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Best bang for the buck subwoofer?

post #1 of 46
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I need a good budget subwoofer for front placing (ideally bigger than 10'') , so that i can move my 8'' subwoofer back near the listening position couch .

Room is 4.3x4.6 meters.

Was thinking about jamo sub660 , thats the best 12'' i found in Malta. Or else, i can try buying one from an online website like amazon or so.

Thanks.

This is a shot of my room / setup. Current 8'' subwoofer is placed behind the christmas tree.

post #2 of 46
What's your budget?
post #3 of 46
Heya,

I've tried several entry level 10~12" subs, and found the BIC F12 to really deliver the best and it's very attractive. Usually runs $190 on Amazon.

Very best,
post #4 of 46
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Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

What's your budget?

Maybe 400 euros or a little less.
post #5 of 46
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

I've tried several entry level 10~12" subs, and found the BIC F12 to really deliver the best and it's very attractive. Usually runs $190 on Amazon.

Very best,
Do you think its enough for a 4.3m x 4.6 room plus my current jamo sub 250 in the back of the room ? 150 Watts or RMS is kinda low (BIC F12) . What do you think ?
post #6 of 46
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Originally Posted by dazkyl View Post

Maybe 400 euros or a little less.
$600?
post #7 of 46
According to XE.com, €400 = ~$539 USD
post #8 of 46
The Bic F12 is a pretty good sub, especially for the price. But with your budget you can get something that would work better in your space.

Does anyone know if any of the ID brands ship to Santa Lucia?
post #9 of 46
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

$600?

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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

According to XE.com, €400 = ~$539 USD

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Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

The Bic F12 is a pretty good sub, especially for the price. But with your budget you can get something that would work better in your space.

Does anyone know if any of the ID brands ship to Santa Lucia?
The bic F12 on amazon is ''187.00 USD = 138.953 EUR'' . I can go a litle higher , maybe 200 euros or less. As you see , room is wide opened from one side , but when i set fronts to large (they are powered with a 10''woofers),the bass is pretty tight ! So im assuming the f12 can do a good job. Dont forget im going to move the 8'' sub to the back near the listening sofa.
post #10 of 46
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Originally Posted by dazkyl View Post

Do you think its enough for a 4.3m x 4.6 room plus my current jamo sub 250 in the back of the room ? 150 Watts or RMS is kinda low (BIC F12) . What do you think ?

Heya,

It will do well in that room actually, depending on placement of course.

However with your budget, you could get quite more. There's a list of subs per price category that might get you started on looking at reviews to figure out what's best for you.

You could also look into DIY to create something truly thunderous for your price.

Very best,
post #11 of 46
I know what a Euro is but I don't know what the final price of anything is in the EuroZone. A suggestion on my part, based on what your stated budget is, if not a Klipsch, RW-12d, then a BIC, PL-200. Your Euro may vary. tongue.gif

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 2/13/13 at 7:45am
post #12 of 46
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

It will do well in that room actually, depending on placement of course.

However with your budget, you could get quite more. There's a list of subs per price category that might get you started on looking at reviews to figure out what's best for you.

You could also look into DIY to create something truly thunderous for your price.

Very best,
Can you send me the list please? The placement of the new sub that im going to buy is going to be placed in the front left corner,in the side of the opened side , as you can see in the picture behind that christmas tree. My current sub is going to be places in the back right corner between the piano and the snowman.
post #13 of 46
Mostly for music or theater?
post #14 of 46
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

I know what a Euro is but I don't know what the final price of anything is in the EuroZone. A suggestion on my part, based on your stated budget is, a if not a Klipsch, RW-12d, then a BIC, PL-200. Your Euro may vary. tongue.gif

When i converted 200 euros to dollars , ''200.00 EUR = 268.906 USD'' , so something near that.
post #15 of 46
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Mostly for music or theater?

P.S , Only for movies.
post #16 of 46
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

I know what a Euro is but I don't know what the final price of anything is in the EuroZone. A suggestion on my part, based on your stated budget is, a if not a Klipsch, RW-12d, then a BIC, PL-200. Your Euro may vary. tongue.gif
The BIC PL-200 seems out of stock from amazon. Any website that delivers to Malta that i can buy from ?
post #17 of 46
Every place I look at the Jamo 660 they only list the peak wattage and not the RMS. Personally that would be enough for me not to buy it.
post #18 of 46
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Every place I look at the Jamo 660 they only list the peak wattage and not the RMS. Personally that would be enough for me not to buy it.
Fair enough. I can still order one from amazon or such.
post #19 of 46
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Originally Posted by dazkyl View Post

When i converted 200 euros to dollars , ''200.00 EUR = 268.906 USD'' , so something near that.

But with all the additional local taxes and such, I don't know what the final, delivered price is going be.

As to peak vs RMS, to get to RMS, think one-third to one-half peak output as you'll be close to home plate.

I'm sure the European Amazon will get more in. Can you e-mail them and ask?
post #20 of 46
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

But with all the additional local taxes and such, I don't know what the final, delivered price is going be.
Anyway, what is your subwoofers suggestions for this room ? My current 8'' sub is going to be placed near seating area, so a 12'' sub will just do fine, Because even with my fronts set to large , bass is pretty tight and punchy !
post #21 of 46
The Bic pl200 would be a good choice if you can find it. Also the Premier Acoustics pa150.
You can get the pa120 at Amazon but its only 200rms. Its a good sub but the 150 would do a better job of filling the room.
Edited by Bond 007 - 2/13/13 at 7:57am
post #22 of 46
How about an SVS PB-1000? Not sure what the shipping costs would be. Think you'd have to get a quote from them.
post #23 of 46
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

The Bic pl200 would be a good choice if you can find it. Also the Premier Acoustics pa150.
You can get the pa120 at Amazon but its only 200rms. Its a good sub but the 150 would do a better job of filling the room.
Unfortunately, they're both unavailable from amazon frown.gif
post #24 of 46
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Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

How about an SVS PB-1000? Not sure what the shipping costs would be. Think you'd have to get a quote from them.
But that's a 10'' subwoofer. Im sticking to the subwoofers the other guy is giving me. Only problem is where to find them frown.gif
post #25 of 46
I tell you what. Im gonna make this simple. Since you are pretty much stuck with Amazon and you were willing to go $540 or so anyway. This is your best bet and you cant go wrong.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UVWIO0/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Most people get it here for around $300 but even at $360 its very hard to beat and since it will make things much simpler for you with it being at Amazon thats what I would get.
post #26 of 46
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Originally Posted by dazkyl View Post

But that's a 10'' subwoofer. Im sticking to the subwoofers the other guy is giving me. Only problem is where to find them frown.gif

That "10" subwoofer" hits louder and lower than the PL-200. The PA 150 does look pretty impressive though.
post #27 of 46
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I tell you what. Im gonna make this simple. Since you are pretty much stuck with Amazon and you were willing to go $540 or so anyway. This is your best bet and you cant go wrong.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UVWIO0/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Most people get it here for around $300 but even at $360 its very hard to beat and since it will make things much simpler for you with it being at Amazon thats what I would get.
Then i will go for this sub. Im sure it will sound great smile.gif Does it match with my current 8'' jamo subwoofer? Maybe i can put the 8'' back near the sofa and the klipsch sub in the front of the room ?
post #28 of 46
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I tell you what. Im gonna make this simple. Since you are pretty much stuck with Amazon and you were willing to go $540 or so anyway. This is your best bet and you cant go wrong.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UVWIO0/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Most people get it here for around $300 but even at $360 its very hard to beat and since it will make things much simpler for you with it being at Amazon thats what I would get.

Would the Premier Acoustic PA-120 be better than the RW12D?
post #29 of 46
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Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

Would the Premier Acoustic PA-120 be better than the RW12D?
Think so. The klipsch sub is 825 peak and the sub you mentioned is 650 peak.
post #30 of 46
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Originally Posted by dazkyl View Post

Think so. The klipsch sub is 825 peak and the sub you mentioned is 650 peak.

Well, wattage isn't as important as you'd think. Especially "peak" wattage. It's just one of the many factor that determine how loud a sub plays.

After reading a few threads about the PA-120 though, I would say the RW12D would be better. The PA-120 seems to drop off quickly after 25hz or so, and it's very loud up to that point either. The RW12D is pretty well regarded.
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