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Looking for a powerful ported sub woofer for £500 or less

post #1 of 10
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Hi,

I recently purchased myself a new system which includes some Boston A25's and a Denon receiver. Now i'm looking to finish it with a nice and loud wall shake effect sub. The purpose of the sound system is really just for listening to music on fairly loud and a lot of base music is played. I ask for ported as from what I seem to see around that is the best way to go for chest shaking bass? I'm new to all of this so I am still learning!

Thanks!
post #2 of 10
Congrats on the new gear! cool.gif

In this thread, I had suggested the B&W ASW610 (sealed) @ £499, and you countered with a Boston Acoustics ASW650 (ported) @ £319. Curious: Were you able to audition them and did you find them lacking?

If you were in North America, I'd recommend the SVS PB-1000. Unfortunately, I don't know what you can get for £500 local to you that will beat either of the two subs listed above.

I hope someone else here will chime in with some solid suggestions or recommendations for you. smile.gif
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hey!

Yes I went to hear the A25's in a local store that sold them and they were perfect so I got a pair. The sub woofer was also in the store and I was lucky the guy did not mind me turning it up fairly loud to get a feel with the a25's along side it. I just couldnt help but feel like the power of the bass was enough!

Thanks again by the way for your suggestion on the A25's I love them!
post #4 of 10
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The sub woofer was also in the store and I was lucky the guy did not mind me turning it up fairly loud to get a feel ... I just couldnt help but feel like the power of the bass was enough!
Do you mean "the power of the bass wasn't enough"? Yeah, I think you may be hard-pressed to find a more-powerful sub in your price range. If you can spend a bit more, what about dual ASW650? biggrin.gif
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Thanks again by the way for your suggestion on the A25's I love them!
Glad to help! smile.gif
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi yeah I was supposed to put wasn't my bad!

I have been looking around and have seen this, which has some nice reviews and seems to be a good quality brand from what I have read, any opinions?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Earthquake-Sound-FF12-Firing-Subwoofer/dp/B00A45JG9C/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks!
post #6 of 10
The product page on the company's website lists the same "400 watts" spec without indicating whether that's RMS (the one that counts), and there's no mention of the frequency response w/ variance (e.g., 20-150Hz +/-3dB). I wouldn't buy it.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I managed to find these spec's

http://eqsound.ru/techfile/test_ff12_mkv10.pdf

The sub is on there as the FF12, A few people seem to really enjoy theirs. I just want to try and find something that is really going to kick but sound great as well!
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
MY other option i'm looking at is the BK monolith, Seen a lot of good feedback about it on UK forums. If anyone knows anything about the two any information would be great! smile.gif
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by chay525 View Post

I managed to find these spec's
Thanks for posting that. The specs say the sub has a 200W RMS amp and, with no variance (+/-?dB) listed, a less-than-believeable extension of 18Hz. Which means it probably doesn't go any lower than the B.A. sub you found locally. I still wouldn't buy this sub.
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A few people seem to really enjoy theirs. I just want to try and find something that is really going to kick but sound great as well!
I don't doubt people do enjoy theirs, but IMO this is not going to be the sub that will kick and sound great. The B.A. sub (300W RMS, 28Hz @ -3dB) will likely outperform it...and for less money.
post #10 of 10
Hey, it seems that SVS does have a UK retailer: Website | Price sheet (PDF)

The prices - particularly the price of the PB-1000 - appear competitive. IMO, you should give this some serious consideration.
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