Small Subs

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by sako, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. sako

    sako Auditioning

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    Trying to make a decision on a small sub for a room 13'x14', 10'ceiling. I have listened to the DefTech Supercube II and read good things about Pinnacle Baby Boomer and Sunfire Jr. Any recommendations or suggestions?
     
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    I use a Sunfire, Jr. in the bedroom system. The dimensions are pretty similar around 13x17.5 with a 9ft. ceiling has has a tray ceiling area in the middle of the room. Is the sub mainly for movies or music or both and what electronics and speakers will they be used with?
     
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    Probably 60% music/40%movies. I have a Marantz SR7400 on order. I have not bought mains and surrounds; but am considering Paradigm, Def Tech and Mordaunt; so far.
     
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    Consider the Stryke Mini Thunder. It's only a 16" cube and comes in your choice of 14 standard veneers. It comes with 2 12" passive radiators and the 12" Stryke SAE1204 which is comparable in performance to the Adire Shiva. It will be capable of a good deal more clean output than any of the mentioned subwoofer and I believe it's less expensive than all as well. John Janowitz of Styrke is an excelletn guy to deal with, I find the best way to contact him is through phone, MSN Messenger, or AOL IM.
     
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    If the Marantz has the ability to turn the DSP off so you can go analog direct you could consider a Rel Q150 or a Strata III (ST Series) for a drop more. Rels have 2 connections, one for the low level like other subs where you do the ".1" channel. They also have a high (speaker) level connection that with a supplied cable (you can upgrade too if you desire) that goes from your amp terminals to the Rel via a Neutrik Speakon connector. There are separate volume controls for each connection and a very flexible crossover with the Rel that is there so that when turns off the DSP (and in effect defining as no sub on the receiver) it is set at a point just below where your main speakers drop off and becomes invisible in your system, unless you turn it off. Rels on a dollar for dollar basis won't have the same output as some of the other subs on the market, but based on your room size and the fact that a high portion of your listening will be music it is certainly worth the time of an auditionto see if it is right for your situation. The Q150 is just a hair bigger than the Sunfire, Jr. in size and is around the same price point. They have a model below it as well and one or two above it in the Q series (www.rel.net).
     
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    PS, the new Mordaunt Short $599/pr. floorstanders are an outstanding music speaker at that price point. I think they might even be a bit better than their $995 floorstanders.
     
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    John is a great guy and the Mini Thunder really looks like a great sub. I mentioned it to another guy, though I don't know if he actually went with it. A lot of people were recommending SVS's to that guy. The Stryke also has power as well.

    Stryke will be changing its name at the beginning of the year but for a year they will still be reachable at their current web site which is http://www.stryke.com/
     

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