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Best 12" Sub Under £1000

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by samhain, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. samhain

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    I have a Servo 15, which as you all know is something of a monolith and beast and I love it to bits. :(

    I think I might have to change it though as my other half wants something a bit smaller to live with :mad: :mad: :mad: .

    What 12" subwoofer out there will give a room 16ft by 12ft good deep response. I already have an M&K VX-100 subwoofer, so looking for something else that would a) compliment it and b)similar size. It doesn't have to be a mini-sub just not as chunky as a 15" Servo.

    Needs a pine/Light wood finish too

    If I can find something then the Servo will go up for sale here.

    Thanks
     
  2. chris1963

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    What about the Ruark Log Rhythm from BK elec for £250 ( www.bkelec.com )? Just ordered one myself and they can do the wood "cheeks" for £50 in natural cherry, oak etc. Check out the Rurak website. Might well suit. They have been very fast and professional with my order so far.
     
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    Hi Samhain
    You could look at a Velo HGS10 or 12 I seen HGS10's going for around £900. either of these would be perfect replacement for your servo15 :) only problem is hgs12's only come in black. You can get a clear version of the hgs10, but they are a bit rare.
     
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    Why not go for a nice pair of Ruarks?
     
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    Exactely what I've done.

    I must admit to being a bit of a bass fanatic and have had designs from Mission, Vibe, REL, Paradigm, BK, Gale as well as a few DIY designs.

    Out of the commercial designs I've owned the most memorable would have to be the Servo 15 and I can tell you that my pair of Log Rhythms matches the bass depth and offers a far better and even distribution of bass because of the distinct advantages of 2 subs.

    Its amazing just how much impact turning one of the subs off has. You can clearly tell that the bass is far less even and more directional than most would have you believe. Turn it back on and the room is filled with a great sense of scale.

    This is my first taste of dual subs and I certainly won't be going back now.
     
  6. samhain

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    So basically, what your saying is that you can get fitted the cherry panels for an extra £50 ? And these subs are good ?
     
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    Yes indeedy!
     
  8. rags

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    Have you considered the B&W ASW750 ? Its relatively compact, available in a few wood finishes and outperforms the Servo 15 (confirmed by two Servo owners who have heard mine in action).
     
  9. samhain

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    More options are always good.

    Linky for sales ?
     
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    selling the Servo will be a mistake, why not put a light vineer on it, it will have the effect of making it less 'dominant' in the room for her in doors
     
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  12. samhain

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    I know mate, it would be a travesty :rolleyes: , if it doesn't go for a good price ten I will try a nice veneer.

    Thanks
     
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    How about one of the Velodyne SPL subs?

    SPL-800 Series II - 27 x 26 x 33 cm - B £699 | C/M £749
    SPL-1000 Series II - 32 x 31 x 36 cm - B £949 | C/M £999
    SPL-1200 Series II - 37 x 36 x 41 cm - B £1099 | C/M £1149
    B = Black | C/M = Cherry/Maple

    The above prices are list prices so you should be able to get them for a bit less. And with 1000 watts of continuous RMS power should give all the bone shaking bass you will ever need :devil:

    Mark.
     
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    Sign up at the local night school for self confidence lessons. :laugh:

    I'd dig my heels in, throw a pretty cloth over the Servo then stick a lamp on top! :devil:

    Then you can start bargaining against loss of other furniture items. :cool:

    If the Servo goes then so does something of a similar size! :mad:

    Just make sure it's not something of yours! :blush:

    This is a "who's dominant in the relationship" issue. :lesson:

    Are you a wimp or a wimpette? :clown:

    Nimby :D
     
  15. samhain

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    All very witty, and I have a sense of humour. Do you have a 'er indoors ?

    Sometimes a quiet life comes at a price mate !! :blush:
     
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    Mine is now a bassaholic!

    Only since the arrival of the 16-46 PCi.

    It's awful! I can't satisfy her lust for bass! :blush:

    Nimby
     

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