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Electronics store that sells home theater equipment.
Maybe you can find used ones in the newspaper or online like craigslist or know someone local that selling them.

This is the listing i can find... Ebay Philippines...

http://www.ebay.ph/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570&_nkw=Subwoofer&_sacat=See-All-Categories
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Listings
http://www.adpost.com/ph/
http://www.olx.com.ph/

Stores
http://www.abenson.com.ph/
http://www.emcor.com.ph/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Listening-Room-Philippines/166737056702469?sk=info

Here are some places and sites.
    
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If you're really wanting to build a really nice subwoofer, see if you can locate some TC Sounds drivers. They are absolutely amazing for home use or car use honestly. They do take quite a bit of power to get them running to their full potential though. And you'll definitely want to look into at minimum a low tuned ported enclosure, or a horn. Sealed would work fine with the TC Sounds drivers (and its the easiest to get you started), but as already stated...there's a TON of untapped sound with sealed.
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You can use car sub-woofers but you must have multiple sub outs. If you only have one sub out, than one other way is to connect all of your subwoofers together. If you do that, you have to be very careful with the speakers impedance and chose the correct configuration (serial or parallel). I wanted to connect my 12in car subwoofer to my Sony Boombox but it doesn't have any output and I can't have access to the speaker wires inside the boombox.
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Car drivers will not work well in a home theater environment because they naturally do not produce as much bass, since they rely on cabin gain. Also, it's unlikely that you'll have better bass by mixing different subwoofers, since at low frequencies you run into phase issues and standing waves. Either stick with what you have or replace it with something new. This site has some good information and free tools for designing and building a subwoofer:
http://www.subwoofer-builder.com/index.htm

If you do end up going with a DIY sub, you will probably soon find yourself wanting to replace the Logitech speakers altogether.
     
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Car drivers will not work well in a home theater environment because they naturally do not produce as much bass,

What? You're mistaken/confused. Bass performance is a function of displacement and box gain. The low Vas car sub needs a more sophisticated box to reach the same levels of box gain that are common in home sub designs, but there is nothing inherent about a "car sub" that forces the driver into some lower echelon of performance class. The same rules apply regardless of whether the driver is sold as a "home" or "car" or "pro sound" sub.
     
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Car drivers will not work well in a home theater environment because they naturally do not produce as much bass,

What? You're mistaken/confused. Bass performance is a function of displacement and box gain. The low Vas car sub needs a more sophisticated box to reach the same levels of box gain that are common in home sub designs, but there is nothing inherent about a "car sub" that forces the driver into some lower echelon of performance class. The same rules apply regardless of whether the driver is sold as a "home" or "car" or "pro sound" sub.

I'd have to agree. All bass really is...is moving mass, translated into the box, which creates whatever output you're after. And moving mass = moving mass. If anything, a really good car driver MIGHT be capable of deeper subsonic notes than most home drivers, due to the excursion alone.
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Car drivers will not work well in a home theater environment because they naturally do not produce as much bass

Dude,

The youtube link I posted just up there ^^ The Kraken, That is designed to be driven by two JBL 12" CAR SUBWOOFERS

If you take a look at the lower link, you will see this monster is capable of 135db @20Hz (Trust me, not much is capable of THAT!)
the plans are there to build your own.
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Car drivers will not work well in a home theater environment because they naturally do not produce as much bass

Dude,

The youtube link I posted just up there ^^ The Kraken, That is designed to be driven by two JBL 12" CAR SUBWOOFERS

If you take a look at the lower link, you will see this monster is capable of 135db @20Hz (Trust me, not much is capable of THAT!)
the plans are there to build your own.

I showed my girlfriend the Kraken after you shared that link. I had seen it before, but plain forgot about it. I told her I wanted to build 2 of those, one for each corner of our living room. smile.gif

She said no, that what we've got now is already too much. sad-smiley-002.gif

I'll just wait till we have a dedicated theater room. I'll build a couple of those, sound proof the room (not like that'll help), and she won't be able to stop me. biggrin.gif
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Junkyard
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NAStradamous
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HTPC01
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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