Sub needed for music, opinions needed........

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  1. Eric Ha

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    I'm building a set of GR Research A/V speakers for my parents, who will only be listening to classical and mellow music at normal levels. I need a good and cheap (oxymoron) sub to match up with them.

    Is this a job for the Dayton 10" powered sub, or is there another "value" sub out there that can get to 30hz clean and flat.

    Would I be doing the GR's a disservice by not running a higher quality sub? DIY is an option as well.
     
  2. John Garcia

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    For the price, DIY is probably the best route, but if they aren't looking for extreme depth, then the Dayton sub will probably do just fine. If they have a large room or like a little more oomph, you could always step up to a 12" Titanic kit from PE. Next in line might be something like the HSU STF-2 or Adire Rava.

    Which model GRs?
     
  3. Eric Ha

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    Well, they don't see the need for a sub, so I may be funding it myself. I've got a Tempest and a 250w plate amp laying around, but that's overkill for them. They're in their late 60's-early 70's, and won't be rocking the house. I just want to fill in the bottom end for them.

    I'm getting them the A/V-3S sealed speakers. They will be going horizontal on a shelf, I didn't have room for the A/V-2's. I was going to go with the A/V-1's, but figured that I might want a little more output.

    I also scored an refurb HK 120w 2 channel receiver from Harman Audio so ,in total, they should hear a definate improvement over their Aiwa "boom box" system.
     
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    I'd say the Dayton is the way to go then. With the sealed 3S, probably will want a sub, since they don't extend as low. A/V-1s extend lower, but if it's a larger room, I'd say the extra output would probably be worth it. I run A/V-2s up front and A/V-1s for surrounds.
     
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    M&K makes (or has in the past) some excellent small subs, low powered with good extension. If you’re patient you can pick them up on eBay for usually under $200. The models to look for are MX-70, VX-7, and K-9.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  6. Eric Ha

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    Thanks guys. [​IMG]
     
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