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I am planning to get a JBL LSR305 pair for my home use...

I wanted a good sub to really feel the bass but my price range is 100-250USD max... (cheaper the better)

What would be a good pairing for the same? I am going to use it with my PC for watching movie, TV series and listening to music....
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I am planning to get a JBL LSR305 pair for my home use...

I wanted a good sub to really feel the bass but my price range is 100-250USD max... (cheaper the better)

What would be a good pairing for the same? I am going to use it with my PC for watching movie, TV series and listening to music....
Unfortunately, $100-$250 will not net you a sub where you can "really feel the bass". You would need to be in the $500 range to achieve something like that. There are some nice subs for under $300, but they don't start getting really good until you spend a bit more.

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As already posted - I would lean towards the Cadence CX-12
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Unfortunately, $100-$250 will not net you a sub where you can "really feel the bass". You would need to be in the $500 range to achieve something like that. There are some nice subs for under $300, but they don't start getting really good until you spend a bit more.
My Room size is 11x19 feet.... I hope to get something which will be able to fill the room...



So any suggestions on pairing?
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My Room size is 11x19 feet.... I hope to get something which will be able to fill the room...
Some of the units frequently mentioned in this thread are the NXG NX-BAS-500, BIC F12 and the Dayton Audio SUB-1200.

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Where in NJ? I'll drive one of my Sub-12s over and we can abuse / test it
That's a very generous offer! In spite of your consideration I'll have to pass though; if the manufacturer isn't interested in the review then neither am I.

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Some of the units frequently mentioned in this thread are the NXG NX-BAS-500, BIC F12 and the Dayton Audio SUB-1200.
The NXG and the Daytona ones have some really bad reviews as far as quality is concerned....

Any other suggestions? At a slightly higher budget maybe....
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The NXG and the Daytona ones have some really bad reviews as far as quality is concerned....

Any other suggestions? At a slightly higher budget maybe....
The Dayton subs are great budget subs. The NXG is a good performer, but some people have had issues with auto-on not working, and it appears they have discontinued production of the sub.

The BIC F-12 is a good choice for home theater at $200, if you want something a little nicer looking, check out the Cadence CSX-12, it goes for $300 on Amazon, but you do get a solid sub for the money.

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The NXG and the Daytona ones have some really bad reviews as far as quality is concerned....
Units with issues are the exception to the rule, not what the vast majority experienced. Every inexpensive product will have more potential for problems - that's a given - but ultimately you have to feel comfortable with what you purchase.

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I am at a dilemma as to which subwoofers to purchase for the family theater room for my new home basement. The room is 14x19x7, with section open to a bar to the rear of the room.

I know this is lot of space to fill and with budget limited to $400-$500. Ratio of listening will be 40% movies/tv, 30% games, 30% music. I am debating in either two NXG-500's or two of the Dayton 15's. I am not trying to do the buy one for the whole budget now and buy another later scenario. Love my bass but you gotta know when to say when with upgrades.
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I am at a dilemma as to which subwoofers to purchase for the family theater room for my new home basement. The room is 14x19x7, with section open to a bar to the rear of the room.

I know this is lot of space to fill and with budget limited to $400-$500. Ratio of listening will be 40% movies/tv, 30% games, 30% music. I am debating in either two NXG-500's or two of the Dayton 15's. I am not trying to do the buy one for the whole budget now and buy another later scenario. Love my bass but you gotta know when to say when with upgrades.
Either one would do.
The NXG may provide a little better quality bass but keep in mind that if something happens to them you may be sol.
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I am at a dilemma as to which subwoofers to purchase for the family theater room for my new home basement. The room is 14x19x7, with section open to a bar to the rear of the room.

I know this is lot of space to fill and with budget limited to $400-$500. Ratio of listening will be 40% movies/tv, 30% games, 30% music. I am debating in either two NXG-500's or two of the Dayton 15's. I am not trying to do the buy one for the whole budget now and buy another later scenario. Love my bass but you gotta know when to say when with upgrades.
1862 ft^3 is not a lot of space to fill, so depending upon how much extra cubic footage is associated to "with section open to a bar to the rear of the room" you may not need as much output as you fear.

Why the mandate for duals? Is it to rectify room modes perhaps?

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1862 ft^3 is not a lot of space to fill, so depending upon how much extra cubic footage is associated to "with section open to a bar to the rear of the room" you may not need as much output as you fear.

Bar space is about another 500 ft^3 or so, not sure of the exact measurement. I was afraid that that extra space would be hard to fill.

Why the mandate for duals? Is it to rectify room modes perhaps?
The bar is one thing, the other is the room (basement) has two exposed concrete support pillars. They are on the opposite side of the bar in the front and back. I am going to put carpet on these to help with the acoustics, but I figure two subs positioned in the right spots would also help smooth out the sound.
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The bar is one thing, the other is the room (basement) has two exposed concrete support pillars. They are on the opposite side of the bar in the front and back. I am going to put carpet on these to help with the acoustics, but I figure two subs positioned in the right spots would also help smooth out the sound.


The key to duals is exactly what you said; "positioned in the right spots". Many don't account for that when they suggest to someone they should get duals. As in real estate it's location, location, location.
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Got my Dayton SUB-1200 in a room that is way too big for it, but even though it is pretty mild by subwoofer standards it does well for the money and what it lacks in power/punch it makes up for with accuracy.
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Okay, I need to amend my comments on the Dayton. After allowing the sub to break in (absolutely crucial) and tweaking the settings on the sub and my Denon Receiver (not to mention replacing a bad coax cable that kept cutting in and out) I have to say I am truly impressed with the SUB-1200. With the right material (ie Roland Emmerich films) or bass heavy music it will fill/shake my wide open living and dining room with vaulted ceilings and will even shake my bedroom door at the back of the house. Not really sure why people would need duals unless they have a room in a mansion to fill. For less than $150 it is an incredible value and is probably the cleanest sounding sub under $250 new.
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Glad it's worked out so well for you. It's definitely a lot of subwoofer for the money.

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Glad it's worked out so well for you. It's definitely a lot of subwoofer for the money.
Yeah, at first I was disappointed in the sound, but after all of the tweaking and letting it break in it has really come into it's prime. As mentioned in my review on parts express don't judge it until it's broken in and properly tuned.
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