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    Default Need some advice on subwoofer

    I just ordered a pair of rti8 from fry's. It should be here by friday. I am looking for a good subwoofer around $300. I have done a lot of research lately and most recommend the eD brand in that price range. I also heard POLK sub is not that great. Is there any other brand that i can just buy at Fry's or bestbuy in that price range?

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    Ed brand for sure in that price range
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    Go to SVS and buy a PB-10. This is about 100 bucks more than you are talking about and will blow away any 700 POS you find at Frys or Bestbuy if you ask me. Sometimes they have b-stock for around $350 but they get picked up fast. Do yourself a favor and buy a real subwoofer at SVS.

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    Polk subs are good. Some people just want something different. You could also make your own sub, and for $300 have quiet the product.

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    eD is definitely the best bang for the buck.
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    You're gonna have a hard time making your own sub for $ 300 considering the amp alone. The box and sub themselves are the easy parts.

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    I would definately go with a sub from ed/hsu/svs brands.

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    please indicate what your usage habits will be, music, movies, etc.
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    amazon has the jbl sub12 for 200 shipped. it is front firing 12" 500ish watts. you can listen to them at bestbuy, although at bb its 379. A friend of mine just picked one up to go with his polk monitors and it sounds great.

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    Should consider the BIC H100, I have that with my 8's and it does an excellent job. Can pick it up at Overstock.com ($277.00 + 2.95 shipping), or check ebay, a store was taking offers at $200 then I believe another 30 or so to ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peffy03 View Post
    amazon has the jbl sub12 for 200 shipped. it is front firing 12" 500ish watts. you can listen to them at bestbuy, although at bb its 379. A friend of mine just picked one up to go with his polk monitors and it sounds great.

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    I'm also in the market for a sub to add to my Polks. So thanks for all the info guys/gals.

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    Bought it. But from J&R.
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    As an FYI, here's a little review on the JBL Venue Sub12.

    I paid $199.00, free shipping, no tax. You get what you pay for and I got exactly what I wanted, a low cost bass box for an equally cheep bedrrom 2-channel system. While the bass output level is pretty good from the 250/500 watt 12" box, its vented, and has a distictly "boomy" sound. Although I listen to music only on it, it is much better off as a lower-end HT sub. I obviously wouldn't recommend this sub as a serious sub. But overall I am very happy with it.
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    the new polk subs are allegedly leaps and bounds over the older flock. Mark/Doro put one through the wringer lately if i'm not mistaken. Other usual suspects (for musical accuracy) are hsu and velodyne. Heard some good reviews on the entry level SVS as well. Welcome to Club Polk (what's left of it).

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    I also have the RTi8's and I went with (2) 12" Dayton's from Parts Express. I got em for $300. Unbeliveable sound!

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