Quote:Originally Posted by JP32
Great thread, thanks for the reviews, Jim.
My TSC-100-110 sub is dying and I need a new budget sub.
Right now, my choices seem to be:
Dayton 10" (Sub-100)
--- $89 (free shipping)
-- $85 plus shipping
This Dayton says it goes down to 25hz...
(Sub-1200) --- $129 (free shipping)
Velodyne 10" (VX 11)
The big winner seems to be this guy --- As it is down-firing but the port is on the side.... that's a big plus for me, since my 1 yr old boy may destroy a front-firing sub. Anyone have experience with these?
Bic America 12" (Venturi V1220)
I've actually owned the VX11, and it's a pretty good sub. Fairly articulate, and can get reasonably loud, but doesn't quite have the extension necessary for the deep LFE info.
From what I can tell the V1220 is a solid choice for a budget sub. Not the most articulate out their, but if you primarily watch movies and TV it should provide what you need. The VX11 will have more clarity, while the V1220 will be able to dig a little deeper.
The rest of those mentioned will more then likely be rather bloated and indistinct. Remember, you're buying a speaker and
an amp when you get a powered sub. In order for a company to sell both of those for $100 (or less) and make a profit means they have definitely cut some corners. Depending upon what you're looking to achieve they might work, but I find myself a little suspicious.