Saving for sub, frequency question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Shad R, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. Shad R

    Shad R Supporting Actor

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    I'm at the point when I want to upgrade my LFE sub. I am running a 12 inch JBL (PSW 12, I think..I lost the manuel so I'm not sure, and it's not written on the sub)that is about 6 years old. It sounds awesome, and goes pretty loud. It can go down to 24 hz. I'm starting to save for a sub, and would like to upgrade, but I can't spend a WHOLE lot of money. Are there any subs for around $500 that sound tight and go below 24 hz? If not, I don't see any reason to upgrade. It's plenty loud,and since I don't crank movies way loud, spending money for a louder sub doesn't sound like an upgrade, but if the sub can go deeper, I will plop down the money. Thanks guys
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    Adire Rava, HSU VTF-2.

    Rava's are nice to look at.

    And listen too, I'm sure...

    See if you can do the SVS.
     
  3. Shad R

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    thanks
     
  4. StanleyW

    StanleyW Stunt Coordinator

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    500 won't get you a new svs. but if you can find b stock at svs or find a used one here you should be able to get one for 500. good luck.
     
  5. Steve Stogel

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    But I'd be willing to be a 25-31PCi tuned to 22Hz would be AWESOME. I know it's probably close to $600 after shipping, but I think it would be worth the extra c-note. The Hsu and Rava, though, would also be a pretty big upgrade from what I've read.

    Steve
     
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    BrianWoerndle Supporting Actor

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    Look at Paradigm or Velodyne. They both make good subs in that price range. They may not be quite as good as an SVS, but that is really in the ears of the listener.
    I have a Paradigm PS-1000 and am very happy with it. I got it for $467 at my local dealer.
    Go find a speciality store that has some good subs (And some bad ones so you can make comparisons and see differences) and listen for yourself.
     

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