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Bedroom sub advice?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Mango Bob, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Mango Bob

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    I'm planning on slowly upgrading the stereo in the bedroom, which at the moment consists of a personal CD player and reasonable pair of JBL PC speakers.

    Can anyone recommend a musical sub for <100? Is there such a thing?
    It needs a line in and line out port so I can connect the smaller speakers to it.

    The plan is to later add a more capable small hifi like the Denon DM31 and some better speakers, so the sub ideally will need a normal rca connection. I'd like to be able to hide the sub under the bed so it needs to be less than 12" high (and forward-firing?), there's not much space available!

    Not asking much am i? Are there any "cheap" subs fit for this? It doesn't have to move the earth, just give me better bass response at medium volume.
     
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    The closest thing to what you're after would be this probably:
    http://www.bkelec.com/new/Special_Offers/sp8.htm but it's still over budget.

    Otherwise it's really not worth buying a cheap sub for musical use as they just rumble rather than sing. Maybe consider the second hand market as the Paradigm PS1000 might just suit you but is hardly ideal. :)
     
  3. Mango Bob

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    Is DIY an option? Could I construct an enclosure to fit the available space or fit something intended for in-car audio?
     
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    If you're up for it then DIY is almost certainly your best option. :thumbsup:

    It's not my area of expertise though so hopefully you'll get some help here or failing that try a post in the DIY section which is full of DIY sub fans. :)
     
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    Have a Kef 20B which might be small enough - it's about a foot square

    definately musical, very fast and articulate

    Let me know if you require further info
     
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    Thanks for the offer brox but I'd prefer to buy new if possible.

    Please could someone clear up, is there a voltage difference between 3.5mm jack and RCA phono connections? Can I plug a 3.5mm to 2-RCA lead from CD player into a sub and then use a 2-RCA to 3.5mm lead to plug the JBL speakers into the RCA outs on a sub?
     

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