Good Cheap Subwoofer??

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Good Cheap Subwoofer??

Postby woodpaneling » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:59 pm

I am looking for a good low priced subwoofer for my HT system. I have an Onkyo 5.1 receiver, Polk front towers, Polk rear speakers (I can't remember the model # but I think it is RS35 and RS15 or something), and (for now) a Bose cube speaker for a center channel.

I need a subwoofer that will go good with this setup. I will need a powered sub. Looking to spend in the $100 or less range. Probably trying to find something on sale. Eventually I need a different center channel speaker, the Bose isn't cutting it. But for now, what sub would be a good choice. Keep in mind I know next to nothing about HT.

Thanks for any replies.
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Postby hvnd4speed » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:08 pm

I recently upgraded my home sub to a MTX SW2 100watt powered 12" (downfiring sub) and i am quite impressed, i have a huge living room and it fills the entire room with great bass, it does require some tuning but once ya get it right, its awesome for movies and music, i bet it would even sound better on wooden floors, mine is carpet and it still sounds damn good!

i paid 140 bucks for it shipped from ebay and it was brand new in the box

the other sub i compared was a polk 10" 50watt powered sub (front firing, $199 at circuit city), i was quite impressed by that one but it was about 50 bucks more and i passed plus it didnt match the rest of my equipment with the black finish

circuit city carries both in stock and i went and spent a good amount of time listening to them in the sound room, the MTX sounds way better in my house than it did there so i took a risk with the purchase due to the cost of both subs

good luck with the purchase!
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Postby KU40 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:30 pm

exactly what you've been looking for! http://forum.carstereos.org/fs-exactly-youve-t64730.html?t=64730

for that low of a price you may just have to go to one of *those* stores
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Postby woodpaneling » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:31 pm

That post is mistitled dammit! I think I will pass on those.

I remember last time I looked there were some good deals on PartsExpress.com, but I don't really know what is good or not. I finally got my HT hooked up correctly but realized I would be a lot happier with a sub.

Is this any good?
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=300-633

Or this?
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=300-631

Or
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=302-043

Or
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=302-636

Or
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=302-636


Are any of those good options? If so which one would be the best for my setup? Price is my main concern, second being quality and sound. If a cheaper option will sound almost as good as a more expensive one, Id probably go with the cheaper one.

Thanks!!
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Postby flak_monkey » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:58 pm

You can't go wrong with the daytons. I'd get the 100w one or the 125w one. Dayton makes a damn fine product, especially considering the price.
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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:20 pm

flak_monkey wrote:You can't go wrong with the daytons. I'd get the 100w one or the 125w one. Dayton makes a damn fine product, especially considering the price.


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I run a Dayton DVC in my HT. It makes me happy.
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Postby woodpaneling » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:29 pm

Thanks guys... that is what I will go with then. Now would you recommend the 8", 10", or 12" for my system.

Thanks again!
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Postby KU40 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:34 pm

go big or go home. Though I guess techincally you are already home. but.....go big anyways.
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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:42 pm

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Postby adio » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:57 am

X-OvrDistortion wrote:x2

I run a Dayton DVC in my HT. It makes me happy.


powered by what, in what size box and tuned to???
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