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Which Sub for VM1'S for around 350 quid

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by ELV, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. ELV

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    Iv'e got some VM1's and a wooly Jamo sw400 sub on a wooden floor, can anyone reccomend a sub for around 350-400 quid and should'nt be to big, i'm more intrested in the bass being tight rather than deep but both would be nice, i like the look of the quake,ie-small and nicely finished but i was wondering what you people have all got?
    Iv'e done a search but can't really find the answer, is the B&w sub that normally comes with the system underpowered as iv'e heard comments say?My rooms about 13 ft wide and 20ft long with all wooden floor and a 3ft gap underneath, iv'e used an isolation slab on the Jamo but the sub is so wooly that i have'nt heard to much improvement.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Ian J

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    My own favourite in the compact sub class is the MJ Acoustics Pro 50 which has been awarded five stars by just about every magazine that has tested it.

    It is a lovely little sub with tight musical bass and INHO is better than the REL Quake.
     
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    Cheers, i'll have a look on the net for some info.
     
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    I've got VM1s with a Quake.

    I haven't heard the MJ, but am very pleased with the sound from the Quake - much better I thought than the partnered AS1 from B&W.

    My room is about 18ft by about 14ft, and the Quake output is more than sufficient for me...
     
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    If you're looking at the MJA Pro 50 you might as well get the Reference 100 - it is within your budget and well worth the extra cost, IMHO. It has the same form factor but incorporates a more powerful amp, sturdier feet, a better drive unit and digital crossover display.

    Personally I think the current outstanding bargain as far as compact subs goes is the BK Electronics XLS-200, but you may not want to buy without a demo.

    Look out for a secondhand B&W ASW675 - that would suit your needs nicely as well.

    MuFu.
     

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