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JBL ES250 vs. BIC Acoustech PL-200

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I've been shopping for a sub for awhile now, and think I've finally settled on either the JBL ES250 or the BIC Acoustech PL-200. I already sent back a Yamaha YST-SW315 because I felt like I was running it at its edge--I'd prefer to have plenty of headroom, both for showing off and so it lasts longer.

Anyway, both the JBL and the BIC have
-solid reviews from what I can find
-similar prices
-similar size
-12" front firing drivers

The JBL power ratings seem a lot better: the JBL says 400W vs the BIC's 250W, but I'm not sure I believe them. I feel like I'd be paying more for the name than the sub with the JBL, and I like that BIC is designed and built in the USA, but an extra 150W is hard to argue with. Any thoughts or experiences?
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I have a jbl es250 and have been very satisfied with the sound, I have to keep the sub level at -12db on my marantz and also leave the gain on the sub at about half and it still pumps out great sounds. I really don't think JBL lies about their power, this thing really has 400watts rms going to it. I have cranked it a few times and picture frames fall off the walls so yeah I would recommend it. I got mine for like 270 shipped.
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