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post #1831 of 2778
Yeah i know it used to be on sale since forever at Newegg. Recently they have ran out of these so they are not selling them since few weeks now. This has driven up prices at ebay and amazon. So will tell this guy No then.
post #1832 of 2778
If you're going to drive 2 hrs for a used sub it better be a screaming deal. For example I saw an Outlaw LFM-1 EX for $250 up in Orange County recently (1.5 hrs north of me). THAT would be worth driving for. If you're going to pop $250-300 for a used sub and drive a long way you should be aiming for something that retails for $600+.
post #1833 of 2778
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

If you're going to drive 2 hrs for a used sub it better be a screaming deal. For example I saw an Outlaw LFM-1 EX for $250 up in Orange County recently (1.5 hrs north of me). THAT would be worth driving for. If you're going to pop $250-300 for a used sub and drive a long way you should be aiming for something that retails for $600+.

I'm selling my dual RW-12D for $400. I think that's a pretty good deal, no shipping though.
post #1834 of 2778
That's definitely a fair price. I'm not driving up to Visalia though! tongue.gif
post #1835 of 2778
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That's definitely a fair price. I'm not driving up to Visalia though! tongue.gif

I passed by San Diego like 3 weeks ago. tongue.gif
post #1836 of 2778
next time you're passing Jackson, let me know... cool.gifrolleyes.gif
post #1837 of 2778
So, back to rear vs. front vs. bottom ported question. Bottom ports are closer to the ground than typical rear ported placement from a wall. Are the bottom ported subs (say, an inch or so from the floor) affected differently in any way from rear ported subs at about 6 inches from a wall? Also I read a post on HTS where the poster is a firm believer in positioning a rear sub port a distance from the wall equal to the diameter of the port. Does this make sense?
post #1838 of 2778
Your last question has already been answered. Youre really worrying about the whole port issue far too much. Its just not really that important. If you have limited space and location options then define them clearly and recommendations will follow.
post #1839 of 2778
That's because I've never owned a ported sub. My current sub is sealed, so I'm not sure of placement/sound differences. The room my budget system will go in is about 12' X 15' X 7'. The sub will most likely go in a corner, to the left of my bed, and on the opposite side of the room from where the front speakers will be (the wall facing the front of my bed). All walls and ceilings are sheetrock. It's an upstairs room of a dormered cape, so the corner where the sub will be located will be underneath a slanted portion of the ceiling (if that makes any sense). The slanted part of the ceiling extends out from the wall about 2'. The sub will potentially be paired with some old Boston A60s (if I can fix them) for a 2.1 system. Not sure about what receiver I'll get yet. I'll be using for music/movies (50/50), but I want to make sure the music stays clear. Will be hooking up a BD and Roku as well. I may or may not get a wireless kit for the sub (such as Rocketfish) if the sub is comparable, but that's only if I feel I really need it. Not sure what other info is needed. Lots of options out there, just trying to narrow them sown.
post #1840 of 2778
Very well. That sounds like everything..except budget. How much room do you have in the corner?
post #1841 of 2778
For budget, I'd really like to keep it under $250 for the sub. I could probably fit a sub into a 2' X 2' X 2' location. The ceiling slant starts about 2' from the floor. Based off all the stuff I've read, I would like to have some room for the sub to "breathe".
post #1842 of 2778
http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/67178-nxg-nx-bas-500-subwoofer-review.html

Again, I think this would be your best bet. Its $259. Small for a 12" sub. A good performer and you have room to keep it 6"-8" away from the wall. You may even have room to face the port into the corner rather than facing the wall which can sometimes be a better option.
post #1843 of 2778
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/67178-nxg-nx-bas-500-subwoofer-review.html

Again, I think this would be your best bet. Its $259. Small for a 12" sub. A good performer and you have room to keep it 6"-8" away from the wall. You may even have room to face the port into the corner rather than facing the wall which can sometimes be a better option.

+1

This factory refurbished Velodyne VDR-12 also looks like it could be a good performer. It has a front port, so no worries about being near the wall. You'll have to check the dimensions to see if it fits your space.
post #1844 of 2778
Thanks! I've added these to my list. Not sure how long the Velo will be on sale, but I'm not planning on buying quite yet, until I successfully fix my A60s and get some $$ together.
post #1845 of 2778
Been reading more and that NXG is looking real good. Hopefully the price won't go up when it's time to buy. Maybe it will go down, haha...
post #1846 of 2778
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Originally Posted by dude74 View Post

Been reading more and that NXG is looking real good. Hopefully the price won't go up when it's time to buy. Maybe it will go down, haha...

No. What will happen is that the Klipsch RW-12d will come back by then and be on sale. Then you'll be plagued with doubt over whether or not you should spend a little more for the RW-12d

post #1847 of 2778
which be better? dayton sub-1000 or polk audio PSW10 ? will be connecting dayton audio b652 speakers with a lepai amp and be used with a computer.

or maybe there be some other suggestion for the $100 price range?
post #1848 of 2778
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Originally Posted by iandroox View Post

which be better? dayton sub-1000 or polk audio PSW10 ? will be connecting dayton audio b652 speakers with a lepai amp and be used with a computer.

or maybe there be some other suggestion for the $100 price range?

I think the Dayton would be better for the money. But I already told you I thought that on that other forum where you mentioned the PSW10 wink.gif

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post #1849 of 2778
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Originally Posted by iandroox View Post

which be better? dayton sub-1000 or polk audio PSW10 ? will be connecting dayton audio b652 speakers with a lepai amp and be used with a computer.

or maybe there be some other suggestion for the $100 price range?
Mighty slim pickens in the $100 price range. Get the Dayton.
post #1850 of 2778
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I think the Dayton would be better for the money. But I already told you I thought that on that other forum where you mentioned the PSW10 wink.gif

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u were the one who told me to ask here T_T
post #1851 of 2778
He also told me to tell you to get the Dayton.
Just kiddin'.
post #1852 of 2778
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

He also told me to tell you to get the Dayton.
Just kiddin'.

LOL
post #1853 of 2778
After reading through this thread and a few other reviews, I ordered the Dayton Sub 1000. Gotta say, it makes my Pioneer SW8 look like a pansy. Larger enclosure (Expected with the larger driver), but also the quality just seems to be on a different level. It's heavy, the enclosure looks very nice, and I'm very impressed with the driver itself. In the $100 price range, I never expected to get a driver anywhere near this nice.

Not a huge difference in sound quality between the two, but I prefer the Sub 1000 in the music department and they're both about even with movies so far. Really need to get some more time with it to be able to say for sure. However, the Dayton definitely wins in the output department.

I realize this probably isn't useful information at all, but just wanted to post. The Dayton is very impressive for how cheap it is.
post #1854 of 2778
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Disarmer View Post

I realize this probably isn't useful information at all, but just wanted to post. The Dayton is very impressive for how cheap it is.

Quite the contrary, actually; that's precisely why I started this thread, so people could contribute that type of information. I always appreciate it when someone takes the time to post their own thoughts and experience.
post #1855 of 2778
I can tell you from personal experience that the Dayton stuff is really very good. I recently finished a sub with a 15" Dayton Ultimax Driver. The driver weighs 32 lbs and has a completely stiff nomex cone and very high quality construction. The finished product sounds better than most subs I've heard regardless of price. I'm not familiar with the Dayton 1000 but you probably did the right thing.

ultimaxsub.jpg
post #1856 of 2778
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

Quite the contrary, actually; that's precisely why I started this thread, so people could contribute that type of information. I always appreciate it when someone takes the time to post their own thoughts and experience.

I agree. That is great information to share, particularly since people might be debating between the Pioneer and Dayton subwoofer smile.gif
post #1857 of 2778
Well hopefully someone will find it useful!
post #1858 of 2778
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FMW View Post

I can tell you from personal experience that the Dayton stuff is really very good. I recently finished a sub with a 15" Dayton Ultimax Driver.

Is that enclosure one of those DIY Sound Group flat packs, or is it custom made?
post #1859 of 2778
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Is that enclosure one of those DIY Sound Group flat packs, or is it custom made?

Looks like the old FP to me wink.gif
post #1860 of 2778
Where is it best to set the subwoofer volume ?...in the avr or at the sub ?
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