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My brother-in-law is asking me to come up with a good home sub. He and some other family members came and stayed a while on their vacation and he loved what I have. Mine are diy subs, but im not gonna steer him that dirrection as he has no tools or no how or time really.


He lives in a big city Las Vegas Nevada so he will have many stores to choose from.


What can you reccomend me for him? Like in 3 different cost areas..say...300$-600$-1200$...Im sure he wants the best he can get for those prices.


Thanks for any help you can give me. I will be calling him tomorrow evening to give him some of the choices you give me...


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First thing is that buying internet direct will likely save him about 50% compared to what you can find in the stores. People on this Forum substantially lean towards buying internet direct so that you can cut out the middleman.


With all due respect to counsil shipping heavy subwoofers used on Audiogon isn't something I would do. People often don't have the original packaging. It's hard enough for the manufacturers of the large 150 pound models like the SVS PB-13 Ultra. Huge disappointment if it arrives damaged. You would have no recourse with the manufacturer if you buy used from a third party. That's why so many of the second hand subwoofers I see advertised have to be picked up from the seller, shipping a monster like the PB-13 Ultra is just too risky.


$300 PA 120 http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories


$600 Stretch it a little to get the SVS PB-12 NSD: https://svsound.com/products-sub-box-pb12nsd.cfm


$1,200: http://www.epiksubwoofers.com/portedphoenix.html


The PB-12 NSD and the Epik Phoenix are in a different class than the PA 120, especially the Epik Phoenix which will be better than most anything you can find in a store unless he was willing to spend a lot more.


Also note that store demonstrations are usually carefully set up. The same sub in his house may be a different story.
 
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