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Sony SAW-M40 or Velodyne CT100

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Frank Frandsen, Jul 25, 2001.

  1. Frank Frandsen

    Frank Frandsen Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm in need of a small sub to enhance my surrounds. While surfing I found OneCall has Refurbished Velodyne CT100's in factory sealed boxes and full warrantee for $249. These go for over $400 new. I can go higher to get these but wonder if it is worth it?
    Following specs:
    Inputs: Line Level/Speaker Level Outputs: Line Level/Speaker Level
    Built-In LP Crossover: 40Hz-120Hz Watts Per Channel 8ohms: 150
    Built-In HP Crossover: 85Hz Enclosure Design: Slot Port
    Frequency Response: 28Hz-120Hz
    Specifications Back To Top Features
    Amplifier 150 watts / 250 peak
    Woofer 10 forward firing
    Slot Port yes
    Voice Coil 2 four layer
    Magnet 40 oz.
    Treated Cone Reinforced fiber
    High Pass
    Passive 85 Hz
    6dB/Octive slope
    Low Pass
    Active-Adjustable
    40-120 Hz
    Over Excursion Protection yes
    Anti-Clipping Circuit yes
    Input/Output Line/speaker level
    Frequency Response 28-120 Hz Y 3dB
    subwoofer Direct yes
    Auto On/Off yes
    Phase Adjustment 0 or 180
    Cabinet (H/W/D) 16 x 15 x 17.75
    Weight 53 lbs.
    Warranty
    FF
     
  2. Phil Anderson

    Phil Anderson Auditioning

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    The Sony can be had for about $130 or so if you look around, but is price an object here? The Velodyne should be more sub for more money.
     
  3. Michael Roderiques

    Michael Roderiques Stunt Coordinator

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    Frank The CT is a good deal. I think you will be happy with it in your system.
     
  4. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    The sony gets props from it's owners...but the VELs have had their performance documented AND they get raves from owners...
    If you can, go for the ct120. It produced good clean output down to 20hz when it was *Nousained*!
    TV
     
  5. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Producer

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    It's more realistic to compare the Sony to subs less than twice its price. I've heard the CT100, and it's better than the Sony (not too surprising). I'm sure the CT120 is even better.
    I picked up the Sony on a whim since it's so dirt cheap and used it in the cheapo movie system for a while. Extremely impressive for the price, and adds quite a lot of excitement (of the undocumented variety, of course [​IMG] ) to even very demanding soundtracks, at least down to 30Hz or so. Again, it's been had for $130. The fact that it doesn't fall apart or bottom on The Haunting DTS Ch. 10 @ ref. -10db is pretty cool for a sub that's practically free.
    If you can spend more on a sub, though, there are certainly reasons to do so.
     
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  7. John-D

    John-D Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm sure it's the price drop of the Velo that's brought it in even the same sentence as the SONY!
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    The things we own end up owning us
     
  8. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Producer

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    Fwiw, I gave the Sony to a friend, who thinks it's the greatest thing ever (since he doesn't like sliced bread). I certainly recommend it to anyone looking to spend $300 or less, maybe even more. After that, I'd make the jump to a Rava.
    [Edited last by Jack Gilvey on July 27, 2001 at 01:20 PM]
     
  9. Frank Frandsen

    Frank Frandsen Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the advice. I ended up ordering the Sony for $154 delivered. Just to good of a deal, also, Onecall just raised the price of the refurbed CT100 to $300 plus shipping.
    Frank
     
  10. David Ki

    David Ki Agent

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    Where did you get the Sony for $154?
     
  11. Phil Anderson

    Phil Anderson Auditioning

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  12. Frank Frandsen

    Frank Frandsen Stunt Coordinator

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    A place called simplycheap.com. Bizrate gave it good marks. It was $158 plus $11 shipping. If you use your Mastercard and put code MC15 in box it takes $15 off. http://www.simplycheap.com/sonsawpowsub.html
    Frank
    [Edited last by Frank Frandsen on July 29, 2001 at 07:18 PM]
     

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