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post #301 of 330 Old 06-18-2014, 11:32 AM
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Ok I am looking for subs that have Room Equalization as my pre/pro has none !

Here are the choices

1. Paradigm SUB1 http://www.paradigm.com/products-cur.../page=overview

2. Velodyne Digital Drive Plus 15 http://velodyne.com/subwoofers/digit...e-plus-15.html

3. B&W DB1 http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Speake...ofers/DB1.html

4. Revel Rythm 2 http://www.revelspeakers.com/Products/Details/221

or maybe the JL Audio F212 http://www.jlaudio.com/f212-gloss-ho...bwoofers-96150
Some good options in your list of choices. Is it going in the same room as your 800 series B&Ws or a different room? If it were me I'd probably pick the Paradigm Sub 1. It has a good room correction built in and lots of output in a reasonably sized package. No bad choices in your list so it's win-win.

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Hey guys. Looks like the sub for my Infinity TSS-800 setup went out. I still use the 5 satellite speakers from it, but I am going to need a new sub!

1. budget.- $150

2. Size requirements/limits. - None.

3. Room dimensions. 15 x 18. It's a living room in a townhouse and the "theater" is in one end.

4. Primary uses - TV and Movies,

5. Listening habits.- Normal Viewing. Loud enough to get a rumble.

6. Appearance requirements. None

7. Timeframe. None

I have looked a bit and have a few in mind but would be welcome to more suggestions (Or just a recommendation of the ones I've looked at.
BIC V-80, Dayton Sub-1200, Polk PSW110.

Thanks!
I'm not sure why the 8-inch BIC is on your list since one can get the V1220 with a 12-inch driver for around your budget (a sub I do own). Out of those listed, the Dayton SUB-1200 might be your best bet. Not familiar with the 10-inch Polk.
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Some good options in your list of choices. Is it going in the same room as your 800 series B&Ws or a different room? If it were me I'd probably pick the Paradigm Sub 1. It has a good room correction built in and lots of output in a reasonably sized package. No bad choices in your list so it's win-win.
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Looking for advice on what sub to purchase.

Budget: $800-1500
Size requirement: none
Room size: 14x20x9, but since it is bonus room above garage, the ceiling is sloped on both sides. Approx cu ft is 2400.
Primary use: dedicated home theater room. Mostly movies. Some music from paladia music channel, but I am most interested in a loud tight theater.
Listening habits: reference level if it is a good action flick. Usually loud.
Appearance: none
Time: none

I use my room wide instead of long. The only place I get a decent bass response on both sides of couch (main listening area) is for the sub to be placed directly behind couch. I can close off my room completely. I feel I am missing some lower end slam with current sub (pa120) and time for upgrade. I've been considering an svs pb2000, 2x pb2000, hsu vtf15, psa15, psa30, rythmic fv15hp. I want bone shaking, chest slamming feel in my room. Any suggestions?

Here's my current gear:
Pani 65 vt30
Onkyo 818 with aud xt32 (but no sub eq)
PSB image t6 front and matching center
Surrounds are nht subzeros
15 homemade 2'x2'x2" acoustic panels in room (no bass traps)
Sub: Pa120
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Ok I am looking for subs that have Room Equalization as my pre/pro has none !

Here are the choices

1. Paradigm SUB1 http://www.paradigm.com/products-cur.../page=overview

2. Velodyne Digital Drive Plus 15 http://velodyne.com/subwoofers/digit...e-plus-15.html

3. B&W DB1 http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Speake...ofers/DB1.html

4. Revel Rythm 2 http://www.revelspeakers.com/Products/Details/221

or maybe the JL Audio F212 http://www.jlaudio.com/f212-gloss-ho...bwoofers-96150
Or any sub with antimode, SVS EQ1, SMS-1 or other subwoofer EQ units.

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Or any sub with antimode, SVS EQ1, SMS-1 or other subwoofer EQ units.
SVS EQ1 non longer on sale!
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True. SMS-1 is probably no longer available. But I guess second hand.

Which is better SVS EQ1 or antimode? I believe the EQ1 can be configured from a computer, you can see response and corrections?

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Budget: 200-350
Room size: 15 X 15 on living room.

Any recommendation or older sub from Craigslist?
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Budget: 200-350
Room size: 15 X 15 on living room.

Any recommendation or older sub from Craigslist?
You mighty be able to find an Epik
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Hey everybody. Audio amateur here & would love some advice/opinions. I need a sub and would really appreciate some recommendations.

I have a modest inwall system. Paradigm CD-160 v3 in walls for front left, front right and both rear and a Paradigm Cinema 400 for the center channel.

1. budget.- $200 ideal, up to $300/$350 possible. I could go higher, but really don't know if I would appreciate the difference.

2. Size requirements/limits. - It was the WAF that led me to the inwalls, so the smaller the better. I have an older sub that is a black cube at 13"x13"x13" and that was fine. I'd say going up to 15" or 16" cubed is no big deal, but would rather not get too much bigger.

3. Room dimensions. Maybe 2200 cubic feet. Roughly 20'x14x8. TV faces couch on the shorter dimension with maybe 12 ft between screen and viewer. It's a living room w TV mounted above fireplace.

4. Primary uses - TV & kids movies 50%, Music 40% (background, not cricical listening / Movies to really push/enjoy system 10%

5. Listening habits.- Normal Viewing & listening. Loud enough to get a rumble on some movies, but other than that - mostly moderate volume levels. If I had to slant the sub one way on music vs home theater, slant it towards music. I don't want it sounding lousy when enjoying music.

6. Appearance requirements. None

7. Timeframe. None

From reading forums, people seem to like/recc:
1. Dayton sub-1000
2. Dayton sub-2000
3. Bic America F-12
4. Klipsch Sub 12-HG
5. Polk PSW505
6. HTD Level Two Sub

What does everybody think? I think most of those would be enough deep rumble for me for home theater, but I don't want something horrible for music. Again, I appreciate clean sound - but probably don't have the most critical audiophile ears here.

What does everyone think?
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1. budget.- $200 ideal, up to $300/$350 possible. I could go higher, but really don't know if I would appreciate the difference.
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4. Primary uses - TV & kids movies 50%, Music 40% (background, not cricical listening / Movies to really push/enjoy system 10%

5. Listening habits.- Normal Viewing & listening. Loud enough to get a rumble on some movies, but other than that - mostly moderate volume levels. If I had to slant the sub one way on music vs home theater, slant it towards music. I don't want it sounding lousy when enjoying music.

6. Appearance requirements. None

7. Timeframe. None

What does everyone think?
Been researching a sub, and my requirements are similar to yours. Want a sufficient sub for movies, but music performance is really the critical feature.

I'm looking at subs above your price point, but one of the recommendations I received ... the NXG NX-BAS-500 is in your reach. And ... reviews I read pointed to performance that exceeds its price. In one, the reviewer said he pushed it to its limit and noted that the circuitry prevented any overdrive or distortion, surprising for a sub $500 sub. Reviewer assessed it would be great for music. Reading the description has me tempted...! I'm probably getting a Hsu VTF-1 or VTF-2 ... the VTF-1 is marked down a little for St. Patrick's day, slightly above your stated budget but from reviews of the VTF-2 and VTF-3, value and performance way beyond the price.

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I've read reports of the NXG you referenced creating a burned smell and sounded badly afterwards. I understand this is a cheap sub forum, but buying twice won't help me.

What about the Bic Acoustech H100ii. Sounds like a step up from the F12 and closer to NXG in sound.
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I've read reports of the NXG you referenced creating a burned smell and sounded badly afterwards. I understand this is a cheap sub forum, but buying twice won't help me.

What about the Bic Acoustech H100ii. Sounds like a step up from the F12 and closer to NXG in sound.
Only one person reporting it apparently, claiming it's a widespread problem. Just because one or two people have had bad units and squawked online, does not mean that there aren't tens of thousands units that work fine and their owners don't post online about it.

Here's a calmer head responding to the "NXG catches fire" rumor.

A: Yamaha RX-V775. Bose 401 mains, 301 Series III surrounds, Yamaha NS-C444 center, Hsu VTF-2 Mk4.
V: Samsung UN40ES6150, Panasonic DMP-BDT215, Yamaha DVD-S550.


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Only one person reporting it apparently, claiming it's a widespread problem. Just because one or two people have had bad units and squawked online, does not mean that there aren't tens of thousands units that work fine and their owners don't post online about it.

dayton 1200 or nxg bas 500?
A few months ago, when the Dayton sub-1200 was $99 shipped, it was a great value priced sub. For that money I would recommend getting two for the person wanting a budget sub at a nice price. At their current price of $148, however, they aren't such a great value. That price puts it closer to better subs like the Bic F12, V-1220 or the Klipsch sub-12 when on sale. The NXG sub is $270, so it's really in a while other price range.

Game Room> LG 60" Plasma, Onkyo HT-RC560, Infinity P363 fronts, P163 center, P163 rears, JBL Loft40 FH, PSA XS30 & RA S-15 subs. PS4 & XBox One.
Living Room> Samsung 59" Plasma, Onkyo TX-NR509, JBL Studio 180 fronts, Studio 120c center, Polk RC60i rears, SVS PC12-NSD & PB12-NSD subs. PS3 & XBox 360.
PC set up> Yamaha RX-V377, Infinity P163's, Klipsch sub-12.
Master BR> Samsung 42" LED, Yamaha RX-V375, Denon 5 spkr, Jamo sub360.
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I wasn't recommending either, it was link to another thread post about the claim that NXGs had a flammability issue.

A: Yamaha RX-V775. Bose 401 mains, 301 Series III surrounds, Yamaha NS-C444 center, Hsu VTF-2 Mk4.
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1. Your budget. $500-1000

2. Size requirements/limits. ... Not really applicable.. willing to go rather large or small...

3. Room dimensions... 15x20x8 rectangle, however speakers are no more than 7-8 feet from listening position and current sub is actually just a few feet from the listening position directly behind the head.

4. Primary uses. 40% Gaming (PC/HTPC with GTX 670+), 30% Music, 30% Movies/TV

5. Listening habits. I like the sub to rattle nice during movies such as the newest rambo near the end when the large bomb goes off, but moreso like to have a tight bass for music and be able to hear all the frequencies well. I don't typically crank the bass up to shatter the house and listen at what I would call 'moderate' volume levels.

6. Appearance requirements. Black, perhaps black oak preferred. Not that picky.

I actually have a LV12R ordered as I've heard great reviews about it both being tight for music but still being able to put out for movies but am wondering if I might not just go for something more powerful like the VTF-15H right away just in case... (The LV12R continues to be on backorder so I have time to change my mind) right now I'm running an Acoustech PL-200 but am not happy with the muddy/boomy sound for music and the fact that the sound output falls off significantly much below 40 hz with too much emphasis on the 50 HZ area (not tight enough and not low enough)

Do I need the extra size/power of the VTF-15H? 15 inch driver and 50 watts more power than the LV12R... any other suggestions? How about the VTF-3 MK5?

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Want advice on what sub to purchase? Please read this before posting...

[this is a stickie, not discussion ...?]

A: Yamaha RX-V775. Bose 401 mains, 301 Series III surrounds, Yamaha NS-C444 center, Hsu VTF-2 Mk4.
V: Samsung UN40ES6150, Panasonic DMP-BDT215, Yamaha DVD-S550.


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1. Your budget. 200€ (European availability necessary)

2. Size requirements/limits. None

3. Room dimensions. 4m*5,5m*3,5m (which should work out to around 2700 cubic feet)

4. Primary uses. music (rock, jazz, classical), occasional movie.

5. Listening habits. Low to moderate listening volumes; listening position at the opposite angle of a 2m triangle made with my monitors

6. Appearance requirements. none

7. Timeframe. none


I've recently tried and returned a Jamo J10 because of how horribly boomy and muddy it sounded. I'd like something that allows me to extend the frequency range of my LSR305 monitors without ruining the experience.

I've currently eyed these but would like to find out more information:

- Canton AS 85.2 SC
- Canton SUB 600 (used)
- Soundsation Clarity 10A
- Wharfedale Diamond SW150
- Samson Resolv 120A
- Boston Acoustics ASW 250
- INDIANA LINE BASSO 922 (used)
- JBL ES 250 P (used)

Having high pass filtered outputs is preferred so that I don't immediately have to get an active crossover.

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Hi ,
I would like to replace my sub and would appreciate your advice.
My system: 5.1, Yamaha RX-V773, 5 speakers PSB Alpha B serie, sub PSB 5i, Anti-mode Dual Core 2.0 for EQ the sub only

1. My budget. 700,00$ max shipping, taxes included

2. Size requirements/limits. I need a 10" cube, dimensions matter: 13 inches large x 16 inches height x 15 inches prof. more or less 2 inches each sides

3. Room dimensions. Small room approx 1 330 cube feet i.e. 15'4'' long x 11' 6'' width x 7' 6'' height. Max distance from the sub to MLP: 9 feet

4. Primary uses. 95% Movies at home theater

5. Listening habits. I won't be listening at high volumes, moderated volume almost all the time (75dB on the SPL = -3.5 on the my main volume of the receiver and we never go higher than -16)

6. Appearance requirements. Black cabinet to match if possible the speakers.

7. Timeframe. no rush

Thank for your help
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I think another bullet point should be added. #8 Extension.

For Example: FargateOne (post number 319) is asking for a $700 sub for his 1300 cu. ft. room. Now, one could recommend the SVS SB2000 which would probably be perfect for his needs/room size. The dimensions almost match his requests and would do wonders in his sized room.

But also Reaction Audio is having a B-Stock sale of the S-15 for $499 shipped. Both are fantastic subs! But the extension of the SB2000 digs much deeper than the S-15. So based on his desired extension would be the sub I would recommend. I personally need at least an advertised 20hz extension because some of my movies, and several tracks of music need decent output at 18-25hz range.

So, FargateOne, I would recommend the SB-2000 from SVS or the B-Stock S-15 from Reaction Audio. Even though the S-15 is a B-Stock sub, it's still covered in a full warranty and free shipping. I asked Jeremy of Reaction Audio and he says some are virtually scratch free. However, the S-15 is a sealed 15in driver, so it's a little larger. It does come in a matte black finish

Here are the links for each:

SVS SB2000: http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/sealed-box/sb-2000
Reaction Audio S-15: http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/...iant=992284853

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I would like to replace my sub and would appreciate your advice.
My system: 5.1, Yamaha RX-V773, 5 speakers PSB Alpha B serie, sub PSB 5i, Anti-mode Dual Core 2.0 for EQ the sub only

1. My budget. 700,00$ max shipping, taxes included

2. Size requirements/limits. I need a 10" cube, dimensions matter: 13 inches large x 16 inches height x 15 inches prof. more or less 2 inches each sides

3. Room dimensions. Small room approx 1 330 cube feet i.e. 15'4'' long x 11' 6'' width x 7' 6'' height. Max distance from the sub to MLP: 9 feet

4. Primary uses. 95% Movies at home theater

5. Listening habits. I won't be listening at high volumes, moderated volume almost all the time (75dB on the SPL = -3.5 on the my main volume of the receiver and we never go higher than -16)

6. Appearance requirements. Black cabinet to match if possible the speakers.

7. Timeframe. no rush

Thank for your help
I think another bullet point should be added. 8. Extension.

For Example: FargateOne (post number 319) is asking for a $700 sub for his 1300 cu. ft. room. Now, one could recommend the SVS SB2000 which would probably be perfect for his needs/room size. The dimensions almost match his requests and would do wonders in his sized room.

But also Reaction Audio is having a B-Stock sale of the S-15 for $499 shipped. Both are fantastic subs! But the extension of the SB2000 digs much deeper than the S-15. So based on his desired extension would be the sub I would recommend. I personally need at least an advertised 20hz extension because some of my movies, and several tracks of music need decent output at 18-25hz range.

So, FargateOne, I would recommend the SB-2000 from SVS or the B-Stock S-15 from Reaction Audio. Even though the S-15 is a B-Stock sub, it's still covered in a full warranty and free shipping. I asked Jeremy of Reaction Audio and he says some are virtually scratch free. However, the S-15 is a sealed 15in driver, so it's a little larger. It does come in a matte black finish

Here are the links for each:

SVS SB2000: http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/sealed-box/sb-2000
Reaction Audio S-15: http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/...iant=992284853

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I think another bullet point should be added. 8. Extension.

So, FargateOne, I would recommend the SB-2000 from SVS or the B-Stock S-15 from Reaction Audio. Even though the S-15 is a B-Stock sub, it's still covered in a full warranty and free shipping. I asked Jeremy of Reaction Audio and he says some are virtually scratch free. However, the S-15 is a sealed 15in driver, so it's a little larger. It does come in a matte black finish

Here are the links for each:

SVS SB2000: http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/sealed-box/sb-2000
Reaction Audio S-15: http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/...iant=992284853
That was fast ! Thanks.
You are right my actual PSB 5i (is damaged and I am not sure that it can be repair. When equing with Dual core, there is a loud buzz at approx 35 hz coming from inside my sub) begin at 30hz. So I would appreciate the larger extension. So, yes, 8.Extension: at least 20hz
I am afraid that SB 2000 is a litlle bit expensive (shipping to Québec). I was getting around web reviews (you know "Best ...for less...") when you answered. What do you think about HSU-VTF-1 MK2 ?
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That was fast ! Thanks.
You are right my actual PSB 5i (is damaged and I am not sure that it can be repair. When equing with Dual core, there is a loud buzz at approx 35 hz coming from inside my sub) begin at 30hz. So I would appreciate the larger extension. So, yes, 8.Extension: at least 20hz
I am afraid that SB 2000 is a litlle bit expensive (shipping to Québec). I was getting around web reviews (you know "Best ...for less...") when you answered. What do you think about HSU-VTF-1 MK2 ?
I would give both companies a call. Ask for a B-Stock SB2000 with a warranty, then you can probably afford the shipping cost.

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I think another bullet point should be added. 8. Extension.

For Example: FargateOne (post number 319) is asking for a $700 sub for his 1300 cu. ft. room. Now, one could recommend the SVS SB2000 which would probably be perfect for his needs/room size. The dimensions almost match his requests and would do wonders in his sized room.

But also Reaction Audio is having a B-Stock sale of the S-15 for $499 shipped. Both are fantastic subs! But the extension of the SB2000 digs much deeper than the S-15. So based on his desired extension would be the sub I would recommend. I personally need at least an advertised 20hz extension because some of my movies, and several tracks of music need decent output at 18-25hz range.

So, FargateOne, I would recommend the SB-2000 from SVS or the B-Stock S-15 from Reaction Audio. Even though the S-15 is a B-Stock sub, it's still covered in a full warranty and free shipping. I asked Jeremy of Reaction Audio and he says some are virtually scratch free. However, the S-15 is a sealed 15in driver, so it's a little larger. It does come in a matte black finish

Here are the links for each:

SVS SB2000: http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/sealed-box/sb-2000
Reaction Audio S-15: http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/...iant=992284853

The RA stuff is sort of a matte black, it`s actually more of a satin black and it is shiny. It`s a really nice finish actually, and I also know that Jeremy is will to sell the b-stock for $400ea shipped if someone wanted two.
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The RA stuff is sort of a matte black, it`s actually more of a satin black and it is shiny. It`s a really nice finish actually, and I also know that Jeremy is will to sell the b-stock for $400ea shipped if someone wanted two.
Thanks for the correction. It looked pretty matte black and not that shiny in the pictures. Maybe I'm mixing up my colors or expecting "shiny" to be glossy.

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1. Your budget. $500-1000

2. Size requirements/limits. NA

3. Room dimensions. Huge! 19x19x10, its an open room with 2 big openings that cant be closed

4. Primary uses. HT 65% Music 35%

5. Listening habits. 50-90% Volume at times.

6. Appearance requirements. Black, Not that picky.


This is for my friends place. Klipsch RF-82 II are his fronts and hes got the rest Klipsch, I think 5" models on the surrounds. Thanks for the help guys!
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1. Your budget. $500-1000

2. Size requirements/limits. NA

3. Room dimensions. Huge! 19x19x10, its an open room with 2 big openings that cant be closed

4. Primary uses. HT 65% Music 35%

5. Listening habits. 50-90% Volume at times.

6. Appearance requirements. Black, Not that picky.


This is for my friends place. Klipsch RF-82 II are his fronts and hes got the rest Klipsch, I think 5" models on the surrounds. Thanks for the help guys!
Well you're over 3600ft^3 with just the room alone. Not knowing the size of your two other large adjoining spaces, you're probably looking at over 5000ft^3. For that size, you probably need two pretty beefy ported subs. Unfortunately, you're not going to get two subs with enough mustard to cover your dog with the budget of 1k.

You have two main options. Option A- If you don't plan on upgrading or spending another substantial amount of $$ on subs for this space in the future, you can get two SVS PB-1000's for $949, shipped. Or you can get two of the Rythmik LV12R's for $1078, shipped, which is a little over your budget. I don't think a pair of either of these subs is going to kick the door down in a 5K^3 space, but they should sound nice.

Opion B- Buying a more expensive/capable sub now, with the intention of buying another down the road. If you want the most you can get for 1K now, the HSU VTF-15H MK2 is $1008, shipped. One of those will be far more capable of filling your space than the PB-1000 or LV12R, but 5K^3 or maybe even bigger space would really need a second one to really "bring the noise", so to speak.

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Anyone with additional ideas, feel free to give input as well. Thanks.
Hi. I am looking for subwoofer as i am building my home theatre step by step. I just purchased Yamaha RXV677. I have 2 old Sony bookshelves attached to AVR. I have almost decided to go for Wharfdale Diamond 220 front and centre.
1. Your budget - $500 (in India it shall cost tad above $700).
2. Size requirements/limits - compact size shall be preferred.
3. Room dimensions - 19x9x10 feet.
4. Primary uses- on weekdays Music and DTH tv SD and HD channels. On weekends movies as i shall be at home.
5. Listening habits - moderate volume (-30 to -20 db on avr , not yet calibrated ), may crank up watching movie on weekend.
6. Appearance requirements - nothing special. Black shall do.
7. Timeframe - within few weeks.
8. Extension - upto 20 hz sufficient.
The living room shape is odd. 50 inch plasma shall be kept at smaller 9 feet wall with tv unit (planned) accommodating avr, DTH dvr, non 3d Samsung bd player and drawers for books and other stuff. On left side of tv there is main enrrance and on right side there is one open door towards bathroom and kitchen. So space near tv is tight. Front and centre are planned to be kept on tv unit. The Subwoofer shall be kept on either side of tv. Viewing distance shall be 10 to 17 feet. There are 2 sofas and a shoe rack. There is one 8 feet wide sliding window opposite tv.
I have shortlisted SVS SB1000 or PB1000. Both cost tad above $700. I am inclined towards PB 1000 as it is stated to go down upto 19 hz as against its sealed counterpart SB1000's 24 hz. However i am worried whether room size would affect sound if i go for ported one. I can keep it few inches from wall at back and 3 feet from side wall since there is main entrace door is on left side. Since it is front ported there shall be no harm if kept in this way i suppose. Had brief audition of PB1000 and SB 2000 (SB1000 was not available however driver size for both is same with different power ). Felt PB 1000 slightly only slightly better while watching movie skyfall.
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Having waded through post after post of people seeking advice regarding the purchase of a new sub, responding with good ideas, and being told time and time again "that's too expensive," "that thing is huge," etc, I think it's time to give some guidelines as to the information that should be provided by anyone in search of assistance before purchasing a subwoofer. Here's a short list that can help immensely, both in keeping threads less cluttered, as well as helping OP's get the information and opinions they desire more quickly:<br><br><br>
Before anything else...<br><br><b>Search the forum</b>. Chances are, your question regarding "this sub vs. that sub" has already been asked, discussed, chewed, and spat out hundreds of times already. Try to search the forums and see if you can get a good amount of information that way. If you still want personal advice, feel free to make new threads, but the search function is a wonderful thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"><br><br><br><br>
If you still seek more guidance after you have exhausted the AVS Subwoofer Forum Archives, then proceed to begin a thread with the following criteria answered as fully as possible.<br><br><b>1. Your budget</b>. This seems like an obvious thing to state when seeking advice, but many people neglect to mention this anywhere. If you have a budget of $200 but don't mention this and say you want awesome performance, you'll be getting a lot of suggestions for PB13 Ultras, Conquests, F113's, etc. Please cut down the frustration for everyone and simply state a budget range, preferably making it clear to those who desire to help you whether or not this budget includes shipping and taxes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"><br><br><b>2. Size requirements/limits</b>. If you say you have a $700 budget but fail to inform us that you need a 10" cube form factor, you can rest assured you'll be receiving recommendations for Epik Knights, eD A5-350's, MFW-15's, etc, none of which will come anywhere close to meeting your need for a tiny box. When size matters, please say so!<br><br><b>3. Room dimensions</b>. If you have a 10,000 cubic foot room and a $150 budget, chances are we can't help much. Still, room dimensions can make a big impact on recommendations. Small subs like the SVS SB12 Plus are great subs for music and pretty good for HT, but they'll prove to be insufficient in huge rooms.<br><br><b>4. Primary uses</b>. Given a certain budget, one sub might be a better choice for HT, while another might be a better sub for music. Of course quality subs can do both well. Still, giving an estimate of usage (example: 60% HT/TV viewing, 30% music, 10% gaming) will help others give better recommendations.<br><br><b>5. Listening habits</b>. Listening habits can dictate what sub you'll need. Many AVS members are a bit excessive with their bass requirements and desires (myself included). However, not everyone needs two Epik Conquests in their 2500 cubic foot room. If you realistically won't be listening at really high volumes, say so. On the other hand, if you like to watch concert DVDs at SPL levels that make live concerts seem tame by comparison, we need to know that too.<br><br><b>6. Appearance requirements</b>. Some people have no problem putting a huge box with a rough, black cabinet in their dedicated home theater. Others need a nicely finished cabinet to fit well in the family room. Please make any aesthetic requirements known so those giving advice will be better able to assist you.<br><br><b>7. Timeframe</b>. There are many new subwoofer manufacturers that sell direct over the internet and have enjoyed extremely high popularity in a very short time span. Unfortunately, this has caused severe backorders on their products, as they have not been able to keep up with demand. Try to let us know if getting the sub right away is a priority, as it might affect the suggestions you receive depending on whether or not certain companies are backlogged.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Hopefully these guidelines can help to streamline subwoofer suggestions here on AVS. Anyone with additional ideas, feel free to give input as well. Thanks.
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