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I jsut received my Denon 1610 receiver and I need a new subwoofer to go with it (I have an old sub that has speaker cable not rca). I'm looking for an inexpensive sub around $100 - $120.


Amazon has these on sale:
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-YST-SW2...9667054&sr=8-7

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...9667054&sr=8-1


Any recommendations?

Also look at these subs
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=302-628

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-390


slightly over your budget but free shipping
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-633
 

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I am not sure good = inexpensive in subs. I have long been curious about this, so when you get your sub, let me know how you like it via PM if you think of it.


I have a Parts Express sub, and it seems decent. I did have one plate amp go out on me, and the replacement plate amp did not autoswitch (and it was a pain to replace.)
 

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The Speaker Company (TSC) ASW-10 - $100 shipped.

http://www.thespeakercompany.com/ASW...er-P61C17.aspx


A colleague at my office just got the 10" one on a recommendation from me and it sounds (and looks) excellent for the price. Speaker level and line level inputs, adjustable x-over, switchable phase, and on/off/auto turn on settings.


Plus if you don't like it, you can send it back within 30 days and they pay return shipping! How can you go wrong with that?


I think it's a very similar (nearly identical) sub to the Energy ESW-8.
 

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I noticed that the budget subs are usually somewhat low powered. I have been curious to know if distortion is occasionally a problem due to the high levels of bass/LFE in movies?


Say you average level is 85 dB SPL. I would think the sub could go substantially above that. Even conservatively, I would expect 15 dB above in some peaks. That's 100 dB. I guess a 50 watt amp can handle that. And I understand that you are on a budget. Paranoia has made me look at 100+ watt powered subs in the past, but my paranoia could be unfounded.


It does say 200 watts peak or something, but I have to think that's with very high THD, Maybe it's ok with subs because they can handle a lot more power than tweeters, and because peaks are of short duration in movies.


Not trying to make you spend more money here. I was just musing on how much power a sub should have to avoid audible distortion when paired with your other speakers (and it's going to depend on how loud you watch movies, and listen to music.)


I suggest the subwoofer forum as they offered me helpful advice in the past. I know that there was a BIC and Hsu models below $400. And maybe they can give you some more advice on how little of power you can get away with.
 

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The Speaker Company (TSC) ASW-10 - $100 shipped.

http://www.thespeakercompany.com/ASW...er-P61C17.aspx


A colleague at my office just got the 10" one on a recommendation from me and it sounds (and looks) excellent for the price. Speaker level and line level inputs, adjustable x-over, switchable phase, and on/off/auto turn on settings.


Plus if you don't like it, you can send it back within 30 days and they pay return shipping! How can you go wrong with that?


I think it's a very similar (nearly identical) sub to the Energy ESW-8.

+1 Another is the Dayton from Parts Express.
 

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Originally Posted by westgstreet /forum/post/16961099


I jsut received my Denon 1610 receiver and I need a new subwoofer to go with it (I have an old sub that has speaker cable not rca). I'm looking for an inexpensive sub around $100 - $120.


Amazon has these on sale:
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-YST-SW2...9667054&sr=8-7

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...9667054&sr=8-1


Any recommendations?

A couple of years ago I was looking for a inexpensive sub for my new garage. The first one I tried was the Polk PSW10, it was absolutely the worst sounding sub I have ever heard, it has more port noise than actual output. The next sub I tried was the Yamaha 216bl, it was fairly clean, but not much power. I also borrowed a friends Dayton 10" budget sub, sounded horrible with music, a true one note sub. I finally came to the conclusion that there was really nothing in the $100 range worth listening too. It always sounded better without a sub at all.


Then I decided to up the budget to $200. I got a Yamaha YST-SW315, this little sub really suprised me, lots of output, and hits very low. It's easily able to play at very high volumes in my garage (26' x 28' x 12'). The front controls are also very handy for making quick adjustments for different CD's. It's on sale now for the same price I paid at the time, I may pick up another for the computer room.

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-YST-SW3...9743406&sr=1-2
 

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I was running a Velodyne VX-10 for about 9 mo. and was actually very pleased with it. It seemed to work very good with music and was very adequate for HT. For the price you really can't go wrong with this sub. The main reason that I replaced it was to get deeper lows and to hit a little harder. The Velo seemed to blend in very well with my system and was easily calibrated. Make sure that you set your budget as high as you possibly can because in my experience subwoofers are the most tempting component in your system to upgrade. It becomes contagious. Upgraditis.
 

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If you can stretch your budget to $185 you'll get a subwoofer that is much more powerful than any of these mentioned. IMO you really need to spend more than $100 to get anything worthy of listening to. The BIC-F12 will add more bang for your buck than possibly any sub around. It's definitely in a category above all of these subs and when you hear it you'll know why. It's about $185 shipped HERE
 

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I am not sure good = inexpensive in subs. I have long been curious about this, so when you get your sub, let me know how you like it via PM if you think of it.


I have a Parts Express sub, and it seems decent. I did have one plate amp go out on me, and the replacement plate amp did not autoswitch (and it was a pain to replace.)

Only DIY designs can give you good = inexpensive. I know of designs that cost $700 including (driver, amp, materials) that match subs that cost $3K.


There are driver sales, amp sales all the time in the DIY world (12" woofer $75, plate amps $35) would make for a great little sub. Someone just needs to build a box or buy a box for $65 from online sources (I have 4 boxes, 4 amps, 4 woofers just sitting in my garage actually)
 

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