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    Sub Blown. Can you guys help me pick a new one?

    My home theatre is in a finished basement with a laminate/wood floor. The total size of the room is 40x20 but the actual listening space with the theatre set up is 25x15. Can anyone recommend a sub for this area? I didn't want to spend over 500 canadian which is around 400 US unless its reallly reallly worth it. I'm 25 with friends that come over to watch movies all the time. We like it when the whole house vibrates but we also like sound quality too hehehe Anyone recommendations? Thanks for the help.

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    Maybe consider the SVS PB10-ISD.

    Link: http://www.svsubwoofers.com/subs_pb10_isd.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armzzzz
    My home theatre is in a finished basement with a laminate/wood floor. The total size of the room is 40x20 but the actual listening space with the theatre set up is 25x15. Can anyone recommend a sub for this area? I didn't want to spend over 500 canadian which is around 400 US unless its reallly reallly worth it. I'm 25 with friends that come over to watch movies all the time. We like it when the whole house vibrates but we also like sound quality too hehehe Anyone recommendations? Thanks for the help.
    Since you live in Canada, you may want to look at Paradigm's subs. They have some nice ones and I've heard Paradigm products are considerably cheaper in Canada than they are in the U.S. This might allow you to buy something larger in your budget than a U.S. seller could provide - which is important given the size of the room you'll be energizing.

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    Hey,

    I was considering that one. I also went to a local shop and was offered a demo Velodyne CHT-12 for 450 Canadian (about 360 US i guess). Anyone have comments as to what they would prefer between those 2? I'm also considering just getting some kind of Paradigm.

    Thanks Again

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    Lensman I just read your post about Paradigm after my last reply hehe Thanks

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    If you're going to get a Paradigm sub in a room THAT size, you'll want to get the PW-2100 or more AT LEAST...otherwise, I suggest you look for something with alot of power.
    I still can't think of anything better for the price than the 12" MKIII Kit from Partsexpress.com.
    That is definitely what I'd recommend. I built one for my parents, and it was better than the PW-2200 I have in a few ways, though not going quite as low, for the price it was unbeatable.

    For $500 canadian though, SVS, HSU Research, maybe a Velodyne, or something used.
    Good luck.

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    Lightbulb subwoffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Armzzzz
    Hey,

    I was considering that one. I also went to a local shop and was offered a demo Velodyne CHT-12 for 450 Canadian (about 360 US i guess). Anyone have comments as to what they would prefer between those 2? I'm also considering just getting some kind of Paradigm.

    Thanks Again
    I have the paradigm PS-1000 one great sub! New they are over 600 ,the PDR 8 ,PDR10 ,PDR12 would be in your range !Im also running a DAHLQUIST qx100SA 8 inch great also and on sale for 299 at the audioshop website in OTTAWA (half price) TRUE SURROUND SOUND FOR THE BASS! AT THIS PRICE I WOULD OF BUY TWO INSTEAD OF THE PARADIGM!PAT.P

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    Those are some nice beefy suggestions. I like the idea of building the sub yourself. Seems like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armzzzz
    Those are some nice beefy suggestions. I like the idea of building the sub yourself. Seems like fun.
    MY WIFE WAS UPSET WHEN I BOUGHT THE PS-1000 (SAID IT LOOK LIKE A TABLE BUT WHEN IT ROCKS IT ROCKS AND WHEN I ADDED THE DAHLQUIST NOW THE ROOM IS FULL AND SHE NEVER COMPLAINT SAID IT SOUND BETTER THAN GOING TO CONCERT! SHE CRANKS THE MUSIC UP MORE THAN ME AND AFTER THE NIGHT IS OVER WE HAVE TO STRAITHING THE WALL PAINTING!TRY IT ITS GREAT!PAT.P

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    Is The Cone Blown?

    Quote Originally Posted by Armzzzz
    My home theatre is in a finished basement with a laminate/wood floor. The total size of the room is 40x20 but the actual listening space with the theatre set up is 25x15. Can anyone recommend a sub for this area? I didn't want to spend over 500 canadian which is around 400 US unless its reallly reallly worth it. I'm 25 with friends that come over to watch movies all the time. We like it when the whole house vibrates but we also like sound quality too hehehe Anyone recommendations? Thanks for the help.
    If just the cone is blown you may consider just replacing it only.
    or if your intrested in replacing the cone the Dayton Titanic is a great replacement cone. Or if interested in building one yourself the below link has a good kit. And they ship to Canada.
    http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....WebPage_ID=114
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    I'm pretty sure its just the cone thats gone but its only an old 65 watt rms pioneer sub anyways. The thing did a great job situated in a corner of my basement especially for the price, but i suppose having it cranked all the time for that size of room killed it. For the price i paid for the entire system 2-3 years ago (480 bucks canadian with a 550 watt receiver, 5 half decent speakers and sub) i can't complain.

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    Have you looked at these?

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...=300-762&DID=7


    $536 for a 500watt 12".

    or

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...=300-764&DID=7


    $688 for a 1000watt 15"


    They also sell them both assembled for a little more.
    http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....4#titanicmkiii

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    Yeah I looked at those a little earlier. I'm considering biting the bullet and getting the 12 inch cause 500watts rms well... that turns me on about as much as any hot girl could!!! hahahahahhahaa

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