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Alternative to Emotiva BasX S8?

Now that you can't get the Emotiva BasX S8 anywhere, what's a good alternative? I was looking at this one:
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14567


I'm on a budget and it's for a computer / home office setup used for music and some gaming. Will be paired with an Audioengine A2+ set.




Anyone have any recommendations?
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Now that you can't get the Emotiva BasX S8 anywhere, what's a good alternative? I was looking at this one:
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14567


I'm on a budget and it's for a computer / home office setup used for music and some gaming. Will be paired with an Audioengine A2+ set.




Anyone have any recommendations?
How much are you able/willing to spend?
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Now that you can't get the Emotiva BasX S8 anywhere, what's a good alternative? I was looking at this one:
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14567


I'm on a budget and it's for a computer / home office setup used for music and some gaming. Will be paired with an Audioengine A2+ set.




Anyone have any recommendations?

Member gajCA pointed out this good deal on a Kef C4 in another thread. Here is a link to it.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001HX4CVC...hvptwo=&hvqmt=
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Right now you can get 15% off at rakuten.com using code SAVE15. The Elac S8 is available there from Electronics Expo for $99.99, so $84.99 after discount. This is a small 8" sub and won't have a great deal of extension, but for what you are using it for, it would probably do very well. For $85/shipped that's a good bargain sub.



https://www.rakuten.com/shop/electro...uct/ELADS81BK/
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If you don’t mind an old sub then I highly recommend a Mirage Omni S8 8” sub. You can find one on eBay for $100 shipped. I had intentions of selling mine but after listening some more I’ve decided to keep it. I’m very impressed for such an old and small sub! For reference my real sub is a Hsu vtf2.5.
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Right now you can get 15% off at rakuten.com using code SAVE15. The Elac S8 is available there from Electronics Expo for $99.99, so $84.99 after discount. This is a small 8" sub and won't have a great deal of extension, but for what you are using it for, it would probably do very well. For $85/shipped that's a good bargain sub.



https://www.rakuten.com/shop/electro...uct/ELADS81BK/

Hey @MIX_MASTER_ICE any plans on going with Dual VTF-15H MK2? there's next to no feedback on a dual vtf-15hmk2 setup or are you taking on another project?

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Hey @MIX_MASTER_ICE any plans on going with Dual VTF-15H MK2? there's next to no feedback on a dual vtf-15hmk2 setup or are you taking on another project?

I'm sure if you check out the HSU dedicated thread there are some peeps with dual VTF-15H subs. I currently have no plans to buy a second one and really have too many subs as it is. If I were to decide to buy another 15" sub I would probably try and sell the VTF-15H and buy dual Monolith THX Ultra 15's. Not that the VTF-15H.2 is a bad sub, but after owning the Monolith 12, the Monolith subs are just so good and I couldn't see any reason to not go with that sub if I needed bigger subs for that price range.

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