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just curious if there are any below $300 or what price range to look for.
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Hit 20Hz at what SPL and in what sized room?
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I doubt you will find any that will hit 20Hz with authority till you double that 300.00.
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more worried about hitting clean 20hz. the main room is about 1600 cubic feet but it opens into another about 1200 cubic feet. so let's just ~3000 altogether. it doesn't have to go reference levels, but getting close and without distortion is more important. just curious if there are subs at that price or lower that can do that. not really looking at diy solution but have not ruled that out yet.
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I doubt you will find any that will hit 20Hz with authority till you double that 300.00.

that's what i figured but was asking before exploring other possibilities. was curious about doubling up 2 of them instead of buying one $600 sub. i am thinking one $600 sub would be the better choice if 20hz is a top priority.
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just curious if there are any below $300 or what price range to look for.


At that price you will probably be looking at a used one. Best bet for a new sub that I have seen measure close to 20hz, is the HSU STF 2. But that will cost you $50.00 more plus shipping. Well worth it.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/18...er-test-review


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Any sub can 'hit' 20Hz technically, but at what SPL? For a 3000 cubic foot space, no single sub under $500 is going to do 20Hz justice.

Either adjust your expectations or adjust your budget
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At minimum, you want to look at SVS pb12-nsd, Outlaw EX, and HSU VTF3.
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At minimum, you want to look at SVS pb12-nsd, Outlaw EX, and HSU VTF3.

I agree.
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I agree.

I disagree. Gotta start bigger. Capt or subm

Lol jk I agree

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My guess would be going to DIY to get there for as little cash as possible.

One of Bill's THT's

Or an F-20 courtesy of Lilmike

Huge, ugly, but cost effective, loud, and plenty low for most.
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was asking for a friend. yeah, i think he should get a hsu 2.4 minimum, but realistically a hsu 3.4. that vtf 15h is just a dream to either one of us. thanks for replies guys.
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At minimum, you want to look at SVS pb12-nsd, Outlaw EX, and HSU VTF3.

+1

You'll be happy with any of these. The Outlaw LFM-1 EX goes for $550 on sale (2-3 times a year) w/free shipping, and is currently the lowest costing option.
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At that price you will probably be looking at a used one. Best bet for a new sub that I have seen measure close to 20hz, is the HSU STF 2. But that will cost you $50.00 more plus shipping. Well worth it.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/18...er-test-review


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As much as I love it, I can't hit below 23hz with room gain on mine with measurable authority. They list pretty accurate specs. The extra 3-5hz takes a bit of doing. It has no trouble hitting 23hz at my listening levels and sounds great, but I doubt you'll ever see a -3dB point of 20hz in any room with it.

At the price mentioned, DIY or used.
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As much as I love it, I can't hit below 23hz with room gain on mine with measurable authority. They list pretty accurate specs. The extra 3-5hz takes a bit of doing. It has no trouble hitting 23hz at my listening levels and sounds great, but I doubt you'll ever see a -3dB point of 20hz in any room with it.

PM Ed Mullen. Maybe he can give you some advise as to how to get more juice out of it.


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At that price you will probably be looking at a used one. Best bet for a new sub that I have seen measure close to 20hz, is the HSU STF 2. But that will cost you $50.00 more plus shipping. Well worth it.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/18...er-test-review

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Ian, i have a an STF-2 and love it. But Does it really go close to 20. The specs say 25, but you are not the first person I've heard 20s from.
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For $350 +/- depending on condition, a used, BASH-equipped PB10-NSD will hit 20Hz.
For $450 +/- depending on condition, a used, BASH-equipped PB12-NSD will hit 18Hz.

I've owned both subs, and they were tremendous performers. They played loud, they always played clean, and they hit hard.
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For $350 +/- depending on condition, a used, BASH-equipped PB10-NSD will hit 20Hz.
For $450 +/- depending on condition, a used, BASH-equipped PB12-NSD will hit 18Hz.

I've owned both subs, and they were tremendous performers. They played loud, they always played clean, and they hit hard.

Why they dropped the 10 befuddles me!





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Why they dropped the 10 befuddles me!

I think it's because it was cannibalizing the sales (and profit margins) of the PB12-NSD. For quite a bit less money (~$579 CDN vs. ~$749 CDN), the PB10 could do, I dunno, probably ~90% of what the PB12 could do...and that's quite a lot! It was a damned impressive sub!
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For $300 you can hit 20hz but it will have very little output. The only way to do that would be to get multiple budget subs or one really good sub. $300 just won't get it done unless you could find a good used one.

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Bad timing as I sold my F-20's for $200 each and you can not beat it's performance for the money! They were huge though.
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My guess would be going to DIY to get there for as little cash as possible.

One of Bill's THT's

Or an F-20 courtesy of Lilmike

Huge, ugly, but cost effective, loud, and plenty low for most.

This will be about the only way to do it in a space that large if you are dead set on $600 budget.

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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