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Sub advice please

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by ROGER B, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. ROGER B

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    im thinking of changing my Sub but will i notice much difference

    i currenty have a JVC -SPPW880 (pics on my site here)

    frequecy range from 30hz - 120hz
    power output 60w

    any ideas what to look for, dont want to spend a fortune but still want something to complement the rest of my equipment

    cheers

    ROGER B
     
  2. Jase

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    How about one of the Velodynes in the Power Buys Forum, something like the CHT10??
     
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    Do you know if i will notice much of a difference in sound quality?
     
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    The frequency range that you have quoted is meaningless unless the + or - Db is also quoted. This is a favourite trick of manufacturers.

    The power output is also fairly meaningless as the REL Q Bass is an excellent sub with 40 watts on board whilst many subs with 200 watts plus are not very good. It's a matter of design and quality of components.

    I haven't heard your sub but with respect, JVC are not reknowned for sub manufacturing and I presume that it is similar to those made by the other major Japanese electronics manufacturers.

    A good sub will add deep bass without booming or sounding flabby and as Jase suggests the Velodyne is probably the best sound per pound at the moment.
     
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    I think you´ll be pleasantly surprised, going by the feedback of the owners of the Velodynes. Uncle Eric would´nt be including them in a Power Buy if they did´nt perform well.
     
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    looking at my specs this is what i have

    25cm cone
    max SPL 105db/W.m
    range 30Hz-120Hz

    dont know if that helps
     
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    ROGER B

    What you need to ascertain specs is something like this, Frequency Response 25-150hz +/- 3db, (it´s the db figure that makes all the difference) some manufacturers quote the frequency as +/- 6db, 10db etc the higher the figure the worse the actual performance.

    A figure of 30hz at +/- 10db is more like 40/50hz. They use these to give the appearance the speakers perform better than they actually do.
     
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    Low frequency response: -6dB @ 35Hz, in room typical response

    err... jism?


    Sorry that wasn't very constructive, whats your budget Roger?
     
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    what about this one ?

    yamaha
     
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    Nice clean site, dude. :)

    What is your budget and are you concerned about the size at all? If you want one hell of a sub for the money, pick up a second hand REL Q100E. I can't really fault mine; I bought it for £240 through these forums a few days ago (cheers mack!).

    Once set up properly it sounds absolutely glorious in virtually any circumstance. Highly recommended. :cool:

    MuFu.
     
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    i would have taken that too.

    looking to spend about £250, but im in no rushso waiting for a 2nd hand one my be my best bet.

    just wish i could here one of the rels on my system before i decide to go for it.
     
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    Looks like there's two on www.loot.com right now, mate.

    MuFu.
     
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    very tempting, just hope one of them is there when i get back from Holiday.

    thanks for the heads up mate :D
     
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    No probs. :D
     
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    Don't worry about it. If you can get a Q Bass, Q50, Q100, Strata or Storm in good nick within your busget, just go for it, you won't be disappointed.
     

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