Recommendations for £500 sub ?

docspawn

Active Member
Looking for a sub that i can use for music and movies, was looking at possibly the B&W ASW610 but is there others thats worth checking ?

I have a room 7x5m and would hope to spend approx £500.

Cheers
D.S.
 

sergiup

Distinguished Member
Okay, I'll be the one to bang the well-worn BK drum this time.. For £500 or less, you'll probably be hard pressed to find anything better from new than a BK Monolith / Monolith+ or an XXLS400. If you're willing to purchase second hand, you might find something better in the Classifieds here.

What percentage of your listening is music / movies? Do you listen at high volumes? Do you need something smaller / can you accommodate something the size of a Monolith?
 

docspawn

Active Member
Thanks for reply.
I will be using music/movies - 50/50 and do see that the Monolith is rather large and wouldnt wont something to large. So is the XXLS400 one to check out ? I have wooden floors if that makes any odds ?

Is the B&W ASW610 not a recommend unit ? It is only 200w and think only 10'' driver but recommended in 'certain' hifi mag.

Cheers
D.S.
 

sergiup

Distinguished Member
If the Mono would be too large, then yes the XXLS400 will do you well. You can place it on some granite chopping boards to help isolate it from the wooden floor (at least to me it makes a difference, each to their own after all).

I think most people will agree that a 12" sealed sub will do more than a 10" sealed sub, it's just physics. You would probably also find that the XXLS400 does better than the ASW610 for the money - by all means try to hear both, and go for whatever *you* think suits you better :)
 

docspawn

Active Member
Wont get a chance to demo a XXLS400 but by what you say its a better bet than the B&W.
I might just have to take plunge and get one.
Cheers
D.S.
 

docspawn

Active Member
Oh one question, there is the df and ff options. Is there any pros or cons to either ?
Maybe ones better that other for music or movies ?
D.S.
 

sergiup

Distinguished Member
Oh one question, there is the df and ff options. Is there any pros or cons to either ?
Maybe ones better that other for music or movies ?
D.S.
There are indeed; in theory it makes no difference whatsoever, and I think most people tend to agree that this is true in practice as well; get whichever one looks better to you - the DF can make a decent small coffee table :D
 

Scott_Mac

Distinguished Member
If you have a laminate floor (or indeed just a wooden floor) then I personally find the FF is better - the floor can get a bit 'excited' with a DF.

But the advantages of a stylish coffee table are significant :D
 

gingerone

Well-known Member
Also there's an xxls400 for sale in the clasifieds section at the moment which will save you a bit as well:thumbsup:
 

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