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New to higher end hi fi getting marantz 8801/8077 pre/pro running paradigms monitor 9's and surrounds and rears and matching center for 7.1. My room is 8.5hx12wx24l and opens to kitchen dinning of same size. I am looking to spend $1000 to $1500 per sub and it will be %70r ht and rest music. I want dropping ht with excellent music. Anything but rap, hip hop, and r&b prefer country classic rock rock jazz. Etc. So sealed or ported? And the two brands I have been reviewing are svs and ryhtmik's. Please help
post #272 of 282

Hey Guys,

Fairly new to the forum, and frankly, I'm so overwhelmed with all of the great info, i get totally lost.....:eek:

I'm looking for a replacement subwoofer because I just upgraded my receiver to a Yamaha RX-V673 (From an old Kenwood VR-615)

The Kenwood had a 100w passive sub (only 2 spring clips), but the new Yamaha requires an active sub.

 

1. budget.- $150-$250

2. Size requirements/limits. -  None really, but would like to keep about the same size as the Kenwood (about 12"x12"x14")

3. Room dimensions. 24'x16' - but system is set up on the 16' as the viewing length, and the 24' width.

4. Primary uses - TV and Movies (BD)

5. Listening habits.-  normal viewing level - rarely loud. (about 40-30db)

6. Appearance requirements. None

7. Timeframe. None



current setup:
Currently using the old Kenwood speakers for my surround, until I can afford to upgrade those.  But honestly, they sound pretty good.
Yamaha RX-V673 receiver.

Sony BRAVIA S-Series KDL-46S5100 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDT

OPPO BDP-103 Universal Disc Player 

 

 

Thanks guys!


Edited by mgulenproto - 2/23/14 at 8:15am
post #273 of 282
That is a big room I'd consider SVS PB1000 minimum. Save up, $200 won't get you much.
post #274 of 282
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Originally Posted by fatbottom View Post

That is a big room I'd consider SVS PB1000 minimum. Save up, $200 won't get you much.

Really?   My Kenwood 100W was a good level for this room, so I was thinking I could stay around the same.   I don't blast my sub too much, but enough to give the sound some bottom.

And my viewing size in this room is about 16'x16'

Thanks for the recommendation tho.

post #275 of 282
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Originally Posted by fatbottom View Post

That is a big room I'd consider SVS PB1000 minimum. Save up, $200 won't get you much.

 

Thanks again for the recommend.

I ended up going lower-end for now to try it out.  Ended up getting a Polk 10-inch.

I don't need much, just something to support the bottom end since the wife always complains that I listen to movies too loud anyway.....LOL.

Plus I'll probably save up and replace all of the speakers at some point.

post #276 of 282
Hey guys. Looks like the sub for my Infinity TSS-800 setup went out. I still use the 5 satellite speakers from it, but I am going to need a new sub!

1. budget.- $150

2. Size requirements/limits. - None.

3. Room dimensions. 15 x 18. It's a living room in a townhouse and the "theater" is in one end.

4. Primary uses - TV and Movies,

5. Listening habits.- Normal Viewing. Loud enough to get a rumble.

6. Appearance requirements. None

7. Timeframe. None

I have looked a bit and have a few in mind but would be welcome to more suggestions (Or just a recommendation of the ones I've looked at.
BIC V-80, Dayton Sub-1200, Polk PSW110.

Thanks!
post #277 of 282
Another new sub recommendation needed. Current setup is Arcam AVR400 powering the following speakers:
Front = Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand SE
Center = VA Maestro
Rear = VA Bach
Sub = Rel Q201E (failing and needs to be replaced)

Room = 28x14. Ceiling 8' Floors = wood

Listening habits = 85% music (jazz and rock), 15% movies (usually SciFi or Action)

Budget = $1500

Appearance requirements = black finish

Timeframe = Now
post #278 of 282
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Originally Posted by gprace View Post

Another new sub recommendation needed. Current setup is Arcam AVR400 powering the following speakers:
Front = Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand SE
Center = VA Maestro
Rear = VA Bach
Sub = Rel Q201E (failing and needs to be replaced)

Room = 28x14. Ceiling 8' Floors = wood

Listening habits = 85% music (jazz and rock), 15% movies (usually SciFi or Action)

Budget = $1500

Appearance requirements = black finish

Timeframe = Now

SVS Ultra 13?
post #279 of 282
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Originally Posted by fatbottom View Post

SVS Ultra 13?

I will check out the SVS Ultra 13. Do not know much about it.

Current considerations are:
Rel T9
JL e110
Sunfire Solitaire 10
post #280 of 282
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Originally Posted by gprace View Post


I will check out the SVS Ultra 13. Do not know much about it.

Current considerations are:
Rel T9
JL e110
Sunfire Solitaire 10

REL T9: 10" 300 watts, 39 lbs...$1200....:confused:

JLe110:  10"....likely a great 10"....but...its a 10".

Sunfire Solitaire: 10" 40 lbs.

 

SVS SB13 Ultra: 13" 3,600 watt 92 lbs

 

Ultra13-sealed_side_800.jpg

The 13 Ultra is 5 times the sub of the others listed.


Edited by bear123 - 4/6/14 at 5:20am
post #281 of 282
Forget the Rel, JL and Sunfire in a room of that size. Granted for music demands are less but that's still a big room

SB Ultra 13 is a minimum
Quote:
The 13 Ultra is 5 times the sub of the others listed.

Your room is huge, so you will need the output and FR of Ultra..
Quote:
REL T9: 10" 300 watts, 39 lbs...$1200....confused.gif

Yeah Rel are way over priced, I had a Rel back then not much choice of quality subs, but now?
Edited by fatbottom - 4/6/14 at 5:11am
post #282 of 282
Quote:
Originally Posted by gprace View Post

Another new sub recommendation needed. Current setup is Arcam AVR400 powering the following speakers:
Front = Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand SE
Center = VA Maestro
Rear = VA Bach
Sub = Rel Q201E (failing and needs to be replaced)

Room = 28x14. Ceiling 8' Floors = wood

Listening habits = 85% music (jazz and rock), 15% movies (usually SciFi or Action)

Budget = $1500

Appearance requirements = black finish

Timeframe = Now

Your room is about the size of mine, perhaps a bit smaller. The SVS SB13-Ultra can easily handle my size room, and my room is a rather open concept. However, my Ultra is used for music only (although it handles movies almost equally as well). It's simply a great sub for music. Another you should consider are the Rythmik subs. Jim Wilson (a well-known subwoofer reviewer) owned both the SVS and Rythmik. While he loved them both, he kept the Rythmik. See Jim's review here (post #102): http://www.avsforum.com/t/1471574/rythmik-e15-vs-svs-sb13-ultra/90

Off the top of my head, other good choices would be the Hsu ULS-15 and the PSA XS30. Both PSA and SVS have the best warrantees and free shipping (SVS is free shipping both ways during a 45-day in-home trial).

BTW, I reviewed the XS30 (which I also purchased) and compared it to my SB-13 Ultra. You can find my review here: http://www.avsforum.com/products/xs30/reviews/4360
Edited by dsrussell - 4/6/14 at 10:06am
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