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What SUB for my system?

Doc

Active Member
All this talk of stomach-turning rumbles has finally persuaded me to complete my setup with a suitable sub.

Amp - Sony 930 (to be replaced with a Denon something or other next year)
DVD - Pioneer 530
Speakers - Missions 78 series. (782s, 78C, 78DSs)

Is important to match a SUB to what I have?.. or should I just pick a budget, and buy whatever gets a good review? Demo'ing will be difficult, cos there's no sub retailer within a 100 miles of me! :(
 

Ian J

Banned
Subs don't have to be "matched" like other speakers do so in theory any sub will do. In practice many of the cheaper subs aren't very good and could make a system actually sound worse. Let us know what your budget is and no doubt you will receive many different ideas.

Have a look at the Velodyne CHT-10 in the Power Buy forum as this is a "real" sub at a good price.
 

Doc

Active Member
Thanks Ian, that's helpful.

I suppose my budget is not too fixed - if I feel I am getting some worthwhile and that will last, I'm prepared to spend a bit. On the cosmetics front, I don't want a big black box - something in a beech finish to match everything else.

I've read about the Velodyne's, and I suppose I remain sceptical and suspicious about claims that all other subs are inferior. Hmm..

EDIT - crumbs.. triple posted! My 'trigger finger' must be playing up... !
 

Ian J

Banned
I'm not sure what's available in beech but there may be models from B&W or the new Mission at £500.

What puts me off the Mission (despite the good magazine review) is the rather large front port which would be like a magnet to my young son for disposing of surplus food.
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
Originally posted by Doc

I suppose my budget is not too fixed I'm prepared to spend a bit. On the cosmetics front, I don't want a big black box - something in a beech finish to match everything else.

I've read about the Velodyne's, and I suppose I remain sceptical and suspicious about claims that all other subs are inferior. Hmm..
In that case get a Velo. CHT-15.
Another thought is...............has anybody ever painted their sub ?
Or, used that sticky back, Fablon stuff to cover it in whatever colour you fancy. I believe you can also get different coloured accoustic cloth, so you can redesign the front !!!

Kev
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
Originally posted by Doc
Hmm.. not convinced about them, yet. And 'black vinyl' finish too... bleurgh!
Which is why i mentioned adding your own finishing touch...:rolleyes:
Oh the 15..............the 15...........:D
 

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