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05-02-2004, 10:12 PM
I am thinking of adding a sub to my present system. It presently consists of Paradigm
Titans, CC170 and HK 225. The system sounds awesome. It lacks low end bass though.
I live in a medium sized apt. and don't listen at high volumes. I am looking to add a sub
in the $250 range. I know some of you don't agree to the price range. But this is all I got
to work with and I don't want to wait for a couple of months. I have narrowed it down to
the following :

1. Celestion S20 -- $99
2. Velodyne vx10 -- $145
3. AS-P400 -- $200
4. JBL PB10 -- $181 (heard some bad reviews about its reliability)
5. HK SUB12 -- $200

I would greatly appreciate any comments or suggestions..


05-03-2004, 06:30 AM
I'd look around for a used sub from SVS, HSU, or Adire Audio. Check eBay as well for a used sub. If you have something to power it with other than your primary receiver a used passive sub would work wonderfully. Just be patient and keep your eyes open. For example, I bought a used VMPS Large Subwoofer off eBay for $182 shipped and it has perfomed excellent.

05-03-2004, 08:42 AM
Definitely NOT the JBL. Stay away from this model. (Higher end JBLs are fine.)

Bryan's right: bang for the buck is in the used arena.

Dale M
05-07-2004, 06:34 PM
I have the Same receiver the AVR 225 and I just bought one of the subs your asking about
the AS-P400 and I really like it. It works great, Just thought Id let you know I like mine, no complaints here :)

Take Care
Dale M

05-07-2004, 08:08 PM
See my post below for the Velodyne for $199. $399 at circuitcity and has reviewed well here.

05-10-2004, 02:39 AM
velodyne cht 10 is perfect or the cht 12..