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post #1 of 15 Old 10-27-2013, 07:28 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi guys,

Need some help here. I have been using the Harman Kardon HKTS 20BQ 5.1 speaker system for a while now, it sounds pretty good but the bass is not deep enough. I am wondering if adding a powerful 10inch sub woofer as a second sub would be a good idea or may be replacing the original one altogether with a 12 inches one? Please give me some suggestions. Thanks )
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What's your budget?

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I ll be ok with spending around $500.
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I would replace with more power. I have a 10 with ample power to it and it gets plenty deep and loud. I am a bass head too and this was the only item that was never updated through my whole audio collection.

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I ll be ok with spending around $500.

Here ya go...

http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/pb-1000#.Um8m0PmshcY

http://outlawaudio.com/products/lfm1plus.html

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Think about replacing with this - SVS
http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/pb-1000#.Um8phfmTj58

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I agree with these guys. The PB-1000 is the best sub you'll get for $500. Very powerful 10" sub smile.gif

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+4 to the PB-1000 cool.gif

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Thanks for the input guys, i have heard about SVS a lot too, i guess this is a good option. One question though as i m not sure if its a good idea, should i just use it along with the current sub(my AVR supports 7.2 channel) or remove the old one? I mean 2 different kind of subs running at the same time might create incorrect base...not sure. I m not a pro so need your input on this too smile.gif Thanks in advance.
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Donate the Harman Kardon sub to Goodwill.

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Lol, it will be hard but yeah i ll.
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Or save it. If you upgrade your speakers one day, you could use two of the HK speakers and that sub to make a nice computer desktop speaker system. smile.gif

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Or save it. If you upgrade your speakers one day, you could use two of the HK speakers and that sub to make a nice computer desktop speaker system. smile.gif

Good idea )
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