Originally Posted by IndyStreetRacer
I would never think that a $500-$1500.00 sub would be a "budget sub" especially in a discussion group of subs of $300 or less.
Nor would I and then I became more familiar with subwoofers and found out, "budget" is a subjective term and to not include the full spectrum is to do the person asking the question a "HUGE" disservice. Now, I consider discussion of a $1,500.00 subwoofer to be a necessary part of a budget minded subwoofer discussion.
To maintain perspective, one should consider the title of this thread: "Budget subwoofers discussions, opinions and questions thread." And of course, this is all in my opinion. I'm a budget minded shopper and subwoofer wise, hanging here has shown me that if one is going get what they want, in honesty, all ends of the budget minded subwoofer spectrum have to be considered. A person will spend less money in the process and the same person will get what they want the first time, not the fifth, sixth or eighth time out.
Purchasing a subwoofer needs to first be looked at from the upper end of the budget minded band as opposed from the least expensive end. Why? Because subwoofers are an emotional based purchase, based on compromise. If one starts by looking at the upper band of the budget minded subwoofers like that of two or three Rythmik FV15HPs, then the individual will know what they can have but can't afford because three FV15HPs is outside the upper limits of their budget. From there, one back peddles until they feel they can no longer accept compromise and there they make a fiscal stand. But if done the way most suggest, in my opinion, they're encouraging the individual to buy into disappointment and in my opinion, that's not a nice thing to do.
Personally, in my opinion, I believe the least expensive subwoofers are being talked up, far beyond their capabilities and doing this does the uninformed an disservice. When describing the ability of subwoofers, one should talk up it's shortcomings and why that particular unit is a bad purchase idea. That way, when the individual lays their money down, they're doing so as an informed consumer, not a mislead consumer.
-Edited by BeeMan458 - 1/9/14 at 7:36am