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Pick a sub

Here is what I am planning on purchasing:

Denon x1300w
Q Acoustics 2050i Floorstanding Speaker
Q Acoustics 3090c Center Channel Speaker

Now for the sub, I have about 8800 ft^3 of space (the direct area of the speakers is 12 X 16 but it is all open concept)


I am thinking of going with 1 Dayton Audio 1200 now and add one down the road when I scrape up some extra coin. Should I do this, or just buy a better sub now? The acoustics in this basement space suck, as the ceiling will be left exposed, so I don't want to spend a ton of money down here.


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Budget? What are you willing to spend. A Dayton 1200 is gunna get lost down there.
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Budget? What are you willing to spend. A Dayton 1200 is gunna get lost down there.
Not much, I wanted to stay under $1000 for everything, but if I should wait for a better sub, then $400 would be about my limit.
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Skip the wrong sub now and get the right one later. Towers will do about what a 1200 would anyway (full range). I mean enough to not bother.
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RBH I-12 outlet for 404.00 shipped.
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RBH I-12 outlet for 404.00 shipped.
Yup, only other one I'd consider <$400 would be the PA-150(if you can still find them new <$400?)

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Budget? What are you willing to spend. A Dayton 1200 is gunna get lost down there.
+1

With the floor being solid even 4 of them would struggle.

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I agree with everyone above. If your budget is limited to $1000, just get a stereo pair of speakers. You will get much better results and much more longevity out of buying a $1000 2.0 system vs a $1000 3.1 system. Especially in 8800ft^3. That is a LOT of space. You will likely need at least 2 bigger ported subs to get full and balanced bass response.

I think about the smallest sub I would personally consider for such a space would be like: http://www.rythmikaudio.com/FVX15.html. But once you are at $1000, you are really close to something like this: https://www.powersoundaudio.com/coll...products/v1801

Yes, there are smaller and cheaper subwoofers, but something like an RSL 10S or an SVS PB1000 (some of the better options at $400-500) would at least in my mind just be disappointing in your space. If you wanted to test, you could always buy one and just return them if you aren't satisfied. RSL(30day) and SVS(45day) both cover return shipping. PSA does 60 day returns but i don't believe they cover return shipping.
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Thanks guys, I wont waste my money on the lower end sub then. I Will just wait until the wife ain't looking and get something around the $500 range.
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RBH I-12 is the best you are going to get for 500.00. Or again you can pick up one in the outlet section for 404.00. from what I have read it is in-between the PB-1000 and PB-2000 performance wise.

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Thanks guys, I wont waste my money on the lower end sub then. I Will just wait until the wife ain't looking and get something around the $500 range.
That still won't do it I'm afraid. Solid floors + large space = very powerful subwoofer. Realistically, no sub that costs $500 will be able to handle the conditions you have to deal with.

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Would you consider DIY??

2 Ultimax 18's, Inuke 6000 DSP amp, Wood and Glue... About where you wanna be while Choosing a MartySub Design. About 1000 for More than enough Bass. Especially since you are building already.

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Not sure what your objectives are but as many have said you will likely need to spend much more. If you are creating a space for the family to just watch a few movies and have better sound than the TV then just buy a 5.1 system or soundbar system and be happy with what you get. If you want to put in a higher end sound room or a theater room then you will need to spend a lot more. For that size room in the end you will probably want to use two subwoofers and I would budget about $1500-2000 each. That's on top of the surround system, which will be a lot more.

Best thing to do is decided what you want in the long run. Then allocate you funds to build it over time. The people on this forum can help you plan this out. There are a lot of experts here.
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Would you consider DIY??

2 Ultimax 18's, Inuke 6000 DSP amp, Wood and Glue... About where you wanna be while Choosing a MartySub Design. About 1000 for More than enough Bass. Especially since you are building already.
Is there a how to thread for this build? I would build these beasts no problem. I've built a few boxes for cars when I was younger.
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Is there a how to thread for this build? I would build these beasts no problem. I've built a few boxes for cars when I was younger.
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Here it is... All the information you would ever need to build one. I tried it and now have 4 DIY Subs.. lol 2 Mini Martys. , 2 Sealed, and then the 1099's.. Its a DEEP RABBIT hole.. With no end in sight.. Its very addictive. lol

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