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Definitely recommending a DIY sub. Enclosure material and sub together shouldn't run more than $250, 300 max for a subwoofer that performs absolutely amazing in comparison to commercial subs double the price. Building one is less than a 12 hour effort with pre-cut parts, less if you get a pre-made enclosure such as this: http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-15-ultimax-subwoofer-and-cabinet-package--300-7097

I mean, if you're on a budget and need the best, why settle for something more expensive that barely reaches -3dB at 20Hz?
Edited by seepra - 1/26/14 at 11:19pm
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post #2172 of 3147
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Originally Posted by seepra View Post

Definitely recommending a DIY sub. Enclosure material and sub together shouldn't run more than $250, 300 max for a subwoofer that performs absolutely amazing in comparison to commercial subs double the price

yes but what do you use for the crossover?


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Edited by NFF - 1/26/14 at 11:21pm
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yes but what do you use for the crossover?
Depends on what you have to work with. For instance, if you had two receivers/amplifiers (nearly anything laying in the attic that is 4 ohm stable is enough, most subs don't go under 3 ohms of DC resistance) you could run the LFE/subwoofer line-out from the other to the line input of the other amplifier. If you have a modern surround receiver with a Zone 2 option, you can set the crossover in the receiver and run the sub out to the line in of Zone 2 and play them simultaneously (that's what I'm doing, ghetto as heck but works).

Constructing a passive low-pass is not complex either, but if you don't have anything extra, subwoofer plate amplifiers are relatively cheap too. With a 15" or a 18" subwoofer you won't need more than 100-200W, even that's plenty.
Edited by seepra - 1/26/14 at 11:44pm
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Would something like the Marantz SR6008 be suitable? I'm aware that the X32's 4 ohm speakers, and the specifications say 110W (0.08% @ 8 Ohm), 150W (0.7% @ 6 Ohm). I auditioned the X32 with a variety of amps ranging from 60-150 wpc.

One of the things I'm looking for is an amp/receiver with multiple HDMI inputs. It's not a deal-breaker, but a huge plus for me, due to my media consumption habits.

The sr6008 can handle the x32s by themselves, i suggested it because marants receivers have high voltage preamps which make them well suited as preamps when you expnd the setup in the future to full surround.
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post #2175 of 3147
just ordered the JBL LSR305's a volume knob and some rca to xlr adapters. total cost $477 shipped.
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just ordered the JBL LSR305's a volume knob and some rca to xlr adapters. total cost $477 shipped.
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yea the jbl's were going up in price over the weekend so i had to make my move.
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This is a piece that, (alas)... I did NOT get. Still kickin' my own arse over this one. The cleanest CS-40 I've ever seen. This is THE source I grew up with... from in the womb until the late '80's. This was a heck of a find, but since I no longer own any vinyl, wouldn't have done me a lot of good. Just to possess it though, and search for old LP's in good shape.... Maybe a hobby for a later date. For those who love records, a mean, lean phono machine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-CS-40-Turntable-Record-Player-Type-1229-Changer-Perfect-Condition-Vintage-/261379267455?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=ljHabq1p%252Bsfbu2Pux6wS7t6YO%252FM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
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I had some shineys arrive today smile.gif

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