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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-09-2010, 01:30 PM - Thread Starter
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I would like to get a subwoofer for my home theater system. I want it mostly for movies, but I also listen to a lot of music. I don't need it to be really loud, but I want it to be very clear. Space is also an issue because currently I have a small room that it is going into.

I want to spend around $300 to $450. I am looking at Polk Audio and Definitive Technology mostly. Maybe Klipsch, but I have never used their products before so I do not know if I would be satisfied with their offerings.

The sub will be paired with a pair of Definitive Technology BP8B tower speakers, a Definitive Technology ProCenter C2 center channel speaker, and a Yamaha RX-465 receiver.

Definitive Technology ProSub 800 $399.00
Polk DSW Pro 400 $450

My girlfriend said she would buy one for me for $400, so I might add some cash myself and get an even nicer unit. Maybe the Super Cube III? This one has insane response from 16Hz-200Hz.



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I just got this one 3 weeks ago and you would not believe how good it sounds being that it's only $99.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290034

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http://www.velodyne.com/products/pro...7&sid=768j501y
I've heard several Velodyne subs, and have been impressed with almost all of them. They are extremely powerful, sounds superb, and doesn't break the bank.

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I've heard many good things about the Bic H100.

A ~$250 sub that supposedly competes with $800+ ones...



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I like the Supercube III from Definitive Technology, but I read a review saying that it was lacking in performance. I will have to check out some more reviews.



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http://www.velodyne.com/products/pro...7&sid=768j501y
I've heard several Velodyne subs, and have been impressed with almost all of them. They are extremely powerful, sounds superb, and doesn't break the bank.
Extremely powerful is right, at 2400W (1200W) RMS

Nice subwoofers though
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This Velodyne looks kind of nice. Max budget is probably going to be $700.



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Nice budget. Here's my recommendation: Elemental Designs A5s-300 Subwoofer

Here's a review: A5s-300

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My girlfriend's laptop died this morning......... she dropped it. So I'm going to have her put the money she was going to give me for the subwoofer toward buying a new laptop so she can get a better laptop.

Oh well. I am going to keep an eye on Ebay and Craigslist in hopes of finding a great deal.



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