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If the question is, is there a sub for under $300 that I would recommend, my answer would be no (unless used).

Nope, that wasn't the question. The intent of this thread is merely informational. The question about budget subs gets asked on a continuous basis. I created this merely as a reference, someplace people could go to get a list of available options.

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The cheapest sub I would recommend would be the Emotiva 12 which is on sale for $379.

I actually auditioned the Ultra 12 in my house for a few weeks, and at that price it's a steal. Based upon the fact they have them listed as "clearance" suggests they're discontinuing the model (that's precisely what they did with the Ultra 10, before it's demise). Shame too, because the X-Ref series is too expensive for what you get.
 

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here's a little toilet pysch 101....i wonder if the people who always insist on recommending something out of a given price range are subconsciously trying to justify some astronomical sum of cash they spent on a subwoofer.

Interesting perspective, perfect for a budget subwoofer thread...
 

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Nope, that wasn't the question. The intent of this thread is merely informational. The question about budget subs gets asked on a continuous basis. I created this merely as a reference, someplace people could go to get a list of available options.




I actually auditioned the Ultra 12 in my house for a few weeks, and at that price it's a steal. Based upon the fact they have them listed as "clearance" suggests they're discontinuing the model (that's precisely what they did with the Ultra 10, before it's demise). Shame too, because the X-Ref series is too expensive for what you get.

Yep...I am in the market, and think i am going to get an ultra 12, talked to emotiva yesterday, and they are going to lay the ultra 12 down...
 

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Yep...I am in the market, and think i am going to get an ultra 12, talked to emotiva yesterday, and they are going to lay the ultra 12 down...

aw hell...just pulled the trigger, i am not going to find a better deal at that price

 

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Yep...I am in the market, and think i am going to get an ultra 12, talked to emotiva yesterday, and they are going to lay the ultra 12 down...

That would be an incredibly boneheaded move on Emotiva's part. They really need to have something in that price point, otherwise they concede the "starter" market to other companies. Doing that means they lose current sales, and most likely future ones as well. I wonder why they're shooting themselves in the foot, unless they have another more budget friendly sub looming on the horizon.


You made a smart move by picking one up for that price. I can tell you from personal experience that it does take a good 15-20 hours before it loosens up - at the beginning the sound is a bit disappointing. Once it's broken in though I think you'll find it to be a very good sub, especially if you like to play it on the loud side (which the Ultra 12 excels at).
 

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That would be an incredibly boneheaded move on Emotiva's part. They really need to have something in that price point, otherwise they concede the "starter" market to other companies. Doing that means they lose current sales, and most likely future ones as well. I wonder why they're shooting themselves in the foot, unless they have another more budget friendly sub looming on the horizon.


You made a smart move by picking one up for that price. I can tell you from personal experience that it does take a good 15-20 hours before it loosens up - at the beginning the sound is a bit disappointing. Once it's broken in though I think you'll find it to be a very good sub, especially if you like to play it on the loud side (which the Ultra 12 excels at).

I agree..i hope they dont...they have a nice niche with this sub....thanks for the break in heads up.....i will post back with impressions....
 

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Looks like Amazon dropped the price of the PSW505 to $202.96 today, that pushed me over the edge and I just ordered one. Yesterday it was $229. Also do all subwoofers have a break in period, or just the Emotiva ones?
 

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Looks like Amazon dropped the price of the PSW505 to $202.96 today, that pushed me over the edge and I just ordered one. Yesterday it was $229. Also do all subwoofers have a break in period, or just the Emotiva ones?

That's a killer price - nice find! I'm sure you're going to really like that one.


All subwoofers need to be broken in, but the duration of time is dependent on a number of factors. Out of the box they'll often sound weak and thin, which is one of the tell-tale signs that it's still brand new (or it's a POS, but that's not a concern in this case).


When doing reviews I generally don't start any critical listening until at least a dozen hours. Don't blast it right off the bat though - be a little conservative. By the time you get to around 10 hours you can start to use it like you normally would. It probably won't be fully broken by that point, but close enough to start having some fun.
 

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Not sure if this one fits the list. The Velodyne VX-11 . The listed MSRP is over $300, but it can usually be found for at or below $200 without much effort.
 

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Not sure if this one fits the list. The Velodyne VX-11 . The listed MSRP is over $300, but it can usually be found for at or below $200 without much effort.

It fits. The only real criteria is if you can buy it more often then not for less then $300. I wasn't able to find any place selling it for $200 but I did locate a bunch of places that had it for under $300, so it's a valid candidate. Thanks.
 

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Looks like Amazon dropped the price of the PSW505 to $202.96 today, that pushed me over the edge and I just ordered one. Yesterday it was $229.

Newegg is selling them from $190 right now!
 

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It fits. The only real criteria is if you can buy it more often then not for less then $300. I wasn't able to find any place selling it for $200 but I did locate a bunch of places that had it for under $300, so it's a valid candidate. Thanks.

Vanns has it for $190.
 

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Klipsch RW-10d is $200 @ newegg right now. I had an RW-8 for a number of years...it was excellent....10 inch version probably good too.
 

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Klipsch RW-10d is $200 @ newegg right now. I had an RW-8 for a number of years...it was excellent....10 inch version probably good too.

After doing a bit of research I'm not sure if this fit's all the criteria.


At newegg the sale is only for a few more days, at which point it appears as though it will go back to the regular price. I also checked Amazon, Vanns, Crutchfield and Onecall. All except Amazon list this sub as discontinued and no longer available, so perhaps Newegg is simply liquidating existing stock.


I'll keep my eye on it, but I'm not sure if this can be added to the list.
 

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That's fine....I figured since new egg changes their prices as often as they do...I thought I'd mention it.
 

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From now on whenever I add or remove something from the list in the first post I'll make specific note of it. This way everyone following the thread will be able to determine what's changed.

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Dayton SUB 80 and SUB 100

Pyle PDSUB8A and PDSUB12A
 
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