Small Subwoofer?

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  1. cricket

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    Is it possible to get a Small subwoofer with out Upsetting the Wife? Any advice on one will be gratefully received.
     
  2. hornydragon

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    MJ acccoustics Ref 150 is small and has some lovely finishes, the pro 100 is small too.
    www.mjaccoustics.co.uk
     
  3. Ian J

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    The B&W ASW675 is compact but a five star sub according to the magazines and afew people here who have either had or still have one
     
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    Also check out the BK XLS200, plenty of threads on here about it (look for budget sub test results), it's as small as they come and performs with the big boys. Wouldn't trade mine for anything :)
     
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    Velodyne DD-12

    Pricey but small and the performance is incredible.
     
  6. Kazman

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    Erm, what happened to my earlier posts?

    Anyways, the BK is a good sub, it depends on cost as well. As a compact sub, the BK is hard to beat.
     
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    The DD12 isn't particularly small. Perhaps the DD10 or DD8 though.
     
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    I think it is mate, there is no mention of how small - like a compact sub, REL Q400E or some other 'small' sub
     
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    If you really don't want to upset the wife, get a nice pretty sub like the KEF PSW2500 :)
     
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    The DD12 is about the size of a B&W675, for a 12" sub it is very compact. No such thing as a DD8.
     
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    Whats your budget?
     
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    have a look at the Anthong gallo MPS150 http://www.anthonygallo.co.uk/mps150.html, Its in two halves so you can hide the electronics and leave just the speaker on view, the speaker section is about 27mm dia and 18mm high. just connected by one lead thatsb supplied. Its sound pretty darn good for AV and music, bit pricey at £500 though.
    The little Nucleas Micro makes a great small centre speaker has well
     
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    I have the Gallo sub... very nice.. with very good sound (imho :) ) Theres alos 2 new Gallo subs coming out as well.. though I do not like the style as much with those !

    Matt
     
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    As an avid Mordaunt Short fan, i must jump in at this point and recommend the MS308 - nice small sub, very musical but with good punch for its size.
    Yours for £150!
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    consider a SPL 800 from Velodyne
     
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    Cricket

    There are plenty of small footprint Compact subs around - as you can see from previous posts! (My personal preference being for the Velodyne SPL Series 2 - these are very compact though high quality/cost compared with other 'compact' designs).

    Key to getting any visual acceptance with pretty much any sub is often physically 'hiding' the sub so its not seen - which means potentially compromising how well the sub works in your room.

    Go with as compact a sub as you think is reasonable (cabinet wise) and don't assume there is 'one' place in the room you will 'hide' it - have a few options for placement as the sub will sound different in different locations in your room.

    An idea of budget, room size and ancillary equipment is helpful when asking for recommendations - some compact subs will 'fill' a 2000 sq foot space with ease (others wont).

    Best regards

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    We don't seem to have had any feedback from cricket in the 14 days since he posted his request
     
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    I have the MJ Acoustics Reference 100, Reference 1 mkII and the Velodyne SPL1000 mkII in demo room two, and as good as the Velodyne is, I prefer the Reference 1 mkII if you have decent front speakers, which can be used full range, as you need the slam from them because the Ref1 is ported it lacks (slightly) the punch in the chest you get from the sealed SPL1000. Even though the SPL1000 is less than half the size of the Ref1 I would have the MJ Acoustics as long as you don't mind the size and have the right main speakers. The Reference 100 is superb for the money, it's tiny (although only slightly smaller than the SPL1000) drops low and is very, very musical, but when pushed with big speakers and a monstrous power amp (MYRYAD) it does run out of excursion!!! which is where the extra money has gone on the SPL1000 in excursion and power aswell other technical bits and pieces. I have to say that the Ref100 is superb for small speakers or satellites.

    Hope this helps
     
  19. bob1

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    I bet he's blown the sub money on a holiday in the sun,he should be back soon so he can reply. :clown:
     
  20. Ian J

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    He has been logging into the forum but unfortunately not bothering with his thread :(
     
  21. bob1

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    Ok then i will answer for him.

    Thanks for the replys guys ,in the end i went for the eltax sub in argos for £49.99.

    :D
     
  22. bob1

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    I don't know cricket before anyone asks . :rolleyes: :clown:
     
  23. Ian J

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    Perhaps as he asked whether his wife would be upset if he had a small one this thread should be transferred to General Chat where I am sure he would get plenty of advice
     
  24. Joe Fernand

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    No he's off doing Power Buys on another Forum!!!

    Best regards

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    I have a silver REL QUAKE and bought it for the very same reasons. It sounds great with music as well as movies and goes low enough in my Modern Semi!!
    Its £350 unfortunately but the wife will love the size. Comes in Black & silver at no extra cost optional wood veneers at rather more dosh than even my visual wife could justify.
     
  26. bob1

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    Now thats just not cricket. :rotfl:

    Sorry i just can't help it.
    I may need some kind of help. :rolleyes:
     
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    You are obviously more keen on the MJ than the SPL1000. Could you tell us why and your opinion of the SPL1000? You mention it a couple of times in comparison with the MJ. But make no mention of the SPL's sonic abilities and character. :)

    Regards
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    ASW675 Rocks!

    Kept it short as he does not seem to be reading the thread.
     

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