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I think I need a sub - now what do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Rick1486, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Rick1486

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    Hi - just got a new hifi setup and we're really pleased with the quality but would really like a bit more deep down low bass especially with dvd's and music cd's.
    The system so far is this;
    Mission m782se fronts
    Mission m78cse centre
    Mission m78ds surrounds
    Denon av2105 amp
    Denon 2910 dvd

    As I say imo beautiful clear sound and lovely tone except we'd really like a bit more bass.

    So a plea to you experienced people for advice on what sub we should be looking for and also whether we need an active sub or not.

    Cheers
    Rick
     
  2. Ian J

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    You haven't mentioned a budget but assuming that you wish to spend as little as possible I would suggest the two strongest contenders would be the BK Electronics XLS200 from forum sponsors BL Elec (click banner ad above) or the Velodyne CHT-10 which is currently on special offer from AV-Sales in the powerbuy forum here
     
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    I would also suggest a better ampliifer to drive those speakers, the Denon 2105 is not even remotely close to doing them justice. As for a sub to match them then something along the lines of the REL Strata 5 or Storm 5 would be suitable.
     
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    So Crusty? Is this what you call "being cruel to be kind"? :blush:

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    Thanks for your replies gents, but for the moment I'm perfectly happy with the denon amplifier thanks.

    Should have mentioned budget for sub - not really sure but would pay up to £400ish give or take for the right unit.

    Rick
     
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    the SVS PB10 seems to be an excellent sub from what i've read in many threads. If you're after something compact though, the BK XLS200 is a cracker.
     
  7. Rick1486

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    Anyone know where I can find the svs sub?
    Not bothered about compactness - I want POWER - lol!!!!
    Has anyone any experience of the Mission m78as?

    Cheers
    Rick
     
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    for 400 quid, the SVS PB10-ISD is definately worth a look, i have one and it is pretty damn awesome :smashin:

    mine cost me just under £400 inc shipping but others got theirs for slightly less £360+

    www.svsubwoofers.com

    and it is quite big too, so make sure it will fit :)
     
  9. Rick1486

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    Cheers lads, this is why the forums are so good - you actually get some real world experience from people who actually own the equipment.
    Had a look at the SVS site - their subs look very good, and I also saw the PB12ISD and the PB12-Plus2 - they look fantastic and at a reasonable price - has anyone any knowledge of either of these subs and also are we liable to import tax if we get one from the States?
    Basically we're looking for lots of power with the ability to handle music and dvd's as this system is going to be used a lot believe me! Our current setup is lovely but it does seem to lack the low down rumble (if that's the right phrase)/boom of bass.
    Thanks for your help and keep the suggestions coming.

    Cheers
    Rick
    p.s. also what about power rating for the sv's - can they be used on our 240v supply or is a transformer required?
     
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    Rick - quite a few of us have SVS subs as not only are they top class subs in their own right but as the US manufacturer sells direct to customer there are huge savings to be made over comparative equipment sold via retailers. Additionally the dollar is not performing well against the pound so these subs are even cheaper than they were 18 months ago when I bought my 20-39 PC Plus.

    There are a few threads on the various models in the dedicated SVS forum here and importing one will attract Import Duty of 4.5% then Vat on the total of sub, shipping and Import Duty at the standard rate of 17.5%. SVS fit 240v power supplies to any sub destined for here if asked.

    Rumble and boom are the two things that you don't want to hear :D
     
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    Rick, if you are set on an SVS but arent sure which model is best for your room, just email the people at SVS with your room size and requirements and see what they reccomend, and as has been said in other threads, they dont try and oversell to you and are very helpful and knowledgeable (did i spell that right?).

    also ask them for a quote for shipping door to door as the other option is pickup from the airport and unless you have a fork lift truck and a lorry its not very practical due to the size and weight of the box. :laugh:

    overall its a pretty simple process to import an SVS and it takes anything up to 10 days and you can track the box online. :smashin:
     
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    For your budget PB10 would be nice. The other boxes will be a bit more expensive.. In my smallish concrete room it kicks serious a$$, anything bigger and the Windows would crash. :devil:
     
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    I have to beat the SVS drum too, the PC Ultra I have is superb, it really is as good as they say!
     
  14. Rick1486

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    Very grateful for all your help lads, just a bit more before I make the jump - which will happen as the wife has said she DEFINITELY must have a sub to round off the system - what is the general opinion of the REL subs I've seen a q201 on ebay for £499 from a retailer.
     
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    You can do much better for £499
     
  16. Rick1486

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    thanks for replying IanJ - I take it we're back to the svs then - seems to be everyone's favourite.

    Rick
     
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    A further point/question - I've been communicating with Ron @ svs - very very helpful bloke and he recommended for my setup either the PB12-ISD or the PCPlus 20-39.
    Has anyone got experience of either of these subs and what were the shipping costs door to door - my nearest airport is Birmingham BHX.
    Rick
     
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    my PB10 cost me around £390 delivered to my door and that was with an alledged 1.95 exchange rate!. worth every penny though. :smashin:
     
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    Thanks Magnet. Anyone else got experience / costs etc.?
     
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    Email erik at SVS and give him your post code and he will come back with a quote for you. I paid $125 for shipping but that was 18 months ago and I live much closer to Birmingham airport than you do.
     

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