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This is the first time I have ever purchased a "real" sub and I'd like some input from the experts on this forum.


My room size will be about 13'X25'X8' and my budget is about $1,000 give or take a few hundred. I do not need to shake my house off the foundation, but I would like some quality bass for the full home theatre experience.


I have been looking mostly at ED offerings although I have also considered SVS. I can get dual A3-300s for around the same price as a single A7-450. It is fairly conclusive that a "dual" setup is better than a single, but does this still hold true if you are talking about one sub that is superior to the other two?


Also, I can get a used A7-600 for around the same price as a single new A3-300. What is the general opinion on buying used subs? How does the A7-600 compare? There is not much on the A7-600 on this website and it doesn't appear that ED offers this sub anymore.


I have also considered a single PC12-NSD.


Any feedback is welcome!
 

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dual A3-300s might provide a more even in-room response, so that you hear the bass evenly no matter where you are in the room. An A7 350 or 450 would have better deep bass and more output. If I were you I would consult ED for the best solution to achieve your goals, they know their own subs better than anyone else.
 

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Go big the first time. A7-350. Who knows what abuse the used A7 600 went through. Plus, it's a discontinued model (replacement parts if things go wrong).
 

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There are several good options in the $1000 range.


HSU, Epik, TCS all have quality subs in that price range as well.
 

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Originally Posted by TnTBigman /forum/post/19514760


Go big the first time. A7-350. Who knows what abuse the used A7 600 went through. Plus, it's a discontinued model (replacement parts if things go wrong).

+1 on that! It sounds like you are leaning more toward the hometheater side then the A7-350 is the way to go IMO out of the choices you listed.
 

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I'm guessing there aren't a lot of used A7-600's on the market, so it is the one I have for sale you are looking at.



From my experience with it compared to what I've read about the A7-350, they will reach similar frequency extension but the 600 has a fair bit more output. I am only selling it because we are re-configuring our basement theatre, and space will become an issue. Other than that I have loved every second with it. My wife calls it the monster...


From what I know of eD and their lead times, the 350 may take a while to get shipped.


I think the two subs are somewhat similar, the 600 having a nod in output and instant gratification (no possible multi-month wait times), and the 350 having peace of mind/warranty as a new product.


Not trying to sell to you, just hoping to enlighten a little from someone with direct experience with the 600.
 

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Thanks for the advice everyone. I am definitely leaning more towards home theatre than music so it sounds like the A7-350 would be a good choice to start. I suppose I can always add another sub layer if I decide I want more output or a more even response.
 

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