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Subwoofer - Sony SA-MW40

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Peter O Sullivan, Aug 22, 2001.

  1. Peter O Sullivan

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    I am currently looking for a budget sub for my room and I have heard this sony 120watt sub. I thought it made a huge difference in my room. It costs IR£220. The nice people in the Sony Centre in Liffey valley let me take it home for a few hours. Any of the subs in richer sounds aren't hooked up and I wasn't allowed to try them out at home. I would have to buy it and get a credit note if I didn't like it.

    Just wondering is this sub any good since I don't know how low a decent sub can go. <br />Any answer heplful <br />Cheers.
     
  2. riddler

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    If you read what the regulars here say you simply cant get a "decent" sub for that sort of money.<br />The nearest reasonable sub you are going to get for that sort of cash is the build it yourself one ,from ipl or someone (cant remeber the name).<br />I believe the whole kit weighs in at around £280.<br />If you search through the ramblings on this forum you will find losts of information here.
     
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    With the greatest of respect Sony are not exactly renowned for their sub-woofer technologies. A decent sub should reach at least 30hz, while many (Rel's, MK's, small Paradigms) will get to somewhere between 20-30hz there are a few out there that will reach 15hz and below (true true subsonics) Don't take too much notice of what a sub will claim to reach within it's brochure (all measurements are subject to roll off's from anything from -3db up to a ludicrous *read Yamaha* -10db and these measurements are generally based on anachoic chamber performance which bears little too no relation to real world living room performance).<br />For my part i would say keep saving your money, if you must have a sub then buy something of quality-you won't regret it! why do so many people buy Rel, MK, B.W, etc etc? Because they are leagues ahead of your "budget" £200 er's. A "duff" sub will do nothing to enhance a balanced and coherent sysytem it will simply make alot of noise.
     
  4. Craig_Nike

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    Another POV from a person without 'Golden Ears' like me is that this sub is awesome for the money.

    I had never had a sub before and added it to my system and I could not believe the difference. I had long been a Sub Woofer sceptic (hate those cars that go past with crazy bass pumping out), but I was really surprised by the sharpness of this woofer.<br />I'm sure the experts above are totally correct, the more expensive ones work better, you just have to determine whether you have super hearing or not !

    I must admit that I bought mine mostly for Home Theather, but now I use it more for music !<br />But the day I put it in and played Jurassic Park (chapter 5) where the Brontosaurus jumops down from that tree after eating the branch - my wife and I were converted !<br />The floor seemed to rumble and it added an extra dimension to my HT experience.

    Hope this is helpfull for you.
     
  5. Luc

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    I have to agree with Craig_Nike on this one too. While i'm by no means one of the golden-eared <br /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> , and i can tell the difference between my dad's REL Q300 (i think, might be 200) and my little SONY sub, the difference it makes over speakers on their own is worth the £200 quid. I don't listen to stuff without the sub on, and haven't since the day i got it nearly 3 years ago. I like the way it makes a lot of noise, and while it's not as refined as more expensive ones could be, i a) don't want to shake the house down, and b) couldn't afford the £500 ish for a big ass sub. For the money i'd say it's worth it. THX intros (where's the Cow one?!?) just aren't the same without a sub.
     

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