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OK now how does that polk compare to that Dayton?
Now lets just say i wanted a sub under 100 bucks, what you suggest and how much "worse" would it be than that dayton?
    
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OK now how does that polk compare to that Dayton?
Now lets just say i wanted a sub under 100 bucks, what you suggest and how much "worse" would it be than that dayton?
Dayton = Better

12" vs 10" and has lower frequency response and higher wattage. I am going to ask pioneerisloud for all my speaker advise from now on lol.
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Alright im about to order those Daytons for the rear speakers... it will work on my amp, correct? (i mentioned it on a previous post)

Also are there any good subs under 100 bucks? i will probably get that first dayton one but still i would like to know if there is anything else.
    
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OK now how does that polk compare to that Dayton?
Now lets just say i wanted a sub under 100 bucks, what you suggest and how much "worse" would it be than that dayton?
The Polk PSW10 is a very boomy subwoofer. It's not very clean, and it only does down to about 35-40Hz or so at best.

If you wanted a cheaper subwoofer, look at the Dayton SUB100 ($130) and the Dayton SUB80 ($90). The SUB120 does extend the lowest though.

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Alright im about to order those Daytons for the rear speakers... it will work on my amp, correct? (i mentioned it on a previous post)

Also are there any good subs under 100 bucks? i will probably get that first dayton one but still i would like to know if there is anything else.
Yes, they will work just fine with your amplifier. Those B652's will take anywhere from 15w RMS to around 75w RMS or so (they're only rated for 40w RMS, but I've pushed 75w RMS measured through them).

See my above response for cheaper subwoofers. The Dayton SUB120 is definitely the best bang for your buck cheaper subwoofer though, especially if you plan to use it for home theater or LOW bass music. It's a very linear, clean sounding subwoofer, and it extends very low for being $150.

For the record:
My personal subwoofer is a custom build Polk Audio dB 12" (car audio driver), in a slot tuned ported box at 30Hz, and I'm giving it 550w RMS. It extends down to about 27Hz successfully, and I've got a good $300 into it. That Dayton SUB120 (in a similar room to mine) I've had successful down to about 28Hz. The frequency response depends on the room and the placement....so you might get lower, or slightly higher.
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Ok thanks i am going to go ahead and order the

from amazonright now, and i will order the sub and maybe front speakers later on, maybe next week or so. I think i will get the SUB120.

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OH one last question. What guage speaker wire do i need?
    
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Ok thanks i am going to go ahead and order the Dayton B652 from amazonright now, and i will order the sub and maybe front speakers later on, maybe next week or so. I think i will get the SUB120.

Thanks for all your help
If you're going to place on order at Parts Express anyway, just wait and do it all at once. Orders over $100 get free shipping anyway, so you'll save a few bucks that way.

Honestly, I would still suggest the BIC Venturi's though. They're a much more natural sounding speaker, and there's matching fronts and centers to go with them. The Dayton B652's have nothing that would match correctly.

The Dayton SUB120 would still get my vote no matter what though.

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OH one last question. What guage speaker wire do i need?
I think I used 14 gauge for my entire home theater. If you're going to have smaller runs of wire (under 20-25 feet or so), you could get by with 16 gauge. I'd just get 14 gauge anyway, just to be safe. You won't need anything bigger though, and 16 gauge would theoretically "work", but you could experience some signal loss at longer runs.

Check between Parts Express and monoprice for your wiring needs. Sometimes its cheaper at P-E, but its usually cheaper at monoprice.
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Well i saw this... 2 bucks and its 18 guage. Will this work?

    
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Well i saw this... 2 bucks and its 18 guage. Will this work?
Amazon.com: Belkin PureAV AV23002-25 25-Foot 18-Gauge Speaker Cable and Pins: Electronics
18 gauge would work, but you'll surely get some signal loss at very long lengths at all. I'd go at LEAST 16 gauge honestly, 14 would be the sweet spot though for the amount of power you're looking at....plus its a surround sound setup so longer runs will likely happen for the surrounds.
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Partsex has awesome speaker kits and monoprice has speaker wire for cheap. I get all my wires from MP including speaker wire.

Some good bookshelf speakers are Energy. Usually have good sales too. For a sub I have an eBay PA-120 that is very good. For $200 it was unbeatable when I got it a couple years ago.

I'm running 12awg.
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