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post #1 of 8 Old 10-18-2012, 03:02 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi,

I am somewhat new to home audio systems but have done some research and narrowed down my results for a smaller subwoofer. Space is limited and I am trying to keep the width under 12". I live in a town house so I share a wall with my neighbor and do not care for wall-shaking/floor-thumping bass. I'm just looking for clear and controlled sound as most of my listening will be for music. I would like to spend around $250.

Here's what I've come up with...

Outlaw Audio M8 http://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Audio-M8-Subwoofer/dp/B005SRS7XC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1U74JNW57QD6F&coliid=ILJBKBA0O4JVC

Energy ESW-C8 http://www.amazon.com/Energy-ESW-C8-8-Inch-Subwoofer-Black/dp/B0021L9BMO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1U74JNW57QD6F&coliid=I29VGULSIGUKDY

Mirage Omni S-8 http://www.amazon.com/Mirage-Omni-S8-8-Inch-High-Performance-Subwoofer/dp/B000F97FRM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1U74JNW57QD6F&coliid=I3CGZI1BEUAFF4

Energy ESW-M8 http://www.amazon.com/Energy-ESW-M8-NA-1200-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B004TA8YNW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1U74JNW57QD6F&coliid=I3GZ1OC49MEFEK

Any advice on which to choose or even other sub recommendations is greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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Look for the Energy 10.3 on sale but don't know if the 14" width will work for you. Outlaw maybe otherwise IMHO. I have an Energy ESW8 while okay for a small room, rather have something better (it's the least of my 5 subs).

"I realize that somebody playing free music isn't as commercial as a hamburger stand. But is it because you can eat a hamburger and hold it in your hand and you can't do that with music? Is it too free to control?" - Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) discussing commercial success in the music biz


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Thanks for your response. I will consider the Energy 10.3 however I'd like to keep it under 12" wide due to furniture constraints. Any other opinions out there?
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get a Dayton 1200. very solid.

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get a Dayton 1200. very solid.
Thanks but I'm looking for something smaller (under 12" total width)...the Dayton 1200 is 16" wide.
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There are some nice smaller subs like Sunfires but they're out of your budget unless perhaps you look used. Maybe used DefTec Supercubes or others....

Also consider that just because a sub is larger doesn't mean it will cause your neighbor any less grief than a smaller one. Smaller subs usually just don't perform as well. WAF/budget isn't always the best way to determine the best sub for one's needs....

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You might want want to look at the goldenear forcefield sub:
http://www.goldenear.com/products/forcefield-subwoofers
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