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    Default Select subwoofer for optimum level of quality

    Hi

    I have RTIA7s and now i need a subwoofer. Need suggestion and guidance in selection of subwoofer which will optimise the quality of sound. I would run the system for music and movies.

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    How much are you looking to spend. Other wise your going to get recommendation for $1000 to $1500 dollar subs.
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    For $500, hard to beat SVS: https://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/p...0#.UeqtsqyAq1c

    If you're budget is significantly less, a Polk PSW-505 will work well. You can one for $150 shipped here: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...-175ea-Shipped
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    Default HSU all the way

    For around $700 you can get a HSU Research VTF3-MK4 sub. Let me tell you that this is one bad a$$ sub. For a little more $1000 you can get the VTF-15h. Now I use my predominately for HT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTguru1982 View Post
    If you're budget is significantly less, a Polk PSW-505 will work well. You can one for $150 shipped here: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...-175ea-Shipped
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    Ah, did not realize that.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
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    Here's a subwoofer that I'm sure will blow.....ALL of your socks off.....

    http://www.powersoundaudio.com/colle...products/triax

    If you start lusting and wanting, don't come crying to me
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    Like anything in this hobby, you get what you pay for (w/rare exception).

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Like anything in this hobby, you get what you pay for (w/rare exception).
    Yes and you can get a lot more if getting slightly used ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff4rfc View Post
    Here's a subwoofer that I'm sure will blow.....ALL of your socks off.....

    http://www.powersoundaudio.com/colle...products/triax

    If you start lusting and wanting, don't come crying to me
    That may go way beyond OP's budget but that's a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystery View Post
    That may go way beyond OP's budget but that's a guess.
    Lol, that goes way beyond mine as well.
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff4rfc View Post
    Lol, that goes way beyond mine as well.
    But it is one bad mofo....thanks for making me feel SO inadequite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitdogg2 View Post
    But it is one bad mofo....thanks for making me feel SO inadequite.
    Yep, looks like it'll give Velodyne HGS18 run for money.

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    Looks like a drive-by, guys.

    Still good to read what everyone is running.

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    Then again, the A7s with their dual 7" woofers may or may not be getting the power they need from your current set-up. Certainly the typical AVR will be enough to make them work, but I think it goes without saying that you could expect the low-end to fill out nicely with external amplification. Of course that all depends on your preferences.
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    If you have the money go with the HSU or SVS. If on a budget the 505 is nice. A friend picked one up from NewEgg for $170usd and loves it, after a year he added a seconded. The $350usd he spent comes close to my HSU.
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    It will depend on your budget. If you are around the $800 dollar mark, i would go with the PSA-XV15. If you want dual subs, I would go with Klipsch RW-12D usually on sale for $279.99 from newegg.com.

    Or you can get a DIY 15" or 18" sub!

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