Want to spend $300 for a sub HSU or Outlaw

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  1. Dennis-hp

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    Have read a bit about the Hsu STF-1 and now see that Outlaw is offering a small sub (LFM-2). Both priced at $299. The Outlaw appears to have a bit more bottom based on the specs...however I have not read an actual review of that sub. Both products appear to be worthy....anyone actually have the Hsu or Outlaw that can give some firsthand experience?

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  2. Dan Driscoll

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    IIRC, Dr. Hsu was involved in the design of the Outlaw subs. I suspect they are very, very similar in performance.
     
  3. Arthur S

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    The BIC Acoustech H-100 was also designed by Dr. Hsu. It has a 12 inch driver. Somewhat harder to find than the others. They have it at Overstock.com for $280. Since I once bought something from them for $14.99, I get emails all the time and they are offering $1 shipping this weekend. Maybe you could get the $1 shipping if you call them.
     
  4. DarrenAlan

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    I was considering the LFM-2 as well but ended up with the Orb Audio Super 8. With shipping to my zip code, the LFM-2 was going to run $356 total; if you ask nicely, the wonderful folks @ Orb Audio will probably sell you the Super 8 for the price it sells for in their package. I paid $333 including shipping and CA tax (they ship out of LA so had to charge CA tax; since you're in FL, they won't. They charge a flat $9 shipping to anywhere).

    Size was also a factor as the subs you mention are quite a bit larger than the 12" cube that is the Super 8. I've been very happy with the unit in my 14x17x8.5' media room; I've had to turn the volume down three times and it's now running at only 25% of maximum and STILL fills the room up nicely with tight bass down into the upper-20 Hz region.
     
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    I have heard different iterations of Dr. Hsu's involvement with the sub, but at the very least, the BASH amp (150w/500w) it uses is the same as the HSU STF-1. How much he was involved with the other aspects of its design, I do not know.

    I actually own an Acoustech H100, and am very pleased with it. I purchased it from overstock.com, and it was $279 + about $3-4 for shipping (other places carry it for $250 + $30-35 shipping).
     
  6. Chuck Bogie

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    Home Depot or Lowes can cut the MDF, and all you have to do is figure out how to cut a 13 5/8" round hole, and how you want to paint the thing. For $300, a Parts Express 240 watt plate amp and a Quatro 15" sub in a 3 cube sealed box will leave you enough cash to blow some serious change....
     
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    For that matter, if you can pony up an extra $58.00 and have minimal DIY skills, the Dayton TITSK-10K 10" Titanic MKIII Subwoofer Kit is available at Parts Express for $358. This has garnered some good feedback and still offers a fairly small form factor at 14" W x 14" H x 14-1/4" D. -TD
     
  8. DarrenAlan

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    I have also heard excellent things about the kit and if space hadn't been such a consideration (my 12" cube BARELY fits where I've determined placement to be best) I probably would have gone in that direction. I see now that they make sure this is for a "small to medium sized room," probably after getting returns from folks in large high-ceilinged boxes who wanted everything to shake with second-order harmonics!
     
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    I have the Outlaw LFM-2 and am very pleased with it. It came in 2 boxes, one inside the other and the sub was in a cloth bag to protect it - not one nick or scratch anywhere. Very nice black cabinet with a black plexiglass top - very sharp looking. I also like the downfiring - it seems to spread the sound around better than the side firing one I had before. One of my friends has the bigger one - very nice too - I just didn't have room for the bigger one right now. I went with the LFM-2 thinking that if I move into a bigger place, I can add the bigger one then and link them together with a Y adapter.
    Mark
     

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