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Which active sub for £200. £250 tops?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by frank-g, May 8, 2005.

  1. frank-g

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    I currently have a Teufel M2500 passive sub but want to upgrade to an active sub. What do I need to be looking at when considering what to buy?

    I live in a ground floor flat and the room it will be in is about 4x5 metres and as usual the walls to my neighbours are none to thick. I want the sub mainly for watching DVDs and a bit of music. The sub will be fed from a Yamaha RX-V 795.

    I would love to get a few demos but don't have a lot of time on my hands so it's not going to happen. I have looked through a few threads and at the moment a Ruark Vita 100 is the front runner but see AV-Sales still have a black Velodyne CHT-8 listed.

    For the amount it will be used I don't really want to spend more than £200 but wouldn't want to miss out on something a lot better that is only 50 quid or so more. On the other hand don't want a sub that is so powerfull that I'm not going to be able to make full use of because it will pee the neighbours off.

    So any advice and/or views will be gratefully accepted.
     
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    I started at £150 with the same sort of questions and ended up with a £280 XLS200. I don't regret the decision one bit, this sub is so powerful yet refined it meets my needs perfectly.

    Whether your neighbours would agree with this is another matter...PJ :)
     
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    Thanks PJ. Thats exactly what I'm afraid of.

    I'm a great one for starting off with a budget and then over spending. I was going to buy an waterproof watch for £400 and spent £1500. Last year I changed the car and was only going to spend about £18k and ended up spending £26k (not even a new one). Having recently purchased a plasma screen, I think this time I am going to be pretty strict on my budget. Must admit the XLS200 does seem very popular.
     

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