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What to do with an old sub?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Kevin_Wadsworth, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. Kevin_Wadsworth

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    Over the past couple years I have purchased an SVS PC+ sub which was later replaced with an SVS PB2+. I sold the PC+ sub, but sitting in my basement I still have a JBL 110 Watt subwoofer that was the original sub that I owned. I measured the response of the JBL sub once and I believe its -3 dB point is around 39 Hz (the PB2+ dos a little better...)

    Does anyone have a recommendation for what to do witht the old JBL sub? I suspect it isn't worth my time to try to sell the thing. Would it be worthwhile to try hooking it up in paralell with the SVS, or would that just throw off my response curve?
     
  2. Mike SJ

    Mike SJ Supporting Actor

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    garage sale? computer sub? if you have kids give it to them. if they have a PS@ or xbox set them up a sub. sell it to neighbor kids who want sub. Office space "printer party" [​IMG] [just kidding] goodwill donation [tax break]?
    bird bath?
    you could recreate the SVS animation [​IMG] that would be cool, just please dont drop you SVS on top of you JBL sub, it wont work like in the animation.

    im trying here, hopefully others will chime in.
     
  3. Jimi C

    Jimi C Screenwriter

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    you could give it to me
     
  4. Brian Fellmeth

    Brian Fellmeth Supporting Actor

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    Nooooooooooo. Don't do that. When combining subs, the flaws of the units are additive. Reminds me of my son who puts ketchup on steak.
     
  5. Kevin_Wadsworth

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    I too put ketchup on steak when I was a kid. Then again, I also used to think that the $80 Pioneer speakers that I owned sounded pretty good. We all make mistakes when we're young...

    Maybe I'll just shove the old sub under my desk and use it for the computer. Jimi, I don't think it would be worth the time + s/h for sending out this sub, otherwise I'd put it on ebay. I still remember my suprise the first time I ran a bass test tone sweep and discovered that my Paradigm monitor speakers had the same extension as my "sub"woofer.
     
  6. Jesse Sharrow

    Jesse Sharrow Supporting Actor

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    i put catsup on tacos! Not kidding! [​IMG]
     
  7. Troy R

    Troy R Stunt Coordinator

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    You could contact JBL and see if you could get the TS parameters for the driver and mess around with DIY. It would be a cheap way of trying your hand at making/tweaking a sub...
     
  8. Matthew Todd

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    Kevin, I sold my Definitive Technology Prosub 100 on ebay right before I got my SVS 16-46PCi. It was a 125 watt 10 inch sub (my first). I got about $200 out of it, and it was easy to sell and ship (I still had the original box and packing material).

    I know you said you think it wouldn't be worth the effort to sell and ship the JBL, but I thought I'd at least throw in my experience to let you know what I did.

    If you have the original box/packaging materials it may not be as difficult as you'd think, especially if the money might be useful to you for something else.

    Matt
     
  9. Adam.Heckman

    Adam.Heckman Second Unit

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    If you're near boston, I'd be happy to take it off your hands for a fair market price. I need one to tide me over until this summer when I can build mine tempest sub.
     
  10. David Devaux

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    I too used to put Ketchup on steak ... I still put it on Kraft Mac and Cheese ... completly grosses my wife out

    Anyway ... try ebay or audiogon, you may be able to get something for it.
     
  11. Alex_P

    Alex_P Stunt Coordinator

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    Since I finished the DIY Tempest sub, I'm using my old sub to beef up my main speakers. I am still playing around w/ the cross-over though... Just a thought...
     

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