03-11-2009 05:16 PM #1
Possibly looking to upgrade subwoofer
I am currently working with this...
And it just isn't satisfying my needs. I have to practically crank the knob all the way down so that it won't give me any distortion in scenes in say Cloverfield or The Dark Knight. I need a subwoofer I can have cranked up without having to worry about whether what I am watching will cause a distorted rumbling sound.
I have heard to stay away from Polk so I have been looking at Velodyne and this subwoofer is at my max price range and seems like it could handle what I want from the reviews.
Any suggestions or opinions? I would also like to point out I am a dummy when it comes to the technical aspects of subwoofers so average joe language would be appreciated...haha. Thanks.
03-11-2009 05:34 PM #2Member
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HSU STF-1 is on sale for < $300 shipped right now.
If you can stretch another $50, eD always has their A2-300 for $350 shipped.
Internet direct subs offer significantly better value than what you're going to find in stores or from Amazon.
03-11-2009 05:40 PM #3
I'm convincing a buddy of mine to go eD, we are heading to their store in Newton, IA this weekend to check them out.Current Setup
Epson 6100 1080p Projector, 126" of HD Goodness
Playstation 3 (60gb, HDMI all around)
Denon 1910 Receiver
Infinity Entra II Fronts,
Entra Surround Backs
Entra II Sub
Infinity Primus Surrounds
03-11-2009 05:48 PM #4
Subs around $300:
HSU STF-1 On sale $254.00 from HSU website
BIC H100 ~$300 on Ebay
ED A2-250 $325 from Elemental Designs
I would save up and go for a sub in the $400 - $500 range:
Look at options from ED, HSU, SVS, & Outlaw Audio-Wayne
Samsung PN58A650, Denon AVR-1909, Denon 2900, Toshiba HD-XA2 , Sony PS3 40GB, Boston Acoustics E70's (LRC), E60's Surrounds, FIOS HD DVR,Outlaw Audio LFM-1c, Harmony 880
My Home Theater
03-11-2009 06:20 PM #5
I really can't afford to go past $300 also I don't have a gigantic room and I am not looking for the best subwoofer in the world just one that I will be happy with for at least a few years and one that doesn't get easily distorted. But thanks for the opinions guys. So now stay away from Velodyne AND Amazon? Elemental Designs, HSU, SVS look at those subs.
03-11-2009 06:56 PM #6Member
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- Jan 2008
premier acoustic pa 120 for $229 shipped on ebay and I believe with live.com search it is a 9% cash back ...
its getting great reviews on avsforums....you should check it outCollege Set Up
Mitsubishi WD-60735, JBL S310 Fronts, JBL S-Center, Polk R300 Surrounds
Onkyo TX-SR 606, Kicker L5 S10 Subwoofer, Xbox 360,Toshiba HD-A30, Sammy 1500 Blu, Sony SACD Player, Direct TV HD DVR, Harmony Xbox Remote
03-11-2009 07:00 PM #7
STF-1 is a steal right now for $254!!David
Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2002! Whoop!
03-11-2009 07:06 PM #8
Right now, HSU STF-1 all the way.Display: Epson HC 6100 Proj/106" Da-Lite High Power screen or Panasonic 50" Plasma
Receiver & Speakers : Yamaha AVR HTR-5940 / Boston Acoustic LCR DSi495 & Rears DSi455 (In-Ceiling)
Sources: Toshiba HD-A3 (86 titles), Panasonic BD655AK (240 titles), Sage TV HD HTPC (8TB), Comcast w/crappy HD, SD-DVD ~950
03-11-2009 07:10 PM #9
03-11-2009 10:38 PM #10
03-15-2009 04:31 PM #11
Well I figured out how to get 9% cashback from Live.com and ended up ordering the Premier Acoustic PA-120 for $208.39 shipped. Hopefully it satisfies my needs and is a noticeable upgrade from the sub I have now. Thanks guys.
03-15-2009 10:01 PM #12
I haven't heard bad things about Velodyne subs, so even though they are at the high end of your price range, I would still check them out. Probably just about any specialized brand would do a better job than the subwoofer supplied as part of a HTIB package by a receiver manufacturer (e.g., Sony, Yamaha, Onkyo, Pioneer, etc.).‘Da rig so far:
Toshiba 26HL86 REGZA LCD TV
Toshiba HD-A30 HD-DVD Player
Toshiba DVR-5 VHS/DVD-Recorder
Toshiba BDX2000 Blu-ray Player
Sony BDP-S760 Blu-ray Player
Sony PlayStation 3 (160 GB—originally 60 GB)
Xbox 360 HDMI-120 GB (but not an Elite) + HD-DVD Add-on Drive
Yamaha HTR-6180B (RXV-863) Receiver
PSB Alpha HT 5.2 Set-Up (4 x LR1, 1 x LCR1, 2 x SubSeries 1)
03-17-2009 09:31 AM #13
03-17-2009 09:42 AM #14
You basically just search the web for your item and click the Ebay ad. Then when your on Ebay you should see the cashback symbol at the top which means you got it working.
03-17-2009 01:04 PM #15
Thanks! I think I am going to order one of these
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