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I am getting some JBL L890s for my front, an LC2 for my center and some L820's for my rears.


I will be powering everything with a Denon 1909 or Yamaha V765. Haven't decided yet.


The room is 18' x 10' with 8' high ceilings.


I want a good sub that can go with this set up.


The main question is, is there a better sub than the L8400P for $400?


$400 is my max on the sub, if it can't be had for that, don't suggest it.


I am not against any ID makers, I just hear a lot about HSU or SVS, but I mainly want to know if the JBL sub would be my best bet for the price I can get it for.


Thanks!
 

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I agree with Goon on an eD sub, but I think that this sub would be the way to go.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=407


It is $350, but will be going up in price March 9th to $415, alot of people who have it say it is a fantastic performer and eD makes a very high quality product (they sell alot of this model), that will perform for much more than you paid.


From looking at the specs though you should get better extension from the eD as the JBL is 3dB down at 22hz, the A2-300 goes to 18hz.
 

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I think I will go with the eD then. How does the eD compare to the Klipsch XW-500d? I can get that sub for the same price also.
 

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Originally Posted by bamf3000 /forum/post/18247087


I think I will go with the eD then. How does the eD compare to the Klipsch XW-500d? I can get that sub for the same price also.

I don't think the Klipsch would be a bad sub. But also might not have as usable output compared to the eD. The Klipsch is 3bB down at 21hz, where the eD is 3dB down at 18 hz so you would get lower extension. Also I think the eD being ported would have more usable output. Your room is pretty moderate sized so I would call eD today and see what they think between their subs and they will give their honest opinion without trying to upsell you. They are a great group.
 

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Got with their online chat. Only thing that the rep said was that I was comparing their subs to subs that cost 2-3x more(msrp i am assuming), I told him that I could get them for the same price as theirs and he never responded. The fact that he used the excuse that the JBL and Klipsch cost more, made me believe that ED does not think that this sub will compete with the other two.
 

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At around $360 (when on sale), individuals in this forum like the Hsu STF-2 and eD A2-300. As of March 9, the STF-2 had gone to ~$390 (with shipping) and the A2-300 to $415.


I am using L820s as L/R fronts, LC2 as center, and a pair of JBL N-series 6.5 indoor/outdoor speakers as double duty in rear and outdoors. And two 15 inch subwoofers.


I have only seen the L8400p at $500+. I would still go with the Hsu or eD.

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/spe...er-system.html


The L8400P subwoofer's bass limits were measured with it set to maximum bandwidth and placed in the optimal corner of a 7,500-cubic-foot room. In a smaller room users can expect 2 to 3 Hz deeper extension and up to 3 dB higher sound-pressure level (SPL). The L8400P had 109 to 112 dB SPL capability from 50 to 62 Hz at 2 meters (the optimal seating distance from a subwoofer). But output fell at nearly 16 dB per octave below 50 Hz. And although it had useful response up to 145 Hz when the LFE input was used, upper-frequency bandwidth was more limited with the Normal inputs selected than the dial markings or specifications suggest. There was also a moderate (-4-dB) crossover/level-control interaction over the full range of the crossover control as the selected frequency was lowered.
 
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