Two cheap subs vs one good one.

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  1. EdNichols

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    I have a cheap ($150) Kenwood sub that I bought a few years ago and now that I have upgraded my other speakers I am ready to look at the sub. This sub sounds pretty good for music but bottoms out for low freq. movies at moderate volume. Since I can get another one to add base for movies pretty cheap is that a good alternative to buying a bigger/better sub and just having it do the work vs two cheap subs? Anybody tried this and got an opinion?
     
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    two cheap subs wont give you the extension that a good sub will. chances are that you are missing all the information below 30-35Hz with your current sub, and getting a second one cant fix that.
     
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    Yep - Get one good one and you won't have to worry about getting the 2 to play nice together.
     
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    Grab yourself one GOOD sub and start hearing the LFE you've been missing.. I recommend something from SVS, Adire Audio or HSU to get the most for your money. [​IMG]
     
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    Ed:

    Go the good + used route-ck out the classifieds in this forum. Most likely you'll find a excellent used powered sub for $400 to $500 range. Yes, it's probably about double what you'd pay for one cheap sub...but you won't want/need to upgrade for a long, long time.
     
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    This is kinda of what I figured, thanks for the info.
     

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