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post #1 of 11 Old 08-12-2012, 04:14 PM - Thread Starter
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So, I was searching this forum and came across my thread from 2 years ago. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1241948/need-help-with-sub-issue-cycling-power

The same issue has reared its head again after I got the sub repaired, so I'm looking to purchase a new sub and recommendations on what to buy. I'm replacing a JBL e250p Northridge Sub. Currently have the same Northridge E Series Towers, Center, and some for rears. Can anyone suggest a new sub to purchase that would go well with the existing system?

1) Budget... No more than 500.
2) Size requirements/limits. standard cube form factor for a 12" sub
3) Room dimensions: Good size open plan family room with high ceilings
4) Primary use: 80% TV/movie viewing, 20% Music
5) Listening habits. Like crisp bass for movie watching
6) Appearance: Black Box is fine

Thanks,

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So, I was searching this forum and came across my thread from 2 years ago. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1241948/need-help-with-sub-issue-cycling-power
The same issue has reared its head again after I got the sub repaired, so I'm looking to purchase a new sub and recommendations on what to buy. I'm replacing a JBL e250p Northridge Sub. Currently have the same Northridge E Series Towers, Center, and some for rears. Can anyone suggest a new sub to purchase that would go well with the existing system?
1) Budget... No more than 500.
2) Size requirements/limits. standard cube form factor for a 12" sub
3) Room dimensions: Good size open plan family room with high ceilings
4) Primary use: 80% TV/movie viewing, 20% Music
5) Listening habits. Like crisp bass for movie watching
6) Appearance: Black Box is fine
Thanks,
JC

check the deals found thread and check out the klipsch sub that can be had for a great price off and on.
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I would suggest the Epic Lendgend but with shipping it would cost $565.00 . So thats a little over you budget

THe best deal would be the Klipsch RW-12D right now at Newegg but that ends at midnight I believe
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780078
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The Premier Accoustic PA-150 will fill your room with strong mid bass. It won't expend much pass 25hz, but for your budget it will do the trick. Watch for deals, I have seen this go for $299. I would make an offer at $300 and see what they counter with. I paid $350 for mine a few years back:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Premier-Acoustic-PA-150-Subwoofer-15-1000-Watt-Sub-/140456860774#ht_1764wt_1413

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http://www.data-bass.com/data?page=system&id=48

For mid bass this sub can hang with some subs that cost twice the price. It also has a nice finish.
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I would agree with ack_bk as the PA-150 is an excellent sub for the money. I will clarify the post hat Ack_bk made thou..... as its strength its between 30hz and beyound. I have an Outalw EX as it digs deep into the 18 to 30 range but when the 35 & abouve hits I can tell the PA-150 kicks in just as good and better on the upper end. I know it can be had for $380 shipped as thats what I paid for it but it may be cheaper as well. It has an excellent build and finish & yes it does weigh 80LBS's.
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Ok, I appreciate the input. I wish there was a way to listen in to these, although I'd probably not have a clue what to look for. I'll try and find some reviews pitting the PA-150 versus Klipsch RW-12D versus another JBL.

Thanks all...

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No question in my mind the Klipsch RW-12D is the better value if you can catch the $300 sale price.

Another potential option - though largely unvetted around here is the Jamo Sub 650 from vanns.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/549645163/jamo-sub-650?s_c=site_search

Make sure and check out the classified section on this board. There are some great older model subs for sale currently.

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The Jamo sub 650 is on sale for $259 at wwstereo.com with promo code TECHB50 through this weekend if anyone is interested.
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The Jamo sub 650 is on sale for $259 at wwstereo.com with promo code TECHB50 through this weekend if anyone is interested.

Thanks lot. I am thinking about this sub.

However, I am looking more feed back information about this one.
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Thanks for all the help. I jumped on the newegg deal thinking I got a misprint deal at $300 for the RW-12D. Turns out everyone gets that deal! So instead of a good sub at a great price, looks like I'm getting a good sub at a good price.

Although what is up with the bronze speaker? Thank god it has a cover.

JC
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