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My 30' x 30' garage is my favorite domain. I have a decent Onkyo receiver and four moderate speakers spaced around the walls. I mostly listen to oldies (I'm 63) streamed over the internet (or from playlists on YouTube). These songs typically have almost no discernible bass coming through my current system.

I would like to add a small, powered subwoofer for a little more depth to the tunes. I am not looking for anything to rock the walls down, listening volumes are not real loud. I already have an awesome Hsu VTF-2 MK3 in my living room that will rattle the whole house. I don't need or want another subwoofer like that in my garage.

I am thinking ~8" sub will work just fine. Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced, moderate-power sub that might work in my application?

Many thanks, Dave F. in snowy RI

EDIT: budget no more than $200. Plus, need something sturdy, rather than pretty....
 

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Likely not a critical listening situation so perhaps a pro audio subwoofer would be better suited to the task. They don't extend as low as home theater subs but would be a better match for garage conditions (temp swings, humidity, robust cabinet materials). You didn't specify a budget and this is a bigger driver than you mentioned but perhaps something like this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/kustom-pa-kustom-pa112s-powered-sub#productDetail

Maybe you could tuck it away in the rafters somewhere, it's not huge...
 

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The STF-2 should fit the bill. I like the idea of downfiring especially in a garage to protect the driver.
Hsu is great brand, no doubt, but too much sub, and too nice. Thanks.


Likely not a critical listening situation so perhaps a pro audio subwoofer would be better suited to the task. They don't extend as low as home theater subs but would be a better match for garage conditions (temp swings, humidity, robust cabinet materials). You didn't specify a budget and this is a bigger driver than you mentioned but perhaps something like this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/kustom-pa-kustom-pa112s-powered-sub#productDetail

Maybe you could tuck it away in the rafters somewhere, it's not huge...
Not bad, thanks



I'd do a cheap Dayton sub from Parts Express. Maybe a SUB-1000? They are decent for the price.

http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1000-10-100-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-628
This looks like the one. Thanks
 

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Klipsch sub-12 when it goes on sale for $200.
 
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