No Way to Buy a Sub...Help

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by MitchS, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. MitchS

    MitchS Auditioning

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    OK, not the smartest way to decide, I'll admit that up front. However, the priorities are 1) Size: 11 inches tall or less so that pretty much limits it to an 8" woofer, 2) Budget: stretched at $800, 3) Home theater = 90%, Music = 10%, 4) Speakers are in-wall and in ceiling Paradigms, so we're not talking hi end system here, and finally 5) 60 yr old ears.

    I've narrowed my choices to a Velodyne SPL800II or a Def Tech SuperCube III. The Velodyne is a discontinued model but availabe for $600 delivered. Best I've found for the Def Tech is $700 + shipping, but looks to have better specs. Worth $100 + more? Any other subs I should consider?

    Thanks in advance.

    MitchS
    near Lexington, KY
     
  2. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    If you're other two dimensions aren't limited as much, and you have or have access to some basic wood working tools, have you considered a DIY option? $800 would go a long way to building a very impressive sub and with some mildly creative engineering wouldn't be difficult to use a 12 or 15 inch driver in a down or up firing configuration and still meet your height requirements.
     
  3. John S

    John S Producer

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    Def Tech has these new in-wall subs that look extremely interesting. Would probably go well with your other in-wall speakers.
     
  4. MitchS

    MitchS Auditioning

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    Got a second chance on a Sunfire Architectural on eBay for $500, so I took it.

    Thanks.
     
  5. John S

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    Nice...
     

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