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Topic # 113329 13-Jan-2013 23:04 Send private message

So I've bought an Onkyo tx-nr515 and getting a set of KEF q700's,

Any ideas on a cost effective sub to pair with them? I don't really have the $$ for the kef kube , but want to check that I won't ruin my sound if I buy a $300 onkyo skw-770 ?

With the sub covering so little of the frequency range does it really make that much of a difference which one I get?

Thanks

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  Reply # 744331 14-Jan-2013 01:21 Send private message

you can get the "onkyo skw-770" for $199.

http://www.sella.co.nz/general/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/subs/k0xxm7/

same company selling it on trademe are selling it on sella for $100 less. good practice to source something on trademe, then check sella. a lot of the time the same company has listings on sella for cheaper because they dont have to pay fees.

im also in the market for subs, just bought a wharfedale POWERCUBE 10 off trademe second hand for $250, really good condition. need one more for the bedroom was looking at that onkyo skw-770 off sella :) (no rush to buy, dont need it for a couple months, so ill wait for another bargin).

sadly, i know absolutely nothing about subs though. the wharfedale one is the same one as my parents, so I know its good IMO, and on jbhifi they cost $400 (probably could get slightly cheaper, but pricespy they've never been on special). and since i need two, dont want to spend a lot of them.



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  Reply # 744359 14-Jan-2013 08:51 Send private message

Ah cool thanks for that tip, didn't check TM/Sella :)

I see that Wharfdale has controls for volume, crossover frequency and phase. I know I can change the first two on the amp, but wonder if it's better to have the control on the SUB?


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  Reply # 744370 14-Jan-2013 09:30 Send private message

insane:
I see that Wharfdale has controls for volume, crossover frequency and phase. I know I can change the first two on the amp, but wonder if it's better to have the control on the SUB?



On mine I've set the on sub volume at half way and the frequency right up as high as it goes.  I then let the receiver handle volume and frequency cutoff.

The receiver should setup the phase component too IF you have a receiver that has it's own mic for auto calibration.


reven: you can get the "onkyo skw-770" for $199.

http://www.sella.co.nz/general/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/subs/k0xxm7/


Yeah that really is a good lead on that sub, thanks

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  Reply # 744374 14-Jan-2013 09:37 Send private message

anyone know if the "onkyo skw-770" is a good sub? (like i said, i know nothing about subs).

going to be used in a bedroom about 4m x 4m

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  Reply # 744467 14-Jan-2013 12:20 Send private message

I work next to the Avalon show room, I would suggest dropping in next time you are in Newmarket. They have Onkyo and Kef gear setup

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