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    Default A subwoofer to match Monitor 10s and CS350?

    Hi Polkies,

    Any suggestions for a good small to medium sized sub to go with my Monitor 10s and Cs350? This is for a second HT system and I'm thinking 10" to 12" for no more than $450. I was considering DIY, Polk ebay store (many options), used Velodyne, SVS, HSU, etc. Due to space issues (and if the boss has her way), I may also end up using my Monitor 5s as fronts or maybe some LS 70s (if I can find them). Are there any well regarded "sleeper" subs out there?
    Thanks!

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    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA 1C x 2 (mods in progress)
    Polk Monitor 10B
    Polk Monitor 5B x 2
    Polk LS70
    Polk CS350
    Polk CSi5
    HSU VTF-3 MK4
    DIY Canare 4s11 Cables

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    Back in 2005, Polk Audio suggested speakers to match with their vintage products. This included subs. See attached.

    Polk Older Spker Matching 2005.pdf
    Stan

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    Parasound: C/PT-600, HCA-800II; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

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    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RM7, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DRA-825R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz PM5004, CD5004

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    Yeah, I remember seeing that a while back but couldn't find it again. Thanks, that should definitely help with the Polk matches.
    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA 1C x 2 (mods in progress)
    Polk Monitor 10B
    Polk Monitor 5B x 2
    Polk LS70
    Polk CS350
    Polk CSi5
    HSU VTF-3 MK4
    DIY Canare 4s11 Cables

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    Wow, screaming deal! Thanks Polkie!
    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA 1C x 2 (mods in progress)
    Polk Monitor 10B
    Polk Monitor 5B x 2
    Polk LS70
    Polk CS350
    Polk CSi5
    HSU VTF-3 MK4
    DIY Canare 4s11 Cables

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    I'm EXTREMELY happy with the Polk DSWPRO 550wi 10" (wireless ready) sub that I use in a 5.1 setup with my Monitor 10Bs as fronts (Monitor 5jrs - surrounds; CS20 - center). Plenty enough power to bring the thunder for your movies, yet nice and tight with a perfect blend for your music. Looks good and is very solid while not being too big - roughly about 15x15x16. Very handy remote control. Wireless ready - I hear that works fine (I didn't purchase the optional transmitter kit) as long as you don't have 2.4 GHz wireless devices nearby (eg. computer router).

    I got mine at newegg.com (price now is $540!) on sale for $299 with a free Polk UltraFit 3000 in-ear headphones (sells at newegg, Best Buy, Polk for $100!). The 550wi goes on sale from time-to-time, so just watch for it.

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    I luv u man
    If you never ordered from Newegg they are the best!
    I bought two of these, one from J&R and the one from J&R smelled like in was stored in a warehouse for a year
    the Newegg one smelled new.
    I only use them with action movies the 2.3tls are plenty for music

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    Wow, screaming deal! Thanks Polkie!

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    The correct answer, of course, would be the Polk Audio model LF-14 subwoofer! :-)
    (I used one with my Monitor 7As back when I was young and... well...)


    all the best,
    mrh

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    What is that thing? Crazy!
    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA 1C x 2 (mods in progress)
    Polk Monitor 10B
    Polk Monitor 5B x 2
    Polk LS70
    Polk CS350
    Polk CSi5
    HSU VTF-3 MK4
    DIY Canare 4s11 Cables

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    It is a Polk Audio Model LF-14 subwoofer in charming :-) rosewood vinyl "veneer".
    all the best,
    mrh

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    That is cool man

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    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/ele/3176099265.html SVS SB12 Plus for $500 in Lakewood

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    I have monitor 7s in front, 5s in back, and a 5jr for center channel. I find a PSW10 does a great job for HT. I'm still dialing it in for music - room placement is important in my space. It provides plenty of oomph. And I picked mine up on CL still in the box and styrofoam for $70!.
    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    Hey guys, thanks for the suggestions!
    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA 1C x 2 (mods in progress)
    Polk Monitor 10B
    Polk Monitor 5B x 2
    Polk LS70
    Polk CS350
    Polk CSi5
    HSU VTF-3 MK4
    DIY Canare 4s11 Cables

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    In my sunroom I am using an original Martin Logan Dynamo ( with the 10" aluminum woofer) A nice match indeed with my 10Bs.
    Spending way too much on audio for over thirty years.

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    Well I didn't get a sub yet but I did just pick up a minty pair of ls70s. That was quick! Looking forward to hooking them up tomorrow.

    I now officially have too many speakers.
    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA 1C x 2 (mods in progress)
    Polk Monitor 10B
    Polk Monitor 5B x 2
    Polk LS70
    Polk CS350
    Polk CSi5
    HSU VTF-3 MK4
    DIY Canare 4s11 Cables

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