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Hey guys,

I posted a thread in speakers but was told I should consult the sub guys in this section for help with my list of subs. I'm looking for first, biggest sound, second most accurate/tightest. I"m getting a paradigm set of speakers, most likely 11 or 9semk3, some titans/other rears, and a cc-390. My room size is 15x25 or so, but I want me sub to handle the next house we move to which will have a larger living room.

I have done research, but I know there are those of you out there that can identify the best in seconds. These are all craigslist used subs, so I may have wiggle room in prices.

Polk PSW125 ($185)
NHT S-20 ($200)
Polk PSW1000($400)
Infinity SSW 212 ($325)
Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 ($250)
JBL PB10 ($150)
Velodyne CT-120 ($300)
Velodyne Impact 10 ($190)
M&K V-2B ($300)
Martin Logan DYNAMO 10" ($350)
Pinnacle baby boomer dual 8" ($250)
Klipsch KSW-200 ($150)
Klipsch S-12 ($300)

Thanks for any help.
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IMO if your buying nice speakers like Paradigm, you should be willing to spend the money on 1 or 2 nice subs. I would suggest dual 12" or 15" subs from internet direct companies such as: SVS, Outlaw Audio, Hsu Research, Epik, Rythmik, etc... I would expect to spend $500 to $1000 on each sub.

These are the types of subs that dig below 20hz with real authority and are the best bang for buck subs. If your next house's living room is bigger than what you have now you definitely don't want to skimp on the sub department.

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Thanks for reply!
Even though I am buying paradigms I found them at a great price, being that they are older models. I am on a pretty tight budget, and I will need a subtantial amount of money for a good reciever like rotel, outlaw, or B&K to power the paradigms. My sub budget then falls to about 400-500, which is why I have these listed. I would love to get a couple Hsu's, I have seem such great stuff about them, however It is not in the works for me right now. I am leaning towards the larger 12" subs, like the infinity SSW212 (dual 12"), but I am unsure if I was passing up any great deals (Like the M&K or Velodynes?)

Also, edit on room size, apparently my powers of estimation are off a bit, it is 11x22. Next house may not be bigger cubic foot wise, but we are looking for something more square-like.
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I'd go back to Flick's recommended brands and get one in the $500 range. You can always add another later if you decide you need one. If you've never experienced a real sub like Outlaw, HSU, SVS and have only heard subs like Infinity, Velodyne, etc., you will probably be surprised what you get!
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I would suggest spending less on a receiver and more on sub(s). Also check out accessories4less.com they are an authorized dealer for Denon and Onkyo, you can by refurb reciever for 40 to 50% off MSRP. For instance I'm an Onkyo fan and I got a refurb TX-NR808 for approx $560 and the MSRP is $1,100. You can always get a good receiver and if its not powerful enough for you down the road you could add and ext amp.

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OK, went searching for some used stuff in flick's recommended brands. I found an SVS 25-31 PC Plus in my area, it's currently on ebay, if I could get it for 500 is it worth it? Also found a Sunfire True MkVI for about 500 in my area, I believe this is as good/better than entry level hsu/epik stuff right?. Also saw a HSU Research HRSW12V I could get for ~350 shipped. Also saw that I could get the new outlaw or epic legend for ~500 like you said. The epic legend is a dual 12".
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OK, went searching for some used stuff in flick's recommended brands. I found an SVS 25-31 PC Plus in my area, it's currently on ebay, if I could get it for 500 is it worth it? Also found a Sunfire True MkVI for about 500 in my area, I believe this is as good/better than entry level hsu/epik stuff right?. Also saw a HSU Research HRSW12V I could get for ~350 shipped. Also saw that I could get the new outlaw or epic legend for ~500 like you said. The epic legend is a dual 12".

Wow, sorry double post.
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You should be able to get it for less than $500

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You should be able to get it for less than $500

You talking about the SVS? I hope so, it's only 214 now, but I know it'll go up at 10 seconds left. I can also get a SVS 20-39CS for probably around 400. Could I find a dedicated amp for $100 to power it (do they make these). Not sure if I could afford a reciever powerful enough to do paradigms and a passive sub.
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I personally prefer powered subs... doesn't make sense to me spending $400 for a sub and then $200 for an amp. When you can get both in the same unit for less money.

Any Yes, I was talking about the SVS. You should be able to get it for less then $500. I'm watching it also, I won't bid on it though. I'm currently looking at a used SVS PC-Ultra.

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