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I have a 500 sq ft room and a set of EMPtek towers/center SLS q line surrounds.

The weak link in this HT setup is a 150 watt, 8 inch SLS sub. Cannot spend even a penny more than 500, counting shipping!

Best subs in the under 500 often mentioned:

klipsch rd-12, EMPtek 10i10i, and the SVS 10 inch sealed sub, which occasionally dips under 500! Any others? Thoughts?
 

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500 sq.ft. is a pretty big space. One of any sub under $500 is going to have a challenge. That said, both the Klipsch RW-12d (frequently on sale at Newegg.com for $300 or less, plus shipping) and the SVS PB-1000 ($499, shipped) are solid options. Another sub that is reputed to have pretty strong output and decent extension is the Premier Acoustic PA-150 (currently $425, shipped, at Amazon.com).


Not sure what the EMP Tek ES10i10i's output is like, but it certainly doesn't dig very deep (30-150Hz +/-3dB). I'd pass on it.
 

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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck  /t/1471602/best-sub-for-sub-500-dollars#post_23286189


500 sq.ft. is a pretty big space. One of any sub under $500 is going to have a challenge. That said, both the Klipsch RW-12d (frequently on sale at Newegg.com for $300 or less, plus shipping) and the SVS PB-1000 ($499, shipped) are solid options. Another sub that is reputed to have pretty strong output and decent extension is the Premier Acoustic PA-150 (currently $425, shipped, at Amazon.com).


Not sure what the EMP Tek ES10i10i's output is like, but it certainly doesn't dig very deep (30-150Hz +/-3dB). I'd pass on it.

Yep agreed!
 

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Eventually I will have dual subs, but for now, just need better than the SLS 8 inch sub ( good accurate sub, but not even close to able to fill that space).
 

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Can you stretch your budget? SB12 B stock is listed for $599.00 shipped, I use the SB12 in a 15x15x10 listening area, with the dial set at 12, bass is great with movies and music, very clean smooth output, more then enough, I thought i would need two of them but one shakes my entire room. Once I sell my Epik Legend I will be putting dual SB12's in my family room.


I have a Legend for sale if your interested PM me.
 

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Originally Posted by Elihawk  /t/1471602/best-sub-for-sub-500-dollars#post_23285976


I have a 500 sq ft room and a set of EMPtek towers/center SLS q line surrounds.

The weak link in this HT setup is a 150 watt, 8 inch SLS sub. Cannot spend even a penny more than 500, counting shipping!

Best subs in the under 500 often mentioned:

klipsch rd-12, EMPtek 10i10i, and the SVS 10 inch sealed sub, which occasionally dips under 500! Any others? Thoughts?

For $500 I would buy a SVS PB1000 & add a 2nd one down the road when you can afford it if you want more output or more even bass.
 

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Originally Posted by Jim Cutter  /t/1471602/best-sub-for-sub-500-dollars#post_23287108


For $500 I would buy a SVS PB1000 & add a 2nd one down the road when you can afford it if you want more output or more even bass.

I agree.


Another option is to wait until Outlaw has a sale. I bought a lfm-1 plus for $499 shipped a few months back.
 

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I strongly considered the outlaw, but currently it is 550 plus shipping, so well out of the budget. With free shipping from new egg, I can get two Klipsch rd-12 for slightly less that one outlaw!

Btw, ordered the Klipsch today...thanks much for the advice, however!
 

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JBL has a sealed sub es250p for 399, claims it plays to 25hz. I have this sub in my. gaming room, it does decent job. but it tends to get boomy and distorted at higher volumes.
 

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I would wait for the Sale on the Outlaw Audio LFM-1 Plus, which will be $499 w/ free shipping. I picked up my duals around Christmas of '11 for $998 shipped, I have been extremely happy with them.
 

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Originally Posted by Elihawk  /t/1471602/best-sub-for-sub-500-dollars#post_23288393


I strongly considered the outlaw, but currently it is 550 plus shipping, so well out of the budget. With free shipping from new egg, I can get two Klipsch rd-12 for slightly less that one outlaw!

Btw, ordered the Klipsch today...thanks much for the advice, however!

That'll be a heck of an improvement over your 8" sub
 

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