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    Default Recommendations for a 8" Sub for Music.

    Hi all

    Looking for recommendations for a 8" sub. This will be for music only the room is not that big I say 13X13 I will use for now a Pio Elite VSX-30 and the LS70 the source the Onkyo C-S5VL. I have now a cheapo Sony 8" sub. Budget is about $700.00 can go to $800.00 and also planning for separates in the future. I just lost a deal today of a GTP-500 and GFA-555 for $250.00 both damm the long company meeting...

    Cheers
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    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601
    PreAmp for Music: B&K AVP-3090
    Rear- RTi8s
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-JBL L8400P 12"
    Player- Oppo BDP-103
    TT: Philips 406
    Phono Pre-Amp: BBE FJB-200X

    Bedroom rig:
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    Polk Audio LS70
    Hunting for a sub...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irrenhaus View Post
    Hi all

    Looking for recommendations for a 8" sub. This will be for music only the room is not that big I say 13X13 I will use for now a Pio Elite VSX-30 and the LS70 the source the Onkyo C-S5VL. I have now a cheapo Sony 8" sub. Budget is about $700.00 can go to $800.00 and also planning for separates in the future. I just lost a deal today of a GTP-500 and GFA-555 for $250.00 both damm the long company meeting...


    Cheers
    Looking at the use market found this ones:"

    http://www.bluemoonav.com/pre-owned.html

    Like the Rel Storm have done bussiness before with that store and like it.
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    AMP- Parasound 2125, Adcom 585
    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601
    PreAmp for Music: B&K AVP-3090
    Rear- RTi8s
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-JBL L8400P 12"
    Player- Oppo BDP-103
    TT: Philips 406
    Phono Pre-Amp: BBE FJB-200X

    Bedroom rig:
    Pionner Elite VSX-30
    Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player
    Polk Audio LS70
    Hunting for a sub...

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    This is one place where a Polk sub (MicroPro 1000) really shines. This is one very nice 8". And it's available at almost half price, refurbed from Polk!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/DSWmicroPRO-...item35c749fcc0

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    This is one place where a Polk sub (MicroPro 1000) really shines. This is one very nice 8". And it's available at almost half price, refurbed from Polk!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/DSWmicroPRO-...item35c749fcc0

    cnh
    That looks nice.
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    AMP- Parasound 2125, Adcom 585
    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601
    PreAmp for Music: B&K AVP-3090
    Rear- RTi8s
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-JBL L8400P 12"
    Player- Oppo BDP-103
    TT: Philips 406
    Phono Pre-Amp: BBE FJB-200X

    Bedroom rig:
    Pionner Elite VSX-30
    Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player
    Polk Audio LS70
    Hunting for a sub...

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    If you can find one, I recommend a used Mirage sub, either a Mirage 8 or a Prestige 8. I owned one from each series, and they are very musical little subs...
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

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    Owning a MicroPro 2000, I would go with the 1000 (Hard to find used 2000s).

    But I would also consider the Pinnacle Baby Boomer. Another solid 8inch sub choice.
    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
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    Can't go wrong with a sealed SVS subwoofer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irrenhaus View Post
    Hi all

    Looking for recommendations for a 8" sub. This will be for music only the room is not that big I say 13X13 I will use for now a Pio Elite VSX-30 and the LS70 the source the Onkyo C-S5VL. I have now a cheapo Sony 8" sub. Budget is about $700.00 can go to $800.00 and also planning for separates in the future. I just lost a deal today of a GTP-500 and GFA-555 for $250.00 both damm the long company meeting...



    Cheers

    Any opinions on the PSW111 or the PSW Pro440Wi for music.
    AVR-Onkyo709
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    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601
    PreAmp for Music: B&K AVP-3090
    Rear- RTi8s
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-JBL L8400P 12"
    Player- Oppo BDP-103
    TT: Philips 406
    Phono Pre-Amp: BBE FJB-200X

    Bedroom rig:
    Pionner Elite VSX-30
    Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player
    Polk Audio LS70
    Hunting for a sub...

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    The 440 isn't bad for music, but is not very good for HT. I would probably advise you to look at SVS sb-1000 before you make a decision. It may be a 10 inch sub, but it has a small cabinet. May be a little better choice than either of the Polk subs you mentioned.

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    I have a Micropro 1000 in my 2 channel and a 3000 in my ht. Both do very well with music, and the 3000 is perfect for music and ht.
    New egg has 1000's new for $899

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290129
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    Hard to ignore these in the musical 8" category:

    http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/stf-1.html
    http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/m8.html

    Great feedback and direct price.
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    I did not like the psw111 for music, very boomy IMO
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    Def tech pro sub 800
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    I've seen the MP1K go for around $450-500 on NewEgg. At that price, its a helluva sub for any purpose. Honestly? I'd say you'd be better served by investing that dough into a solid integrated, hybrid or full tube. The 70's sing on tubes and will leave you not wanting a subwoofer anymore. I ran a vintage 20 WPC tube receiver on my 70's and the bass was actually overwhelming for my 14x12 room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    I've seen the MP1K go for around $450-500 on NewEgg. At that price, its a helluva sub for any purpose. Honestly? I'd say you'd be better served by investing that dough into a solid integrated, hybrid or full tube. The 70's sing on tubes and will leave you not wanting a subwoofer anymore. I ran a vintage 20 WPC tube receiver on my 70's and the bass was actually overwhelming for my 14x12 room.
    Hey thanks for the idea I have plans for tubes also but not now. I do like the Primaluna Prologue Six and just find out that the Onkyo sacd has volume control via the remote.

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    AMP- Parasound 2125, Adcom 585
    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601
    PreAmp for Music: B&K AVP-3090
    Rear- RTi8s
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-JBL L8400P 12"
    Player- Oppo BDP-103
    TT: Philips 406
    Phono Pre-Amp: BBE FJB-200X

    Bedroom rig:
    Pionner Elite VSX-30
    Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player
    Polk Audio LS70
    Hunting for a sub...

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    I'll be the first to say, save your money then. Small musical subs like that tend to work best with smaller speakers, not full range towers like those 70's. They have much more potential than they exhibit with that Pioneer.
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    Damm this is one that I have been looking for. But too much work this week and too many out of town trips......

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/3881656044.html
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    AMP- Parasound 2125, Adcom 585
    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601
    PreAmp for Music: B&K AVP-3090
    Rear- RTi8s
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-JBL L8400P 12"
    Player- Oppo BDP-103
    TT: Philips 406
    Phono Pre-Amp: BBE FJB-200X

    Bedroom rig:
    Pionner Elite VSX-30
    Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player
    Polk Audio LS70
    Hunting for a sub...

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    Somewhere on the Woot site is the Pinnacle Baby Boomer sub for $279. Amazing little sub that I would put up against the 8in Micropros any day. I had to resist the temptation to order one and have my wife order one (limit of 1 per customer).

    Ahhhh...here it is: http://www.woot.com/offers/baby-boom...8-subwoofer-10
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    A good sub to support sub-bass and integrate seemless would be a REL. 8" currently on Amazon for $699. http://www.amazon.com/REL-Powered-Su...=rel+subwoofer

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    Quote Originally Posted by deronb1 View Post
    Def tech pro sub 800
    I have two of the older version Prosub 80 and they are small but they are very good.
    Used ones are insanely cheap nowadays. Less than a hundy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeeb View Post
    A good sub to support sub-bass and integrate seemless would be a REL. 8" currently on Amazon for $699. http://www.amazon.com/REL-Powered-Su...=rel+subwoofer

    If you can find a T3, it's the previous model that can be found for less.
    Thanks for the info I have been looking at a REL Q108 MK2 $389.00 or REL Storm Subwoofer for $599.00 but have not had a chance to go and hear them out. They are a local audio place.
    AVR-Onkyo709
    AMP- Parasound 2125, Adcom 585
    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601
    PreAmp for Music: B&K AVP-3090
    Rear- RTi8s
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-JBL L8400P 12"
    Player- Oppo BDP-103
    TT: Philips 406
    Phono Pre-Amp: BBE FJB-200X

    Bedroom rig:
    Pionner Elite VSX-30
    Onkyo CS-5VL SACD Player
    Polk Audio LS70
    Hunting for a sub...

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