Which sub to buy???

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  1. Dave Cukina

    Dave Cukina Stunt Coordinator

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    I thought I would ask all the experts in the forum a simple question [​IMG] I have $1000 canadian to spend on a sub not including tax, so what should I buy. My setup is for 99% movies.
    Toshiba 50h81
    Mirage om-10's all around
    Mirage om-c2 centre
    Yamaha RXV-1000
    Panasonic RP56 dvd player
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks
     
  2. Steve Stogel

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    I would recommend SVS, but being in Canada, I think the shipping, taxes, duties (whatever the heck you've got to pay to get something up there) make the SVS less of an obvious choice. Especially considering that you can get great deals on Paradigm. So I'd suggest getting the best Paradigm sub $1,000 Canadian can buy you (Servo 15, hopefully, but I'm not real sure what they run up there). So I guess my vote is for a Servo 15 if you can get it for that cheap. If not, I'd think the best Paradigm you can get for your grand is the way to go. My $0.02.

    Steve
     
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    The Servo15 will be at least $1300 CDN (closer to $1500 after tax). Your best bet is likely the PW2200.

    You may also want to look into a costum design from Acoustic Visions. Even with the shipping and brokerage Kyle should be able to out due a PW2200 for very similar cost.

    If you have some tools and little wood working skills though, seriously consider DIY. For under $1000 CDN you can build something that will match the sound quality and beat the output of an SVS Ultra.
     
  4. Mike Butny

    Mike Butny Stunt Coordinator

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    I would recommend buying a Mirage BPS400 subwoofer. It has two 12inch woofers powered by a 400watt amp and peaks at around 1600 watts. I own this sub and believe its the best sub availble.
     
  5. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    That is one bold statement.

     
  6. GabrielC

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    If you really want the SVS, the costs will probably run you the entire amount you're willing to spend, I believe there's a thread somewhere in here with the taxes and border charges if you're interested, including final cost. I decided to go that route and haven't regretted it! And my room isn't even setup properly or calibrated properly yet! *ducking and hides*
    EDIT:
    Here's the post for the CS & S700 combo
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=54207
    Myself, I bought a B-Stock 16-46CS sub and it came out to around $900CDN after everything. And my dad had an old amp lying around that I'm using with it.
     
  7. Dave Cukina

    Dave Cukina Stunt Coordinator

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    Gentlemen thanks for the replies. I really wanted that svs 20-39pci so does anyone know of a brokerage house that I could use so I wouldn't get hit with all that tax. What about Velodyne subs are they any good?
     
  8. Martice

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    And if you don't want to build your own sub you can also go to Acoustic Visions for super deals on subs.
     

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