or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers › List of budget subwoofers ($300 and less)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

List of budget subwoofers ($300 and less) - Page 17

post #481 of 966
MartinLogan MLT-2 5.1CH
Dropped to $250 @ newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882981013

Edit: sry wrg thread.
post #482 of 966
Somebody pick this up.

Awesome sub

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1448270/svs-20-39-pc-subwoofer-reduced/0_20
post #483 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

ML usually makes pretty nice stuff, so they're probably solid for what they are (tiny subs with a small driver), but without knowing how large your room is it's a bit difficult to predict what type of output to expect. Also, what's your budget? There may be other alternatives available to you.

Thanks Jim. I was contemplating that sub because on the day I posted Amazon was offering this sub for $125 shipped. Now it's gone -unavailable. Looks like someone bought them all , probably to resell. Oh we'll...
post #484 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. X View Post

Thanks Jim. I was contemplating that sub because on the day I posted Amazon was offering this sub for $125 shipped. Now it's gone -unavailable. Looks like someone bought them all , probably to resell. Oh we'll...

I noticed that sale and was going to post it on this thread but when I went back to Amazon they were gone. I thought I was imagining things.

Al
post #485 of 966
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. X View Post

Thanks Jim. I was contemplating that sub because on the day I posted Amazon was offering this sub for $125 shipped. Now it's gone -unavailable. Looks like someone bought them all , probably to resell. Oh we'll...

The Dynamo 300 could often be found for about $150, so $125 wasn't too far off that, but a quick google search seems to indicate those deals are few and far between. I found a couple of places offering them at fire sale prices, which often implies the model is being discontinued. If that one is still high on your list you might want to consider jumping on the ones you can still find.
post #486 of 966
Thank you for this list JimWilson. I'm on the hunt for a good budget sub and appreciate the work you've done to narrow down my choices.

Current setup:
1000ft^3 room
Yamaha RX-V473 AVR
Toshiba 32" 1080P LCD TV (a $300 cheapie from Best Buy)
Klipsch RF 52 II towers
Klipsch RC 52 II center
Sony HTIB surrounds (from a 10 year old HTIB, they're temporary)
Sony SA-WMSP4 sub (from the HTIB, also temporary)

This is in my bedroom and needless to say, the sub needs to be replaced (so do the surrounds, but those can wait).

I'm looking for a sub that'll play deep on a budget (under $300). Out of the subs on the list, I listen to the BIC F12 on a nearly daily basis, and its low end extensions leaves a lot to be desired IMO. Down to 35Hz it holds its own, but anything below 30Hz is mostly inaudible. Using that as my reference, I'm looking for similar output, with deeper extension.

I live in an area where demoing the subs isn't an option, so I have to make the decision based on internet research.

I don't want to sound like I'm asking to be spoon fed, but which of the subs in the OP should I look into most for deep extension? I'm more than willing to do research on my own, but a gentle push in the right direction would sure help.
post #487 of 966
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wattser93 View Post

Current setup:
1000ft^3 room
Klipsch RF 52 II towers
Klipsch RC 52 II center

This is in my bedroom and needless to say, the sub needs to be replaced (so do the surrounds, but those can wait).

Are you certain of the room size? 1000 ft^3 is pretty small, which means those towers would be rather dominant in that space. I know you mentioned it's your bedroom, but I'm just checking to see if that truly is the room size.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wattser93 View Post

I'm looking for a sub that'll play deep on a budget (under $300). Out of the subs on the list, I listen to the BIC F12 on a nearly daily basis, and its low end extensions leaves a lot to be desired IMO. Down to 35Hz it holds its own, but anything below 30Hz is mostly inaudible. Using that as my reference, I'm looking for similar output, with deeper extension.

I'm afraid such a thing doesn't really exist; a subwoofer selling for under $300 is going to have to make stiff compromises, and deep extension is often the first thing to go. Newegg tends to sell the Klipsch RW-12d for $300, which they're doing now as a matter of fact. That one would be able to dig deeper then the F12, but beyond that I can't think of too many other viable alternatives.
post #488 of 966
Solid deal from Newegg on this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882665157&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-82-665-157-_-Homepage

Appearance is questionable but I do recall a favorable review posted a while back. Would've gotten this if I hadn't gone with the RW-12D.
post #489 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

Are you certain of the room size? 1000 ft^3 is pretty small, which means those towers would be rather dominant in that space. I know you mentioned it's your bedroom, but I'm just checking to see if that truly is the room size.
I'm afraid such a thing doesn't really exist; a subwoofer selling for under $300 is going to have to make stiff compromises, and deep extension is often the first thing to go. Newegg tends to sell the Klipsch RW-12d for $300, which they're doing now as a matter of fact. That one would be able to dig deeper then the F12, but beyond that I can't think of too many other viable alternatives.

12'x10'x8' room, 960 ft^3 of airspace. Yes, the speakers are certainly overkill in the small room, but I got the towers for $150 a piece, so I committed to going big for the time being, and having them be the right size for a larger room once I move out.

I'll give that Klipsch a good look. It seems like it can't be beat at $300.
post #490 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

I noticed that sale and was going to post it on this thread but when I went back to Amazon they were gone. I thought I was imagining things.

Al

Here's an option for you. The Pioneer SW-8 is only $70 shipped at Newegg (promo code EMCXVWV222). The Dynamo might have a little more output and be the better sub, but for $70 . . .
post #491 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Here's an option for you. The Pioneer SW-8 is only $70 shipped at Newegg (promo code EMCXVWV222). The Dynamo might have a little more output and be the better sub, but for $70 . . .

I helped a friend put together a very tight budget 5.1 system ($400 for AVR, speakers, and sub) for a bedroom and that's the sub we went with. I am pretty impressed with it for $70 shipped.
post #492 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Here's an option for you. The Pioneer SW-8 is only $70 shipped at Newegg (promo code EMCXVWV222). The Dynamo might have a little more output and be the better sub, but for $70 . . .

Thanks anyway but I already bought a sub. When I seen the Pioneer on Amazon I was going to list it in this thread just so folks would be aware of it but when I went back to it they no longer had any. I'm real happy with my Jamo SUB 650.

Al
post #493 of 966
The JBL SUB150P dropped to $150 shipped on Newegg.
post #494 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The JBL SUB150P dropped to $150 shipped on Newegg.

Is this sub better than the PSW505 or RW-12d?
post #495 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

Is this sub better than the PSW505 or RW-12d?

The Klipsch RW-12d is considered a best value for a sub for $300. If you are thinking about the RW-12d, that would be your best choice.
post #496 of 966
I'm a little conflicted and maybe someone on here can help. I've got a large open living/dining room (~950 sq ft) that I just installed in-ceiling speakers in and I need something to fill the space. I've been looking at the Bic F12 and like the price range, but the only place I can put the sub would be in a corner and from what I've read I'm worried about port/wall noise. Any advise or recommendations on budget subs? Would non-ported be the way to go?
post #497 of 966
Is the Bic PL-200 significantly better than the Bic F12?
post #498 of 966
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by clubba View Post

I'm a little conflicted and maybe someone on here can help. I've got a large open living/dining room (~950 sq ft) that I just installed in-ceiling speakers in and I need something to fill the space. I've been looking at the Bic F12 and like the price range, but the only place I can put the sub would be in a corner and from what I've read I'm worried about port/wall noise. Any advise or recommendations on budget subs? Would non-ported be the way to go?

You sure about that size? Even if your ceilings are only 8 feet that would mean about 7600 ft^3. eek.gif A single S2 Captivator would probably struggle in that much space, so for sure an F12 will simply be invisible. Four of them might be able to give you some bass, but I wouldn't consider any less then that. What are the actual dimensions of the room?
post #499 of 966
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

Is the Bic PL-200 significantly better than the Bic F12?

Depends upon what your definition of "significant" is I suppose, but I wouldn't consider the difference significant myself.
post #500 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

Depends upon what your definition of "significant" is I suppose, but I wouldn't consider the difference significant myself.

So if its not that much different, maybe I should just go with that ~$180 F12 from Amazon and call it a day/save some $$. My last sub was a Polk PSW303b; it was 100 watts RMS and 8" woofer. Its all I used for almost 10 years !!! I'm sure this will sound night and day compared to what I'm used to.
Edited by s1njin - 2/13/13 at 12:31pm
post #501 of 966
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

So if its not that much different, maybe I should just go with that ~$180 F12 from Amazon and call it a day/save some $$. My last sub was a Polk PSW303b; it was 100 watts RMS and 8" woofer. Its all I used for almost 10 years !!! I'm sure this will sound night and day compared to what I'm used to.

That being the case, either of them will be significantly better then the Polk at least. wink.gif
post #502 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

You sure about that size? Even if your ceilings are only 8 feet that would mean about 7600 ft^3. eek.gif A single S2 Captivator would probably struggle in that much space, so for sure an F12 will simply be invisible. Four of them might be able to give you some bass, but I wouldn't consider any less then that. What are the actual dimensions of the room?

Sorry - should have been more specific on what I am trying to accomplish as well. This system is used solely for music - and more ambient music than anything (though my 4yo daughter likes to crank up the Taylor Swift). After looking at my floorplan again the square footage was exaggerated - though only slightly. The dimensions of the room are ~50' x 18', or ~900sqft, with ~9' ceilings, or ~8,100ft^3. It's a big space. I only have one wall where I can really drop an RCA as the others are exterior walls and I don't have access to the headers (as far as I can remember from my time in the attic - and they are almost solid walls of windows). That means the sub will be relegated to one corner of the room.
Edited by clubba - 2/13/13 at 2:17pm
post #503 of 966
Thread Starter 
Even with the slight reduction in overall space I'm afraid my answer would still be the same; the F12 will be rendered mute in a room that large. You'll ultimately need a whole lot more to even hear it.
post #504 of 966
JimWilson, that is not what I wanted to hear! biggrin.gif
I'm no audio engineer and I know bass/subs are a different beast (compared to mid/high speakers), but I would think that it would at least give me some lower-end fill. Is that not the case?
post #505 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

That being the case, either of them will be significantly better then the Polk at least. wink.gif

Do I gain anything by bumping over to the PA-120? I could do that for the price if its worth it. ????
post #506 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

Do I gain anything by bumping over to the PA-120? I could do that for the price if its worth it. ????

I've seen people that have heard both say that the PA-120 has a little better SQ.
post #507 of 966
What is the consensus best 10" subwoofer for approx $100+?
Thanks!
I have had a lot of uniformly bad luck buying several subs from newegg in the last few months.
So I would like to buy from Amazon or elsewhere, but probably not newegg.
post #508 of 966
Maybe you should buy a sub that costs more than 100 bucks and you won't have such bad luck? Just a thought?
post #509 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

Maybe you should buy a sub that costs more than 100 bucks and you won't have such bad luck? Just a thought?

I did that, I bought an RW-12d for $300 and UPS delivered to me a DOA sub. Thanks for the thought, but I don't think my bad luck with newegg has to do with the price of the sub....
post #510 of 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

I did that, I bought an RW-12d for $300 and UPS delivered to me a DOA sub. Thanks for the thought, but I don't think my bad luck with newegg has to do with the price of the sub....

That ... sucks. You can try SoundDistributors.com for some of the other brand stuff you hear mentioned on this thread. That's where I've been browsing.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers › List of budget subwoofers ($300 and less)