Need your suggestions for a sub with my setup...

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  1. Jeff_H

    Jeff_H Auditioning

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    Hey guys...I think I'm in the market for a new sub since mine dosent seem to be working anymore...I am looking to spend $500 and the new sub will be replacing my Velodyne CT100. My system specs are:

    Speakers - Energy Take 5
    Reciever - Sony STR-V333ES
    TV - Sony Wega 32" XBR400
    DVD Player - Sony DVP CX850D DVD changer
    Other - XBOX, PS2, Gamecube

    My room is rectangular shaped with the Sub being placed in the front left corner of it. I will try to do some asci art for the room below...Anyways, what should I look into?


    ~~~~~~~~~~~.....~~~I
    IX*.........WEXGA...........XI
    I**...............................I
    I....................................I
    I..................................CI
    I..LA.............................OI
    I..ZY.............................UI
    ...................................CI
    ...................................HI
    .....................................I
    I....................................I
    IX...........COUCH...........XI
    I~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I


    X = SPEAKERS
    * = SUB
    I & ~ = WALLS
    . = OPEN SPACE

    DAMN, THAT WAS HARD TO GET THIS CLOSE...
     
  2. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Adire Rava, Hsu VTF2. If possible spend the extra $50 for a SVS 25-31PCi.

    And my personal choice would be to build your own. You might prefer the ones I built for my parents and roommate over mine. Although if you don't mind the height, I heartily recommend a Tempest based sub. All easily doable for well under $500 if you have or have access to the tools.

    Check my sig for information about mine and there are links there to other resources with other examples and options.
     
  3. MikeCooper

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    Out of curiousity, what do you dislike about the Velodyne?

    I think you should consider the CHT series, the CHT-12 would probably do you fine, but if you can, spend the extra money and get the CHT-15, both are amazing subs.
     
  4. Jeff_H

    Jeff_H Auditioning

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    I dont dislike them, I just want to know if there is something better for around the same price. The one thing I didnt care for was the hiss I got from the sub during quiet scenes.
     
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  6. Jeff_H

    Jeff_H Auditioning

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    Ok, I think Im going to go with the SVS 25-31PCi. My next question is what should I have it tuned to? My room is aprox. 15' x 40' with carpeting & 8' celing. I'd say I would use it for 60% videogames, 10% DVD, & 20% TV.
     
  7. Jeff_H

    Jeff_H Auditioning

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    Bump.
     
  8. Robb Roy

    Robb Roy Supporting Actor

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    Jeff_H,

    That's a pretty big room, so you'll want all the SPL you can get out of any sub you purchase, so I would probably stick with the stock tuning. Of course, your best advice is going to come from the great guys at SVS.

    -Robb
     

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