Subwoofer to buy?

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  1. JamieZ

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    Hi!! What do you guys think is the best sub to buy $200 and less?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jeff_Ace

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    Common answer is Sony SA-WM40.
     
  3. Bruce N

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    I think the Sony SA-WM40 is arguably the best subwoofer under $200. Just search here and on www.Google.com and you'll find lots of info on this sub.
    Bruce
     
  4. Shawn Shultzaberger

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    Yup, and someone on the HTF here suggested stuffing it with about 16oz of polyfill??. They have tried it and said it definitely makes a difference with this particular sub. But I can't remember who said they tried it.
     
  5. DanaA

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    I thought that I've read that the Sony sub has tons of reliability problems. Anyone?
     
  6. Dustin B

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    If you can DIY a Dayton DVC 12" with a sub $100 plate amp from AudioExpress would be just slightly over your budget when you include construction materials and would easily match the Sony for output and easily beat it for sound quality.
     
  7. Tom Vodhanel

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    onecall.com has the JBL D112 at $160ish last I checked.

    They originally had some amp issues, but are all supposedly refurbed now(updated amp circuit). As long as you get a decent warranty...that would be a tough one to beat
     
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    Hi Tom,

    How would you rate the refurbished JBL-D112 to the PB10 or 12. Is the D112 an older model? I checked the JBL web-site & they do not mention the D112. It comes w/the same one-year warranty as the PB series according to the one-call web site.

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  9. Tom Vodhanel

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    the D112 did much better for Tom Nousaine...it had anywhere from 2-4x the clean output capability(than the pb10).

    TV
     
  10. RandyRush

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    I fully agree with the above recommendations on the Sony
     
  11. Thomas_A

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    check out your local circuit city...they may have some good subs they inherited from upgrades.. I just got a velodyne ct100 for $199...reg 400... cant beet that for that price. Need to shop around.. btw..I still get full warranty.

    good luck..thomas
     
  12. JamieZ

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    Thanks Everyone!!!!
     
  13. JerryW

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    I was the one who was talking about stuffing the WM40. It really helped it considerably. When I was done my friends couldn't believe it was a $150 sub. [​IMG]
     
  14. Jack Keck

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    Has anybody compared the DLS 300-630 sub to anything else? It's $100 plus shipping from Parts Express. Mine wound up being $114 with the shipping. I bought a Stryke disc and Radio Shack SPL meter. It makes noise down to 25 Hz, but I would imagine that 30 Hz is a more realistic lower limit. I have no plans to compare it to another inexpensive sub. I only got it because I figured it would be a long time before I could afford what I wanted.
    Actually, I had the cash for a Rava about a year ago. I decided that it would be a better idea to buy a new suit instead because the one I had shrunk. I did not know that that type of material would shrink when only dry cleaned, but that is another matter entirely. anyway, I had a heart attack about two months after I bought the suit. I had no idea that a suit could stretch like that. It was suggested that it might have had something to do with the 30 pounds I lost.
    So, if someone needs a slightly used size 46 executive cut suit.... [​IMG]
     
  15. steve nn

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    The WM-40 works for me.It is used as a second sub.Half power on both is plenty for me.The other came with the kenwood 504 system.Two subs really add a lot of dynamics.$135 Video Only. steve nn
     
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    Check out ubid.com if you are on a tight budget. Just beware of the shipping charges...
     

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