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I have 3 subs in mind

Def Tech ProSub 1000
Klipsch RW12D
Velodyne Impact 12 Inch
Klipsch SW 112

Primarily for movie watching. Some music listening but not from a critical aspect

Room size: 33L x 20W x 9H

These stay within my budget. I also realize there are other subs out there that may fall within my budget that could outperform the ones mentioned. Please feel free to suggest others
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Here is a subwoofer kit that is only $330. It's a sealed 15" and very easy to assemble, all you need is a screwdriver, some glue, and maybe a half hour. It won't quite match those other subs for 20 to 30 Hz output but I would guess it would clobber them in performance above that point. It's the option I would go for in your price range, especially since your room since is quite large. Aside from that I might swing for a PA-150, make an offer here, you might make an offer for $400. That sub has a lot of output, and you will need all the output you can get in a room that large.
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Strike out Klipsch SW 112 for sure. It just doesn't cut it for movies and music alike. Way under-powered.
Also, any subwoofer from Def Tech would be the last on my list if it were my money. In fact, I would use my HT without a sub if Def Tech was the only sub around. Reason being they grossly overstate their specs and they don't live up to the cost one pays to acquire them.

Now this comes from somebody who has used SuperCube Reference. So, ProSub 1000 should be no different.

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A ProSub 1000 seems to be selling for ~$499. If that's your max budget, options include:
- an SVS PB-1000 ($499, shipped)
- a Klipsch RW-12d (when on sale at Newegg.com for $299 or $279, which seems to happen fairly often).
- four Dayton SUB-1200s (when on sale for ~$109/ea.)


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your room is almost 6000^3...that being said i would go with a pa-150 with your budget constraints.
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Any chance of posting your stretch budget.. aaas muuuch as you can go, no way no more $$, can’t-wont do it!

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$500 max as far as budget goes.

If the Klipsch RW-12d goes on sale at that $299 price, I would make that my front runner with the possibility of adding a 2nd later on down the road if I need more.

Also, found a BIC PL-200. Any thoughts on this one?
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$500 max as far as budget goes.

If the Klipsch RW-12d goes on sale at that $299 price, I would make that my front runner with the possibility of adding a 2nd later on down the road if I need more.

Also, found a BIC PL-200. Any thoughts on this one?

No not on the BIC but I do regarding the 12D. Much more sub than what I anticipated for $279. I was hoping we could get you into the Rythmik LVR but you’re coming in at a $89 shortfall. Anyway I would think the 12D will be on sale again in the not to distant future if you decide to go that route.

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your room is almost 6000^3...that being said i would go with a pa-150 with your budget constraints.
+1........that is a big ass room that needs a big ass sub. eek.gif

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for right around 500, you could possibly do a Stereo Integrity 18" DIY sub. You can get the flat pack here and the sub here and the amp here. You could always save some money by making the box yourself, but the flat packs are so easy to assemble and cut so perfectly (CNC) that it is worth the money. Good luck with your search!
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For max of $500 if DIY is out of the option I would say SVS PB1000, then save money for a 2nd PB1000 cuz there is no way a 10" will fill that room. But I say the PB1000 cuz it is very good quality for the price.

Now if you can wait a while my real suggestion would be to wait for Outlaw Audio to have a Sale. When the have a sale they sell the LFM-1 Plus for $499 with free shipping. I bought 2 of those for that price each. Those subs normally sell for $549 plus $71 shipping, so that's $620. The LFM-1 Plus at $499 is probably the best bang for your buck sub.

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for right around 500, you could possibly do a Stereo Integrity 18" DIY sub. You can get the flat pack here and the sub here and the amp here. You could always save some money by making the box yourself, but the flat packs are so easy to assemble and cut so perfectly (CNC) that it is worth the money. Good luck with your search!

it would actually be closer to 600.00 or more by the time you put a finish on the cabinet.
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The DIY route is not out of the question. It brings back my car audio days as a teenager. But at this point in my life, I really don't want to deal with assembling and finishing a cabinet. Not to mention the research that goes into it.
I was hoping for a straight out of the box plug in and enjoy (with a little tinkering of the levels).
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The Klipsch is on sale again. Klipsch RW-12d Bought one sub today. Sale ends 7/21.
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