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post #1 of 5 Old 03-12-2013, 02:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I recently ordered a pair of Cambridge S30 bookshelf speakers and the matching center channel S50. I'd really like to get a sub to go along with them in my effort to build toward a 5.1 system. (I am thinking about getting S20's for the rears)

Do you guys have any recommendations for a budget sub that would pair nicely with the Cambridge series? Is there even such a thing? (Please excuse my ignorance)
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What to you is "budget"? $100? , $500?, $10,000?

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I guess I figured my choice in buying the S30s would frame my budget. I suppose my budget would be < 300 but would love to spend less. Honestly, I don't know much and am curious if I need to expand my budget to experiance a nice compliment to the S30/S50/S20 setup. Sorry if this is a dumb question. I just don't know where to start my search as a noob. Thanks for any guidance you can provide.
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Any sub whose upper end rolls off at least at the point where the speakers' bottom ends roll off will pair well with your speakers.

A couple of generalizations:
- If your room is fairly large, you may want a larger / more powerful sub.
- If you're looking for a sub that is more "musical" or "articulate", you may want to spend a bit more and get a better sub vs. spending less and getting a decent "all-purpose" (HT & music) sub.

$300 will get you the popular Klipsch RW-12d (when on sale at Newegg.com...which it currently is).
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Svs Sb1000 will definately match them at $650 (here in the aus is or price)
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