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Need sub recommendations

Prefer to keep budget at $500 and no more than $600. Will be used in a basement for movies primarily. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
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Prefer to keep budget at $500 and no more than $600. Will be used in a basement for movies primarily. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
If strict budget and you are looking for the most performance for your money then I would go with a HSU vtf 2. If you can save up a few more dollars then go with the HSU vtf3 which is a 15 inch sub. Big step up in performance. Best bang for the buck sub under 1000. SVS, monoprice, rythmik also has some nice subs in that range. What levels do you listen at? How big is the basement?
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Prefer to keep budget at $500 and no more than $600. Will be used in a basement for movies primarily. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
With a strict cap of $600, Monoprice Monolith 10" THX Select Certified or SVS PB-1000.

With $11 of wiggle room, HSU VTF-2 MK5.

If you're willing to wait until the Fall, Outlaw Audio (in recent years, at least) has dropped the price on their Ultra-X12 to $499, shipped.
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Prefer to keep budget at $500 and no more than $600. Will be used in a basement for movies primarily. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
If strict budget and you are looking for the most performance for your money then I would go with a HSU vtf 2. If you can save up a few more dollars then go with the HSU vtf3 which is a 15 inch sub. Big step up in performance. Best bang for the buck sub under 1000. SVS, monoprice, rythmik also has some nice subs in that range. What levels do you listen at? How big is the basement?
What about the SB 2000 which is 599 at Amazon? It gets good reviews.
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What about the SB 2000 which is 599 at Amazon? It gets good reviews.
You are in a basement and it is for movies then i would strongly suggest skipping sealed subs including the sb2000. You will need to go ported especially if you are ordering only one sub. Svs makes good subs and they have great customer service. You would need to go with the pb2000 at a minimum imo. It is on sale at 699 as a sale since that model was replaced. HSU research subs are very hard to beat for the price and they have excellent customer service as well. Eat some peanut butter sandwhiches for a few months and just pick up the hsu vtf 3 mk5hp sub. It will outperform all these other subs we have talked about by a good margin.
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What about the SB 2000 which is 599 at Amazon? It gets good reviews.
You are in a basement and it is for movies then i would strongly suggest skipping sealed subs including the sb2000. You will need to go ported especially if you are ordering only one sub. Svs makes good subs and they have great customer service. You would need to go with the pb2000 at a minimum imo. It is on sale at 699 as a sale since that model was replaced. HSU research subs are very hard to beat for the price and they have excellent customer service as well. Eat some peanut butter sandwhiches for a few months and just pick up the hsu vtf 3 mk5hp sub. It will outperform all these other subs we have talked about by a good margin.
I'm seriously considering the pb2000. Its about $630 on Amazon. Can I do much better for the price?
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I'm seriously considering the pb2000. Its about $630 on Amazon. Can I do much better for the price?
IMO, no.
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I'm seriously considering the pb2000. Its about $630 on Amazon. Can I do much better for the price?
If you are going with the PB-2000 I would buy it directly from SVS to get their bill of rights. They have it for $699
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I'm seriously considering the pb2000. Its about $630 on Amazon. Can I do much better for the price?
If you are going with the PB-2000 I would buy it directly from SVS to get their bill of rights. They have it for $699
What does the bill of rights give you? I still get the 5 year warranty on Amazon.
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I would read it on their website and see how that sits with you

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What does the bill of rights give you? I still get the 5 year warranty on Amazon.

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I have the Klipsch R-100SW, 10" in the basement, using the LFE input. It has more punch than I need with my listening pleasure. After AV speaker calibration, I had to turn the woofer volume down to 1/4 volume, for my bass pleasure. My basement audio area is 12 X 10 with full open basement and exposed rafters. Nothing fancy. SY FY movie watching for me.

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