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Old 10-28-2016, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Honestly, I wouldn't waste any money on the lower end subwoofers. Sorry, they just don't cut it. And if you have a large room. You are just throwing money away. I would not touch any subwoofer under $500 for a large room.

Servo subwoofers •Rythmik Audio Direct Servo subwoofers

www.svsound.com

HSU Research
Higher price doesn't always equate to better sound!
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:29 AM
 
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Higher price doesn't always equate to better sound!
Than I suggest you become a better shopper when it comes to home theater. Since 2010, I have owned a total of 10 subwoofers from all budget range. NOT A SINGLE LOWER PRICED subwoofer has out performed the higher priced one.

The three company I recommended will beat any lower end crap you find at retail stores.
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Than I suggest you become a better shopper when it comes to home theater. Since 2010, I have owned a total of 10 subwoofers from all budget. NOT A SINGLE LOWER PRICED subwoofer as out performed the higher priced one. The three company I recommended will beat any lower end crap you find at retail stores.
So how much do you think a subwoofer that sounds best costs? Does a $20k sub sound 20 times better than a $1K sub?

$20K.....http://hometheaterreview.com/wilson-audio/

These Klipsch Reference R12SW are $350 and well rated. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_714R12SW/Klipsch-Reference-R-12SW.html?tp=187&awkw=81953407225&awat=pla&awnw=g& awcr=51833810305&awdv=m

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Old 10-28-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Honestly, I wouldn't waste any money on the lower end subwoofers. Sorry, they just don't cut it. And if you have a large room. You are just throwing money away. I would not touch any subwoofer under $500 for a large room.

Servo subwoofers •Rythmik Audio Direct Servo subwoofers

www.svsound.com

HSU Research
Goes to show you everyone is different especially with something as subjective as sound.

I have a Velodyne 15" (I don't remember the model) which I use in my living room for decoration. It was a gift from a friend that was getting a new one. It retails for over $800. I prefer my $120 Dayton Subwoofer. I would need a concert hall sized room in order to be able to handle the bass the Velodyne throws out or tune/turn it way down to nothing. Price does not (always) equal quality.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:29 PM
 
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I've got an older Klipsch r12 back when Newegg was clearing them out. I recently picked up a Dayton 10 inch sub for my garage. While it's a nice sub, it doesn't do much below 30 Hz, and gets sloppy when pushed. Perfectly fine for my garage.

To the OP, woot occasionally puts some jamo subs in sale that aren't half bad. Elac also has a good budget sub. Svs, rythmik, outlaw audio, and hsu research make fantastic subs if you have the scratch.
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:01 PM
 
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Honestly, I wouldn't waste any money on the lower end subwoofers. Sorry, they just don't cut it. And if you have a large room. You are just throwing money away. I would not touch any subwoofer under $500 for a large room.

Servo subwoofers •Rythmik Audio Direct Servo subwoofers

www.svsound.com

HSU Research
I know you're right. So many toys to buy..
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:24 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I've got an older Klipsch r12 back when Newegg was clearing them out. I recently picked up a Dayton 10 inch sub for my garage. While it's a nice sub, it doesn't do much below 30 Hz, and gets sloppy when pushed. Perfectly fine for my garage.

To the OP, woot occasionally puts some jamo subs in sale that aren't half bad. Elac also has a good budget sub. Svs, rythmik, outlaw audio, and hsu research make fantastic subs if you have the scratch.
30Hz is approaching the area of being no longer audible. Also, not many forms of music use tones that go that low except maybe hip/hop and EDM. The human ear is capable of picking up frequencies as low as 12 Hz. Typically though, frequencies within the range of 4 to 16 Hz are felt but not heard. To be honest, with the forms of music I listen to, mainly rock and jazz fusion I many times don't even need "sub" bass and prefer to crank up the bass on my regular woofers. Of course if your speakers are "satellite" speakers and have no woofer to speak of then that would not apply.I happen to have some Klipsch KLF30's that have dual 12" on each speaker and if EQ'd correctly give out plenty of bass. They are rated at 36hz to 20khz

Klipsch KLF-30 Legend Tower Floorstanding Speakers
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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Goes to show you everyone is different especially with something as subjective as sound.

I have a Velodyne 15" (I don't remember the model) which I use in my living room for decoration. It was a gift from a friend that was getting a new one. It retails for over $800. I prefer my $120 Dayton Subwoofer. I would need a concert hall sized room in order to be able to handle the bass the Velodyne throws out or tune/turn it way down to nothing. Price does not (always) equal quality.

I bought that same Dayton sub for my computer system in 2010. I was so disappointed, I gave it away free to my youngest brother. I did not even want it to be a part of my collection. I don't understand how it is so well rated by others.
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:05 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I bought that same Dayton sub for my computer system in 2010. I was so disappointed, I gave it away free to my youngest brother. I did not even want it to be a part of my collection. I don't understand how it is so well rated by others.
The answer to your question is in the first sentence of my post. It's all subjective.

It's kind of when you see a product on Amazon or any other site that has 4 or 5 stars and like 1500 reviews, if you start to read them you will see some here and there that are 1 and 2 stars. I tend to go with the consensus. Also, I have my Dayton connected to a Yamaha A/V receiver. It may have something to do with it?

I still consider the Dayton a "budget" model but it does a good enough job. Not saying it's the best thing out that's for sure.

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Old 10-28-2016, 02:51 PM
 
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I'd like to find a vendor with a return policy. That way I can try the speaker. Not sure if Amazon charge for return shipping.
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