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Strong entry-level subwoofer

Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:14 pm

I'm putting together a home theater system for my sister's family, currently it has: ... 091&sr=1-1 ... 115&sr=8-1

The sound is nice, but it is obviously missing bass... any suggestions for a subwoofer to pair these with? I've been looking around in the 200-350 price range and have found a couple decent offers... but nothing that has wowed me (almost pulled the trigger on the klipsch synergy series... but I'm afraid of the bad amps that come with them).

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Re: Strong entry-level subwoofer

Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:25 pm

Try the subwoofers at PartsExpress.
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Re: Strong entry-level subwoofer

Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:56 pm

For a system with mains that are basically satellites, pretty much anything in the 8-10" range with at least a 200W amp will fill the hole. Too big or powerful and it will overwhelm the soundstage.
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Re: Strong entry-level subwoofer

Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:23 pm

If you're not in any rush, NewEgg runs great deals on Polk and/or Klipsch subs (and sometimes others) every couple-three weeks or so.
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Re: Strong entry-level subwoofer

Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:41 am

The link you gave for the speakers had the solution on it: Klipsch Synergy SUB-12.

Other options:
Klipsch Sub-12HG Synergy Series
Klipsch SUB10 10"

Any decent powered sub that will get down into the 30-40Hz range should do. Unless you know what you are looking for, stay with the name brands. You can get better and/or cheaper going no name, but you have to have some idea of what the specs mean and what to look for: over-rated amps and undersized magnets, etc. If you want to stay with Klipsch, I'd probably go with the Sub-10 as it will be a good balance between cost and oomph.

Oh, how big a room?


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