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Which Sub do I buy?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by woody, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. woody

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    I've got about £200 budget for a sub, but can't find many places that give you a demo, so I need to rely on any one out there with experiance.
    I have read some mag reviews but most of the better ones you seem to need £400+. This is way over my budget so can anyone help me.
    I wouldn't worry about a second hand one?

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  2. BadAss

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    How about save up another £200+? The more you spend now the longer it will take before you realise you need a new one.
     
  3. lidders

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    try iplacoustics.co.uk this sounds a good way of saving money to me.
    anyone had any experience?
     
  4. Stuart Wright

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    There are some used subs in the classifieds ads. pages.
    www.avads.co.uk
     
  5. siwatkins

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    For £200, you could try the Paradigm PS-1000 at Richer Sounds. Great sub for the money, and easy worth an original retail well above £400. Not the musical of Subs to be fair, but outstanding for home theatre.

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    You need to stretch your pocket a little more if you want to get a good sub. I made this mistake when I bought my first sub; Polkaudio PSW-50. It was a total waste of money. A year later, I upgraded to the Velodyne CT-120 which was about double the price of the Polk and I have not looked back.
     
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    If you have £200 to spend, don't forget that the Paradigm PS-1000 is a US $700 sub. Just because it is inexpensive at Richer Sounds doesn't mean it is a cheap sub. It is far from it, and if you look at the reviews at: http://www.paradigm.ca/Website/SiteParadigmProduct/PReviews/NewSubReviews.html you'll see that it regarded as better than many subs of double its recommended US price.

    Not only that it was on the Stereophile D list of recommended equipment - if you know anything about Stereophile, you'll appreciate that that is a pretty fine recommendation in itself.

    It's a phenomenal sub in its own right, regardless of price. At its price, it's a steal.

    Simon
     
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    Yep, just found it. Here is the review that mentions its worth in comparison to higher price models.... http://www.paradigm.ca/Website/Site...SensibleSound/SSEspritBPCC300ADP150PS1000.pdf

    The reviewer says "Believe it or not, the PS-1000 was pulled from a comparison of $750 - $1000 powered subs I was reviewing for another publication because - get this - it doesn't cost enough! The sub would have finished in the top third of the speakers evaluated and yet it cost nearly $250 less than the bottom of the price range. A fantastic bargain"

    That's based on US prices obviously, and not the deeply discounted £199 you can buy it for at Richer Sounds.

    Enjoy.

    Simon
     
  9. dannycox

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    Well all the ideas about saving another £200 we know is not always possible so!!!!



    a good sub for you would be a yamaha yst-sw90,105 etc?

    i had a yst-sw90 until i upgraded to a yst-sw320 and believe me its a great sub for the money and most places now sell for aroun £140

    good luck

    Danny Cox
     
  10. woody

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    Thanks for all your input I think I may try to find a Paradigm PS-1000. I had been considering this make, unfortunately Richer sounds don't seem to have them on their website.
    Cheers
    Woody
     

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