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I would greatly appreciate advice on a subwoofer. New home theater will be:

Denon 2311CI receiver

Definitive ProMonitor 1000 's left/right

Definitive ProCenter 1000 center

Definitive BP1.2 left/right surround


As requested:


1. Budget: Ideally, ~$250, but somewhat flexible since i don't want to ruin the system.

2. Size requirements/limits: None.

3. Room dimensions: 1800cu.ft is the home theater room and another 2500cu.ft. makes up the rest of the floor. New member not allowed to post Url to a pic. :-(


4. Primary uses:

50% TV(sports, HD nature shows)

40% music

10% movies


5. Listening habits. Listening habits can dictate what sub you'll need. Many AVS members are a bit excessive with their bass requirements and desires (myself included). However, not everyone needs two Epik Conquests in their 2500 cubic foot room. If you realistically won't be listening at really high volumes, say so. On the other hand, if you like to watch concert DVDs at SPL levels that make live concerts seem tame by comparison, we need to know that too.


6. Appearance requirements: black


7. Timeframe: 1 week.


The salesman has me ready to buy the Definitive ProSub 800(300w) for $400, but the ProSub 60(150w) is online for $150. I'm guessing the 60 is too small for my open floor plan. Thank you so much for the advice!
 

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I would greatly appreciate advice on a subwoofer. New home theater will be:

Denon 2311CI receiver

Definitive ProMonitor 1000 's left/right

Definitive ProCenter 1000 center

Definitive BP1.2 left/right surround


As requested:


1. Budget: Ideally, ~$250, but somewhat flexible since i don't want to ruin the system.

2. Size requirements/limits: None.

3. Room dimensions: 1800cu.ft is the home theater room and another 2500cu.ft. makes up the rest of the floor. New member not allowed to post Url to a pic. :-(


4. Primary uses:

50% TV(sports, HD nature shows)

40% music

10% movies


5. Listening habits. Listening habits can dictate what sub you'll need. Many AVS members are a bit excessive with their bass requirements and desires (myself included). However, not everyone needs two Epik Conquests in their 2500 cubic foot room. If you realistically won't be listening at really high volumes, say so. On the other hand, if you like to watch concert DVDs at SPL levels that make live concerts seem tame by comparison, we need to know that too.


6. Appearance requirements: black


7. Timeframe: 1 week.


The salesman has me ready to buy the Definitive ProSub 800(300w) for $400, but the ProSub 60(150w) is online for $150. I'm guessing the 60 is too small for my open floor plan. Thank you so much for the advice!
save up another $250 and u can buy yourself a much better sub

you have a pretty big room
http://www.epiksubwoofers.com/legend.html
http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=407
 

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I forgot to mention that I'm not a big fan of loud, thunderous bass, so I will probably have the sub turned down kinda low. And I hate 'guns and explosions' movies. But obviously you are right that the room is big.

Those two suggestions are much better than the ProSub 800 for $400?
 

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I forgot to mention that I'm not a big fan of loud, thunderous bass, so I will probably have the sub turned down kinda low. And I hate 'guns and explosions' movies. But obviously you are right that the room is big.

Those two suggestions are much better than the ProSub 800 for $400?
much better
 

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I'm looking for a similar size room (1300 cu ft for the theater but with no back wall... total area of the room is about 2500 cu ft)


VTF-2 MK-3 seems to have great press...but it's all from 5-8 years ago...


I really like the idea of getting a 12" sub. What are the trade-offs between the four called out in this thread so far:
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-2-mk3.html
http://outlawaudio.com/products/lfm1plus.html
http://www.epiksubwoofers.com/legend.html
http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=407
 

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I'd really like to stay close to that $400 price, so can anyone elaborate or support why the ED A2-300 is 'much better' than the Definitive ProSub 800? Interesting that the ProSub is 8"/300w and the A2-300 is 12"/200w, but I know very little about subs, hence the request for advice! Looks like there's been some 'bad amp' issues with the A2-300. Don't like to see that!
 

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VTF-2 MK3: 12", max low freq 18Hz, 250W RMS, $572 shipped, 7 year warranty on woofer


Emotiva Ultra sub 12: 12", max low freq 22Hz, 300W RMS, $429 shipped


A2-300: 12", max low freq 18Hz, 200W RMS, $415


Outlaw LMF-1: 12", max low freq 18Hz (with one port plugged), 350W RMS, $620 to my house


Epik Legend: 12", max low freq 20Hz, (says 16-18Hz with usable in room extension), 300W RMS, $567 to my house


ProSub 800: 8", max low freq 20Hz, 300W RMS, $399 shipped from amazon


Which has the cleanest sound? Least port noise?
 
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