small sub for music only

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  1. DuaneHangar

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    I need some opinions on what would be a good choice for a small powered sub 14" square or less to be used only for music in a room approx. 14' x18'. Also less than $400 US. I am using a H-K avr125 and PSB Image 2B bookshelf speakers. On ebay right now is Paradigm PDR-10; Klipsch Ksw-10; Earthquake sub-80. As auditioning is out of the question,( I live in a remote area ) I need opinions and suggestions on these and others.Also when hooking up cables to the sub should I use the Low Level or High Level inputs? Thank You.
     
  2. MikeNg

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    AV123 has one of their ELT subs on b-stock.

    ELT Sub

    I haven't heard the ELT, but I have heard their UFW.

    Given the track record of their products, it's worth taking a look.

    Mike
     
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    In that price range, can you really beat an SVS PB10-ISD?

    A used one would do you right.

    Low level via RCA all the way.
     
  4. MikeNg

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    He wants to spend less than four cheese - after shipping he's looking at close to five (if not more).

    Duane, if your budget can handle it, there are some exceptional subs to be had in the 4-5 bill range that will take your music to the next level. The PB10 being one of them!

    I don't know if WAF is a consideration. Doesn't sound like it by your choices on eBay.
     
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    The PDR10 sounds great with music,everything but pipe organ, but I'm not sure what it costs in the States.

    Brent
     
  6. John Garcia

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    Sounds like the Adire Rava is right about what you want. $399+tx & shipping, so a little more than $400, but by all accounts great with music. I have a PB-10 and I am very happy with it, and I listen to mostly music as well, but as noted, it will likely push $500 for a new one.

    With a receiver, I'd always use the low level out for the sub.
     
  7. Edward J M

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    Acoustic Visions MRS-10. It was (for a while) $375, which is a steal. I think the price has gone back up a bit, but it fits your size limit of 14" square, and it's great for music, looks good, plays quite loud/clean for its size, and gets to 28 Hz with authority in-room.
     
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    Doh, never mind, the Rava is 18" square.
     
  9. DuaneHangar

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    Yes WAF is a factor so the smaller in size the better, providing that it works well for music.
     
  10. Nick Bum

    Nick Bum Stunt Coordinator

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    Try the Definitive Technology ProCinima Series ProSub 30 its in the right size range for you and has nice tight bass. I have it set up with my JM Labs speakers and it works very well for reproducing music and dvd's.
     
  11. Chris Quinn

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    Look for a used or b-stock Rocket UFW-10 on the AV123.com forum. The new UFW-12 is due out soon and used ones should start coming up.

    Otherwise, I second the Acoustic-Visions MRS-10.
     

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