Ive had the velodyne cht-8 for about a year now and have no complaints. Ive got it in the corner of our living room/kitchen (its all open with high celings) and it cranks out enough bass to shake the house. Has excellent lows with no booming/drone of cheaper (ie KLH) subs. i was on tight budget when i bought it and havent found a need to replace it. If size wasnt a consideration i would have gone for the cht-10 however.
When i was testing out subs before i bought the cht-8 i found that the cht-8 blew away the subs in the similar price range that were 10's, such as the polk and the jbl. For an 8 inch sub it really pounds out the bass.
Id really something bigger though, if i had the room (had to keep the wife happy as well)
Anyhow, i think you would be satified with any of the CHT line for the price.
You think the CHT-8 pounds out the bass, then you should hear the 8" subwoofer that comes with the Deco system , its actually an SPL-800 in disguise. The Deco system is only $799 at circuit city.com right now and the subwoofer alone is worth the cost of the system. (The SPL-800 sells for $999 by itself at the Good Guys )
I am an x-bassaholic and I have heard and built alot of subwoofers and the Deco 8" subwoofer will beat the dog tar out of many 12" subwoofers on the market. Its got a 1200watt /600 watt RMS amp and a very long excursion 8" driver. This little sub is less than a cubic foot but it weights 38lbs., it has usable output down to 20hz while corner loaded in the small room I am using it in.
I have a Velodyne 1200. It is a 10" sub (why do they call it a 1200 ?) with the active driver facing out and a passive on the bottom.
It has a 100W amp and let me tell you ! It will just about run you out of the room if not adjusted correctly on the pressure level and x-over !! Keep in mind I have had this unit for over 6 years and I use it for music as well as HT. It never disappoints
If Velodyne still has the quality that this 1200 has, you will not be disappointed. Not sure if this makes a differance or not but this one was $799.00 when I bought it.
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