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would it be better just to get a small sub instead of book shelves with larger 7-8in woofers?

With this setup you can get a very nice sub that will EASILY fill a normal size room and piss off your neighbors. No bookshelves will hit ultra low frequencies - they just can't due to size limitations (most quit around 50Hz or higher). I would STRONGLY recommend you focus on the presentation of the rest of the audio spectrum and add a sub to compliment the bookshelves. Whatever size woofer is in the speaker you like best, that's the size you should get biggrin.gif. Although an 8in woofer in a bookshelf seems quite large, kinda defeats the purpose of getting bookshelves. I have B&W 685s with 6.5 in woofers and they're quite large already.


Here's what I would go with:

Emotiva 12in 300W Sub
http://emotiva.com/ultra_sub12.shtm
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/subwoofers/ultra-12

That paired with the Sierras above and leaves $500 for reciever.
Edited by Iceman23 - 5/11/11 at 1:38pm
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Iceman23;13468322 
Holy smokes, didn't notice you lived in Madison. Are you a student at the UW?

Cool, another Madison person. Nah, went to MATC a couple years back, now I'm living and working in the area. You?

To keep it OT I agree with Iceman. I'd also check out HSU subwoofers too.
Edited by SlyFox - 5/11/11 at 1:57pm
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Ah darn, was gonna say I wouldn't mind a listen to those Sierras biggrin.gif
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I've seen the Emotiva Sub-12s go for 349 shipped before. Great price for a great sub. The Epik Legend is a better choice at that price although they charge for shipping.

http://www.epiksubwoofers.com/legend.html

Although a critique I have of the Legends is that the small enclosure it has for two 12's, (about 2 cubic foot) kills the efficiency.

I would rather go for the CS 10.2 which is about 440 dollars shipped. It goes deeper than both these subs.

Here is the link for them:
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I would suggest the Swan M1B. I recently got a killer deal on a pair of Swan M1 that are a bit roughed up. I paid $135 for them on Ebay. It was my first "experiment" with Swan speakers. I have to say I am pretty impressed. They are quite nice. The M1B is an updated version of the M1, and The Audio Insider has a B Stock pair for $899.

The M1s led me to buying a used Diva C3 center channel from AudioGon. Again, I was quite impressed. The sound was very clear and life-like.

The C3 convinced me to buy the Swan Diva 6.2 tower speakers. They will arrive tomorrow. I will give them a full testing over the weekend and report my findings. I am pretty confident that they will be quite nice.
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Ah darn, was gonna say I wouldn't mind a listen to those Sierras biggrin.gif

If you ever make it out to east town let me know.
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I would also consider Dynaudio or Revel as speaker brands. If you don't mind buying used, you can get some great deals on Audiogon.
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