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Yamaha YST-SW1500 or M&K V1250 sub?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by sschen, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. sschen

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    Hi

    I am trying to select which of the following subwoofers to get for my HT setup and will appreciate some feedback or advice:

    Yamaha YST-SW1500
    M&K V1250 (same price as the Yamaha)
    M&k MX-150
    SVS PCi / PC-Plus 20-39

    My current HT setup as follows:
    Denon 3805 AV Receiver
    Dynaudio Audience 82 Main Speakers
    Dynaudio Audience 122C Centre Speakers

    I am still in the process of building my HT system so I do not have any subwoofer or rear speakers as yet.

    The system is for 60% HT and 40% music use. I listen to all kinds of music, just not rock or heavy metal stuff. I like good bass for HT but not so for music. I read on a post somewhere that the M&K sub is fantastic for HT but not so good for music? I also read on another post that the Yamaha sub listed is a good compromise for music and HT. I don't know if there is any truth to the posts so I will appreciate any feedback on what you guys think.

    I am in Australia and initial research shows both the M&K V1250 and the Yamaha sub to be about the same price but the M&K MX-150 is about A$1000 dearer.

    Any feedback will be much appreciated.

    Regards,
    Stephen
     
  2. KHCC

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    Mornin'

    I personally wouldn't say that the M&K isn't musical, I think it's the opposite! and more in terms of out put.

    You also might want to look at the Velodyne SPL1200 mkII, awsome power and punch, goes rediculously low for somthing so small. Snap quick due to it's enclosure size and loud which is nice!!! It's about the same price, check out the reviews.

    Review 1

    Review 2


    I hope you get something out of this. All I would say is that I wouldn't bother with the Yamaha!!! I always tend to go for equipment from a manufacturer who make a dedicated product i.e only make speaker, only make subwoofers etc...

    regards
     
  3. samhain

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    Very good reviews indeed.

    The SPL1000 Series II did not blow me away I have to say, but the 12 appears to perform amazingly well. You can't go far wrong with any of those probably although Yamaha tended to produce slightly naff subwoofers for years, although I believe they too are better than they ever were.
     
  4. Dfour

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    For your money with SVS it buys
    pb12 +
    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/subs_pb12_plus.htm
    pb12 isd/2
    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/subs_pb12_isd_2.htm
    pb12 +/2
    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/subs_pb12_plus_2.htm
    pb12 ultra
    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/subs_pb12_ultra.htm
    or the cylinder version
    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/subs_pc_ultra.htm

    All should come in at under £1000 inc postage and maybe customs rip off charges.:eek:

    OK I just noticed your in OZ and I have no idea how the OZ $ is against the US$. Can you get Bowers and Wilkins speakers out htere as there subs are superb and very musical.
     

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