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I have been fortunate enough to have the X-CS and X-MTMs powered by a Yamaha 661 for almost a year now. I intially decided to hold out on adding a sub and the rear surround speakers becuase of space (I was in an apartment) and budget. But now I am moving into a house and I am ready to complete my system...


The living room is a little odd so I will do my best to describe it and I have a visual aid... The picture pretty much shows the lay out of the room and the dimensions but a couple footnotes... First, the ceiling starts at the wall with the TV on it at 8 ft and angles up to 12ft. Second, the living room and dinning room have carpet and the walk way is tile. Third, the fireplace has a little tile in front of it. I guess let me know if you have any other questions about the room...






I have started doing my homework with reading forums and reviews so I think I have a starting place... My budget is a firm $500 but I would really like to come in close to $300. I am not a bass hog and in the apartment the X-MTMs produced a good amount of bass but I would like to give them some help in the new room. I do not like boomy bass; I want a subtle, very tight, musical sub. Some of the subs I am looking at...

X-Sub - If I could get by with one; it would be great on the budget. But I could run two of them...

Velodyne VX-10 - Good price but will it fill the room and sacrifice quality?

HSU STF-2 - Hear good things especially about them being musical, which I like.

HSU STF-1

HSU VTF-1

SVS PB10-NSD - I hear good things about the brand. Will be top of budget.

SVS 25-31PCi - Over the budget but if it is worth it... Maybe.

SVS 20-39 PCi - Over the budget but if it is worth it... Maybe.

Dayton Subs ... Not sure which one... Great on budget; how is the quality?


I also need suggestions as far as set-up, placement, and calibration. Thanks!
 

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I have been fortunate enough to have the X-CS and X-MTMs powered by a Yamaha 661 for almost a year now. I intially decided to hold out on adding a sub and the rear surround speakers becuase of space (I was in an apartment) and budget. But now I am moving into a house and I am ready to complete my system...


The living room is a little odd so I will do my best to describe it and I have a visual aid... The picture pretty much shows the lay out of the room and the dimensions but a couple footnotes... First, the ceiling starts at the wall with the TV on it at 8 ft and angles up to 12ft. Second, the living room and dinning room have carpet and the walk way is tile. Third, the fireplace has a little tile in front of it. I guess let me know if you have any other questions about the room...








I have started doing my homework with reading forums and reviews so I think I have a starting place... My budget is a firm $500 but I would really like to come in close to $300. I am not a bass hog and in the apartment the X-MTMs produced a good amount of bass but I would like to give them some help in the new room. I do not like boomy bass; I want a subtle, very tight, musical sub. Some of the subs I am looking at...

X-Sub - If I could get by with one; it would be great on the budget. But I could run two of them...

Velodyne VX-10 - Good price but will it fill the room and sacrifice quality?

HSU STF-2 - Hear good things especially about them being musical, which I like.

HSU STF-1

HSU VTF-1

SVS PB10-NSD - I hear good things about the brand. Will be top of budget.

SVS 25-31PCi - Over the budget but if it is worth it... Maybe.

SVS 20-39 PCi - Over the budget but if it is worth it... Maybe.

Dayton Subs ... Not sure which one... Great on budget; how is the quality?


I also need suggestions as far as set-up, placement, and calibration. Thanks!

how about the eD A2-300 for $315 shipped? probably the best sub for the money
 

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Thanks to everyone... If this helps I will use it about 50/50 for music and movies...


Naturally over on the AV123 board; I have been getting a lot of X-Sub suggestions... At that price should I jump on it?
 

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The Scamp-10 is the subwoofer equivalent of a unicorn or a yeti. Many people believe in it, and those who have seen it are few and far between. X-sub is nice for a smaller space (apartment), but I would go bigger for a house. Pick up a Hsu STF-2 and enjoy now. My parents have one and it is great! Hsu is very nice for music too! Also, pick up a Auralex Gramma for under the STF-2 to eek out the last bit of performance.
 

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Dermott, I'm not advocating the Scamp-10, and I'm not a Craigsub fanboy, I'm just throwing out options. Didn't mean to come across that way. The Hsus are nice subs and probably the best out of his original list but I think the eD offers a better value, if you can live with the finish.


Again, I'd strongly recommmend against the X-sub for HT. It's just simply not big enough and doesn't extend deep enough.
 

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The ED is getting a lot of suggestions outside of the AV123 forum (naturally...).. It seems like a lot of sub for little money but I really worry about the accuracy/tightness. Everyone suggests it says stories about having to turning it down and it shaking walls. And that is just not what I am looking for... Is this a legitimate worry on my part?
 

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Thanks to everyone... If this helps I will use it about 50/50 for music and movies...

which one do you value more though?


Its hard to find a sub that does both very well unless you spend more money.
 

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For that budget, I would get the A2-300 now and enjoy all the movies. Music will be okay but when the scamp-10 comes out by that for the music because its design I think will lend it to be a better musical sub.


Definitely get the A2-300 right now,its your best bang for the $$$ and you may even like it for music. You will love it for movies.
 

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For that budget, I would get the A2-300 now and enjoy all the movies. Music will be okay but when the scamp-10 comes out by that for the music because its design I think will lend it to be a better musical sub.


Definitely get the A2-300 right now,its your best bang for the $$$ and you may even like it for music. You will love it for movies.

For $550 he could buy a Valor
 
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