subwoofer

glemay
glemay Posts: 574
can anyone suggest a good starting subwoofer?
Main System:
Denon AVR-2805, Polk Audio RTi70's, Polk Audio CSi40, Polk Audio FXi50, Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, Toshiba 42XV545U HDTV

Second System:
Denon AVR-1705, Polk Audio R40, Polk Audio CS245i, Polk Audio R15, Paradigm PS-1200a
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  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    edited March 2003
    Budget? Room size? What are your main speakers?

    Music? Movies? Both?
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  • glemay
    glemay Posts: 574
    edited March 2003
    Russman, im running rti70's as mains, and using it for ht and music. I want to keep in under 1000 CDN
    Main System:
    Denon AVR-2805, Polk Audio RTi70's, Polk Audio CSi40, Polk Audio FXi50, Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, Toshiba 42XV545U HDTV

    Second System:
    Denon AVR-1705, Polk Audio R40, Polk Audio CS245i, Polk Audio R15, Paradigm PS-1200a
  • glemay
    glemay Posts: 574
    edited March 2003
    and my room is 22 x 15 x 8
    Main System:
    Denon AVR-2805, Polk Audio RTi70's, Polk Audio CSi40, Polk Audio FXi50, Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, Toshiba 42XV545U HDTV

    Second System:
    Denon AVR-1705, Polk Audio R40, Polk Audio CS245i, Polk Audio R15, Paradigm PS-1200a
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited March 2003
    Check out, SVS PCI line, they have a sub for 550
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  • glemay
    glemay Posts: 574
    edited March 2003
    Are the SVS PCi subwoofer all that great, what makes them so much better
    Main System:
    Denon AVR-2805, Polk Audio RTi70's, Polk Audio CSi40, Polk Audio FXi50, Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, Toshiba 42XV545U HDTV

    Second System:
    Denon AVR-1705, Polk Audio R40, Polk Audio CS245i, Polk Audio R15, Paradigm PS-1200a
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited March 2003
    Search SVS in this part of the forum, they have killer reveiws. Low exstention, loud bass, low thd.......the works......check out their site......
    www.svsubwoofers.com
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • Dr. Spec
    Dr. Spec Posts: 3,780
    edited March 2003
    SVS 20-39PCi - $600
    SVS PB1-ISD - $600
    SVS 20-39PC+ - $850
    HSU VTF-2 - $450
    HSU VTF-3 - $850
    HSU TN1220 HO w/ 250w amp $900
    Adire Audio Dharman - $600
    Paradigm PW2200 - $800

    Some of these are a little higher than your budget.
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    Director - Technology and Customer Service
    SVS
  • nellis8166
    nellis8166 Posts: 292
    edited March 2003
    Doc, how does the new SVS PB1-ISD stack up???...right in my price range. I think I read it's tuned to 22hrz??? Will this dig down into the teens??? What are your thoughts on it???

    -N
    RTi10
    CSi5
    RTi28
    SVS PB12-ISD2

    Denon 2106(pre/pro)
    Adcom 5503(200x3)

    Audioquest Diamondback ICS
    Kimber Kable 8tc biwire(mains and center)

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  • Dr. Spec
    Dr. Spec Posts: 3,780
    edited March 2003
    Originally posted by nellis8166
    Doc, how does the new SVS PB1-ISD stack up???...right in my price range. I think I read it's tuned to 22hrz??? Will this dig down into the teens??? What are your thoughts on it???

    -N

    You are correct - it is tuned to 22 Hz.

    The 25-31PCi can be purchased with a 22 Hz port tune at no extra charge. This model is often referred to as the 22-31PCi, although an official model number designation does not exist for this subwoofer.

    At any rate, the PB1-ISD would be a virtual performance clone of a 22-31PCi. It has the same amp, same driver, and same port tune - it's just in a big box instead of a tube.

    Will it dig into the teens? Yes, but not with quite the authority that a larger enclosure would, obviously. The anechoic tune is 22 Hz, and typical room gain will add a few Hz of extension to that number. I think Tom V measured a strong in-room response down to about 19 Hz. That's deep enough for 99% of all source material out there.

    If you want to capture the remaining 1% of subsonic stuff floating around on a few DVDs, look at a 20-39 or even a 16-46 size enclosure.
    "What we do in life echoes in eternity"

    Ed Mullen ([email protected])
    Director - Technology and Customer Service
    SVS
  • dylan
    dylan Posts: 453
    edited March 2003
    Originally posted by glemay
    Are the SVS PCi subwoofer all that great, what makes them so much better

    I have the 20-39pci and it is all that great. If you search through old threads, Dr. Spec (and others) have posted great technical reference material for why they are awesome subs, but when it comes down to it they just kick major butt (they dig deep, sheer output, and musical). I went through the 350 and 650 Polk subs before settling on the SVS, and it was a new experience. And it's great for music. For me the 650 was great for music but fell short in output for home theater. Like Polks, the bang for the buck factor is very high. Well, astronomical for SVS... I got it at last year's summer sale and still feel like I stole it... can't recommend them highly enough.
  • goingganzo
    goingganzo Posts: 2,793
    edited March 2003
    they also have great customer suport i had a queston at 10 pm and got a anser to my queston 30 min later. they also sung me a package deal for the stuff i wanted. if i dident buld a sub i proabley would have goten the 16 + moddle the one befor the ultra and dual
  • dbournival
    dbournival Posts: 131
    edited March 2003
    If you want a front firing, I have a PSW 404, I reccomend it. Cost me $320.