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Hey AVS,

 

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.

 

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Running dual subs is not odd at all. Many of us do. Dual subs offer the potential benefit of a smoother frequency response through a wider seating area. But if you are primarily listening sitting at a computer with the sub nearfield (~ 3ft or less) and/or have very limited placement choices, then the benefit of duals may be negated.

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).
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I would also look into the nxg bas500 it can be had for 260 it fills my large basement pretty damn well. Just throwing in another option. It was described in a review by Jim Wilson as being very musical also.

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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.

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That room is huge. I would not buy a sub right now until you can buy something much more powerful. Sub response performance is dependent on the size of your room.

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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.)

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I'd probably go for the BIC PL-200. It has a lot of output from 40 to 80hz, so it would probably work better for making sure you have plenty of midbass.
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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.

 

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I'm glad that helped.

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 smile.gif

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I would also look into the nxg bas500 it can be had for 260 it fills my large basement pretty damn well. Just throwing in another option. It was described in a review by Jim Wilson as being very musical also.
How do you like the NXG? I read the reivew and I am intereted. I have two polk 505s and am wondering if this would be a worthy upgrade, and saving the 505s for my son

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The nxg is amazing for the price. It will dig deep and take a large amount of abuse. I love mine. The only upgrade I would consider is adding another as my basement is huge. But even with one it rocks my house.

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