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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 04:22 PM - Thread Starter
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As most of you know, i am getting together my first hand picked sound system, and i am down to picking a sub.

What one should i get?

Sony SA-W3000
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...88&lid=1021909
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YAMAHA YST-SW216BL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115129
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Polk Audio PSW10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290034

Any suggestions? Any other subs you think i should take a look at?

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I highly suggest the Polk out of those you listed. I have owned the same unit for about 5 years and could not be any happier with it for the price I paid.

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For that little money, the polk is going to be the best bet... In a small room it will ahve a decent response, but can be a bit harsh and and have strong peaks in the response.

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get the dayton audio 10" on sale at parts express

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http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-633

Seems to be out of stock at the moment but it does look like a good deal. Little more watts too.

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Thanks for the ideas. Would it be a good idea for $20 more to go with the dayton audio 12"
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-635

one, its in stock, two, bigger. i need to compensate some how.

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Well the polk will certainly be good and Soloz recomended the brand so I guess its trustworthy. That site looks like it offers free shiping on many things though so that one may be the same price as the polk after shipping.

In that case I would think it would work just as well if not better.

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Check the Polk Audio store on Ebay. I recently bought a refurbished DSW Pro 600 for $390 shipped including tax, which they charged me for some reason. It normally goes for $680. It is absolutely killer. The transaction through the store was top notch.

The sub I bought appeared in brand new condition and works flawlessly. It still has a 2 year warranty as well.

You may be able to find a PSW505 for a little more than your budget refurbished or even brand new. I believe they were recently discontinued so they are being blown out on brand new models.



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Thanks for the ideas. Would it be a good idea for $20 more to go with the dayton audio 12"
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-635

one, its in stock, two, bigger. i need to compensate some how.
I second this sub. I have it. It rocks balls. How big of a room is the home theater in? If its a great room then a 12" might give some more rumble. However, very few people can discern the performance difference between a 10" and 12" sub in the 30-50Hz range (the range that a 12" is better than a 10" sub at).

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Also voting for going with a Dayton. Best budget sub hands-down. You will NOT be disappointed if you get one.

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