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post #661 of 975
I want it for $299 also frown.gif
post #662 of 975
Is the rw12 worth $110 more than a bic f12?
post #663 of 975
I am looking for an economy subwoofer to pair with a couple of KEF FiveTwo Series MDL7 I picked up at Newegg. They list the Acoustic Audio HD Sub 10 for $158.88. Would that be a good sub to pair with the KEFs?

Currently have Polk RM10 system which is probably not set up properly and has not given me what I expected. Moving to bigger place where I will have cathedral ceilings in listening area. I will be a lot more diligent about speaker/sub placement and calibration. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by yaguachi View Post

I am looking for an economy subwoofer to pair with a couple of KEF FiveTwo Series MDL7 I picked up at Newegg. They list the Acoustic Audio HD Sub 10 for $158.88. Would that be a good sub to pair with the KEFs?

I'd steer clear of anything from Acoustic Audio. They have a spotty history for quality and customer service.
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^^ http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Compu_America

I see no reason to not spend another $30 when these are on sale from Newegg.
post #668 of 975
Would it be safe to say that the BIC F12 is one of the better subs in its price range ? (under $225)
post #669 of 975
Yes. For a 12" sub, the BIC F12 and the Polk PSW505 (when on sale) are generally considered best buys. However, you mention in a previous post moving to a bigger place with cathedral ceilings. How big is that room in volume (not just area). Any $200 sub will be challenged in a big space.
post #670 of 975
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Yes. For a 12" sub, the BIC F12 and the Polk PSW505 (when on sale) are generally considered best buys. However, you mention in a previous post moving to a bigger place with cathedral ceilings. How big is that room in volume (not just area). Any $200 sub will be challenged in a big space.

Thanks for the reply - My family room is quite open its about 17x17 with 13ft ceilings and leads to the kitchen thats about 15x12....My old sub was a Velodyne ct-10, which did a decent job for both music and movies in this room, but wasn't chest pounding bass either. I'm expecting the F12 to go a bit lower with less distortion. Most of the time my sub will be used for HT and the boys playing there PS3 and the occasional house party for music. I listen to mostly jazz, classic rock, and soft rock.....
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Originally Posted by Yankees24 View Post

Thanks for the reply - My family room is quite open its about 17x17 with 13ft ceilings and leads to the kitchen thats about 15x12....My old sub was a Velodyne ct-10, which did a decent job for both music and movies in this room, but wasn't chest pounding bass either. I'm expecting the F12 to go a bit lower with less distortion. Most of the time my sub will be used for HT and the boys playing there PS3 and the occasional house party for music. I listen to mostly jazz, classic rock, and soft rock.....

I wouldn't expect any sub in the $225 price range to give you 'chest pounding' bass in a room that size. Just the area you're designating as the family room is over 3700 ft^3, which is probably too large for the F12 to begin with. Factor in the kitchen area and I'm afraid a single F12 won't really suffice. A pair of them perhaps, but one is going to struggle.
post #672 of 975
agrred! You will need imo 2-3 subs to fill that room with chest punding bass.
post #673 of 975
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

I wouldn't expect any sub in the $225 price range to give you 'chest pounding' bass in a room that size. Just the area you're designating as the family room is over 3700 ft^3, which is probably too large for the F12 to begin with. Factor in the kitchen area and I'm afraid a single F12 won't really suffice. A pair of them perhaps, but one is going to struggle.

Agreed.

Minimally, I would want a Premier Acoustics PA-150 in that size space. From 30hz on up, it has output similar to the best $700 to $800 12" subs. Make Acoustic Sound Design an offer of $350, and I understand that they usually take it.
post #674 of 975
I'm looking for the biggest bang for the buck. Is it work the extra money for the PA-150 over the PL-200? I think I've narrowed it to these two subs. The room is 20x17 with 10 foot ceilings. If you factor in the fact it opens into the kitchen it is like 20 ft deep and 32 ft wide. With my constraints from the Wife and the lay out of furniture I can only run one sub.
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I'm looking for the biggest bang for the buck. Is it work the extra money for the PA-150 over the PL-200? I think I've narrowed it to these two subs. The room is 20x17 with 10 foot ceilings. If you factor in the fact it opens into the kitchen it is like 20 ft deep and 32 ft wide. With my constraints from the Wife and the lay out of furniture I can only run one sub.

PA-150

or this
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-770
post #676 of 975
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

PA-150

or this
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-770
See post 665. I can vouch for this...more power and only $200 delivered.
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See post 665. I can vouch for this...more power and only $200 delivered.

The PA-150 has a 250 watts, 1000 watt peak amp. So more power when the peak output on the Theater Solutions when it is rated 600 watts peak? Seems hard to say. The PA-150 is much larger and heavier enclosure, so I'd bet on the PA-150 since we also have good measurements.
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The PA-150 has a 250 watts, 1000 watt peak amp. So more power when the peak output on the Theater Solutions when it is rated 600 watts peak? Seems hard to say. The PA-150 is much larger and heavier enclosure, so I'd bet on the PA-150 since we also have good measurements.
Would be a great side by side demo. I'd bet they are very similar sounding. Oh, and both weigh 60 lbs.
Edited by DaveCarrera4 - 8/17/13 at 4:51pm
post #679 of 975
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Would be a great side by side demo. I'd bet they are very similar sounding. Oh, and both weigh 60 lbs.

If you are going by Amazon, I think that sometimes they list shipping weight for subs, and it's hard to know which. SUB15F is 55 lbs, according to Amazon. PA-150 is 87 lbs in its Amazon page. In his measurements, Josch Ricci lists 69 lbs for the PA-150. That is likely the more accurate weight and is 25% more than 55 lbs, assuming SUB15F weighs that much.
post #680 of 975
Yeah and amazon lists ship weight less than the sub weight for the SUB15F. Mine was 60 lbs as shipped. Go figure.
post #681 of 975
Found one that is not on Jim's list which looks interesting for a budget sub: Polk PSW121. 12" 100 watt sub. $149 at Newegg with an MSRP of $299.
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Found one that is not on Jim's list which looks interesting for a budget sub: Polk PSW121. 12" 100 watt sub. $149 at Newegg with an MSRP of $299.

Thanks Charlie, I hadn't seen that one yet. I'll add it on the next update.
post #683 of 975
I'm between the nxg nx-bas-500 and the bic h100. They seem about the same. Has anyone heard both?
Curious which is louder and which is cleaner for music, which may be two different answers our if I'm lucky the same. I pick music over power.
I've had the velodyne ct-15 in the past and miss it, but it's off my wifes size range. I currently have a Martin Logan 10” that came with the mlt-2 package. I really like it's sound, but I want to add a second sub to get the under 35hz taken care of better.
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Originally Posted by Urmomdotcom View Post

I'm between the nxg nx-bas-500 and the bic h100. They seem about the same. Has anyone heard both?
Curious which is louder and which is cleaner for music, which may be two different answers our if I'm lucky the same. I pick music over power.
I've had the velodyne ct-15 in the past and miss it, but it's off my wifes size range. I currently have a Martin Logan 10” that came with the mlt-2 package. I really like it's sound, but I want to add a second sub to get the under 35hz taken care of better.

Jim did a review of the NXG sub in his budget subs thread and he was impressed with it. It is probably a better buy than the H100, and he finds it actually is pretty decent for music which is a rarity in the <$500 range.
post #685 of 975
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Originally Posted by Urmomdotcom View Post

I've had the velodyne ct-15 in the past and miss it, but it's off my wifes size range.

In that case, if you might consider spending more and getting the SVS Audio PB-1000. Only a tiny bit bigger than the NXG. Jim also did a review of it: http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/66069-svs-pb1000-sb1000-subwoofer-review.html Sound and Vision liked it as well: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/blog/2013/04/19/review-svs-pb-1000-subwoofer. Note that they reported solid output down below 20hz.

If you want to learn more and discuss it, check out this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1439755/new-svs-sb1000-pb1000-subwoofers. Not really a budget sub, so kind of off topic to get into discussing it here in this thread smile.gif

UPDATE: fixed links
Edited by cel4145 - 8/30/13 at 1:17pm
post #686 of 975
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

In that case, if you might consider spending more and getting the SVS Audio PB-1000. Only a tiny bit bigger than the NXG. Jim also did a review of it: http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/67178-nxg-nx-bas-500-subwoofer-review.html Sound and Vision liked it as well: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1439755/new-svs-sb1000-pb1000-subwoofers. Note that they reported solid output down below 20hz.

Charlie, your link to my SB1000 review was actually for the NXG review instead. The link for the SB1000 review is here.
post #687 of 975
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

Charlie, your link to my SB1000 review was actually for the NXG review instead. The link for the SB1000 review is here.

I messed those links all up. LOL

Edited and fixed in my original post.
post #688 of 975
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I messed those links all up. LOL

Edited and fixed in my original post.

No worries. will do that to a person... tongue.gif
post #689 of 975
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

In that case, if you might consider spending more and getting the SVS Audio PB-1000. Only a tiny bit bigger than the NXG. Jim also did a review of it: http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/66069-svs-pb1000-sb1000-subwoofer-review.html Sound and Vision liked it as well: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/blog/2013/04/19/review-svs-pb-1000-subwoofer. Note that they reported solid output down below 20hz.

If you want to learn more and discuss it, check out this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1439755/new-svs-sb1000-pb1000-subwoofers. Not really a budget sub, so kind of off topic to get into discussing it here in this thread smile.gif

UPDATE: fixed links

That one is out of the price range. I have "points" from work that I will be getting that wife can't say no to. It will get me about $300. I have been checking into the bic pl-200 as well.

So my new question would be the bic-pl200 ($280) vs. nxg 500 ($260)?
post #690 of 975
A month or so ago I wanted to buy a Sub and zeroed on Rw-12D , it was kind of best possible sub for my budget of $300. But then I was seduced by Rythmik 12r and also advised by others to wait and get more money to buy Rythmik. So I have been since then waiting to have enough money to buy it but now my patience is really running thin. i moved to a new house so bought a lot of furniture, threw a housewarming party etc which means I am still with original budget of $300 and to go for a $500+ sub I would need to wait another couple of months at least. But I sometimes get anxious and want a subwoofer.
But thing is Rw-12D is not available anymore in market (Newegg) , it used to go out of stock and then come back and then go on sale but now for a while its been Discontinued even on Newegg. And its price on Ebay and Amazon is just near to $500. So I don`t think we would be getting Rw-12d ever again for $300 price.

Now I am looking in that budget for another worthy sub which might be similar to rw12d in performance. My room is open floor plan with 9 foot ceilings and open to kitchen. This is the floor plan. So guys wht u suggest?

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