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My preference is deeper bass for better music experience. In case I'll spend a bit more, is STF-2, SB1000 or PB1000 a better option than NX-BAS-500 for my room size?
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Originally Posted by maxno View Post

My preference is deeper bass for better music experience. In case I'll spend a bit more, is STF-2, SB1000 or PB1000 a better option than NX-BAS-500 for my room size?

If you're upping the budget to $500 then the PB1000 would be my choice.
post #1563 of 2778
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post #1564 of 2778
Thanks guys, I'll see if I can get PB1000 below their price of new one. I'll check out AVS, open box, eBay, etc. first
post #1565 of 2778
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Originally Posted by CodyO View Post

I totally missed that they had a 15" model. Thats probably the one I'm gonna get. We haven't had a sub in so long she doesn't even think we should have one... (And it's actually the mother, however, the same concept applies.....)

I'm thinking of just biting the bullet on it since they even include free shipping.

Just received the Theater Solutions 15F. It's big. I've been running low frequency sweeps and it does get down to 20 Hz. It's not the Caddilac of subs, but it is a solid Chevy. I bought mine on Amazon using prime, free 2 day shipping. Well packed, no damage. I'd recommend it as a decent low cost 15" sub.
post #1566 of 2778
^^think I'm gonna try that one, if Newegg doesn't put the Klipsch back on sale soon.
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I have been lurking in this forum for a week or 2 and am new to the Sub world. I have 2400 ft room with 2 doorways and listen to 60% Movies / 40% Music. I thought I had been convinced by this forum to go the most economical route getting 2 Dayton Sub 1200s=$260. However, now I'm considering increasing by Budget - looking at 2 x Bic F12= $400 or 2 x RW12D = $600. Question:- can you guys share any advice on what you would do in this situation? I know whatever I do will be a huge upgrade but hoping to get some advise words or wisdom?
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Originally Posted by dakotahooper View Post

Hey guys,

All the previous insight has been great. However, I can say it has introduced a lot other questions and clouded my thinking a little bit.

I am at the last phase of my theater room: the subwoofer. The room is approximately 1300 cubic feet. (10.5' wide x 15' long x 8.5' height) It's a dedicated theater room for mostly sports and movies.

The system is currently a 5.0 setting with all in walls. The center and fronts are: Pioneer S-IW571s .http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Architectural+Speakers/Elite/S-IW571L
The rears are matching Pioneer S-IW671LR.

The system will be almost 100% home theater with movies and sports. Hardly any music at all.

I am looking for a budget subwoofer under $300-$500 that will not over power the room. I was leaning toward the Klipsch 12d but the fear of giving up to much floor space and over powering has kept me from going forward.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

I have made up my mind on these three potential subs for my set up

1) NXG NX-BAS-500 - $260
2) JBL ES250PBK (400W/700W) - $200
3) Polk Audio PSW505 - $149 - New Egg Special

Any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Polk Audio PSW505B 12" Powered Subwoofer (single) for $149.99 with free shipping for anyone interested
post #1570 of 2778
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Originally Posted by DaveCarrera4 View Post

Just received the Theater Solutions 15F. It's big. I've been running low frequency sweeps and it does get down to 20 Hz. It's not the Caddilac of subs, but it is a solid Chevy. I bought mine on Amazon using prime, free 2 day shipping. Well packed, no damage. I'd recommend it as a decent low cost 15" sub.

Thanks! I saw your post in the Theater Solutions thread last night and was gonna post this morning asking about your thoughts, but you beat me to it!. (My post had to get approved last night...)
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

^^think I'm gonna try that one, if Newegg doesn't put the Klipsch back on sale soon.

If you do, please go to the Theater Solutions thread and post your impressions (good or bad). If they did start to make decent subs it would be beneficial for others to know that - the one I reviewed was over 1.5 years ago, so perhaps they made some updates since then.
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Originally Posted by Ratclib2014 View Post

I have been lurking in this forum for a week or 2 and am new to the Sub world. I have 2400 ft room with 2 doorways and listen to 60% Movies / 40% Music. I thought I had been convinced by this forum to go the most economical route getting 2 Dayton Sub 1200s=$260. However, now I'm considering increasing by Budget - looking at 2 x Bic F12= $400 or 2 x RW12D = $600. Question:- can you guys share any advice on what you would do in this situation? I know whatever I do will be a huge upgrade but hoping to get some advise words or wisdom?

Depending upon how your room is laid out you might want to consider a Rythmik LV12R instead. Often times dual subwoofers will even out the sound distribution, and give additional output, but if you're thinking about spending $600 then the LV12R becomes very attractive.
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Originally Posted by dakotahooper View Post

I have made up my mind on these three potential subs for my set up

1) NXG NX-BAS-500 - $260
2) JBL ES250PBK (400W/700W) - $200
3) Polk Audio PSW505 - $149 - New Egg Special

Any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks in advance for your help.

I can't comment on options 2 and 3 - because I've never heard either of them - but the NXG I'm quite familiar with. I think that one would do a great job in a room the size of yours.
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Originally Posted by Ratclib2014 View Post

I have been lurking in this forum for a week or 2 and am new to the Sub world. I have 2400 ft room with 2 doorways and listen to 60% Movies / 40% Music. I thought I had been convinced by this forum to go the most economical route getting 2 Dayton Sub 1200s=$260. However, now I'm considering increasing by Budget - looking at 2 x Bic F12= $400 or 2 x RW12D = $600. Question:- can you guys share any advice on what you would do in this situation? I know whatever I do will be a huge upgrade but hoping to get some advise words or wisdom?

Given that the Polk PSW505 are $149 shipped on Newegg at the moment, I'd discard the Daytons and BICs from consideration in favor of two of those.

However, I agree with Jim. The Rythmik would be my choice with a $600 budget.
post #1575 of 2778
Well I decided to take the plunge on on the Polk PSW505 for $150 each on newegg. This price is just too good to pass up. This product has been discussed a good bit on this forum and I trust coupled with some buttkickers will be awesome. Hope the long-term reliability is good.
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Originally Posted by dakotahooper View Post

I have made up my mind on these three potential subs for my set up

1) NXG NX-BAS-500 - $260
2) JBL ES250PBK (400W/700W) - $200
3) Polk Audio PSW505 - $149 - New Egg Special

Any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks in advance for your help.

I have the JBL you mentioned and have really been enjoying it. I've heard the Polk and wasn't impressed, to me it SOUNDED like a $150 sub. I haven't heard the NXG, but Jim gives it a good review and that's worth taking into consideration. I'm still working with dialing the ES250PBK in, but it does a really nice job with all types of music and has a pleasant (not bloaty) sound to it. It does a nice job on home theatre as well, but it doesn't have that SUPER low presence (sub 25hz), so it leaves me a little wanting in that area. But for me, my biggest criteria was that it needed to sound clean and blend nicely with my KEF Q's, and it does that very well. The auto on feature also works beautifully with no audible sound when it comes on. Hope this helps!
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Wow! People really like that Monoprice sub for the price. We need to get Jim to review it biggrin.gif
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I cannot find what it weighs. 150 watts for a 12" driver seems awfully thin. Still, if it does anything at all, one could buy 2 or 3 or 4, and perhaps get some decent low end in a HT for peanuts.
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The Bic F12 is only 150 watts RMS. No idea of the sensitivity though. Thats the clincher.
post #1581 of 2778
lets send it to sens...
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

^^think I'm gonna try that one, if Newegg doesn't put the Klipsch back on sale soon.

On sale at 299.99 TODAY!! biggrin.gif:D
post #1583 of 2778
Holding out for $280.00
post #1584 of 2778
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Holding out for $280.00

I am too, but at the same time looking at DIY sub options as well.
post #1585 of 2778
& hoping the local *+^%#'s List doesn't get my SW $$$, again...
post #1586 of 2778
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1620S23362

Hey guys,
I'm still looking for a small sub for a 2.1 stereo music only set up.
Do any of you have experience with this one?
Thanks
post #1587 of 2778
What are your main speakers? Is this a PC setup? Big or small room?
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Wow! People really like that Monoprice sub for the price. We need to get Jim to review it biggrin.gif

I may at some point. I have 5 subwoofers and a full 5.2 system sitting here waiting for review, which means I have a few months work ahead of me. smile.gif One of those subs is the Dayton SUB-1200, so I will be looking at one of the more budget friendly units in the not too distant future.
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Originally Posted by humbland View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1620S23362

Hey guys,
I'm still looking for a small sub for a 2.1 stereo music only set up.
Do any of you have experience with this one?
Thanks

I don't imagine anyone would every describe the AA subs as being musical, so if that's your main usage it's probably better to pass on that one.
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

I may at some point. I have 5 subwoofers and a full 5.2 system sitting here waiting for review, which means I have a few months work ahead of me. smile.gif One of those subs is the Dayton SUB-1200, so I will be looking at one of the more budget friendly units in the not too distant future.

I wasn't really serious, and I would have guessed that you already have enough on your plate. I was more picking on you as the guy that everyone wants to have review yet another sub (hehe).
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