Subwoofers: Yamaha Model YST-SW205 vs AR Model PR808

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by MikeLC, May 1, 2003.

  1. MikeLC

    MikeLC Auditioning

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    Well, I thought I had ordered the Sony SA-WM40, though I had heard it was discountinued, I was pleased to have found it.

    Then, I got an e=mail from the manufacturer saying it was gone, and these others were available. Aside from the bait and switch issue, any opinons or thoughts comparing them?

    The Yamaha is $159 and the AR is $166 (I can pass along the vendor if anyone thinks these are unusually good deals)

    They will be running off a Denon 3803, and likely connected to Wharfedale Diamond 8.2s/8.1/Center, primarily for HT purposes, with some music, etc.

    Thanks,

    MikeLC
     
  2. Arup

    Arup Stunt Coordinator

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    The Yamaha is more musical but with less output than the AR. It is up to you personal preference. You should audition them before getting one.
     
  3. Kevin*Harley

    Kevin*Harley Stunt Coordinator

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    Mike,
    If your primary use is HT you may want to go with a sub that pushes more air. The fact you purchased the 3803 tells me you like better than average equipment. Although painfull, I waited until I had the extra $ for a better sub and I couldn’t be [​IMG] !!! ...... My .02

    Kevin
     
  4. Arup

    Arup Stunt Coordinator

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    Good point by Kevin and if you want a real air mover check out Yamaha's YST-SW800/1500. Earth shaking sound and good for stereo music too.
     

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