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Hey guys,

Looking for a sub to complement my JBL bookshelf speakers, and Denon Receiver. It does not need to be large, it is for a small room. Looking for tight accurate bass not booming so to say.

max price would be 150 ish.

Thanks!
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Wait till it comes back in stock, and get this Dayton SUB100.
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I have heard good things out of the Dayton 120 sub. 159+15 shipping a bit over but might be worth it. It is expected to be available in 2 weeks.
Link http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-635 I will most likely be looking for a sub myself in the next few months.
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Originally Posted by Agueybana_II View Post
I have heard good things out of the Dayton 120 sub. 159+15 shipping a bit over but might be worth it. It is expected to be available in 2 weeks.
Link http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-635 I will most likely be looking for a sub myself in the next few months.
I have this sub. Two things I would like to add about it.
It is not small.
It is boomy.
Now you can adjust the HZ and gain to take the boomy down. I just added poly-fill to mine to see if it will help with the boomy. It is a good sub for the money, many good reviews on it. It is not a $500 sub, don't expect to sound like one.
Paired up with some good speakers this is a nice sub.


EDIT: Yes, adding poly-fill makes a huge difference. I think I will pull some back out now. lol
Edited by Nick7269 - 2/11/11 at 9:02pm
     
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I have this sub. Two things I would like to add about it.
It is not small.
It is boomy.
Now you can adjust the HZ and gain to take the boomy down. I just added poly-fill to mine to see if it will help with the boomy. It is a good sub for the money, many good reviews on it. It is not a $500 sub, don't expect to sound like one.
Paired up with some good speakers this is a nice sub.


EDIT: Yes, adding poly-fill makes a huge difference. I think I will pull some back out now. lol
I really hate boomy bass :/ I have a cheaper sony sub and its loud and sounds great for movies but for music it is horrible because it is not accurate and drowns out the mids and highs even turned way down.
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I really hate boomy bass :/ I have a cheaper sony sub and its loud and sounds great for movies but for music it is horrible because it is not accurate and drowns out the mids and highs even turned way down.
Welcome to sub $500 subwoofers. Your best bet is to get a good subwoofer and make a custom, sealed box.

That said, I am quite intrigued by Nick7269's findings. The actual woofer is a good one in the Daytons, and I know of some who have built custom, sealed boxes for them and got decent results. I like Nick7269's idea, however. It seems easier and more intuitive. I also dislike the idea of building a custom box for a woofer that doesn't have a clear set of requirements.
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