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I have decided to go with Polk Rti A9, Csi A6, and FXi A6 for my speaker set up because i can get them at a 50% discount from my store's accomodation program.

My dilemma is what sub to go with! The DSW600 or the PB10-NSD?



THe DSW600 retails for about $600 and I can get it for $300, whereas the PB10-NSD is $430.


I know it probably doesn't make any more sense to match polk speakers to a polk sub than it does to get a sony dvd player for a sony tv?


It seems like I am getting a good deal on the DSW600, but will the entry level PB10-NSD outperform it?


Any one's opinion is greatly appreciated!
 

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Among those 2, I would get the SVS. Btw $430 is the price without shipping. It totals to around $500 when you include shipping.
 

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In reviews I have read the the DSW600 blends nicely with the RTi set up. Is it possible to get the same seamless blend with a different sub/ speaker brand?
 

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In reviews I have read the the DSW600 blends nicely with the RTi set up. Is it possible to get the same seamless blend with a different sub/ speaker brand?

A different brand subwoofer would still blend in nicely since you will be able to set the crossover on your receiver.



It's just a matter of putting your speakers to "Small" setting on the receiver and properly setting the crossover point depending on your speaker, like say 80Hz if you're using bookshelves or 50Hz if you're using towers. That way all frequencies below the crossover point is fed to your subwoofer for a seamless blend.
 

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I have no problem blending in an MFW 15 with my all Polk system...



and to further clarify, I think you can blend most any subwoofer into your system, and always get a sub one step bigger then you think you can get by with.
 

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I have RTi 8's with an MFW15 and they blend well, as do all good subs. I would def skip the polk sub. Maybe look at the B stock MFW15 but I think either of those subs may leave something to be desired. Instead maybe I would look at the eD A3-300 with the upgraded driver
 

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You should know that the PB-10 NSD doesn't have a crossover or speaker level inputs. This is not a problem for most people, but you are limited to using the crossover in your receiver.


As far as performance the PB-10 will go much deeper.
 

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Wow! I really appreciate all of the input guys. I just picked up a denon AVr 988 from Circuit city today. I got it for $350 so I think I did pretty well even though its been on the demo since 10/07.


I am about to order the rti a9 fronts, csi a6 center, and fx a6 surrounds, but I am not sure if I should order the $200 rti a3 bookshelves for the rear 7.1 channels. I have other polks from a RM6800 set up I could use for these rears, I wonder if it would be money better spent on a beefier sub?


I see that the MFW15 runs $699 now which is a bit much because there is shipping on top of that (unless its really worth it compared to ed) The a3-300 or a5-350 are not bad price wise.


If I am spending $600 on a sub, would I be better off to get two DSW600's for $300 each?


Thanks again for all the help!
 

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Wow! I really appreciate all of the input guys. I just picked up a denon AVr 988 from Circuit city today. I got it for $350 so I think I did pretty well even though its been on the demo since 10/07.


I am about to order the rti a9 fronts, csi a6 center, and fx a6 surrounds, but I am not sure if I should order the $200 rti a3 bookshelves for the rear 7.1 channels. I have other polks from a RM6800 set up I could use for these rears, I wonder if it would be money better spent on a beefier sub?


I see that the MFW15 runs $699 now which is a bit much because there is shipping on top of that (unless its really worth it compared to ed) The a3-300 or a5-350 are not bad price wise.


If I am spending $600 on a sub, would I be better off to get two DSW600's for $300 each?


Thanks again for all the help!

Don't get two of the DSW600's, and don't get ONE of the DSW600's. Please read this review:

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...r-10-2004.html


Virtually flat down to 19 Hz. You would have to pay much more to find a sub flat to 19 Hz.


As I mentioned before, the PB-10 doesn't have a crossover so you have to use the crossover in your receiver. So you set the crossover for 80 Hz and you should be good to go.


Is there some reason you seem to be leaning away from the PB-10?
 

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well Ive done my research and now Im split!


Ive come down to


eD A5-350 ($715 ID/SI): 96 points (50-46) actually $650 shipped now with 550 amp.


Epik Valor ($549 ID): 91 points (44-47) $630 shipped


SVS PB12-NSD ($599 ID): 86 points (43-43) I can get the PC12-nsd for $546 shipped which is what i would get if i go SVS



I have shied away from the mk due to apparent reliability issues. Any suggestions between these three subs? I am willing to wait the 5 weeks orso for the Ed, who knows how long the valor would take.
 

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well Ive done my research and now Im split!


Ive come down to


eD A5-350 ($715 ID/SI): 96 points (50-46) actually $650 shipped now with 550 amp.


Epik Valor ($549 ID): 91 points (44-47) $630 shipped


SVS PB12-NSD ($599 ID): 86 points (43-43) I can get the PC12-nsd for $546 shipped which is what i would get if i go SVS



I have shied away from the mk due to apparent reliability issues. Any suggestions between these three subs? I am willing to wait the 5 weeks orso for the Ed, who knows how long the valor would take.


"I can get the PC-12 NSD for $546 shipped which is what I would get if i go SVS"


Funny, I get $594 shipped for the PC-12 NSD. Are you a previous SVS owner?
 

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There is a link about a "private sale" I found on the svs website when looking at the scs-01 system, When i emailed svs they gave me a 10% coupon.
 
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