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#270670 - 08/25/09 11:20 PM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: Adrian]
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The 12 should do quite well.
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#270671 - 08/25/09 11:22 PM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: Adrian]
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I was trying to keep it under $800, (just a guess) less obviously being better. Yeah I was on sonic boom checking out the SVS subs. I figured I'd try to avoid too much shipping cost by going to a Canadian distributor. Not really familiar with many other companies that operate in Canada because I just started looking into subs.

I haven't looked into building one yet either.


Edited by ivorm (08/25/09 11:23 PM)

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#270672 - 08/25/09 11:24 PM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: ivorm]
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Without reading this entire thread, have you considered the Axiom 350v3? Hell of a sub for the money.
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#270673 - 08/25/09 11:27 PM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: SirQuack]
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I hadn't looked at it whole lot. How would it compare to the PB12-NSD from svs? (they're about the same price)

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#270674 - 08/25/09 11:35 PM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: ivorm]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
If you don't go with SVS(Sonic Boom), you could also try Audio Visual (AVU) for a Paradigm DSP3400 within that price range. My room is smaller than yours(around 2100 cft) but the 3400 works well for HT and music at a reasonable price...I paid $700.00 after a little "negotiating". The 3400 uses a 14" driver, the 3200 uses a 12" and is cheaper still while rated at the same power (300 w sustained 900w pk). I believe I was quoted about $550 on the DSP3200 a few months back. Remember that the prices are always negotiable in walk-in stores.

You could get an EP350 through the Factory Outlet for $700 and change as well if you don't mind waiting 3-4 wks.


Edited by Adrian (08/25/09 11:38 PM)
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#270675 - 08/25/09 11:41 PM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: Adrian]
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You do have a fairly large room, so make sure you get enough sub for it.
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#270693 - 08/26/09 07:49 AM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
If you don't go with SVS(Sonic Boom), you could also try Audio Visual (AVU) for a Paradigm DSP3400 within that price range. My room is smaller than yours(around 2100 cft) but the 3400 works well for HT and music at a reasonable price...I paid $700.00 after a little "negotiating". The 3400 uses a 14" driver, the 3200 uses a 12" and is cheaper still while rated at the same power (300 w sustained 900w pk). I believe I was quoted about $550 on the DSP3200 a few months back. Remember that the prices are always negotiable in walk-in stores.

You could get an EP350 through the Factory Outlet for $700 and change as well if you don't mind waiting 3-4 wks.


Yeah I was into Audio Visual the other day and the guy said they're having a tax free sale in the next couple weeks (-13%). Do you think I'd still be able to get him down more from that on a sub or am I pushing it?


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#270694 - 08/26/09 07:54 AM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: Adrian]
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I have never heard the M22s but have heard enough to know they would make you very happy with a good subwoofer.

On your comment about the M60s being "too much", however. Keep in mind that volume is volume. Aside from physical fit, no reasonably designed home speaker is 'too big' for a room, it all depends how loud you turn it. A loud M22 at 85db is still the same loudness as an M60 at 85db.

The exception, of course, is that some speakers are better at lower bass sounds. Lower frequencies travel through walls and ceilings easier. The M60s will play deeper by themselves than the smaller M22s but you are also getting a sub woofer so it negates that point. The deep bass will be measured by the loudness of your sub, not the main speakers.
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#270696 - 08/26/09 08:01 AM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: Murph]
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Mark also has a point, although you don't have to quiet as devious. My wife was very negative about buying floor standing speakers even after we built the larger home. Until she heard them.

She still pretends to have no interest in good audio but a personal victory for me was one time she returned from visiting her Mom and they tried to watch a movie on her TV and just the built in speakers. She started explaining to me how hard it was to watch the movie because it sounded so bad.
WIN!!!

So do make sure you take your wife if you come for an audition. You will still get a good idea of what many of the Axiom lineup sound like and you just might convince her she needs that exact pair. Worst case scenario, she can go have a chat with my wife about how silly we are. I'm sure my wife would enjoy that.
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#270698 - 08/26/09 08:08 AM Re: Something equvilent to the M60's [Re: ivorm]
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
 Originally Posted By: ivorm
The girlfriend is already giving me hard time about the price of the M60`s...


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