I'm in the market for a new sub, and my local Audio specialty dealer is offering a Mordaunt-Short MS-909W for $400. It's in great shape, and sounds excellent. Is it worth the $450? He claimed not to know how old it was. Anyone familiar enough to say whether it's worth it at $450?
Thanks in advance...
- 12" driver
- 300W (RMS?) amp
- 30-200Hz +/- ?dB
IMO, no, it's not worth $400 or $450. If you can afford to spend $499, get the SVS PB-1000 ($499, shipped).
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In this post, it appears that you've decided on an SB-2000. Go with that.
Thanks for talking me off the ledge - I saw the MSRP of $1299 and started wondering if it would be a step up from the SVS unit. Apparently not! Thanks for the help - most of the specs on subs (or speakers for that matter) are like a foreign language to me.
Based on that, and on the fact that for ~$50 more you can get a brand-new SVS PB-1000 with full warranty, considerably better extension and, in all likelihood, considerably better overall output, I just don't see any value to paying $450 for a used MS-909W.
Thanks for the help,eljaycanuk - it really helps to be able to come to a place where people know this stuff at a much higher level than I do (not hard to do, but still...). Very much appreciate the help. I'll be sticking with the SVS unit - ordered this morning!
I was going back and forth between the 1000 and the 2000. Had to go with the SB-1000 for now. I understand they do a 1 year trade up at SVS, so I'll probably be upgrading when the cash flow scene is a bit better :)
If you don't mind my asking: Why the SB-1000 over the PB-1000, given that both are $499?
(I'm not trying to make you second-guess your choice - I'm just curious about the rationale.)
I chatted with a sales rep at SVS, and that's what he recommended. I'm almost all music, and with the HT that we do, I'm not all that interested in a deep "punch," so he suggested a sealed sub. I hope he wasn't wrong! It's also a bit smaller than the ported unit, which will keep the wife happy.
I have some Argon 2s that have been sitting in boxes (since I moved) because I have no place to set them up. Do you think the SB-1000 would pair well with them, when I move out of this acoustically-miserable condo? If not, I understand SVS has a trade up program for a year after purchase.
I like the Sib XLs because they're pretty space-conscious and image pretty well, but they can't hold a candle to my Argons, set up in a room with proper dimensions. My next home will have a dedicated listening room - without a doubt!
(If you're happy with how the SB-1000 sounds, rather than upgrade to a -2000, you could just add a second -1000.)
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