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post #1 of 6 Old 02-02-2014, 05:06 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,


I had decided on an SVS SB-2000, but I want to make sure I'd not be better off building my own and save some $.  Can anyone recommend a kit that might fall into the spec range of the SB-2000 (or slightly better)?  I'm looking for mostly music, no real interest in super hard-hitting HT stuff, although I'd like to be able to know there's a sub in the room when I watch an action flick. 


Thanks, in advance for the help!





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Find a iNUKE 1000 with DSP for around $200 on ebay. If you want a plate amp instead,


Add some glue, paint, acessories, and it should come to around $550-$600.


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i would suggest something that can play up to at least 150hz or so, as there are no woofers in your speakers.

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I figured I would try out SVS's subs and ordered dual pb-1000. 


After exploring, I am now contemplating building something simple like what you posted above.


I currently have polk audio CS2 and Monitor 70s II.  Would this be a better alternative?  

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I'm assuming putting this together is pretty straight forward?

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Off the top of my head I would recommend 2 15” MK 4’s or 2 SI 15"s and 1 amp or a $100 more if you want the dsp version which I would suggest especially if building sealed. Add wood and miscellaneous that puts you in at $150-$250 under the dual option you’re speaking of with conservatively a few dB ahead. wink.gif You always have the option of going a more budget friendly route also.. and a cheaper source for your amp.

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