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I am a tech for event services at my college, and I have recently been given the job of choosing a 5.1 system for a public area with a 46" LCD screen. At first my boss told me I had no limit to the budget...but I knew that he had no idea what I had in mind. I looked around and picked out an Infinity system and an SVS system to show him. Then he told me that I should try to stay uner $500 for the entire package. How dissappointing. I think that the area requires at least a 10" sub, but they don't want nearby offices to be bothered, and I need to keep the budget down, so I am considering 8" subs. Does anyone have any recommendations for a low cost small subwoofer? I am looking at the Infinity PS-8 and the PolkSW10. I know there must be some brand that I'm overlooking. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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HSU STF-1 for $249, if they still have it in stock. FWIW, it is the least expensive sub I would ever purchase or recommend. But I haven't heard the Bic H100.

And driver size has nothing to do with volume level. Whatever sub you buy, just calibrate it to a level that won't bleed into surrounding rooms.


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I am a tech for event services at my college, and I have recently been given the job of choosing a 5.1 system for a public area with a 46" LCD screen. At first my boss told me I had no limit to the budget...but I knew that he had no idea what I had in mind. I looked around and picked out an Infinity system and an SVS system to show him. Then he told me that I should try to stay uner $500 for the entire package. How dissappointing. I think that the area requires at least a 10" sub, but they don't want nearby offices to be bothered, and I need to keep the budget down, so I am considering 8" subs. Does anyone have any recommendations for a low cost small subwoofer? I am looking at the Infinity PS-8 and the PolkSW10. I know there must be some brand that I'm overlooking. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Search this forum for the threads discussing good low cost subs.
The BIC H-100 comes up in almost every single one of them - a 12" sub for $230 shipped (ebay).
BTW you can always lower down the volume.
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I just hooked up a Bic H100 ( purchased from ebay ) ..You can read my comments in this thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=810956

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How about one of these packages? A little over budget-O'Well.

http://www.**********/products_catego...akers&brand=55

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Search this forum for the threads discussing good low cost subs.
The BIC H-100 comes up in almost every single one of them - a 12" sub for $230 shipped (ebay).


They're $240 shipped now.

I tried several times yesterday to get an accepted offer at $200 plus $29 shipping and repeatedly received a message that lowest is now $239 shipped.

I ordered one anyway as it is still a great deal for my HT and will match well with the Velodyne CHT speakers.
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Looks like the demand is picking up.
The deal is still very good though.
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The Durabrand 5 Peice Home theatre system is good- the one without the DVD player seince you probably have a DVD player (nice "6" Woofer) !

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Take a look at the HSU VT-12 5.0 package for $299 with the STF-1 for $249. Add shipping and you come in just under $600. A little over budget, but I don't think you will be able to get much for $500.

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The Durabrand 5 Peice Home theatre system is good- the one without the DVD player seince you probably have a DVD player (nice "6" Woofer) !

ummm......your kidding right?

How about an eD 5.1 system http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/htpackage.php
The sub is 200wattRMS 10" sub 20Hz FR - (18-100Hz +/-3dB) 113.11 dB (10-100Hz Max Output Avg)

Product(s) Qty. Total
4- A3 - 5TC - Bookshelf Pair [PACKAGE DEAL]
$255.00
1- A6 - 5T5 - MTM Single [PACKAGE DEAL]
$97.75
1- A2 - 250 Subwoofer [PACKAGE DEAL]
$255.00


Sub-Total: $607.75
Free shipping
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Umm n o kidding! Just replace the centre speaker though.

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