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Need a new sub...got some Amazon gift cards to burn. Suggestions?

post #1 of 5
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So I have some Amazon gift cards to spend and need to replace my sub FAST. I had a Sony SA-WM40 which was great but I gave it to my brother who just put together his first HT setup smile.gif So...in it's place is a total POS RCA that was part of a HTIB that I had stuffed away in a closet. I wanted to build but my time frame and the fact that it's about 10 degrees outside right now may have ruined that.

Use will primarily be movies. Remaining setup is Yamaha RX-V2700 receiver, older Infinity two way towers, B&W CC3 center. Room is approximately 15x30 with a large opening to another area.

Budget is probably $500 max and I need to be able to purchase from Amazon. Here are a few I quickly found:

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-600-watt-Performance-Subwoofer-Amplifier/dp/B000FZ1FRC
http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-F12-475-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B0015A8Y5M/ref=sr_1_3?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1356535090&sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-RW12D-12-inch-Reference-Subwoofer/dp/B000UVWIO0/ref=sr_1_20?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1356534739&sr=1-20
post #2 of 5
Look at the PA-150 yet?


Premier Acoustic PA-150
http://www.amazon.com/Premier-Acoustic-PA-150/dp/B004436EEU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1356553552&sr=8-3&keywords=pa-150


review on this board

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1350647/premier-acoustic-pa-150-data-bass-test-results
post #3 of 5
Any thoughts on this sub?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00166ZFSO/ref=pe_321430_27629770_pe_row3_b2//

I have the 8" sub which came with my Energy Take 5 set purchased 14 years ago and it still sounds fine in a room 20 by 13 by 9ft ceiling. How much better will this sound and is a 12 inch sub necessary?
post #4 of 5
Not sure if this (PDF) is your Take 5 set, but the sub is spec'd with a 200W (RMS?) amp and extension to 33Hz @ -3dB.

The JBL (PDF), by contrast, has a 400W RMS amp and extension to 25Hz @ -?dB (-3?). The JBL wil provide better extension and more output.

If your 8" Energy sub sounds "fine", the JBL should sound "really good". smile.gif
post #5 of 5
Thanks for the input.
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