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Looking at a few subwoofers to go with the used system I just purchased.


My main system: Infinity Beta

2 x Infinity Beta 50

1 x Infinity Beta C360

4 x Infinity Beta 20

Onkyo HT-RC260 Receiver


These mains go own to 40Hz, the satellites go down to 60Hz. So high frequencies are not necessary.


My Listening:

80% TV/Movies (70% sports, 30% movies)

20% Music (everything from classical to heavy metal)


My Room:

It's a big interconnected kitchen/living room space. Probably 25'x15'. However, it's in an apartment, so it can't be too loud.


Preferences:

I dislike huge booming base - so I don't really want a super-powerful system.


Budget:

About $150-$200. I don't see this getting tons of use, so I don't want to spend a ton on it.




Systems I've considered:


Used:

Klipsch RW-10d ($200 with some negotiating)

Boston Accoustics XB6 ($225 or so)

KEF PSW2150 ($200)


New:

BIC H-100 (a little pricey at $225 or so)

BIC V-1220 ($193)

BIC V-1020 ($150)


I guess the main question is - everybody here loves the BICs - but how do they compare to the higher price (when new) subwoofers above?


Another thing to consider is that I very well might be moving across the country in a year - so resale value is also something to consider. Buying used components, I can get some/all of my money back on resale, if the initial deal is good.


Thanks,


~Lyuokdea
 

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Does anybody have any suggestions on these subs? Are these used subs of higher quality than something like the BIC that I would buy new? What about the resale value?


Thanks,


~Lyuokdea
 

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Think I'm going to go the used option (the chance I have to resell these in 6 months is just too great, and I'll lose a lot if i buy new)


What do you think is a better sub the XB6 or the RW-10D?


Thanks,


~Lyuokdea
 

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Sorry..I don't like the sub you are letting me chose for that area...

You should start looking in the $400-$500 category for that space at least...Search Hsu Research subs...
 

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a BIC H-100 is a good performer and is quite popular and should have good resale value if you ever decide to sell it. just don't expect it to blow your windows out. i don't know much about your other pics.
 

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Ended up going with the Klipsch. It sounds very good (this is my first speakers system - so I probably would have liked anything).


It's plenty powerful for me - I actually have it tuned down to -4db right now, though I've only spent about 2 min setting it up so far.


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