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Hi guys. I'm looking for the best subwoofer available for a budget of around $200. The research I've done on this site points to the BIC h-100. However the physical size of the BIC h-100 is too big for my room.

So in your opinion, what is the best subwoofer available for around $200? Thanks guys.
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IMO the best sub at $200 is the H-100 and there isn't a lot of choices in that price range.
What size, width, height and depth can you go with?
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If you can sacrifice lower extension, the tSc ASW-10 might work for you. It only extends down to 28Hz compared to the H-100's 24Hz.

Size is approximately 16" x 16" x 16". Price is currently $150, not sure if the 10% coupon lying around still works.

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If you can sacrifice lower extension, the tSc ASW-10 might work for you. It only extends down to 28Hz compared to the H-100's 24Hz.

Size is approximately 16" x 16" x 16". Price is currently $150, not sure if the 10% coupon lying around still works.

A friend just called me about subs and I just popped out here. (myself I have the BIC H-100 - awesome sub). I know there has been talk about the Elemental Designs is good also and of course something from HSU like the STF1 or STF-2....Is there an SVS in the 200-300 range???

Just rambling.....scouring threads now...

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A friend just called me about subs and I just popped out here. (myself I have the BIC H-100 - awesome sub). I know there has been talk about the Elemental Designs is good also and of course something from HSU like the STF1 or STF-2....Is there an SVS in the 200-300 range???

Just rambling.....scouring threads now...

SVS is $500 minimum shipped for their PB10-NSD, without sales tax.

I'm pretty satisfied with my eD A2-300, I got it for like $330 when they had their stimulus sale last year.

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Jakeman, I don't have a set size, but I actually got an H-100 and it was too large. I think a more suitable size is 15" X 12" X 17" (those are the measurements for the Velodyne VX-10, which I think is a better size for me).

Would you guys recommend the Velodyne VX-10? Or any other suggestions?
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i second the tsc asw-10

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The PA-120 for $230 at eBay is pretty popular here.

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Jakeman, I don't have a set size, but I actually got an H-100 and it was too large. I think a more suitable size is 15" X 12" X 17" (those are the measurements for the Velodyne VX-10, which I think is a better size for me).

Would you guys recommend the Velodyne VX-10? Or any other suggestions?

The VX-10 is a good sub for the price, doesn't extend very low but nothing is going to at the price point. If it fits your size requirements then it's a good choice.
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If you can sacrifice lower extension, the tSc ASW-10 might work for you. It only extends down to 28Hz compared to the H-100's 24Hz.

Size is approximately 16" x 16" x 16". Price is currently $150, not sure if the 10% coupon lying around still works.

+1 for tSc subs, I think they are worth a look. www.thespeakercompany.com
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+1 for tSc subs, I think they are worth a look. www.thespeakercompany.com

+1 for tSc.

I have their new T250 ($250) and it's good if you're willing to sacrifice below 25 Hz or so (though lower extension is getting better as it breaks in). I don't have one for comparison, but for $100 you're getting a larger amp and cabinet over the ASW-100. The nice thing about tSc is you can try it out for FREE, they'll pay shipping back if you don't like it.

The coupon was working as of last week.
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I own a PA-120 for about a month now. Love it. The size might a alittle big, but it can be had for under $250 shipped.
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With your size constraints, you can probably limit yourself to getting a 10-incher.

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Based on my research on this thread and others, it seems my options are:

PA-120
Velodyne VX-10
Energy ESW-10
TSC ASW-10 , which seems to be identical to the Energy ESW-10

Among these choices. Which one do you think is the best, and which one would you choose?
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if the PA-120 will work size wise, go with that, but I believe it's basically indentical in size to the H-100 you said was too big. The Velodyne VX-10 used to be probably the most recommended sub in that size and class range if the PA-120/H-100 is out.

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You can probably buy a woofer for a < $200 price point, but watch the sub part!
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TRT, har har. Well I know what you mean, but my place is too small and my budget is too small for the big time. But it looks like there's quality to be had in my range.
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