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£600 (ish) sub for movies

Jack the lad

Novice Member
I loved the SVS sub but my missus :nono:

So I want a sub to go with M&K speakers and a Denon 3805 amp fror around £600.

Must be Boss friendly :D
 
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danny-p

Guest
I would get 2x ms309's....Cant go wrong then ...And you'll have money left to buy the Boss somethin:rotfl:
 

Nimby

Distinguished Member
jack daws

I'd have to prise our 16-46 cylinder from my wife's grasp with a crowbar if I wanted to get rid of it! I'm sure she'd be happier with two of them for stereo! She was actually bragging how she had the windows rattling the other day! I need more headroom! :rotfl:

You'll have to start asserting your authority! Get "Her" in psychological training for the potential sub arrival by putting a wheely bin in one corner and a big packing case in the other. Offer her a choice. PC or PB. :D

All it takes is the right aproach and a little psychology! :devil:

Nimby

On second thoughts: Perhaps a pair of pocket Rockets or 309's would be the answer. As a couple, you're obviously not ready for SVS yet. :laugh:
 

Jack the lad

Novice Member
Do you know anyone in the UK that as them?

Just thinking that if I write a review of them ect. they might do a deal if I have a 7.1 system off them ;)

Ya never know :rotfl:
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
Originally posted by danny-p
I would get 2x ms309's....Cant go wrong then ...And you'll have money left to buy the Boss somethin:rotfl:
If you are considering MS subs- 1x909 will generally be easier to set up than 2x309's. Part of me wants you to buy a Rocket though- I'm very interested to hear some feedback on them.
 

Stellavision

Active Member
Short of importing a rocket or an svs I think the B&W ASW675 is one of the best subs you can by for £600 ish.
It is certainly boss friendly. Out of all the subs I've had my missis loved the 675 and would jump at the opportunity to get another. It's compact and I think she liked the silver aluminium coated driver.
 

jamesl01

Active Member
Jack

I went for the MJ Acoustics Ref 150 in a nice light oak finish. High WAF Factor! It's a tiny little box. I think I paid about £620. The oak adds £80 to the price.

Cheers

james
 

jhjerpe

Active Member
The B&W 675 is a very good performing and my boss also approves of it.

The Rel Strata 5 in Maple also looks great and i've been testing on for the past few weeks and would say it compares well to the B&W.
 

Jack the lad

Novice Member
I have (still am) been in touch with Mark L. Schifter (President) at Rocket. He's been really helpful and trying to work a price out for a complete 7.1 system.

He has offered me a discount (towards shipping ect.). The set up will cost about £1900, so thats a great price :thumbsup:

But how much is the tax and shipping of a complete 7.1 system gonna cost? :eek:

The US forums have rated these subs and speakers very highly.

Anyone interested in a popwer buy? :lease:
 

Stellavision

Active Member
VAT on top of £1900 comes to about £332.50.
I reckon shipping would be around £200
+ handling fees ?
You could be looking with something like £600 on top.

Just a rough estimate of course.
 

Jack the lad

Novice Member
Originally posted by Stellavision
VAT on top of £1900 comes to about £332.50.
I reckon shipping would be around £200
+ handling fees ?
You could be looking with something like £600 on top.

Just a rough estimate of course.
Ouch :eek:

So around £2500 for these

RS 750 Signature Edition (L,R)

RSC200 (Centre)

2x pairs RSS300

UFW-10 Subwoofer

http://www.av123.com/products_category_brand.php?section=speakers&brand=3

What do you reckon?
 

Ian J

Banned
Import duty at 4.5% of the unit price plus shipping will be payable plus Vat on the lot. Even so I think that £2,600 is about right.

I am not sure whether two pair of RSS300 is a good idea as most people say that one pair of dipole / bipole type speakers for the side walls plus a pair of direct radiating speakers for the rear.

Although the amount is quite a lot you have picked the most expensive floorstanders and economies could be made by downsizing if you so wished.

In answer to your question "What do you reckon?" only you can answer that.
 

Jack the lad

Novice Member
Hi Ian :)

All the other speakers are rear ported so the RSS300 seem like the only choice for rear and sides in this range :)

What do 2 pairs of Bi/di-polar speakers sound like?

Do you think it would be better going for the RS550's for fronts then?

What about this system

RS 550 Signature Edition (L,R)

RSC200 (Centre)

RSS300 (sides)

RS150 (rears)

UFW-10 Subwoofer

With discount that comes to £1350 ish (with discount) + ship + tax.

Bloody taxes :mad:

:rotfl:
 

Ian J

Banned
Originally posted by jack daws
What do 2 pairs of Bi/di-polar speakers sound like?
To be honest I don't know. My settee is flush against the rear wall so I have stuck with 5.1. I have heard 7.1 systems elsewhere but don't recall hearing one with two pairs of bipoles at the rear.

Neither I nor anyone else here can advise you on which Rocket speakers to buy as none of us have heard them. The big floorstanders look the biz though and if they sound half as good as they look, they should be wonderful.
 

Jack the lad

Novice Member
Cheers Ian :)

I have asked the question on the Rocket forum :)

They do look stunning dont they.
 

Magic

Novice Member
I hope that this doesn't breach forum rules, but Alistair @ Signals (www.signals.demon.co.uk) had an ex-dem Velodyne SPL 1000 last weekend. They're very small, so not too obtrusive, but certainly go deep & sound very musical. It's normally £1k & I have a couple of mates who use & love it. I sat in on a dem with one up against a Rel Strata & the SPL sounds far more powerful. I think he's looking for £600 for it.

Might be worth a try. It looked mint to me.
 

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