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post #1 of 7 Old 08-21-2012, 05:23 AM - Thread Starter
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As a newbie Ive read alot on this and other forums. Most of the high value/ID makers subs which get good feedback seem to be the epic, Rythmik, HSU, SVS or ultra budget BIC, JAMO lately. However all of them are a bit large for my small highly WAF room. Can anyone toss up some recommendations. Am i correct that with size/physics trade offs the sweet spot for decent frequency range is likely to be the SVS SB12?

The HSUs look great but they are a bit large.

I think this might be a decent idea for a sticky as most of the tested range and output of the smaller type subs seems very very limited and/overpriced....

In sum, forgetting price for the moment has anyone posted a list or examined smaller subs that can do less then 40mhz

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By all accounts, the SVS SB12-NSD is a solid performer for its size and price. A couple of other compact subs under 15" that might make the list are:
- Rythmik F12 (pricier than the SB12-NSD)
- Emotiva X-Ref 12 and X-Ref 10 (narrower FR range and limited LF extension vs the SB12-NSD)

That being said, what are the parameters for this thread? For example, what are the maximum dimensions of "compact"? Is there a price ceiling for the category?
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Thanks for the reply. I would say as a reference of sticky the size should be Less then 15 inches (approx) able to do a true output less then 40, and less then $1,500.
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NHT 12 by all account is a solid performer for its size.

I just bought a Def Tec SC8000. It's just about 16" cubed and puts out some serious punch for its size (although not price). Klipsch makes several small high power subs, Polk has their Micrpro series.

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Thanks for the reply. I would say as a reference of sticky the size should be Less then 15 inches (approx) able to do a true output less then 40, and less then $1,500.

The SB12-NSD is really hard to beat, especially when you consider it's size. You could pick up a pair of them and stay on budget. Another one to consider is the SSA Rumba 12. It's really close to your size requirements, and is cheap relative to it's performance. The James Loudspeakers EMB1200 might be another, but it could be tough to get for $1500.

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I'm impressed with the jamo 650 sub enough to have purchased one after my recent review and I don't even need it.

Flat to 20hz. Sealed 12". $250 shipped at discontinued price. It isn't an spl king, but a good small room option for sure.

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or even dual jamo 650s for a total of 500$
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