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Looking for a sub to fit a very specific need, but need help

I'm in the process of upgrading my computer's audio system. I mainly use my computer for gaming but also for music from time to time. I recently bought a pair of JBL Loft30 speakers and a Lepai LP-2020A+ amp to power them. It sounds great (especially great because it only cost me $70 for all of that) but as you might guess, it lacks in the bass department.

I need a subwoofer that I can pair up with this system. Here are the limitations/needs:
- The sub must have high level inputs and outputs
- The sub must cost less than $100
- The sub cannot be larger than 9" wide, 14" tall and 12" deep

I know that the last two requirements will force me to have a less-than-ideal subwoofer, but that should be fine as the system I used to have for the computer was a Logitech Z4 boxed system that had a 3.5" sub with a 8" passive driver (23W RMS), so I am sure that sub setup wasn't ideal either. If the sub could be equal to or a little better than the Logitech Z4 sub was, then I would be happy.


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I don't have a clue as to why you have such restrict requirements on the subwoofer's size. The only sub I know that is worth its salt at less than a hundred bucks is the following: http://www.cnet.com/news/dayton-audi...800-subwoofer/

However, it's bigger than you specified. 12-3/16" W x 12-3/4" H x 14-3/8" D.
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I know that the last two requirements will force me to have a less-than-ideal subwoofer.

+1. I think they predict no subwoofer at all.
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I don't have a clue as to why you have such restrict requirements on the subwoofer's size.
The only place I can put it is under the desk and if it is much bigger than 9" then leg room will be crunched.

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I don't think a sub that small with high level inputs exists. Even an 8" driver will need about 10" wide.


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So I managed to make a little bit more room after a good amount of rearranging. I should now be able to fit a sub that is 13" W x 14.5" D x 14" H. The Dayton Sub-800 that dsrussell suggested seems like it will fit that space perfectly. Should I pull the trigger and get it?

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It's amazing what can be done with a little prodding . But here is the bad news, subwoofers are strange beasts and don't like to be told where it should be placed. The subwoofer itself tells you the best location, via the sub-crawl. That being said, there is nothing wrong in trying the Dayton out and see how it performs in the space you have. After a suitable break-in period (say several hours), if you find it isn't what you hoped for, then return it.

I wish you the best of luck.
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