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Old 08-21-2014, 10:10 AM - Thread Starter
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Sub recommendation

I am looking for direction on purchasing a sub.

I am considering purchasing the following:

TV - Samsung UN75HU8550
Receiver - Either the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2040 or the RX-A1040
Left/Right/Center - Boston Acoustics M350 with M center

Sub - Unknown

Budget - $500
Size - 12"
Room dimensions - family room, opens to the kitchen, approximately 31' long & 17' wide
Primary use - 80% tv/movies, 10% gaming, 10% music
Listening habit - I like the rumble
Appearance - sub is in the entertainment center, behind a door. there is speaker mesh
Timeframe - I would like to make the purchase in the next two weeks

Also, I have no idea what else I need to buy - wires, clips, etc. Suggestions there would be great. Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:26 AM
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I am looking for direction on purchasing a sub.

I am considering purchasing the following:

TV - Samsung UN75HU8550
Receiver - Either the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2040 or the RX-A1040
Left/Right/Center - Boston Acoustics M350 with M center

Sub - Unknown

Budget - $500
Size - 12"
Room dimensions - family room, opens to the kitchen, approximately 31' long & 17' wide
Primary use - 80% tv/movies, 10% gaming, 10% music
Listening habit - I like the rumble
Appearance - sub is in the entertainment center, behind a door. there is speaker mesh
Timeframe - I would like to make the purchase in the next two weeks

Also, I have no idea what else I need to buy - wires, clips, etc. Suggestions there would be great. Thanks.
What are the dimensions of the entertainment center it has to fit in?
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:28 AM - Thread Starter
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The dimensions of the area dedicated for the sub are: 18"d x 48"w x 33"h, 15"h with the shelf inside
The shelf can be removed.
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The dimensions of the area dedicated for the sub are: 18"d x 48"w x 33"h, 15"h with the shelf inside
The shelf can be removed.
For $500 your choices of good subs is short. The Outlaw LFM-1 Plus, when on sale for $499 (not currently on sale), would fit in that space, but you would have to turn it to where the amp would be on the side, not the back. The SVS PB-1000 is $499, but still probably too deep to run facing forward. You would also have to turn it to the side and being front-firing, not ideal.

Sealed subs are smaller, such as the SVS SB-1000, but in that size room and for movies, you'll probably want a ported sub and something that can deliver more. Putting these subs in an entertainment center can cause a lot of vibrations and rattles. I tried something like this years ago and it didn't work out, and that was with a less powerful sub.
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You've basically already neutered your bass by determining the subs location before you even get it in your room.

#1 RULE OF SUBWOOFERS - the most aesthetically pleasing location is almost always the worst acoustically pleasing location.

You won't know where your sub wants to "live" until you do the sub crawl.

Assuming 8' ceilings your space is 4200 cu. ft., that is a "large" space and no 12" (especially constrained inside a cabinet) is going to give you anything resembling "rumble".

If you simply insist on keeping it inside the cabinet, make sure you get the best, largest (that will fit) front-ported sub you can afford...and you'll probably still be disappointed.

I would also suggest getting an AVR with Audyssey XT32 (Denon, Marantz). With that large of a space, you're going to need as much help as you can get EQ'ing the bass.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:33 AM - Thread Starter
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Thank you for the comments and suggestions so far.
Assuming I can go another couple of inches....15" instead of 12" would that offer me a few more options?

If $500 isn't enough, what about $700?
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The best sub for those dimensions and that budget is likely the SVS SB2000. That is the one I would go with.
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If you can use wood glue and don't mind finishing the outside somehow, a few of these would fit the bill pretty well:

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/ported-...narchy-th.html

Would need to find an amp or two as well, but this would be great bang for you buck.

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