At around $200, individuals in this forum like the BIC F12 and Premier Acoustic PA-120. At under $300, individuals like the BIC PL-200 and Lava LSP12. You need to check the respective threads in this forum on how to get the best price.http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...sp12-subwoofer
- Lava LSP-12 - drops off substantially below 35 Hz
Even at the lower end, you can figure out some things. In the BIC PL-200 forum one individual (because of exceptional room loading) was able to get response to 22 Hz (he measured with REW and a Radio Shack SPL meter) but most individuals only got response to 25 Hz. Many individuals simultaneously owned the BIC F12 (or equivalent H100) and the PL-200. They uniformly stated that the PL-200 was better. One individual had the eD A2-300 in an upstairs listening area which he brought into his new basement HT room to compare with the PL-200. He felt that the A2-300 was better. The Hsu STF-2 is considered a step up from the PL-200. Certainly, the STF-2 is quite musical whereas at least two individuals have upgraded from PL-200s to other subwoofers because they did not consider the PL-200 to be sufficiently musical.