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What sub ??

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by jameson_uk, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. jameson_uk

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    I have some oldish (7 years) Kef Q35 Fronts, Q70 reas and Q95C centre setup through a Denon AV2803 receiver. The only source now driving my system is my HTPC machine connected via a digitial connection and I use it for Music, TV and DVD.

    bearing in mind setup and the fact that I use the machine as much for music as film, what sub would you recommend ??
     
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    What is your budget here?
    Do you have any size restrictions or colour finnish preferences?
     
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    Yes and No. I do not really want to spend any more than I need to :) and was looking to spend £500 or less. I would like a nice wood finish (light colour) but that is a secondary consideration.

    The most important thing I would say is a sub that will fit in with my system at about the same level and will be good for both music and films.
     
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    I'm running a BK XLS200 with my Kef Q35s, Q95c and Q15s as rears. Sub sounds fantastic, integrates really well, and looks great in the light oak finish which blends wonderfully with my laminate floor. The only thing I would say is that if you use the downward firer on a laminate floor, mine sounds immeasurably better now that I have placed it on 2" thick piece of marble with the same 'footprint' as the sub.

    As a bonus, at circa £280 it comes in well under your budget as well!!
     
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    For the money, the BK XLS200 is fantastic. Works very well for both music and film...PJ
     
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    I would have to agree with the above statements. If you have room for a bigger sub the Velodyne cht10 that is for sale in the sub forums special offer is well worth looking at to.
     
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    The BK XLS200 is very good for the money.

    At £500 there aren't many subs that can be recommended. The few that are good include the Mordaunt Short MS909 and the Velodyne CHT 10R. £500 would by a LOT of subwoofer in the classifieds :) Personally, I think I would put a wanted Ad in the classifieds and see what turns up :).
     
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    If you can stretch your budget a littl, £550 will get you 2 XLS200 which are incredibly good as the pair if you stack them. They come with all the cables you need so you can save a bit there if you need to. :)
     
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    Indeed, 2 BK XLS200's would rock!
     
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    I would put them side by side rather than stack them then. :D
     
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    I guess we are not allowed to recommend our own brand..? :devil:
     
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    Why not put an add in the classifieds for a S/H Rel Storm 3. Should be able to get one for £450 or even less. Nice wood finishes available, and excellent for music, OK for movies too (I've had one they seem to fit your requirements 100%). Also they have both high and low level inputs which makes them a bit more flexible than most.
    Phil
     
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    Or keep an eye on fleabay.
     

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