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Would a Klipsch 10" R-10SW, Monoprice 12" sub or something like an energy esw c8 be best? My rooms about 15.5ftx13.75ft. I'd prefer to stay around $100. The Klipsch 10" R-10SW is on sale for $175, the benefit of that is that if dell pm'ed that sub I could make the entire purchase with dell gift cards. So that might be better than $100 cash.
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Would a Klipsch 10" R-10SW, Monoprice 12" sub or something like an energy esw c8 be best? My rooms about 15.5ftx13.75ft. I'd prefer to stay around $100. The Klipsch 10" R-10SW is on sale for $175, the benefit of that is that if dell pm'ed that sub I could make the entire purchase with dell gift cards. So that might be better than $100 cash.

Don't know much about those subs, especially the Monoprice.

But based on specs alone, the Klipsch seems to be the best.
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Get the Jamo J-110 for $179.99 on ebay. It's roughly the equal of the Klipsch R-110, which is a higher line than the R-10.

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Would a Klipsch 10" R-10SW, Monoprice 12" sub or something like an energy esw c8 be best? My rooms about 15.5ftx13.75ft. I'd prefer to stay around $100. The Klipsch 10" R-10SW is on sale for $175, the benefit of that is that if dell pm'ed that sub I could make the entire purchase with dell gift cards. So that might be better than $100 cash.
The Bic V-1020 is currently available on ebay, open box, for $106 OBO. Currently 3 left available. I offered $90 and seller, funspeaker, accepted. If you really want to keep it at $100, this is a great option. I used to have the V-1020 and V-1220 and they were both very good budget subs. Thisone will go in my bedroom, which is currently without a sub. Had some ebay bucks available, so that made the purchase even better.
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Hello,

Need some advise please. I recently upgraded my speakers with mint Boston Acoustics VR-M60's, VR-MC center and VR-M50's surrounds with a Marantz NR1403 avr.

currently using my Energy sub 10.3 bought new for $199 a few years back. It sounds good to my ear although sometimes it's a bit slow and maybe a tad boomy. otherwise I like it.
should I :
1) upgrade to the matching mint Boston Acoustic PV1000 sub at $450-- original msrp was $1200. i've read that it's a very fast and musical sub, both qualities i enjoy.
2) keep the energy 10.3
3) please recommend another new or used sub in the $500 range

60/40 music /movies-- room is approx 14x24 -- i don't really play the system very loud. i just like clean detailed sound.
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1) upgrade to the matching mint Boston Acoustic PV1000 sub at $450-- original msrp was $1200. i've read that it's a very fast and musical sub, both qualities i enjoy.
2) keep the energy 10.3
3) please recommend another new or used sub in the $500 range
1) A PV1000 has to be at least a dozen years old, so I can't see it being worth $450. It's probably best to skip that option.
2) IIRC, the 10.3 was a pretty nice sub. Could it be the SQ issues you refer to are associated to tuning and/or placement instead?
3) This thread is dedicated for subs under $300. For $500 units check out this thread instead.


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60/40 music /movies-- room is approx 14x24 -- i don't really play the system very loud. i just like clean detailed sound.
Assuming a ceiling height of 8' - and a totally sealed room - that's about 2700 ft^3, which is too large for a single 10" subwoofer. This might also be part of the issue as you may be over-driving it.

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Hello everyone,

Some help please, I've read so much this post and i'm still undecided what would be the best subwoofer (under $300) for music only, to be paired with two klipsch R-15M. For a 15x18x7 ft. room.

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Hello everyone,

Some help please, I've read so much this post and i'm still undecided what would be the best subwoofer (under $300) for music only, to be paired with two klipsch R-15M. For a 15x18x7 ft. room.

Thanks!!
Two of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIC-RtR-EV12...3D272779351504

or this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIC-Acoustec...AAAOxy4dNS5GGC


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Cool

Thanks for the recommendations, room space was a constraint for two subs, and I had my thoughts on the BIC Pl-200 as well, but finally after reading very good comments, I went after Emotiva basx s10 $299 on amazon. I once bought an XPA-5 amp. and found the brand really serious about built and performance, so yeah I think a good choice afterall. Thanks again.
Will be posting my experience once I hook it with the Klipsch R-15M.
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Hey all, great thread.

So i just bought a house and have been transforming the basement into a mini theater room. The basement is decent sized but the area where all the HT is kind of its own section. I would say its 10x16 roughly. Main listening position(s) are a 4 seat recliner theater set. Anyways I just bought a Marantz 6011 and put in 4 Micca M8c ceiling speakers to go with my Infinity P362/ PC350 fronts and Pioneer SB21 surrounds. I currently have a BIC H100 for a 5.1.4 setup. Thinking about adding a second sub and not sure whether to:
a) buy another H100
b) buy a similar BIC (or other) that will pair well with the H100
c) buy 2 new subs and sell the BIC on CL
and if option c) what would be the best choice. My funds are pretty well exhausted at this point so im looking in the $200/sub range. Will be used for 95% movies/tv viewing.

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The basement is decent sized but the area where all the HT is kind of its own section. I would say its 10x16 roughly.
You may feel the HT area is its own section, but the sub doesn't - it 'sees' the entire volume of space that isn't walled off. Unless you're sitting very close to the subwoofer the room size will affect the overall performance.

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I currently have a BIC H100 for a 5.1.4 setup. Thinking about adding a second sub and not sure whether to:
a) buy another H100
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c) buy 2 new subs and sell the BIC on CL
and if option c) what would be the best choice. My funds are pretty well exhausted at this point so im looking in the $200/sub range. Will be used for 95% movies/tv viewing.
I reviewed the H-100 a few years back. My conclusion was it had surprisingly good SQ for the price, but it wasn't the ideal choice for HT usage as it didn't really play the very low frequencies with much authority. If you're looking for deep bass you might have to consider alternatives. What type of funds do you have available?

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You may feel the HT area is its own section, but the sub doesn't - it 'sees' the entire volume of space that isn't walled off. Unless you're sitting very close to the subwoofer the room size will affect the overall performance.



I reviewed the H-100 a few years back. My conclusion was it had surprisingly good SQ for the price, but it wasn't the ideal choice for HT usage as it didn't really play the very low frequencies with much authority. If you're looking for deep bass you might have to consider alternatives. What type of funds do you have available?
you echoed both of my thoughts exactly, i dont think id want to go more than ~600 total for both subs.

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You may feel the HT area is its own section, but the sub doesn't - it 'sees' the entire volume of space that isn't walled off. Unless you're sitting very close to the subwoofer the room size will affect the overall performance.



I reviewed the H-100 a few years back. My conclusion was it had surprisingly good SQ for the price, but it wasn't the ideal choice for HT usage as it didn't really play the very low frequencies with much authority. If you're looking for deep bass you might have to consider alternatives. What type of funds do you have available?
also the H100 I have is the original not the h100II

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you echoed both of my thoughts exactly, i dont think id want to go more than ~600 total for both subs.
to continue my conversation with myself i might just bump up and get 2 of the RSL Speedwoofer 10s'. More than I want to spend but I think it will be worth it in the long run.

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you echoed both of my thoughts exactly, i dont think id want to go more than ~600 total for both subs.
If you like the H-100, what about a pair of their F12's? They seem to be well liked. Personally though, I'd rather have a single Rythmik LV12R than dual F12's. The LV12R by itself probably wouldn't have quite the output as a pair of F12's, but depth and SQ would go to the LV12R.

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If you like the H-100, what about a pair of their F12's? They seem to be well liked. Personally though, I'd rather have a single Rythmik LV12R than dual F12's. The LV12R by itself probably wouldn't have quite the output as a pair of F12's, but depth and SQ would go to the LV12R.
I guess I'm leaning more towards the dual sub route just so i have better coverage...the f12's are definitely under consideration but i wonder about the low freq performance ala the h100

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look at the psw505 its 300w cont, double the h100, can be had for 199 currently
and the sub12hg is still selling for @ 250 various places

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I guess I'm leaning more towards the dual sub route just so i have better coverage...the f12's are definitely under consideration but i wonder about the low freq performance ala the h100
Performance is likely to be similar. Honestly though, in the $300 range you aren't going to find a ton of differences - there are some better than others, but the variation between them isn't significant for the most part. BIC also has the PL-200, which is a step above the other two. Last I checked it was in the $250 range, so that may be another one to consider. There's also the SUB-1200, a perennial favorite. For $600 you can probably get four of those.

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I would buy two Jamo J-110's for $180/each before I would buy two of the RSL Speedwoofer 10s for $400/each. You can also get the RBH I-12 for $419 b-stock.

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I would buy two Jamo J-110's for $180/each before I would buy two of the RSL Speedwoofer 10s for $400/each. You can also get the RBH I-12 for $419 b-stock.
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I ended up replacing my energy 10.3 with a six month old like new piano black SVS SB-2000 under warranty for $450

very happy with the sb-2000, a worthy upgrade. much better fit in my room.

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I ended up replacing my energy 10.3 with a six month old like new piano black SVS SB-2000 under warranty for $450

very happy with the sb-2000, a worthy upgrade. much better fit in my room.

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Just a heads up, there's a new version of the BIC PL-200, called the PL-200-II, which has dual front ports instead of 1 rear port, I guess to better differentiate it from the F12.

Not much info out there on it, I wonder how it stacks up to the F12/ old PL-200.
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Just a heads up, there's a new version of the BIC PL-200, called the PL-200-II, which has dual front ports instead of 1 rear port, I guess to better differentiate it from the F12.

Not much info out there on it, I wonder how it stacks up to the F12/ old PL-200.
Thanks for the info. It appears to be all but identical, save for the port count and their location. The FR is listed as being 1Hz lower, but that's all but imperceptible so I'm not sure if anyone would even notice were they playing side-by-side.
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Just a heads up, there's a new version of the BIC PL-200, called the PL-200-II, which has dual front ports instead of 1 rear port, I guess to better differentiate it from the F12.

Not much info out there on it, I wonder how it stacks up to the F12/ old PL-200.

Add some EQ and a couple of port plugs, and you can call it the "VTF-200".

https://www.amazon.com/Bic-Acoustech.../dp/B074131NKS

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Add some EQ and a couple of port plugs, and you can call it the "VTF-200".

https://www.amazon.com/Bic-Acoustech.../dp/B074131NKS

http://www.bicamerica.com/showpage.p...e=8&spkrID=145

Looks interesting. I'd be very interested to know if the changes weren't just cosmetic.


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Looks like the cabinet is nearly the same size. Weight is 3 pounds heavier on the series II. Extension is also rated slightly less to 21Hz +/- 3dB compared to 22Hz for the older model. Same amp, not sure if the driver is any different. Not sure if the total port diameter is the same, just split between two ports instead of one. The ports on the series II look smaller than the single rear port of the original.

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How about the Yamaha NS SW050 / SW100 ?

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I am new to the forum, but i have been reading you since like a year. After many months looking to improve my TV speakers sound, i decided to jump to a Yas 107 sound bar that also has an output for a subwoofer. I am trying to get a budget sub, but also i would like to get one subwoofer "good enough" that i can use later for a receiver.

The idea is to save money and to keep an eye for a sale of a pair of Elac B6 + a budget receiver(Yamaha's V383 for example), in order to have at least a good 2.1 audio system which i can later upgrade into a 5.1 system.

Being in a low bugdet, i found this new set of subwoofer by Yamaha, the 8" NS SW050 and the 10" NS SW100, they are both on sale for US$119 and $149 on Amazon.

amazon .com/Yamaha-100W-Powered-Subwoofer-NS-SW050BL/dp/B06XRK5ZJN/

amazon .com/Yamaha-100W-Powered-Subwoofer-NS-SW100BL/dp/B06XRB1JZS/


I would like to know your opinion about those subwoofers, Are they subpar compared to my hypotetical Elac B6 speakers ? Or are they so small that they would be better with another set of speaks(Pioneer BS 22 LR).

I know they are recently in the market, but they seem to reach a low frecuency. Any opinions about Yamaha's subwoofers ? They dont seem to be a very popular according to the last pages recomendations.


I have seen the Klipsch SW112 on sale at $329, is it a better match for the Elac B6 ? Thats the same price as one of your last recommendations, the Bic PL 200 II. They would be just out of my budget currently, but would be the Klipsch or the Big subwoofer a good match also for my current sound bar, the Yamaha Yas 107 ?
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The idea is to save money and to keep an eye for a sale of a pair of Elac B6 + a budget receiver(Yamaha's V383 for example), in order to have at least a good 2.1 audio system which i can later upgrade into a 5.1 system.
The Elac speakers tend to be a bit inefficient, so when you do start looking for a receiver make sure it has a robust amplifier section.


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Being in a low bugdet, i found this new set of subwoofer by Yamaha, the 8" NS SW050 and the 10" NS SW100, they are both on sale for US$119 and $149 on Amazon.

I have seen the Klipsch SW112 on sale at $329, is it a better match for the Elac B6 ? Thats the same price as one of your last recommendations, the Bic PL 200 II. They would be just out of my budget currently, but would be the Klipsch or the Big subwoofer a good match also for my current sound bar, the Yamaha Yas 107 ?
You mention being on a low budget, and that subs in the $300 range are outside your budget, but what would be helpful is to know what your budget really is. That info will allow people to tailor their suggestions around your specific needs. You also might want to take a look at this thread. All the relevant information you're likely to be asked is listed there.
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The Elac speakers tend to be a bit inefficient, so when you do start looking for a receiver make sure it has a robust amplifier section.

You mention being on a low budget, and that subs in the $300 range are outside your budget, but what would be helpful is to know what your budget really is. That info will allow people to tailor their suggestions around your specific needs. You also might want to take a look at Link. All the relevant information you're likely to be asked is listed there.
Hi, my budget is up to US$300, the Klispch and the BIC are a little bit above that price target, but i could drop it on eBay with a coupon, or save a bit more and buy them at their $329 levels. It is not like i am in urgent need for a subwoofer, the soundbar i just bought can work as it is for a while. If the Klipsch/new BIC model are good enough for their price, i could wait until Black Friday, save a little bit more of money and then wait for a sale.

The room i am going to use it, is a 10'x12' bedroom, i am not sure if the 12" Klipsch/BIC are too big, but i would like it to sound loud. If possible, to make it shake the windows. May be a 10" subwoofer with a price range up to $300 would be enough.

My primary uses are movies(Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO Go) with an ocasional use of music(Spotify, Tidal, Youtube). But with the focus being in the movies.

I dont mind about appearences. I just like to have a good sound, that's why my planning/budget goes for a 2.1 setup, being my next buy the subwoofer. I didn't know the ampl. requirements of the Elac B6, may be i would need to do some research. However, the receiver would be the last thing i would buy(the 4K/UHD standard still seems to be in the works)
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