Yamaha YHT196; replace subwoofer.

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    I've had a Yamaha YHT196 for a while now and while the sound considering the relatively low price is outstanding I would like to replace the 6" Subwoofer with an 10" Active Subwoofer. Please recommend good replacements that will go well with the Yamaha and preferably costing <£100.

    It needs to sound equally as good or better than my Logitech Z5500. ;)
     
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    The issue you will have is getting anything decent with the budget you have. About the cheapest decent sub is the Wharfedale SW150 or BK Electronics Gemini II. You may get something closer to your budget if you go secondhand. Whatever you get it is going to need to have high level (speaker level) inputs since your receiver does not have the usual phono sub output.
     
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    Thanks for that but are you sure about it not having phono sub output... see the picture here. http://data.yamaha.jp/sdb/product/i..._g/D9F5F4E1D35D4DFEB3B27ADBDBE7AA51_12075.jpg

    and if you are mistaken does your recommendation remain the same? Cheers.
     
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    I did look but missed that this morning. Does appear to have a phono output so that would be OK. However, I would still only recommend the Wharfedale as a minimum in terms of quality. Are you happy to go secondhand? If so then this would give you more options and you should be able to get something of reasonable quality for £100. I sold an old Tannoy TS10 a few years ago for £50 so it could be done.
     
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    The YHT-198 bundled AV receiver is only designed for a passive sub in mind, you'd need a different AVR to the HTR-3063, one that has an LFE output.
     
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    Well actually I will only be exploring the second market so with that in mind which ones should I be on the lookout for?
     
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    The Wharfedale and BK would be ones to look for. But also look at ones from Tannoy, Morduant Short etc. Have a look at what is around and then post here with ones that catch your eye. Then we can say which may be best.
     
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    I've seen a Velodyne CHT10r that I might get. Would this compare favourably with the Wharfedale SW150?

    As I will be mainly using it for Movies and not music I presume the SW150 will be better for me than the Gemini 2 which seems more suited for music with it's faster bass.
     
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    The Gemini II will be fine with movies. If it is good with music then will be good for movies too.
    Velodyne is a well regarded sub manufacturer so should be good.
     
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    Thanks for you assistance. I picked up a Velodyne CHT-10r. It's perfect for my room and gives just the kind of bass I was looking for.
     

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