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Sub purchase advice please for MA BX5 setup

Camelsham

Standard Member
Hi, newbie in need of advice. My current setup in my apartment (5m by 6m room) is :

Yamaha RX V671
MA Bronze BX5s
MA BX Centre
MA BXFX being set up this week
Searchin for perfect Sub

Vbox
Panasonic Bluray
Nintendo Wii

Moving to a house so can now consider adding a subwoofer.

Have lookied at the MA BXW10 sub but not convinced for the money. Also reading that no need to match the sub. Any advice on best sub options for my setup appreciated please? Budget £300 to £400.

50/50 music and cinema use.

Thanks! :smashin:
 

Member 639844

Former Advertiser
You really should look at options from BK electronics. They make the best bang for buck subs in that price range and they are good quality products as well.
 

Camelsham

Standard Member
Thanks. Reviews on the forum certainly make BK a favourite choice. Seen some comments regarding humming - something to worry about or very few with this issue?

For my setup looks like the XLS200 would be the right fit as closest spec to the MA BXW10? Gemini to small? Or worth upgrade to the XXLS400? Dont think
I need to go to big as prefer lower volumes for detail if that makes sense.
 

scottthehat

Distinguished Member
go for a 400, it will just add so much more.
 

Camelsham

Standard Member
Thanks. I see can get a Walnut finish that hopefully should match the Monitor Audio Walnut finish of my speakers.

PS - walked into local Richer Sounds and was recommend the Cambridge Audio Minx X300 as a good option for me. Any thoughts on this option?
 

sergiup

Distinguished Member
The x300 is an 8" 300W sub, simple physics says it has no chance of keeping up with the 12" xxls400..
 
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Deleted member 598831

Guest
I have taken my xxls400 into my local richer sounds as the manager is a mate. The x500 did not touch the 400 in the demo room. Even the staff in the shop,,,,,,,which is obviously outside the demo room, were wondering why the speakers on the shelf above the til were rattling.

Go figure?

Steve
 

Rich9600

Established Member
Another recommendation for BK from me.

My XXLS400 integrates wonderfully with my Monitor Audio RS6, BRLCR & Radius 45HD setup.

Musically it is very competent and really adds another dimension to movies.

BK's Dark Walnut matches the real wood veneer of the RS6's very well. However, I think the BX's are lighter and may suit the standard Walnut finish.
 

Camelsham

Standard Member
Sweet. Thanks for all the posts. :thumbsup:
Spoke to BK and a walnut finish sample on its way to me to check against the BX5 finish - will report back here on that.
They stated 10 days for build and delivery.
 

DrH

Prominent Member
You will not be disappointed with the 400

Well chuffed with mine
 

Camelsham

Standard Member
Got the samples through from BK for Walnut and Mahogany. Not the best match - see pic. Have to consider if go with that or black. Hmmm.
 

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sergiup

Distinguished Member
I don't think the walnut matches too badly - I believe wood matches wood a lot better than a big black box after all...
 
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Deleted member 598831

Guest
Hi there, maybe try the dark walnut?

Steve
 
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Rich9600

Established Member
The is also dark walnut.

This is a XXLS400-FF in dark walnut with MA RS6's. The slivers are finished in real wood and are a bit darker than the bronzes.



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MemX

Prominent Member
I'd go with the dark walnut - better to have a clear contrast in colour than a poor attempt at matching!
 

fayeanddavid

Distinguished Member
I don't think the walnut matches too badly - I believe wood matches wood a lot better than a big black box after all...

Agreed, I have the walnut Mono and it is a stand alone piece of furniture, with other woods and wood finshes in the room it won't matter as wood does match with wood every time

Too much complication in your choice, especially if you are going to tuck it into a corner or behind something, just roll with it.
 

Camelsham

Standard Member
Update
Bought the xls200 in the end due to multiple reasons (budget, space, other half ...). Liking the initial sound. Need to play with settings to get right.

Looks and feels really well built. Walnut in the end is a great finish and match to the monitor audio finish.

Pic in current location attached. All temporary as moving from apartment to a house in a month when can really test it out properly.

Thanks for all the advice!
 

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