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Help with a subwoofer recommendation

654 Views 5 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  basshead81

I am planning on purchasing a new 70” Vizio (either P or M series) when they come out this year so I thought I should update my receiver as well since it is 12 or so years old.  I picked up a Yamaha RX-V375 (obviously on a budget here) and I figured I would just plug in all of my speakers to the new receiver and be done with it.  However, the Sub I have plugs in with two speaker wires like the rest of my speakers but the receiver looks like it requires just one larger plug in (not a positive and negative speaker wire).  The Yamaha manual says to use a Sub with a built in Amp and I doubt that my 12 year old Sub has a built in Amp.  Looking for a recommendation on a decent budget Sub that will meet my need. 
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It's a decent, but very modest option. And it can often be had for under $100 when on sale. (I believe there was a sale at Amazon last year when that sub was selling for ~$90, shipped.)

If your budget can afford it, IMO you should consider the very well-rated Dayton SUB-1200 (~$150, shipped) from parts-express.com.

Looks like that is the sub that comes in this package deal.  http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Theater-Package-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B0013493QE/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1393427609&sr=1-5&keywords=Dayton+SUB-1200#productDetails


Was thinking that I would repurpose my old receiver and subwoofer to the upstairs game room where the kids hang out.  However I would need to purchase front, rear and a center speaker for that room.  Maybe I can kill two birds with one stone here?  Looks like the 1200 is the Sub in this set. I could put this sub downstairs and use my current sub upstairs with the rest of this set.  Would the rest of the set be worth the additional $110?
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