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    Default Picking a Sub-Woofer

    I am new to the forum and have purchased off e-bay a polk surround system with RTi8 fronts, Csi5 Center, RTi4 Surrounds, and RTi6 Rears. I have never owned a real sub-woofer and would like to purchase a good one for HT mainly, but some music too. I have been reading lots of forums posts about the best sub's for around $ 500. Tops on my list are SVS, Hue, and Elemental Designs. What would be the right fit with the Polk speakers I have listed above? Room size is 13 x 17 with 8 foot ceilings and open at one end. I don't want to overspend on a sub just a good match. Any advice would be great. Thanks.

    I haven't purchased good audio equipment since just after college and kids or 25 years. So I have a long way to go in setting this new system up properly.
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    If you can wait a little bit. Epik Valor. Sealed sub for $549. Hits hard and drops low. Good for both HT and music

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    Default Epic Sub

    Thanks for pointing me at the Epic Sub. I did some online research on it and it looks good. A 15 inch driver for $ 549 is great. I see that it is a sealed sub so no ports. I have read that sealed subs can be better. Any idea when it will be available for shipping?
    Rti8 Fronts
    Csi5 Center
    Rti4 Surrounds
    Rti6 Rear Surrounds
    Pioneer VSX-01TXH Receiver
    Samsung HL61A750
    Panasonic DMP-BD35K Blu-Ray

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    ^^Unfortuantely, I emailed them last week, and their response was, "No idea when parts will be available" My take on that is, at least after Jan. 1st.??
    I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!

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    I matched my Polk front (RTi100) and surround (RTi4) speakers with a Polk DSW 500 Pro subwoofer. I am VERY pleased with the results. If you shop around, you should get a decent price. I bought mine via www.amazon.com.
    Last edited by Carl Stone; 12-08-2008 at 09:24 AM.

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    Default Two Subs

    Thanks again for posting your thoughts. I read another post here asking for sub-woofer help and talked to a friend which has got me thinking about two subs. Looking at the Mirage Omni S8, which is a very small sub, but can be bought for around 200. The reviews I have read are all very positive. In addition, after hooking up my Rti6's and listening to some good music, I want a sub with better music characteristics over HT. Plus I can buy just one S8 and see how it sounds first. If I don't think two of them will do the job in my HT room I could use the S8 upstairs in a new music 2 channel system. Any thoughts?
    Rti8 Fronts
    Csi5 Center
    Rti4 Surrounds
    Rti6 Rear Surrounds
    Pioneer VSX-01TXH Receiver
    Samsung HL61A750
    Panasonic DMP-BD35K Blu-Ray

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    Default Epik

    BTW, I also e-mailed Epik about the Valor and got the same response, that they have no idea on when it may be available.
    Rti8 Fronts
    Csi5 Center
    Rti4 Surrounds
    Rti6 Rear Surrounds
    Pioneer VSX-01TXH Receiver
    Samsung HL61A750
    Panasonic DMP-BD35K Blu-Ray

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    Have you take a look at SVS yet? That's what I bought a few weeks ago...Sounds awesome. But I'm stil tweaking it.

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