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best sub for around £200 - £300

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by steve0, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. steve0

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    Whats the best sub in this price range at the minute I have the Kef psw 2010 which has died if it to expensive to repair i think ill buy a new one
     
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    Probably the BK XLS200, have a search on the forum and see what others think about it. :)
     
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    There seems to be a pattern emerging with Kef subs. :rolleyes:

    As detailed in previous posts my 2010 went belly up and Im now a proud owner of a BK XLS200. Still running it in but it sounds far more impressive than the Kef ever did and that was no slouch.
     
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    where can i get the BK XLS200 from at a good price
     
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    Try clicking the banner ad at the top of this forum as BK Electronics sell them at a good price.
     
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    I thought you could only get a BK XLS200 from BK electronics unless you go second hand. I just bought one last week (light oak DF) and the finish is great and the bass seems really tight and spacious. I'm hoping it will sound better when 'run in', but I've not heard people say that it does improve over time, but I'd be interested to hear from any owners on this?
     
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    That's true as they are sold direct to customer by the manufacturer. They are a good price though :)
     
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    The XLS200 is a stunning performer for an excellent price. With my limited experience of my BK's, they do indeed get better after a couple of weeks of use - it's quite a substantial drive unit! :)
     
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    how long does it take for delivery of the XLS200-DF, Im thinking of buying it now and when the Kef psw 2010 is repaired selling it, how much do you think I will get for it. Also how much better is the sound from the BK compared to the kef.
    I dont think i can wait 2 weeks while the kef is repaired watching movies isnt the same without the .1
     
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    Mine took approx 3 days, but I've seen others take a week or more. I think it probably depends if they have your particular requirement in stock.

    I haven't heard a KEF hence cannot compare. I'm mightily impressed with mine, and it's "only" the 200W version...PJ :)
     
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    Mine took about 8 days, but I was told this was because they'd had a probm with deliveries of oak. Apart from that I was told it would havee been 3-2 days.
     
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    My light oak recently took about 8 days.

    Well pleased with it. :clap:
     
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    whats the rel quake meant to be like
     
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    what connections does the BK have I only have one sub output on my amp but the sub comes with 10M High Level Lead and 5M Phono to Phono where do these connect on the sub and on my amp, my amp is a Denon
     
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    The Quake and XLS200 are compared in this thread including some input by one of the staff at BK:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199288&highlight=quake

    By the sounds of it you wouldn't need to use the high-level lead and could just connect to your amp using the low-level preout from your amp into one of the low level RCA inputs on the sub. :)
     
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    The XLS200 is a cracking sub for the money, you won't be dissappointed, I have one for my second system, and it is very impressive.
     
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    has anyone compared the xls200 with the velodyne cht-10r..?
     
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    Ive ordered the BK xls and i was wondering how i should set it up.
    I have the Kef eggs and a Denon amp, what should set the crossover frequency on my amp to and how should the Sub be set up. Many thanks Steve
     
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    For basic set up you should start by:
    * Putting the sub where it is most convenient and connect using a low-level connection.
    * On the amp set all speakers to small, crossover to 100Hz, subwoofer to on.
    * On the sub set phase to zero, set crossover to the bypass position.
    * Now use the amplifiers test tones to set channel volumes as you would for your other speakers but trying to adjust the gain on the sub rather than tweaking the amplifiers output level. It's worth investing in an SPL meter for this.

    That should be enough to get you going but there is an enormous amount of scope for tweaking it to suit your tastes - plenty of info in this forum about what the different settings do and how you might like to change them. :)
     

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