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Something I would strongly consider is the Outlaw LFM-1 Plus, it is currently on sale for $450, and while it's out of the "budget" range, the difference would be very substantial. You will get sub-20Hz bass, something no $300 sub will achieve, and it will be more accurate and have higher output. There really is a big difference going from the budget subs to the entry-level "good" subs. It is also down-firing so if you have pets/children it is more protected. I know it's more than you want to spend, but if you are only getting one sub, I would try and save up some more for a good one.

If your budget is firm, I would go with the NXG.
It's something to consider. I'm not sure if my budget can rise much higher than $300. At the most I *might* be able to get away with $500 but that's at the very most. At that price I would consider the SVS SB-1000. What other alternatives to this and the LFM-1 Plus at that price range?

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It's something to consider. I'm not sure if my budget can rise much higher than $300. At the most I *might* be able to get away with $500 but that's at the very most. At that price I would consider the SVS SB-1000. What other alternatives to this and the LFM-1 Plus at that price range?
The LFM-1 Plus will outperform the SB-1000. With your budget you don't want sealed in that room unless you're gonna keep the sub in your lap.

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It's something to consider. I'm not sure if my budget can rise much higher than $300. At the most I *might* be able to get away with $500 but that's at the very most. At that price I would consider the SVS SB-1000. What other alternatives to this and the LFM-1 Plus at that price range?
The Outlaw LFM-1 Plus is better than the PB-1000, and there isn't anything better for that money. The next closest sub is probably the Rythmik LV12R but that is over $600 with shipping.

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The Outlaw LFM-1 Plus is better than the PB-1000, and there isn't anything better for that money. The next closest sub is probably the Rythmik LV12R but that is over $600 with shipping.
He posted SB1000 which has overall less output than the PB1000. And they both have less output than the Plus.
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He posted SB1000 which has overall less output than the PB1000. And they both have less output than the Plus.
Good catch, as long as space isn't an issue the LFM-1 Plus is the sub to get.

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Hello! I'm new to the forums and would like some advice. I am getting a new Yamaha rx-v375 for Christmas and I need to purchase a new sub woofer. I am looking at the Yamaha yst-sw216bl. Is this sub woofer compatible with the AVR I'm getting? My living room is 17x17. Mostly watch movies and play games in surround. Thanks in advance for any tips!
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Hello! I'm new to the forums and would like some advice. I am getting a new Yamaha rx-v375 for Christmas and I need to purchase a new sub woofer. I am looking at the Yamaha yst-sw216bl. Is this sub woofer compatible with the AVR I'm getting? My living room is 17x17. Mostly watch movies and play games in surround. Thanks in advance for any tips!
How much are you looking to spend? There are better options out there then the Yamaha sub, you don't need to match the brand to the receiver.

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The price on this Yamaha sub is probably as high as I can afford right now. Less than 200 is what I'm looking at. I'm no audiophile, so I probably wouldn't know the difference between a budget sub and a high end. I was looking at a Polk sub on amazon that was 99 bucks but want sure if it was compatible.
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PSW-121 12" and the PSW-10 are some I was looking at as well. The PSW-121 is on sale at Amazon for 150$. PSW-10 is 100$.
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The price on this Yamaha sub is probably as high as I can afford right now. Less than 200 is what I'm looking at. I'm no audiophile, so I probably wouldn't know the difference between a budget sub and a high end. I was looking at a Polk sub on amazon that was 99 bucks but want sure if it was compatible.
As long as the sub is powered, then it is compatible. I would consider either the Dayton SUB-1500 or BIC F-12 for $200.

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As long as the sub is powered, then it is compatible. I would consider either the Dayton SUB-1500 or BIC F-12 for $200.
Thank you for the recommendations. I think I'm going to go with the Dayton SUB-1500.
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Thank you for the recommendations. I think I'm going to go with the Dayton SUB-1500.
Good choice.
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Good choice.
Our Greyhounds are really going to hate us! They already freak out when we watch movies in surround. And that's with one of those cheap HTIB subs!
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Our Greyhounds are really going to hate us! They already freak out when we watch movies in surround. And that's with one of those cheap HTIB subs!
lol Everybody's a critic.
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HT dual sub recommendation

We have a game room that I converted into a HT. The room is 16' x 14' x10' (2240 ft^3).

I currently have a 7.1 HTIB system with a 12" sub. I have just ordered a Denon AVR-4000 receiver (7.2 system).

I have started learning REW, started room treatments and will go to 2 subs. I'm just trying to improve the sound quality in the room.

The HT is primarily for movies but some TV.

What are your suggestion for subs? Budget is $600, but I'm a value kind of person.

Thanks in advance.

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We have a game room that I converted into a HT. The room is 16' x 14' x10' (2240 ft^3).

I currently have a 7.1 HTIB system with a 12" sub. I have just ordered a Denon AVR-4000 receiver (7.2 system).

I have started learning REW, started room treatments and will go to 2 subs. I' just trying to improve the sound quality in the room.

The HT is primarily for movies but some TV.

What are your suggestion for subs? Budget is $600, but I'm a value kind of person.

Thanks in advance.
If its a sealed treated room and the sub is placed and tuned properly 1 Rhythmik LV12-r should sound pretty darn good.
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If its a sealed treated room and the sub is placed and tuned properly 1 Rhythmik LV12-r should sound pretty darn good.
Thanks, but I really think I want dual subs. I have a bad null that I think a 2nd sub would cure.

I can be talked out of dual subs but have it in my head that 2 less expensive subs would give more even sound in the listening positions.

Part of the reason I bought this receiver was for the XT32.

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Thanks, but I really think I want dual subs. I have a bad null that I think a 2nd sub would cure.

I can be talked out of dual subs but have it in my head that 2 less expensive subs would give more even sound in the listening positions.

Part of the reason I bought this receiver was for the XT32.
You're probably right. 2 less expensive subs may provide more even sound in your room then. But it won't be as good quality sound.
In that case you might wanna look into a pair of NXG NX BAS500.
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You're probably right. 2 less expensive subs may provide more even sound in your room then. But it won't be as good quality sound.
In that case you might wanna look into a pair of NXG NX BAS500.
Thanks. I'm a little concerned about the durability of these. I've seen a couple of posts at HT Shack that caused this concern.
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You're probably right. 2 less expensive subs may provide more even sound in your room then. But it won't be as good quality sound.
In that case you might wanna look into a pair of NXG NX BAS500.
They also seem to be out of stock with Amazon and the 3 other resellers on their website.
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You're probably right. 2 less expensive subs may provide more even sound in your room then. But it won't be as good quality sound.
In that case you might wanna look into a pair of NXG NX BAS500.
Any other choices?
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Any other choices?
Premier Acoustic PA120 is $299 at Amazon. You can get it cheaper if you buy direct from acousticsounddesign.com. Offer him $500 for 2 and he will probably take it.
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Premier Acoustic PA120 is $299 at Amazon. You can get it cheaper if you buy direct from acousticsounddesign.com. Offer him $500 for 2 and he will probably take it.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am thinking of also replacing my L&R and center speakers, so I'll open up a new thread.
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Good call on the PA120, I always forget about that sub, but from what I've read it is a good performer and looks pretty sharp.

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Hello, I am new to Forum, I want some advise, I have Onkyo 607, wired 7.1 with Bose AM10 sys ( bose sub-woofer + 5 Cube speakers)) My room is 19X14 sealed room. I want to add one more subwoofer to existing system, I am planning to use splitter and connect two sub-woofers to Onkyo. My budget is around $300.00. Please let know your opinion, and suggestions for Subwoofers.
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Hello, I am new to Forum, I want some advise, I have Onkyo 607, wired 7.1 with Bose AM10 sys ( bose sub-woofer + 5 Cube speakers)) My room is 19X14 sealed room. I want to add one more subwoofer to existing system, I am planning to use splitter and connect two sub-woofers to Onkyo. My budget is around $300.00. Please let know your opinion, and suggestions for Subwoofers.
The Bose module is NOT a real subwoofer. You would be much better served not splitting the signal, and instead simply letting the Bose bass module handle the upper/mid bass for the cubes and then crossing over to the real sub using the bass management in your receiver so it can handle the actual low bass signals.

At the $300 price point the BIC PL-200 is probably the most frequently recommended.
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The Bose module is NOT a real subwoofer. You would be much better served not splitting the signal, and instead simply letting the Bose bass module handle the upper/mid bass for the cubes and then crossing over to the real sub using the bass management in your receiver so it can handle the actual low bass signals.

At the $300 price point the BIC PL-200 is probably the most frequently recommended.
How is hsu STF-2 compare to BIC Pl 200? Thanks
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How is hsu STF-2 compare to BIC Pl 200? Thanks
The extension is probably close but the PL200 has much more output.
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