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    Ok, I need a subwoofer guru to help me finalize my decision. I posted on here a while back and had tons of advice and recently posted on another forum with similar questions. My room is very large, 19x40 with vaulted ceilings. My budget was $700, and came up with these to subs, VTF-3 MK3 and A5 Ė 350. Both will cost me $800 to get to my door. I know I went past budget a bit, but I can go another few weeks to save if necessary. I donít want to save for another 6 months to get an Ultra from SVS so no advice going that route .

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    With a room that size it will be hard to meet your budget. It's like saying I'm going to race nascar, but I don't want to wait until I can buy a fast car, so I'm gonna get this dodge neon here for $800:( Well, not really, but you get the picture. While both subs are good subs, and would easily fill the average space and then some, your room is HUGE comparatively speaking. I didn't read your previous post, but I'm sure I'm just telling you something you already know:o Going by the specs only, I would think the A 350 would have the best chance at filling that space. Have you considered the DIY route?
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    Can't do DIY, typical old New Orleans home, no garage, shed, plus I don't have the tools. The guys at HSU thought their sub would work in my room, I spent almost a half an hour on the phone with them.

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    Is it possible to save some coin and then purchase. I would think an SVS PB13U would do it, then again not sure. Also check out Epik subwoofers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iminneworleans View Post
    I donít want to save for another 6 months to get an Ultra from SVS so no advice going that route .
    Sherard is right, but I do understand wanting to get some going now. On the plus side, if you buy one of the two subs you listed, you can by another later and run dual subs:)
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    Take your time and do it right with the sub, don't skimp. Esp. in that large of a room. Try to see if you can find an SVS used on CL, or Ebay or the Gon. You can always add another later as suggested. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iminneworleans View Post
    Ok, I need a subwoofer guru to help me finalize my decision. I posted on here a while back and had tons of advice and recently posted on another forum with similar questions. My room is very large, 19x40 with vaulted ceilings. My budget was $700, and came up with these to subs, VTF-3 MK3 and A5 Ė 350. Both will cost me $800 to get to my door. I know I went past budget a bit, but I can go another few weeks to save if necessary. I donít want to save for another 6 months to get an Ultra from SVS so no advice going that route .
    They are both good subs, but that is a BIG room. When you talked to the folks at HSU did they get your room size with ceiling heights and opening to other rooms? I have heard that they give honest appraisals of their subs performance, so I guess I would believe them, but maybe you have heard this already, that is a BIG room, and I have my doubts. Also they do have a 30 day return policy. I guess it depends on what your expectations are. Only one way to tell if one of those will make you happy.

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    I did give the guy at HSU my room specs and we talked about it for a while. I won't be in this place for long, and doubt I will ever have a room this big for my system again. I guess I should just suck it up and wait some MORE to get something. SVS reccommended the PB12-Plus when I spoke to them. Maybe I'll just wait for a nice B stock or the new model to replace it and get a bit lower price. It is killing me to wait!!!!!

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    Don't count out Sunfire. Their true subs are nasty. They're small in stature but can move a lot of air. Also, you can find one for around $500 on CL.
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    How would the new sub noted here do in my BIG room?

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