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    Default In deciding the sub

    I am planning to replace my sub-woofer, currently I have onkyo HTIB.
    I found a deal which is present here CLick Here It is a BIC F12, the specs are as follows :

    Specifications:

    Design: Front-firing 12" 475-watt peak powered subwoofer
    Frequency Response: 25Hz - 200Hz
    Sensitivity: 90dB
    Drivers: 12" Injection molded woofer with heavy duty surround
    Magnetic Shielding: YES
    Gold-Plated Terminals:YES
    Recommended Power: Built-in Amplifier Power: 475 watts Dynamic Peak, 150 watts RMS continuous
    Impedance: 8 ohms
    Dimensions: 17"H x 14 3/4"W x 17 1/4"D


    My HT is setup in the living room, it is 20 ft wide by 30 ft long and ceiling is around 11 ft high. My listening preferences are 40% Music 60% movies.

    Is this a good sub for my requirement ? Should I buy this or look for a used velodyne or a polk sub ?

    What should I look for a sub for my requirement.

    My budget is pretty low for the sub.

    Thanks in advance
    Fronts: RTi 8s
    Center: CSi 5
    Rears: RTi 4s
    Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR705
    Subwoofer: Elemental A3-250 and SVS
    Light: Epson Home Cinema 8350

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    Hey Mac, not familiar with that sub, but I have heard good things about BIC subs in general. You can look into a used Velodyne, or Epik, or SVS and even Polk. If you choose Polks though and you do mostly music, I would look into the DSW line, they are a very musical sub. Good luck.

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    HT Rig
    Receiver- Onkyo TX-SR806
    Mains- Polk Audio Monitor 70
    Center- Polk Audio CS2
    Surrounds- Polk Audio TSi 500's :D
    Sub- Polk Audio PSW125
    Retired- Polk Audio Monitor 40's
    T.V.- 60" Sony SXRD KDS-60A2000 LCoS
    Blu-Ray- 80 GB PS3


    2 CH rig (in progress)
    Polk Audio Monitor 10A's

    It's not that I'm insensitive, I just don't care.. :D

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    By the numbers, that seems like a lot of sub for the money. Plus it has a BASH amp . . . I say go for it, if you're not satisfied, you can always sell it for nearly what you paid. Good luck . . .

    Dominic
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    Polk RTA 15TL - Harman Kardon HK3485 - HK DVD48 - Signal Cable IC's and speaker cables

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    Thanks for the quick replies.
    Fronts: RTi 8s
    Center: CSi 5
    Rears: RTi 4s
    Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR705
    Subwoofer: Elemental A3-250 and SVS
    Light: Epson Home Cinema 8350

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    Default check out the Dayton subs at....

    partsexpress.com, i'm sportin 2 of them and love them. I'm even putting a heavier duty driver with double stitched surrounds and tweakin the rear ports on each for further enhancement. Movies come alive and the linearity is awesome with music too. I have to have full spectrum and dynamic sound and I'm very demanding on how I want my subs to perform. I have dampened them more and they seem to like that. I measured both port diameters on each and thats how far I have them sitting out from the wall (rear firing dual ports on each enclosure).

    My requirements include the 3 D's

    1. Definition
    2. Dynamics
    3. Deep

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    I`m looking to replace my 505. Spent hours searching the polk forum and internet. i keep coming back to the Epik Legend.
    Onkyo TX-NR807
    polkaudio RTiA5
    polkaudio CSi A6
    polkaudio RTiA3
    B&K ST.3140 Power Amplifier
    HSU Research VTF2 MK3
    Vizio E472VL
    Panasonic 605 blu ray
    Onkyo DS-A4 i-pod Dock
    Universal Remote
    BDI Icon 9429 TV Stand

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    haha glad the suggestion has stuck, I so wanna get the legend, hell 2 if I could

    great sub
    Home Theater Setup
    • Receiver - Pioneer SC-37
    • Mains - Polk TSI500's
    • Center - Polk CS20
    • Surrounds - Infinity Flush In-Ceiling Mounted
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - Insignia 47" LCD
    • Projector - Epson 5020UB
    • Projector Screen - Monoprice 92" Motorized Matte White 1.0 Gain
    • Blu-ray - Ps3 80gig Fat
    • Gaming - Xbox360 12gig Fat w/HD DVD drive
    • Broadcast - DirecTV HD DVR HR24

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    I found a good deal on a used DSW micropro2000 and decided to go for it.
    very happy with this sub, much better then my 505 ,clearn,deep bass. the
    505 soumtimes sounded muddy.this sub is much better, clearer. for
    $25o. it was a good criags list deal.
    Onkyo TX-NR807
    polkaudio RTiA5
    polkaudio CSi A6
    polkaudio RTiA3
    B&K ST.3140 Power Amplifier
    HSU Research VTF2 MK3
    Vizio E472VL
    Panasonic 605 blu ray
    Onkyo DS-A4 i-pod Dock
    Universal Remote
    BDI Icon 9429 TV Stand

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    congrats :) hope this one works out better for you
    Home Theater Setup
    • Receiver - Pioneer SC-37
    • Mains - Polk TSI500's
    • Center - Polk CS20
    • Surrounds - Infinity Flush In-Ceiling Mounted
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - Insignia 47" LCD
    • Projector - Epson 5020UB
    • Projector Screen - Monoprice 92" Motorized Matte White 1.0 Gain
    • Blu-ray - Ps3 80gig Fat
    • Gaming - Xbox360 12gig Fat w/HD DVD drive
    • Broadcast - DirecTV HD DVR HR24

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