Originally Posted by Magnus99
I have the same dilemma. I need to buy a subwoofer and my budget is around $300. It will be going in my basement in about a 20x30 room. I've spent hours reading this forum and reviews and know all the recommended subs. My big question would be which would be a good sub for music in that price range? I will be using it for about 90% music, 10 % movies.
I have seen many people recommend hsu subs for music, but what compounds my problem is that I live in Canada and even companies that offer free shipping within the US are charging me $100 shipping on top of the price of the speaker. That means even the HSU stf-1 would cost me $400, which is too much for me for a speaker that would be too small for my room in any case.
From what I've read the Dayton sub-120, bic h-100 and pa-120 are great for home theater, but not so great for music.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
You have 3 problems:
- limited budget
- big room
- limited options in Canada
Whereabouts in Canada are you?
Under those conditions your best bet may be to find someone who is upgrading and selling used.
Have you looked at www.canuckaudiomart.com
for used options? There a couple of decent choice right now around $300. Craigslist in your area might show up with something.
Otherwise, save a bit more first; or be disappointed and want to spend more soon (having already spent your first $300
EDIT: Or look into the DIY area for ideas.