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Okay my room is 15X10, the sub will be going under an L shaped computer desk and my current setup is:


Polk Monitor 60's (Fronts)

Polk Monitor 40's (Surrounds)

Polk CS1


My question is which sub should I get since I get both for about the same price shipped to me in Canada: AV123 X-Sub or Infinity SW-12

Costs

AV123 X-Sub: $169+$100 shipping to Canada + duty = $300+

Infinity SW-12: I can probably get this for $300 shipped or even less in Canada

Specs

AV123 X-Sub

Type: Slot ported single-driver system

Driver: 8" mass loaded woofer

Amplifier: 150 watts

Voltage: 110/220V

Frequency Response: 28Hz - 150Hz +/- 3 dB

Inputs: Stereo high level input and output. Stereo low level and LFE input.

Phase Control: 0 and 180



Infinity SW-12


* bass-reflex design

* 500-watt RMS amplifier

* 12" front-firing C.M.M.D. woofer

* frequency response 28-150 Hz (±3dB)

* continuously variable 50-150 Hz crossover

* Bass Optimization System controls

* phase switch

* stereo line-level inputs with LFE/normal switch

* speaker-level inputs/outputs with binding post connectors

* auto on/off


Please advise which sub would be better for my setup and room size.




Thanks,

Ted
 

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Why don't you contact Tweak City Audio. They have a new sub coming out pretty soon that will blow both of the ones you mentioned out of the water. I don't really know if Tweak City Audio is set up to ship to Canada.


Do a search of Tweak City Audio and contact Craig Chase or one of his reps.


I'm going to let someone else tell you which of the two you mentioned would be better. There may not be much difference. Neither of them will give you real response below ~28Hz. Is it possible to place your sub iin a corner, that may help you with either of those choices.
 

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you didn't give us your room size, but out of the two, i'd probably pick the Infinity.
 

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Why don't you contact Tweak City Audio. They have a new sub coming out pretty soon that will blow both of the ones you mentioned out of the water. I don't really know if Tweak City Audio is set up to ship to Canada.


Do a search of Tweak City Audio and contact Craig Chase or one of his reps.


I'm going to let someone else tell you which of the two you mentioned would be better. There may not be much difference. Neither of them will give you real response below ~28Hz. Is it possible to place your sub iin a corner, that may help you with either of those choices.

I might be able to place my sub a corner if I make room. My options are pretty limited being from Canada. My max budget is $300, I have done quite a bit of research and these are my best options for the price and that ship to Canada that I could find.
 

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you didn't give us your room size, but out of the two, i'd probably pick the Infinity.

Room size is in first line of 1st post.
 

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subwoofers deal with room volume so we need height as well and if the room opens to other rooms. but i would still recommend the SW12 over the 8"er
 

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subwoofers deal with room volume so we need height as well and if the room opens to other rooms. but i would still recommend the SW12 over the 8"er

Room is totally enclosed, height is about 7 feet.
 

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I might be able to place my sub a corner if I make room. My options are pretty limited being from Canada. My max budget is $300, I have done quite a bit of research and these are my best options for the price and that ship to Canada that I could find.


For a $15 increase to your budget you can have an eD a2-300 shipped...only $315 right now. This would be a step up from both of the subs you are looking at, and probably the best $315 sub out there that is not a DIY.
 

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I would go with the x-sub. The infinity will be way too boomy and will not sound as good as the x-sub, even when the volume on the sub is turned down. The x-sub is much more powerful than it looks, and its got an awesome tight, clean bass, thats just right for music and movies. It has an awesome tight sound as if its sealed, but when it calls for, it has that deep oomph that ported designs have, perfect for HT. Don't even get me started on the looks and build quality, I think thats an obvious one, plus your room isn't that big and the x-sub will be perfect for it. And with the sale right now, it's practically like stealing. Bigger and louder definitely isn't better here.
 

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Originally Posted by Halfwasted /forum/post/14169133


Okay my room is 15X10, the sub will be going under an L shaped computer desk and my current setup is:


Polk Monitor 60's (Fronts)

Polk Monitor 40's (Surrounds)

Polk CS1


My question is which sub should I get since I get both for about the same price shipped to me in Canada: AV123 X-Sub or Infinity SW-12

Costs

AV123 X-Sub: $169+$100 shipping to Canada + duty = $300+

Infinity SW-12: I can probably get this for $300 shipped or even less in Canada

Specs

AV123 X-Sub

Type: Slot ported single-driver system

Driver: 8" mass loaded woofer

Amplifier: 150 watts

Voltage: 110/220V

Frequency Response: 28Hz - 150Hz +/- 3 dB

Inputs: Stereo high level input and output. Stereo low level and LFE input.

Phase Control: 0 and 180



Infinity SW-12


* bass-reflex design

* 500-watt RMS amplifier

* 12" front-firing C.M.M.D. woofer

* frequency response 28-150 Hz (±3dB)

* continuously variable 50-150 Hz crossover

* Bass Optimization System controls

* phase switch

* stereo line-level inputs with LFE/normal switch

* speaker-level inputs/outputs with binding post connectors

* auto on/off


Please advise which sub would be better for my setup and room size.




Thanks,

Ted

I own the SW-12 and really like it. It is well made and sounds good. The only reason the SW-12 is so cheap is because this model has been discontinued.
 

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So the SW-12 would be better?


Any more help?
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Originally Posted by Halfwasted /forum/post/14169888


Oh yea one more thing, this may sound dumb but does the SW-12 have a volume knob at the back?

yes and yes

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For a $15 increase to your budget you can have an eD a2-300 shipped...only $315 right now. This would be a step up from both of the subs you are looking at, and probably the best $315 sub out there that is not a DIY.

he lives in Canada

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I would go with the x-sub. The infinity will be way too boomy and will not sound as good as the x-sub, even when the volume on the sub is turned down. The x-sub is much more powerful than it looks, and its got an awesome tight, clean bass, thats just right for music and movies. It has an awesome tight sound as if its sealed, but when it calls for, it has that deep oomph that ported designs have, perfect for HT. Don't even get me started on the looks and build quality, I think thats an obvious one, plus your room isn't that big and the x-sub will be perfect for it. And with the sale right now, it's practically like stealing. Bigger and louder definitely isn't better here.

have you heard the Infinity SW-12 and x-sub in the same room and same location in the room?
 

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I decided to go with the X-sub since I am in an apartment and I dont need a crazy loud sub, the X-sub seems to be tighter which is want I need more.


Thanks for all the help!
 

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Originally Posted by Halfwasted /forum/post/14177558


I decided to go with the X-sub since I am in an apartment and I dont need a crazy loud sub, the X-sub seems to be tighter which is want I need more.


Thanks for all the help!

You will not be disappointed, especially with the sale going on right now. It's like stealing.
 

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I own the SW-12 and really like it. It is well made and sounds good. The only reason the SW-12 is so cheap is because this model has been discontinued.

Just purchased the Infinity SW-12 sub. Only connection that I can see is a RCA cable connection on the back of the sub. Having issues figuring where the input is on my receiver (Harmon-Kardon AV-354). Any suggestions?
 

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Originally Posted by npapehn /forum/post/15805522


Just purchased the Infinity SW-12 sub. Only connection that I can see is a RCA cable connection on the back of the sub. Having issues figuring where the input is on my receiver (Harmon-Kardon AV-354). Any suggestions?

Page 11 of the manual. Sub pre out should be purple in color and say "sub woofer" under it. Should have a picture of all connections and inputs on page 11 of the manual. If you dont have a manual heres a link

http://manuals.harman.com/HK/Owner%2...l/AVR354OM.pdf
 
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