Recomment Sub Please

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Chris KAudio, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. Chris KAudio

    Chris KAudio Stunt Coordinator

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    I know that I need to go out and hear the subs, but can you give me a suggestion as to what sub to look for, I dont want to spend much money on it, so I guess the best bang for the buck sub.

    Athena F2's
    ASC1- Center Channel
    Bose Cube Speakers - Satellites
    HK230 Receiver

    Any ideas?
     
  2. GrahamT

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    What country do you live in and what is your budget?
     
  3. Chris KAudio

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    Budget is $400 (hopefully less), and I live in the US
     
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    any other opinions with the setup I have?
     
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    Nothing wrong with buying a second hand subwoofer...browse through ebay, then check the retail for comparison. So don't bid $2000 on a KLH 8" subwoofer ;-)
     
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    Audiogon is also a good place to look for used subs. Also, don't forget to visit your local retailer and see if they have any demo or "open box" subs. Usually, the discounts can be pretty good for such gear.
     
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    Chris KAudio Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the advice guys...

    What do I look for when Im comparing subs? I have neevr bought a sub before... I watch movie and listen to all types of music.

    Does the sub have to be compatible to my speakers?
     
  9. GrahamT

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    The sub doesn't have to be the same as the speakers. The better the sub is, the better it will blend IMO. The best value is from the internet companies like www.adireaudio.com ,
    www.svsubwoofers.com , www.hsuresearch.com , www.partsexpress.com , www.acoustic-visions.com , www.creativesound.ca Look for at least a 10" woofer, 2-300 watts. You get what you pay for from these companies and most offer 45 day money back trial and better customer service than B&M stores.

    As for recommendations on the other equipment, consider
    replacing the surrounds with Athena bookshelfs or dipoles
     
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    Grahm - your recomending the Dayton 10" to a guy with a $400 budget? do you really think that the dayton can compare to subs in that price range?
     
  11. GrahamT

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    Jimi,

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...=300-760&DID=7

    He said under $400, preferable less. The Rava, HSU and some Dayton subs like the on above are less than $400. I do think it can compare to STF1,2 or Rava. I have heard good things about the Titanic MKIII 10" driver. I am just throwing out suggestions
     
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    I am in the same boat as you, looking for a nice sub under $400 to replace my Sony SA-WM40. Right now my top two considerations are the HSU STF-2, which can be had for $350 at a local CompUSA and the Velodyne CHT-12, which can be had for $330 shipped from etronics.com. I am leaning towards the HSU right now though.
     
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    hi, im also in the market for subs, is deftech BP 100 comparable with what youve mentioned. Any reviews or comments on this.
     

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