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Old 06-08-2012, 04:00 AM - Thread Starter
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Your budget: ~$200, give or take $100? I want something more than my towers put out, but I don't want the thing to shake my apartment. Just a dedicated sub.

Size requirements/limits: I have no space beside my TV, so it'd probably end up behind the couch (unless you guys can think of something different). AKA, no size requirements. I don't think I'd get a big one with my budget anyways.

Room dimensions: It's an apartment, so it's a living room/dining room combo, but the listening area is approximately 17'x11'.

Primary uses: 70% movies/TV, 25% video games, 5% music. Music isn't a big deal for me whatsoever though.

Listening habits: Once again, I live in an apartment so excessive vibration is a no-no. I understand that bass in non-directional, but - correct me if I'm wrong - would a front firing sub cause less vibration on the ground? I have neighbours below me and above me, but not beside me on either side. Also, I heard that putting a piece of carpet or something similar underneath the subwoofer is good for taking away room vibrations while you still get those low frequencies.

Appearance requirements: As long as it's in a black box, I'm happy.

Timeframe: No timeframe. I'm happily running a 5.0 right now, but I'd like my towers to be focused on mids, while my sub is focused on bass.

Now if you read this and think I don't need a sub, let me know as well because I'm not 100% sure if my reason for wanting one (I'd like my towers to be focused on mids, while my sub is focused on bass) is correct.

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:21 AM
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Check out Jim's thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1364182/list-of-budget-subwoofers-300-and-less


$200 is pretty low, but craigslist be a good start for the cheaper $100 side.

I heard the Velodyne VX11 and its pretty dang nice for the selling price less than $200 @ Vanns w/ fres shipping.

I say check out Jim's thread and go from there.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1364182/list-of-budget-subwoofers-300-and-less

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The Energy S10.3 is a great deal at Newegg for $199 (promo code ENER66).

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That is a pretty good deal, however I live in Canada and newegg.ca doesn't carry anything to do with speakers.

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Call me crazy, but I might just go for a Precision Acoustics one from Best Buy. I know someone who works there and can get me their $400 12" sub for $100. I'll try it out, and if I don't like it, I'll just return it.

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