Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    34

    Best smaller Sub under $300 (used ok) for use with NHT Super Ones

    I almost got an Energy e:XL-S8 off ebay for around $130, but I lost (barely). There are no more up for sale at this time, so i'm considering other options (hopefully better subs). I've been considering the HSU Research STF-1, which is $315 including shipping direct from HSU. I know this sub is better than the Energy, but I'm not sure over double the price (of a used Energy) is worth it. Also i liked the fact that the Energy was so tiny, since this system will be in my bedroom.. Both subs have similar specs, although i'd bet that the HSU sounds better. I can't justify to myself to spend over twice as much for something that is not significantly better, so I'm kinda stuck at this point. Any recommendation for a smaller sub under $300 (new) or under $250 (used from ebay, shipping included) that would be a good match for my NHT Super One speakers. By the way, this is for a setup devoted 95% of the time to music (mostly metal).

  2. #2
    Forum Regular Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    30
    wat mostly makes a sub good is its ability to react very fast to music....i think that in general for smaller rooms small 8 or 10 inch subs work very well. a small sub has the ability to have a low power amp and still be able to be controled well, becuase of its smaller size. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...Name=WDVW&rd=1 i dont own this sub but i have a set of e80s and plan on getting the 12" model of it....i have herd very good things about this sub. hope this helps

  3. #3
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    34
    Any other opinions?

  4. #4
    Forum Regular Registered Member PAT.P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    ont ,canada
    Posts
    1,140
    Quote Originally Posted by eighthcircuit
    Any other opinions?
    HSU STF-1 driver is at the bottom ,where your bedroom ? Its a good price for it if there no problem.I have a small JBL PB8 and the driver is at bottom (this one is in basement) .Got it for free at Best Buy when I bought a pair of Jbl bookself speaker .Pat.P

  5. #5
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    34
    Quote Originally Posted by PAT.P
    HSU STF-1 driver is at the bottom ,where your bedroom ? Its a good price for it if there no problem.
    I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. Are you asking whether a downfiring sub will be a problem for my bedroom?

  6. #6
    Forum Regular Registered Member PAT.P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    ont ,canada
    Posts
    1,140
    Quote Originally Posted by eighthcircuit
    I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. Are you asking whether a downfiring sub will be a problem for my bedroom?
    Thats what Im asking ,if your bedroom on top of another room is this going to be a problem?

  7. #7
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    34
    Quote Originally Posted by PAT.P
    Thats what Im asking ,if your bedroom on top of another room is this going to be a problem?
    Oh ok. No, that won't be a problem.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. a little fuse problem
    By adarapus in forum Amps/Preamps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-11-2004, 01:56 PM
  2. Super Bowl
    By Chris in forum Off Topic/Non Audio
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-20-2004, 02:33 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest AudioReview Articles

Hot Deals

Latest News

AudioReview on Facebook