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Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by H4r7y, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. H4r7y

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    hia,

    anyone got any info or maybe point me in the right direction of getting some an a subwoofer.

    its a canon s-b 20.

    i cant find any info on it anywhere, my friends offered to sell me it but i dont have a clue about it, but it does look the part.

    many thanks

    :D
     
  2. Andywilliams

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    Hi H4r7y
    How much is he asking for the sub?
    Gonzo.
     
  3. H4r7y

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    hi gonzo :)

    he wants £60

    hehe im from notts too :D
     
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    Hi h4r7y
    Well for £60 you cant really get anything new ,if the subs active that is its got its own amp built in and sounds ok to you buy it ,on the other hand if your not in a hurry i would save up and get somthing like the vx10 velodyne for £199 which you can get on the forum power buys off uncle eric.This sub would be i imagine vastly superior to the canon and would be a good start to your av system most people that have bought the sub say its great value.
    Hope this helps Gonzo.
     
  5. H4r7y

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    well it sounds pretty good to my ears anyways, but its not got an amp on it, any ideas how id connect it to the sub out on my amp, wud i need to get another amp to run it?
     
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    It's an old fashioned passive amp and can't be connected to the LFE outlet on your amp. It would have to be connected to the speaker terminals instead.

    IMO it's a waste of money and I would buy a second hand Paradigm from the classifieds instead.
     
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    Ian's right it is a passive sub designed to work with the Canon SV 15 satellite speakers IIRC.

    I had the SV 15 for my computer which were OK but not the sub as it was over priced when new and more for bass/midbass reinforcement than a real subwoofer. Canon speakers have been out of business for 5 or so years. They had some nice ideas (a bit like the B&O Beolab 5 ;) ) and the speakers were well made but not enough were sold.

    £30 absolute tops.
     
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    Don't flame me, but £64.10 (inc of VAT, P&P) buys you a new 60w Eltax Atomic A8 in silver from here :

    http://www.smarter-shopping.com/fil...A8-SILVER&pName=Eltax+ATOMIC-A8-SILVER&cNav=1

    I haven't heard one, & of course Eltax subs are not highly thought of in these fora, especially in comparision to subs costing £200 & upwards as you probably get what you pay for with subs. But perhaps its better than £60 for a passive Canon sub.

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    This equates to £48 excluding Vat and delivery. Eltax is a Danish company and the net price of £48 includes shipping from Denmark to a UK warehouse and onward shipping to the retailer.

    After all these shipping costs are taken into account there isn't much left over for the costs involved in actually making a subwoofer.
     
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    Hi ajp558
    The specs say from 45-250hz so not really a subwoofer.I still think he would be better off waiting and getting a proper sub imo.
    Gonzo.
     
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    thx guys

    i think ill wait n get a sub with an amp and one that costs a bit more, ill have a looksie around here.

    wots to look for wen buying a sub?
    and wots the hz thing?

    :)
     
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    Hi H4r7y
    The hz thingy is the frequency at which speakers operate say a sub goes down to 20hz this means in theory it should produce good deep bass where has 45hz makes it a midwoofer alot of hifi speakers produce bass to this depth so really you wouldnt benefit from using it with your system so the lower the hz spec the deeper the bass.
    Gonzo.
     

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