I am putting together my first real system in a long time and am looking for the best "bang for buck" components. This is my system so far:
2 - Athena AS-F1.2 towers
I will probably be adding the matching Athena center and the Bi-Pole rears as well but I want to first purchase a good subwoofer.
I am looking at the HSU STF-1 or the Athena AS-P6000. If anyone has experience with either of these subs, please let me know. I can buy the Athena on sale for $300 and the HSU for $249. I really wanted to keep the cost under $300 so I did not want to stretch to the STF-2 unless it will really be worth it. The Athena looked like a good deal because of the 12 inch woofer. Will the 8 inch woofer 150 amp on the HSU keep up with the 12 inch 200 amp on the Athena?
My room is fairly small at 11 x 14 feet so the power on either unit should not be a problem. I just want good clean bass.
If your listening is mostly music then the STF-1 would be a great choice but for a mix 50/50 or mostly HT imo the h-100 would be the way to go. Both the Athena and Bic will give you lower extension for HT effects and are very comparable spec wise, the H-100 is the better value though.
After more research, I decided to go with the H-100 and after looking at the rest of the BIC line, I am wondering if I made the right decision to go with Athena. The Acoustech HT-75 and entire Acoustech line looks sweet.
Don't fret your decision on the Athena line. Your proposed system will be an outstanding home theatre system. As for the AS-6000 my experience has been all positive. It matches my Athena Point 5 setup perfectly and packs one heck of a clean wallup. Have fun.
I wouldn't skimp on the the Subwoofer. For the 50% movies you will be watching the impact from a good subwoofer can make an average system a very very good system.
The Rocket X-Type would be a very very high quality sub for you for only $199, probably my #1 choice based upon reviews by some very knowledgeable people on here, and it is just $199. Hard to beat that bang for the buck!! http://www.**********/products_catego...ofers&brand=57
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