Worst HT subwoofer!!??

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  1. DorianBryant

    DorianBryant Screenwriter

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    O.k. Right now I have spent alot of time buying and selling various equipment to find what I feel really fits.

    My next and last (yeah right) goal is a decent subwoofer

    I currently have a 10" RCA Pro subwoofer. I know RCA! I have had it for a year and a half. I bought it new for $79.00. MSRP was $279.00.

    It actually does o.k but I want to know who out there has or has had the subs posters really love to flame.

    The subs like KLH, RCA, etc.
     
  2. Jim_F

    Jim_F Screenwriter

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    My first "subwoofer" was a $50 (overpriced) BSR unit that I bought from DAK a long time ago. It was intended to be a supplement to 80s vintage boomboxes with insufficient boom. It was really all I dared use for apartment living.

    When I had an opportunity to turn it up a little, it sounded kinda like two gift wrapping cardboard rolls banging together.

    I think it might've been voiced to match those Bose 701s that I owned for about 2 days before returning them.
     
  3. steve nn

    steve nn Cinematographer

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    When I started out, not counting when I was a teenager. I picked up the Kenwood 504 HTiB with a Sony WM-40 to go along with. After many sub purchases I see how bad I really had it. I tried that little 8" Kenwood sub again just for the fun of it a few months back and I really had to laugh. It doesn't quit compare to my three SVS 25-31CS+s[​IMG] I have had many other subs also but the Kenwood would be the sub that would be on the same playing level as the RCA you mention respectfully. I have seen many posts in regards to the 8" kenwood sub being the worst piece in their HTiB offerings. I would agree.

    I think my worst disappointment was a sub I had built. It's all water under the bridge now.
     
  4. kyle ^_^

    kyle ^_^ Agent

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    I had the KLH 100w 10" HT sub from best buy 4 or 5 years ago when i was in like 9th grade. It was pretty good for me considering i was in a small bedroom... The enclosure rattled and made vibrating noises a lot though. That was the worst home theater sub ive had. After that i had a JBL PB10 150w 10" sub that did pretty good. THen i got a 12" 300w RMS sub that was very nice although i cant remember the brand. Hopefully the sub i just ordered (MTX SW2) wont be the worst HT sub I've owned...
     
  5. Brad_See

    Brad_See Stunt Coordinator

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    If Bose called their "bass modules" subwoofers then it would definitely be those.

    "The module delivers the clarity of pure, low-frequency reproduction down to the lowest frequencies, even at the loudest levels."

    Bwahahaha!

    brad cook
     
  6. Jonathan Dagmar

    Jonathan Dagmar Supporting Actor

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    what i hate about bose is the way they trick people with their unfrair displays.

    a JBL rep was in out store the other day and she off hand mentioned how a certain other company would not allow stores to display their porducts near JBL (or any other brand for that matter).
     
  7. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    There is no "Bose of the subwoofer world" to my knowledge.

    The KRELL super-mega-showcase subwoofer comes close, not because it sucks, I'm sure its very nice. But becuase its $25,000 price tag would but you 50 excellant subwoofer for a variety of manufacturers , some of which would likely outperform it. (I'd know for sure if SVS or HSU ever did a comparison [​IMG] )
     
  8. StephenHa

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    I had a customer that bought a system at kmart it was venturer, I hooked it up (charged her more for that than the unit cost her) and she said why's there no bass, I brough in a speaker I had in my truck just a little bookshelf bic, they had the same size "woofer" the bic actually had better bass because of teh enclsure design
     
  9. DorianBryant

    DorianBryant Screenwriter

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    For companies that actually make subs, is KLH the worst? I bought one for my Dad from UBID. 50 dollars delivered. It was on par with the RCA I have. The speaker felt like a frisbee. Very stiff and felt like a piece of plastic. Makes noise but not sure about bass!
     

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