Which sub Sony or JBL?

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  1. Jodie

    Jodie Auditioning

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    I can get the Sony SAWM40 and the JBL PB10 for about the same price. Is there a clear winner here? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    JBL.

    For the same price?

    JBL. For sure.
     
  3. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    I have experience with both subs and I prefer the JBL PB-10.

    I think it is quite a bit tighter sounding, than the SAWM40, I also like the construction and LFE input(crossover defeat) the PB-10 offers, plus it's 150 watts RMS as opposed to the Sony's 120 watt peak.

    The question I have is, have you listened to both with the same source material? Have you listened to them both period? If you have, what are your thoughts?

    Don't get me wrong, both subs sound great for the money, I just prefer sound of the PB-10 over the SAWM40.
     
  4. JerryW

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    I'd go with the WM40 for HT (a bit better extension) and PB10 for music (a bit tighter). If I had to choose just one, I'd get the WM40 and "stuff it". Instructions on how to do this have been posted on this site.
     
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  6. Jodie

    Jodie Auditioning

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    Sean: Thanks for the replies. I have heard both of the subs at electronic stores, but the listening environment is not conducive to make any distinctions.
     
  7. JerryW

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    Hmmm... I had the Sony and it was clean to 25Hz (with an F8 around 22Hz). Stuffing it really improved the "tightness" of it considerably too.
     
  8. RyanDinan

    RyanDinan Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the PB-10, and must say it's a great little sub. It has a nice tight punch to it, and extends quite low. It's great for music and very nice for HT material. It definately shakes the walls with lots of clean bass....It never sounds like it's distorting or having a hard time...
    I can't say anything for the Sony, as I haven't heard it.
    Personally, I think Sony excells at making TV's, not speakers [​IMG]
    -Ryan
     
  9. Tommy T.

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    Jodie,

    Form what retailer/Vendor can you get them for the same price? I thought the Sony was available for a lower price especially online.

    Please advise & thanks.

    Tom
     
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