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I have the Radius R270, 250 and r90 rears , and I am looking at for a sub for these...I was leaning towards the matching MA radius sub, but Im thinking there are better options out there. I am looking for a smaller sub, to hide in a family room, so smaller the better, my budget s around 500.00

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Might want to start by researching in the AVS subwoofer forum that was mentioned in the sticky post for the speaker forum.
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I am looking for a smaller sub, to hide in a family room, so smaller the better, my budget s around 500.00

Only thing is that smaller is often not better when it comes to performance. The size of your room and the listening volume determine how much sub you need. What size is your room?

For good output in a $500 sub, the SVS PB-1000 is an excellent choice. Here is a review: http://www.soundandvision.com/content/review-svs-pb-1000-subwoofer

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Sorry about that!!
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No need to be sorry. There's just lots of great sub info in the subwoofer forum AND you might get better help there from all the sub enthusiasts, who don't necessarily hang out in the AVS speaker forum smile.gif

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For good output in a $500 sub, the SVS PB-1000 is an excellent choice. Here is a review: http://www.soundandvision.com/content/review-svs-pb-1000-subwoofer

For the Radius speakers - something like the SVS PB100 would be a nice option

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For $500 the SVS PB-1000 would be good. For a little more, about $600, the Rythmik LV12R would be nice as well but it is a little larger than the PB-1000.

 

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Only thing is that smaller is often not better when it comes to performance. The size of your room and the listening volume determine how much sub you need. What size is your room?

Listen to Cel, he makes a very important point.

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My room is 15x18 with cathedral ceilings.
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For that sized room (especially with the high ceilings), I would assume the smallest you would need at least a 12 inch sub. Not sure the Klipsch 12wD is still available, but I was able to get one for 300 dollars about 6 months ago. A little punchy, but really good output...

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My room is 15x18 with cathedral ceilings.

Sound like a very big room. A sub sees the whole space, so I agree with Elihawk. You'd need a good high output 12" ported sub to have a chance of performing well in there. Not something small.

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For that sized room (especially with the high ceilings), I would assume the smallest you would need at least a 12 inch sub. Not sure the Klipsch 12wD is still available, but I was able to get one for 300 dollars about 6 months ago. A little punchy, but really good output...

Unfortunately, it appears to be gone for good. frown.gif

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Look at the PA-150 and offer $375
http://www.acousticsounddesign.com/core/view_BigProduct.cfm?pid=1825&sc=28

Put a plant or small tree on it - to sort of hide in the room.smile.gif

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For that sized room (especially with the high ceilings), I would assume the smallest you would need at least a 12 inch sub. Not sure the Klipsch 12wD is still available, but I was able to get one for 300 dollars about 6 months ago. A little punchy, but really good output...
I agree. I know it can be hard to stretch the budget but with a room this size you really do need a decent sub. Now I'm leaning even more towards the Rythmik LV12R recommendation. That of course is assuming you can find the extra $100 above your original budget. If not, I think I would still go with the SVS PB 1000. Then down the road I would suggest saving up if at all possible and buying a 2nd PB-1000 and running duals (which would be a good idea in almost any room but especially in one the size of yours).
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Thanks for all the help!!, I do have a question . If I stretch my budget.. How are the Ported Cylinider subwoofers from SVS?
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Thanks for all the help!!, I do have a question . If I stretch my budget.. How are the Ported Cylinider subwoofers from SVS?

I took a serious look at those and from everything I saw they perform just as well as the box versions and cost less. That would be a lot better choice for your room than the PB-1000. I'm assuming you are talking bout the PC12-NSD. Like I said, with your room I would only get the PB-1000 if you are planning to get a 2nd one down the road but you just can't stretch the budget right now.

 

But if you are willing to stretch the budget to $700 then that really does open up more possibilities. The PC12-NSD would be a good sub and another really good one would be the HSU VTF-3 MK4. There is also the Outlaw LFM-1 EX at $650 (and Outlaw has Black Friday sales from what I understand). 

 

And if you will, allow me to muddy the water even more and toss out one more sub suggestion just so you know of its existence. The PSA XV-15 is a 500 watt 15 inch sub that is very powerful and a lot of bang for your buck. Its $800 shipped (I know that's $300 over your original budget, just letting you know about it is why I bring it up).

 

Ultimately, with a room your size, I think you need to seriously think about going dual subwoofers down the road to get the best bass you can in a room that size. But start with one and if that makes you happy then you will be all set.

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