recommend me a sub!! Please!

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  1. mb3195

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    Hi all,

    I dont confess to being an audio specialist, and have pretty much no idea about what subwoofer I should go for!

    I have just updated my cinema room, it is 14ft x 11ft and is totally self contained.

    My amp is a yamaha 2065 and have just recently changed to some Jamo D6 Ultra THX speakers, which after a quick demo of last night, I was mightily impressed with!

    I have always been more of a videophile rather than audio, but after listening to the Jamo's last night, I feel it is only fair to accompany these speakers with a relevant sub.

    I am on a bit of a budget, so am not really looking at spending upwards of £700 if I can help it.

    This will be solely for cinema use, movies, sports, etc - I also have a wife who thinks BOO is too loud, so I need to take this into consideration!!!

    Please let me know your thoughts and what sub would best suit my needs.

    I've attached photos for a better understanding of my room.
     

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    Is the sub you have now a Quad from the lite series in your signature?

    £700 is a price that is a bit in between, I would say a Monolith+ @ £550 for a basic black finish is the best option for under £700 or the new SVS PB2000 that should be available in the next 2-3 weeks also under £700.

    To get better than those you would have to spend well over £1000 or buy used or go DIY to see a big improvement over the Mono+/SVS.
     
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    Yep the sub is from the quad series. I have seen a svs pc 13 ultra on the classifieds for 675, it looks huge though!
     
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    The cylinders are big (Tall) but have a small footprint.
     
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    Would they be a good bet for the money?
     
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    PC13 Ultra will give loads of deep low bass and for the money is a good buy.
     
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    Looking at the pics of your room you are going to have a difficult time in finding a spot for it. You cant have it at the front as your L&R speakers are in the way so the other position would be in the corner behind your right hand seat.

    Other than that you could lay it down in front of your LCR's under the screen they will work laid down.
     
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    The current SVS SB12, or the soon to be released SB2000 will be a good start.

    I would hang your door the other way round and move your chairs a little further forward away from the rear wall - bass tends to collect at the back of the room and will muddy the overall sound. An easy test for this is to see whether it sounds better when you sit on the edge of the seat instead of resting back in it.
     
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    Would it work ok behind my chairs? I think it would fit ok, I'm reluctant to move the chairs too far forward as the viewing angle for the side seats becomes too unnatural when reclined
     

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