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#244097 - 02/01/09 09:20 AM Sub Choice...
pablo Offline
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Registered: 06/16/04
Posts: 42
Loc: nashville, TN
Hi all,
I'm currently looking for the best sub to suit my system for around $500.
My system:
Denon AVR 2309
Sony BR
Mains: Axiom M60
Center: M22
Surrounds: QS8
Room size: 20' x 15' x 10' ceiling (3000 cub ft)
The subs I'm considering are the SVS PB10-NSD for $429, and the HSU VTF-1 for $449. I haven't heard either one, but they both have reviews that indicate that they're very good for the money subs. I'd use about 75% for HT / 25% for music. Would like to consider Axiom, but their subs are beyond my budget. Any one with thoughts / experience with either of these subs (or any other recommendations) ? Thanks !!

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#244122 - 02/01/09 11:00 AM Re: Sub Choice... [Re: pablo]
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13341
Loc: Iowa
This may be out of your range, but from the factory outlet you can get the new Axiom 350v3 for $680 total, free shipping. It is an unreal sub if you can save a bit more.
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#244123 - 02/01/09 11:14 AM Re: Sub Choice... [Re: SirQuack]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6722
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
While staying within your budget might I suggest you give the Eliment Design A3 a look.
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#244125 - 02/01/09 11:30 AM Re: Sub Choice... [Re: Wid]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6613
Loc: It's all about the location.
Not sure about US pricing, but the Paradigm DSP3200 would be around $550.00 CDN. Energy, PSB, and the Axiom 350 as noted (factory outlet)
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#244127 - 02/01/09 11:41 AM Re: Sub Choice... [Re: Adrian]
pablo Offline
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Registered: 06/16/04
Posts: 42
Loc: nashville, TN
Thanks for the reco's !

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#244143 - 02/01/09 01:17 PM Re: Sub Choice... [Re: pablo]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I can also recommend the Paradigm 3100 or 3200, as well as the Axiom EP350. I had the PB12-nsd and it was a great performer as well, IMO, it was a little stronger than the EP350. I don't think you would be disappointed running any of the subs mentioned by anyone on this forum.
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#244163 - 02/01/09 02:13 PM Re: Sub Choice... [Re: jakewash]
pablo Offline
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Registered: 06/16/04
Posts: 42
Loc: nashville, TN
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
I don't think you would be disappointed running any of the subs mentioned by anyone on this forum.

That's what I'm thinking, too. Especially since I've had my M60's for about 5 years and haven't had a sub yet. Have also seen some good reviews on the MFW15, but it's a bit out of my price range.

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#244166 - 02/01/09 02:34 PM Re: Sub Choice... [Re: pablo]
thefwam Offline
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Registered: 03/04/08
Posts: 229
Loc: Utah, USA
Right now Outlaw is having a sale, you could get the LFM-1 EX for about $500. I think that should be considered as well, as it is a strong addition to my HT
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#244169 - 02/01/09 02:50 PM Re: Sub Choice... [Re: thefwam]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6722
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

That's a real good price for the Outlaw, $519 and shipping included.
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#244171 - 02/01/09 03:29 PM Re: Sub Choice... [Re: Wid]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10942
Loc: Central NH
I still don't understand why the Outlaw doesn't get more talk here... it's rated to 16Hz +/- 2dB while the 350 is +/- 3 dB to 28Hz. That's almost a full octave lower for the Outlaw, and it's cheaper to boot.

So, with all due acknowledgment to our hosts, how come SVS and HSU are commonly talked about here and compared to Axiom subs, but in this price range there is hardly ever any talk of the Outlaw? In comparing model, it seems the Outlaw goes quite a bit deeper than anything else in it's class. I know here's more to a sub than lowest output, but it's certainly a top feature .

Is there something deficient I'm missing regarding the Outlaw?
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