Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    43

    Need subwoofer reccomndations

    So i have a couple cerwin vega's and an external;l 15" sub woofer. Its an audiosource sw-15 and i did some mods to it to make it sound better. Anyways, even after the mods it doesnt sound even near as good as my JBL 10 that i have in terms of crispness and tight bass. So i was thinking about stepping down from the 15" and going for a 12". I want something that sounds great with music seeing as thats all i'm using it for. Any recommendations?? Thanks guys

  2. #2
    Forum Regular harley .guy07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Springfield, Mo
    Posts
    1,450
    It very much depends on how much you have budgeted for a sub. I would say that used you would be able to get more for your money, maybe from audiogon.com or other sites. As far as models and brands that come to mind I would say that if music is going to be what it is used for and not movies then something like a REL or Martin Logan would be good sense they seem to be built more for music than movies and would be tighter. I have a JBL but I have heavily modified the cabinet so that it performs on a different level from a stock unit and I really could not recommend one it stock form. The REL and ML have subwoofers that start relatively cheap and go up to very expensive in 12" models so you should be able to find something to work for you.

    yamaha htr5560 receiver (HT)
    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Dynaudio audience 60 mains
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
    PS Audio Quintet power center



  3. #3
    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,683
    With out knowing your budget here are a few recommendations-

    Product Category Name


    High Performance - Subwoofers - Home Theater - SVS


    MartinLogan - Dynamo 700 - Wireless Capable Subwoofer-Audio Advisor

    I prefer non ported subs for their nice tight bass for music. But that is just a matter of personal preference. There are a lot of very good ported subs.

    Rythmik Audio • Servo subwoofer products

    The Rythmik subs above are a great deal and are excellent subs.

    What is your budget and room size? If you are on a tight budget, then I would recommend going with a better 10" sub than a cheaper 12". You will get better bass.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp, Pass X-1 Preamp
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Van Alstine Ultra Hybrid Tube Preamp and Ultra Hybrid Tube DAC
    Martin Logan Original Dynamo Sub
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

  4. #4
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    43
    What do you guys think about the M&K V-75 MKII??

  5. #5
    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,683
    I can't say as I have never heard one.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp, Pass X-1 Preamp
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Van Alstine Ultra Hybrid Tube Preamp and Ultra Hybrid Tube DAC
    Martin Logan Original Dynamo Sub
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

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