Advice for a new sub please

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by spikeyboy3, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. spikeyboy3

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    In the middle of a total upgrade to my HC system and all thats really left to upgrade is my sub - currently paradgim (spelling) PS-1000. whilst ok for movies it really blows at music in my opinion - bass isnt tight at all and the thing really is just to damn big :).

    Current system is:

    Mains: Ruark Prologue 1
    Centre: Ruark Dialogue 1
    Rears: Ruark Epilogue 2

    Plamsa: Pioneer 504
    DvD Player: Arcam DV79
    Amp: Arcam AVR 300

    Spoken to the shop i bought all the new kit from (Sevenoaks S&S) and they seem hell bent on selling me a Rell Storm or Strata.

    Before parting with my cash though i would get some feed back hear first (as i normally do :) ).

    Main requirements are that its good for music as well as movies, isnt to big, can have a natural cherry finish.

    Kinda gutted i didnt look here a few weeks ago and see the Ruark Log Rythm going for a song - but oh well.

    Fire away with your recommendations please :)


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  2. Kazman

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    SVS :) After listening to Smurfins monster sub, anything in the Strata price range would be gobbled up by a similarly priced SVS.

    The B&W ASW750 is also an option, it is supposed to be a very musical. KEF PSW4000 is also worth a look.
     
  3. Nimby

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    Spike

    You didn't mention your room size.
    It always helps to know as this is a factor in choice of sub. :)

    Kazman

    With the best will in the world you really can't suggest an SV box Subwoofer to someone who wants a small, cherry-veneered box. :D

    Well I suppose you can. But what happens when it turns up on the doorstep. :eek:

    Nah. That's a bit too cruel. :blush:

    Isn't it? :devil:

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    Im no expert, infact im not even an noob but doesnt the Rocket UFW-10 sound quite suitable here? a) quite small b) available in various finishes and c) ment to give SVS a run for there money, and word is a power buy is being sorted as we speak :)
     
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    Room size is around 13 ft by 18 ft
     
  6. Kazman

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    He could order a cylinder and tell the better half that it is an American ornament, designed to improve ones sex life by emitting low frequency rumbling sounds designed to excite female and male hormones...............naaaaah, wouldn't work :D :devil:
     
  7. Nimby

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    I hardly dare to mention it after your last post Kazman.

    But WILD9's Rocket recommendation might be a winner.

    It all depends on the depth and "loudness" of LFE required on films.

    Balanced against the Rocket's excellent performance on music.

    Not sure about the veneer options but I thought the piano black end caps were standard.

    Perhaps the "Liquorice Allsorts" option is favorite then. :D

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  8. Kazman

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    I'd have to agree, especially at that price, and to think, we may even get it cheaper with the forum power buy :) :D
     
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    You dont mention a budget, so how about a velodyne DD12? :thumbsup:

    Has the built in eq for room corrections, tight bass and is available in cherry :)
     
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    Ummm think £2,500 is a bit over my budget - well may be not my budget but the wife would deffo not be happy :)

    Budget would be around the £600 mark really.

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    How about a B&W ASW675 then
     
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    675 isn't that musical (from what I've read on here, but it is a blast with movies, great Sub, but the ASW750 is a lot better), I think the Rocket sub looks even more ideal, a KEF PSW3000 might also be an option.
     
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    Has anyone on this thread actually heard a Rocket sub ? If not how do the posters know how good it is with music and movies ?
     
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    Im not certain many people outside of the US have but those that have have been impressed. Theres a long review on secrets of hifi or whatever the sites called and i was under the impression that guys oppinion was pretty well respected.
     
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    Wild9 - Do you have a link to this site ?
     
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    At around £600 it's the ASW675 every time for me...
     
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    It would be quicker to do a Google search for:

    <rocket subwoofer review>

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  18. Ian J

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    The "Secrets" review is here but they are another brand (like SVS) that are discussed in great depth on all of the American HT forums.
     

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