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thetater11's Avatar thetater11 12:58 PM 03-09-2012
I just purchased a Denon 1612 AVR and 2 Polk Monitor 60s for my living room and I'm looking for a sub to go with them. Will any sub work? Or what specs do I need to look at before purchasing one? First sub I've ever bought. Thanks!

ack_bk's Avatar ack_bk 01:02 PM 03-09-2012
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I just purchased a Denon 1612 AVR and 2 Polk Monitor 60s for my living room and I'm looking for a sub to go with them. Will any sub work? Or what specs do I need to look at before purchasing one? First sub I've ever bought. Thanks!

What is the size of your room?
What is your budget?
Kini62's Avatar Kini62 01:04 PM 03-09-2012
Since you neglected to specify a budget, I'd recommend 2 of these
http://www.paradigm.com/products/pro...e-series/sub-2
thetater11's Avatar thetater11 01:30 PM 03-09-2012
Sorry, I didn't read the guidelines for posting for info on subs so here's some more info that will help with what I'm looking for:


1. Budget - $200 + tax/shipping

2. Size requirements/limits - I don't know how big or small subs get but I have plenty of room to place it on the floor next to the tower speakers (Polk Monitor 60s) and if it's anywhere close to 3' x 3' it'll fit fine.

3. Room dimensions - room is 14' W x 18' L

4. Primary uses - 80% HT for movies/TV ans 20% for music listening

5. Listening habits - Don't need to shake the house but realistic sounds from movies would be nice.

6. Appearance requirements - Would like to have it all black since all other speakers are black.

7. Timeframe - No rush, maybe in the next month or so.

Thanks!
ack_bk's Avatar ack_bk 01:31 PM 03-09-2012
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Originally Posted by thetater11 View Post

Sorry, I didn't read the guidelines for posting for info on subs so here's some more info that will help with what I'm looking for:


1. Budget - $200 + tax/shipping

2. Size requirements/limits - I don't know how big or small subs get but I have plenty of room to place it on the floor next to the tower speakers (Polk Monitor 60s) and if it's anywhere close to 3' x 3' it'll fit fine.

3. Room dimensions - room is 14' W x 18' L

4. Primary uses - 80% HT for movies/TV ans 20% for music listening

5. Listening habits - Don't need to shake the house but realistic sounds from movies would be nice.

6. Appearance requirements - Would like to have it all black since all other speakers are black.

7. Timeframe - No rush, maybe in the next month or so.

Thanks!

Highly recommend you give this thread a look

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1364182
thetater11's Avatar thetater11 01:33 PM 03-09-2012
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Since you neglected to specify a budget, I'd recommend 2 of these
http://www.paradigm.com/products/pro...e-series/sub-2

I wish I had that kind of money to put towards a sub!!
thetater11's Avatar thetater11 01:34 PM 03-09-2012
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Highly recommend you give this thread a look

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1364182

I guess what I'm asking is not so much which sub, but more along the lines of will any sub work with the 1612? Or do I need a sub with specific Ohm ratings, passive/active, etc.
ack_bk's Avatar ack_bk 01:38 PM 03-09-2012
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I guess what I'm asking is not so much which sub, but more along the lines of will any sub work with the 1612? Or do I need a sub with specific Ohm ratings, passive/active, etc.

Well, you probably don't want a passive sub, so something with an amplifier built in.

Aside from that, just about any sub will work. With your room size, there are few in your price range that should work well.

Something like the BIC F12.
oztech's Avatar oztech 01:43 PM 03-09-2012
cel4145's Avatar cel4145 03:54 PM 03-09-2012
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Got a BB close to you. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Bic-Home...=1218463773881

Agreed. BIC F12 is under $200 through Amazon.
pixeltater's Avatar pixeltater 06:17 PM 03-09-2012
Newegg has the Energy S10.3 on sale for $200 w/ free shipping. I should mention that I am not an expert like some folks on this site but I've read some good things about the S10.3 and it seems like it's definitely worth considering in that price range.

promo code EMCNGND83, ends 3/12
4077trapperjohn's Avatar 4077trapperjohn 12:12 AM 03-11-2012
Just noticed, Amazon raised their price for the Bic F12 to $257.77
It used to be $188.

The BIC America V-1220, is $167.53 + $18.50 shipping.
Jay1's Avatar Jay1 01:37 AM 03-11-2012
Raise your budget $50 and get a Polk PSW505

edit: Amazon has them used for $212 also

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-12-...1455368&sr=1-1
spyboy's Avatar spyboy 11:32 AM 03-11-2012
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Originally Posted by pixeltater View Post

Newegg has the Energy S10.3 on sale for $200 w/ free shipping. I should mention that I am not an expert like some folks on this site but I've read some good things about the S10.3 and it seems like it's definitely worth considering in that price range.

promo code EMCNGND83, ends 3/12

The Energy S10.3 has an enviable frequency response and at $200 would be my first choice, but even BIC should work if your not really critical.
jjlee138's Avatar jjlee138 11:55 AM 03-12-2012
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Originally Posted by Jay1 View Post

Raise your budget $50 and get a Polk PSW505

edit: Amazon has them used for $212 also

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-12-...1455368&sr=1-1

I have a PSW505 in a ~4300sqf area and it does quite an impressive job. I have it corner loaded and am sitting near field though.
crussader's Avatar crussader 10:36 PM 03-13-2012
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Originally Posted by pixeltater View Post

Newegg has the Energy S10.3 on sale for $200 w/ free shipping. I should mention that I am not an expert like some folks on this site but I've read some good things about the S10.3 and it seems like it's definitely worth considering in that price range.

promo code EMCNGND83, ends 3/12

This heads up came at the perfect time for me (my 13 year old sub just died), and I really appreciate the post. My new Energy sub is on the way and will be here Friday.

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