Originally Posted by Alan P
So, basically you're saying I will not be "blown away" by a comparable sub from today...?
I've got a bit more "fun" money these days and am looking forward to some much better home theater sound again!
Quite the opposite. Today's subs go much deeper with much more authority and do so at a much better price when inflation is figured into the price.
Old technology vs new technology and yes, there's been a huge improvement since 1997. If you want to hold onto your subs, no need not to. One can add a DSPeaker, Anti-Mode, 8033S II
and gain benefit of today's technology for a delivered price of $450.00. Doing it this way you'll get benefit of a subwoofer EQ and be able to continue using your current sub/AVR combination. And when you choose to upgrade either subwoofer or AVR, the Anti-Mode will marry up nicely with whatever it is you choose to go with.
The experience I speak from, I'm just came from your situation. Recently we upgraded the TV, the AVR, the center channel and now using the same subs I purchased back in 94, added an Anti-Mode. The same subs hit with clarity vs without the Anti-Mode. Yes, I'm looking to upgrade the subs. Yes, it's a bundle. No, I can't buy right now and get what I want. So I'm holding off, have bought the Anti-Mode to fill in the interim time and when I can, I'll go the "Full Monte" and pickup a pair of my idea, what subs are all about. Until then, there's the Anti-Mode and the dream of something better.
Hope the above personal ramblings help give insight to your dilemma.