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Ok, im going to first say that I am not very well educated when it comes to audio setups and amps and recievers and all that jazz.

I'm a huge dubstep fan and wanted to add a big subwoofer to my current setup. (i don't know if this is hard or not)

My current setup is


Very nice speakers just i want some serious bass.
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Whats your budget ?

Whats your current set-up ?

i listen my music on P.A audio, its loud, rather cheap and high quality.
Something like this:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--ELVELX118P

I just get the old and used P.A speakers though and pay like 300$ for a quality sub
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Ya, id rather not break the bank so if its used then i really don't mind either so you think i could grab a sub like that for 300$? I honestly know no brands. Where do you think i should be looking for these subs? Ebay?

Also, i just really want a decent sub for a few hundred bucks.
Edited by Dannnnn_the_man - 10/27/11 at 8:11pm
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Yes, i get them of market place's to

Dynacord, Electro Voice, Stage Accompany, Lab Gruppen, Master Blaster, etc, etc

I got myself one of these
and 2 of these from dynacord [well almost the same]

1400W RMS of brutal high quality power [3 cabinets] and it only costed me something like 500,- euro for all 3 cabinets
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Hmm, what do you think i could get say for around $200-250? Also could you explain what exactly an ampand reciever does? I don't know what you need them for or if you need 1 or the other or if you need both. Im kinda newbie to this stuff.
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bump.

Could someone show me in the right direction? Im honestly clueless.
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The PA gear is probably overkill for what you want to do since i have seen many 10-12in subs in your price range here on OCN. I really don't use any home audio gear sine my stuff is mostly studio so im not the right guy to ask but i know there are some people here on the forums that have your answer.

If your set on the most bottom end you can get an 18 would get you there. I moved my carvin powered 18s over to my studio/home theater when i upgraded my PA to double 18s. They do give me some killer bottom end makes movies enjoyable but they were like 600 bucks new carvin has them for 500 now so not in most people budget and not needed for many HT setups.
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Originally Posted by darthspartan View Post
The PA gear is probably overkill for what you want to do since i have seen many 10-12in subs in your price range here on OCN. I really don't use any home audio gear sine my stuff is mostly studio so im not the right guy to ask but i know there are some people here on the forums that have your answer.

If your set on the most bottom end you can get an 18 would get you there. I moved my carvin powered 18s over to my studio/home theater when i upgraded my PA to double 18s. They do give me some killer bottom end makes movies enjoyable but they were like 600 bucks new carvin has them for 500 now so not in most people budget and not needed for many HT setups.
Hmm, I'm not really looking to get the most high quality stuff, im just looking to get the most bang for my buck and spend a couple hundred bucks if that is possible.
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You should have know problem getting a quality sub for what you want to spend. I think you should stick to Home Theater/Home Audio as the PA Gear is not as simple as plug and play and will add some unneeded cost. I would look in the speaker club here on OCN the people you need to talk to are in there.
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http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/stf-1.html

I assume this is a relatively small room.
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