Subwoofer for my room

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[SIZE= 14px]I just installed an Auzentech Prelude into my computer a few days ado, and for Christmas, I want to get a Sub for my system. This sub will be replacing for huge towers, each with a 12" sub. I know that I will be downgrading, because 1 sub cannot have the same power as 4. I listen to a lot of tecnho/trance/hardstyle and screamo (Great combo... right?). I also game a lot on my computer. My setup is Prelude > Pioneer VSX-518 Receiver > Sub/ Speakers. [/SIZE]


[SIZE= 14px]I want for the sub to get down to as close to 20hz as possible, as well as being loud, but without breaking $600. [/SIZE]I have been doing some research, and SVS, HSU, EPIC, and Elemental Designs look pretty good.


[SIZE= 14px]I have found a bunch of subs that I may choose, but I cannot decide between them:[/SIZE]


[SIZE= 14px]SB12-NSD: http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-box-sb12nsd.cfm[/SIZE]

[SIZE= 14px]VTF-2 MK 3 [COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-2-mk3.html[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE= 14px]VTF-1 [COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-1.html[/COLOR][/SIZE]

Legend [COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]http://www.epiksubwoofers.com/legend.html#[/COLOR]

[SIZE= 14px][COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]A5s-300 http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_41&products_id=681[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE= 14px]A2 - 300 [/SIZE]http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_41&products_id=407



[SIZE= 14px]The ED A3 - 300 S [/SIZE]http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_41&products_id=102

HSU VTF-3 MK3 http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-3-mk3.html

also look really good, but they are a little over my price range.



[SIZE= 14px][COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]Thanks[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE= 14px]-JTVD78[/SIZE]
 

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The 12" drivers in your tower speakers were probably NOT subs. Just plain woofers. Can a single sub match four woofers? At 50hz? Probably not. At 20hz? More than likely. But you want to look at ported subs. They are more efficient near the enclosure's tuning frequency.


It's all in the enclosure design. Sealed subs are the least efficient. Ported are more efficient down low. Horns are the most efficient. A single horn sub could easily overpower your old system -
 

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Thanks for the info. are there any subs that you would recommend? I can't really find much on the one you posted. Are they even manufactured?
 

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The one I linked to is a DIY sub that where only the plans are sold. I used it as an example of a single sub that can keep up with four, large woofers. Here is a description of the design - http://www.billfitzmaurice.com/THT.html


To meet your goals, the A3-300 that you say is over your budget is probably the best bet.
 

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I've only heard about Folded horn subs. Are they the same thing as Horn Subs? And how do horn subs compare to the ones mentioned inthe OP. Also, I don't want to do a DIY thing. I'm not good at that stuff.
 

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If you look at some of the build videos on Bill's subs, you will see that the horn if folded many times to fit inside the enclosure. A horn is a horn. Some are straight and some are folded up but they function the same.


If you don't want to DIY a sub, there are people who will build you a horn. Prices for the enclosure are $1,000 and up. The A3-300 still sounds like your best bet.
 

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After some thinking, I decided that I don't want to pay a full $600 for a sub. Now, I am thinking of the ED a2-300 and the HSU STF-2. Which one is a better deal?

music( tecnho/trance/hardstyle and screamo ) %40
PC gaming %40

movies %10
Youtube %10.


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The A2-300. It's a 12" sub vs. a 10" from Hsu. Subs are all about moving air and most 12" subs can move more air than a 10".
 

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The size of my room is 13x12x8. Does that help with your opinion?
 

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I'm a fan of overkill. I'm running dual 15's and upgrading to quad 18's if that helps you understand my recommendations.
 

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so are you the only person on this forum? or do other people just not like to respond.


(I know that you are not the only person. I am just wondering why nobody else is responding)
 

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I'm a sub nut so some people just leave these for me. I'll answer any and all sub questions while others stick to what they know. Not that there aren't other knowledgeable people on this forum and I'm sure not the be all, end all of sub design.

They are my favorite thing to build. At one point I had about 30 drivers ranging from 8" to 18". I'm down to about 20 now but I'm working with the former president of http://reaudio.com/home.html to build a few custom drivers.
 

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I guess I'll go for the a2-300 thanks


EDIT; Before I buy it, Does anyone have any pictures of it's size compared to another common object?. It's not really easy for me to visualize it in my room.
 

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Use scrap cardboard and duct (duck) tape to build a box of the same size. You will be surprised when compared to subs sold in Best Buy and other stores.


Your sub isn't big until you need two people to move it.
 

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