My 10 yr.old sub. died on me recently and I find myself thrown into the new world of subwoofers, having to find one to buy.
In reading everything available these days, I'm kind of overwhelmed with all the choices thus, my need for help.
It'll be primarily for HT use in a room that's about 12'w x 18' L x 8' h with 2 dorways leading into adjoining rooms (if that makes any difference)
My receiver is an Onkyo TX- SR800(which has a sub. out with X-over settings between 40-120hz at 20hz intervals)
I've gone to several stores to listen to the subs but have decided that;
1) not only do the subs sound different from one store to the next
2) they sound completely different in the showrooms than they do in my cottage. (as I've 'borrowed' a couple)
I have a lot more faith in this forums knowledge and experience in the hope that I can get this list pared down to just a few to choose from.
As mentioned,I've budgeted up to $600 for a sub.(though I know, the best is not always the most expensive )
The list,in order of price;
SVS PB10 ISD $429
Klipsch sub-12 $437
Infinity PS 12 $449
Velodyne DPS 10 $449
Polk PSW 505 $499
Aperion S-10 $499
HSU VTF 2 $499
Velodyne DLS 3750 $499 (can be purchased for $299 in silver)
Pinnacle PS Sub 150 $549
SVS 25-31 PCI $549
SVS 20 39 PCI $599
SVS PB 12 ISD $600
I'm not trying to blow smoke up anyone's... but I respect the knowledge, advice,experience and honesty of those in this forum much more than the word of any salesperson and all the reviews out there.
Also,If I missed a real good one in this price range,please let me know.
So please, don't tear me a new one, but I'd really appreciate you helping me pare this list down to 2 or 3 sub's that I won't be sorry with.
Again, your help is greatly appreciated.