I just finished connecting my first stereo system to my computer. It consists of a Yamaha RX-V375 receiver and a pair of Pioneer SB41 bookshelf speakers. I'm really happy with how clear and crisp the dialogue comes through, it's aeons better than the "high-end" PC speakers I had, but I definitely need a sub, or sub(s) to complete it.
My budget is about $200. I've narrowed it down to either a single BIC F12 or dual Daytons. Or perhaps just a single Dayton would be enough? I could use the money I save and buy some nice speaker stands, but I don't want to sacrifice SQ. I could always get the stands later.
I know a 2.2 setup is a bit odd. But ultimately, which setup do you think would give the best sound experience?
The setup is in a relatively standard living room.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
As for the SQ of the Dayton vs. the BIC F12? I don't know. Given the cost of dual Daytons plus shipping, I'd rconsider saving up just a little more for the Mordaunt Short Aviano 7 or a BIC PL-200 (which can often be had for about $275 if you make them an offer).
Thanks for the replies. It's for an HT setup in a standard sized living room. About 40'x17'x10'. No tall ceilings. That's why I was considering the dual sub setup. Thanks for providing me with additional options. I'm looking into the PL-200 now --- I've got a bit of reading to do :)
I would definitely stretch my budget to $260-280 if it's really worth it.
Yeah, its a bit elongated, not very wide though. And there are two pass throughs, one of which connects to the kitchen/dining room area, I really think I can channel the sub if I position it effectively though, since the living area is an elongated rectangle. And I dont listen to anything very loudly. I'm only running two Pioneer SB41's and the sound come through very nicely. I'm very satisfied with the loudness/clarity. The bass would just be there to provide some aux relief for the speakers. I dont intend to blast it all the way or anything. I'm not a "basshead" at all (if it matters any.)
Thanks for the help, brotha. So far, I've read great things about the PL-200. It seems to be worth the extra $80. I still got a bit of reading to do though, before I pull the trigger on either one.
I've rated your posts +1
Thanks once again
You know, the other best reason to go with the PL-200 is if you ever decide you need some more bass and would like to improve the bass in your room, you could always add a second. I don't think you would want to go four Dayton SUB1200s in the room
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