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    LanceJ Producer

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    Jonathan: I listened to the MTX for about 30 minutes at a Circuit City as part of a fully-configured Harmon/Kardon + Polk Audio + Pioneer DV-563 surround system and it sounded......decent. IMO it didn't seem to be tuned very low for a 12" sub but it still had a nice "kick" to it. In other words I could easily feel the drums in music but not much gut-level "rumble" from certain newer adventure movies. Trying to get a sub in this price range to produce loud and extremely low bass is almost impossible.

    I've never heard the PartsExpress sub myself but have yet to read of any complaints about its sound.
     
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    The Dayton does indeed go down to 25 hz. I would stay with the Dayton and not go with the MTX. The MTX will not go as low as the dayton. In my set-up, the Dayton really provides the low-end rumble and has no problem keeping up. Best budget sub out there. i think you would be hard pressed to find anything comparable under $300.
     
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    JonathanMcCalip Auditioning

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    Thank you all, that really helped. I will go for the dayton now. Cables should be cheap($10 for subwoofer cable, and $20 for speaker wire, I got all the other rca cables already).
    My budget is about $600.00

    Anthony*B:

    I don't know what you mean, the SX-HTB is the more exspensive model..
     

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