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Small apartment and like $400 budget. My question is this. What subwoofers can I look at that make a more thumping sound instead of a rumbling sound. This is the biggest factor for me as I find too much 'rumbling' and not enough 'thumping'. Any and all recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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That could be more of a room response issue then the subwoofer. That being said the PA-150 should thump nicely.
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If you ask me, a thumping sound is higher pitched than a rumble, but they are kinda subjective terms. I would get a sub that has more emphasis on mid bass from your description. This sub here has a ton of mid and upper bass but not a lot of deep bass, that might fill your order nicely. You can make a lower offer on it from that page, click on the "make your best offer" button, and see if they will go for $400. It should be a very punchy and powerful sub.
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If you ask me, a thumping sound is higher pitched than a rumble, but they are kinda subjective terms. I would get a sub that has more emphasis on mid bass from your description. This sub here has a ton of mid and upper bass but not a lot of deep bass, that might fill your order nicely. You can make a lower offer on it from that page, click on the "make your best offer" button, and see if they will go for $400. It should be a very punchy and powerful sub.

Hey we agree on something....look out worlds are going to collide. lol
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they are kinda subjective terms.
+1, one man's thump is another man's rumble, so a definitive answer isn't possible.

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Hey we agree on something....look out worlds are going to collide. lol

Ahhh….. I'm not sure how to handle this! Bassman and shady are agreeing. :D

 

I agree with eljay, for a little more the pb1000 is a good option. 

 

But then again, we don't know the size of your room. Everthing could change if we find out you have a 5000 cu ft HT. What is the size of your room?

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Thanks for all the responses.  The size of my room is about 1000 cubic feet with hardwood floors throughout (no carpet, not sure if that makes a difference).  Is it true that more mid-range gives more of a thumping rather than rumbling.  I should probably qualify why I'm looking for more thumping than rumbling.  I listen to a lot more music than movies on my surround sound and when the bass plays on the music, it's 'rumbly' instead of thumping...not the sound I'm looking for in music.  I hope this makes sense, I used to be an audiophile many many years ago and just fell off it...

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I think that rumble you are referring to might be the awful muddiness that you get from home-theater-in-a-box 'subwoofers', which really is just a port in a plastic cabinet. They have no bass definition, it's all inarticulate boom. The aforementioned PA-150 will be light years better. You might also consider a Hsu STF2 which will sound pretty clean and sharp next to other budget subwoofers as well, but it won't have nearly the output of the PA-150. However, you wouldn't be able to take advantage of the PA-150's potential anyway in a small apartment.
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