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Who makes the best subs

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by KarlRobinson, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. KarlRobinson

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    What are the best subs on the market?
     
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    I'll ignore Velodyne and try to give some other examples.

    Paradigm Servo-15 - it's cheaper than a lot of subs, but has won numerous awards, simply for being just about the best at it's price level. PS The cone area is actually larger than that on the Velo HGS-15.
    Martin Logan Descent - it's expensive, it's not as powerful as the Velo HGS models, but it has incredible dynamic response and control.
    Snell ICSSub24 - ridiculous money, but it passed the THX Ultra2 requirments (apparently - it may need to be used in pairs to do this but no-one will confirm)
     
  3. James45

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    and the award for Request for the Biggest Generalisation goes to.....:D

    what about Bag End? I'm guessing the guy who started that firm was a fan of Tolkien!
     
  4. KarlRobinson

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    Well I know everyone has an opinion but it would be nice to hear a few.
     
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    Just traded my two REL Q201's for a REL Stadium III and I'm thrilled to bits with it. I now run the Stadium III and an M&K VX100 in parallel and they are both great!
     
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    EvilMudge pretty well summed it for me, all I would add is there is a serious DIY / SVS brigade out there capable of making embarrasing good subs (and some real duffers) for low amounts of money.
     
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    Karl do you meat the absolute best regardless of cost or the best within price ranges?
     
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    How about an active LF sonar set from what was Marconi?:devil:
    Streets ahead of any commercial subwoofer, just two problems with it.
    A) You have to live in an aquarium.
    and
    B) You've got to find one, and persuade the present owner (R.N.) to let you have it.

    EDIT: I reckon it'll beat any other sub available, if only because it's waterproof and they're not!:D
     
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    How about the U.S.S. Dallas ... not sure who actually made it though ... :clown:
     
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    According to Mr Clancy the Russian's have these wonderful warm sounding singled ended triode powered units...:laugh:

    Sorry, the point was that if you go nuts with money, then you will find all sorts of products.
    As soon as it's released probably the best sub in the world will be the Velodyne 1812 - $10,000 and with performance to take an all comers.

    Victoria - General Dynamics in answer to your question.
     
  11. KarlRobinson

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    Ok, lets put a limit on things.


    Best sub under £2000.
     
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    Based on UK prices I'd say the Velo HGS-15 is on it's own, THX seem to agree as well.

    This thread has the potential to get ugly, I hope it does not.
     
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    Karl, please edit your profile and put a correct email address in there as the one you've currently got keeps bouncing back to me.
     
  14. KarlRobinson

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    Sorry Spectre, that is my real email address, but Nominet have changed the authorative domain record, so until tomorrow it will keep bouncing.
     
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    Mackie HRS 120.

    Or the HRS 150 with 15 inch driver and 2 x 12" passives :eek:
     
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    ooooohh lots of buttons!

    What's THX PM3?

    How much are them two models?
     
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    HRS120 is 1299.99

    dunno how much the HRS 150 is though.
     
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    Did a quick search $2000-$2500 for the 150.

    Possible alternative to the HGS?
     
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    THX Professional Monitor(ing?) 3
    basically what equipment should be used to monitor material designed to be played back on THX home equipment and in THX cinemas.

    M&K MPS2510Ps are also pm3 approved, though as near field satellite monitors.
     
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    Well, guys & girls,
    ever since I joined this forum, if there was a topic about sub, almost everybody is recommending Velo Sub...
    I guess that answer the question :)
    I also will demo CHT tomorrow, thanks to you all...
    I hope this is also the best sub (for budget under $500):D
     

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