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Wills1

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#157214 23-Nov-2014 22:41
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Hi there,

I just bought a second hand pair of Wharfedale diamond 9.5's which I am really happy with, Any suggestions which subwoofer I should match it with? Cheers.

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sen8or
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  #1182709 25-Nov-2014 12:12
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I need some string to tie around a box, what type is best and how much will I need?

You need to provide a little more info to get a helpful response -

What is your system used for, movies, music or both?
How big is the area?
How much do you want to spend?
Any limiting factors (wife approval?)

etc etc etc

That said, Velodyne produce good "all purpose" subs, Wharfedale produce ok ones too, REL if you are serious about music and have deep pockets, Image loudspeakers decent subs for music plus good WAF as they aren't just black.

Failing that, just get one or 2 of these

http://www.sonicflare.com/archives/bladder-buster-subwoofer-and-peter-jacksons-fluids.php

toaster
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  #1183948 27-Nov-2014 11:36
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If you want the best bang for your buck, there's only one choice really: SVS Subwoofers
Luckily RapalloAV in Auckland is now the official distributor for this critically acclaimed high quality brand, and their prices are very decent even compared to original US MSRP.

If your room is small or you prefer tight clear bass I would suggest the sealed SVS SB-2000, if your room is large or you prefer boomy bass then the ported SVS PB-2000. Your life will never be the same, believe me.

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/subwoofers-1/svs.html/

 
 
 
 


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  #1183963 27-Nov-2014 11:52
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toaster: If you want the best bang for your buck, there's only one choice really: SVS Subwoofers
Luckily RapalloAV in Auckland is now the official distributor for this critically acclaimed high quality brand, and their prices are very decent even compared to original US MSRP.

If your room is small or you prefer tight clear bass I would suggest the sealed SVS SB-2000, if your room is large or you prefer boomy bass then the ported SVS PB-2000. Your life will never be the same, believe me.

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/subwoofers-1/svs.html/



The OP's never posted any more information answering any of the questions posted above, so it's not surprising he's received few responses!

As a recent purchaser of an SVS sub, I'd certainly the OP look at this brand as they sell a wide range where there'll be a model suitable for most situations. Without a budget, though, it's hard to know what to recommend.

If it's solely or primarily for HT duty, the ported subs (PB-1000 or PB-2000) will probably be the better options, given their output in the very bottom end will be far greater than either of the equivalent sealed subs (SB-1000 and SB-2000), and HT really isn't the same without it. I went with the PB-2000 (as it's primarily for HT), and am really happy with it - surprised how tight it is for music and it's far superior in this regard to the Veloydne CHT10 I had previously. Just note the PB-2000 is a behemoth so needs a good amount of space.

Personally, I'd stay away from buying the Wharfedale Powecube sub (SW150?) that everyone seems to be selling on TM - I initially purchased this for the HT, but within seconds realised it couldn't perform this duty (and swapped it for the CHT-10 I'd bought s/h to round out a pair of bookshelfs). The SW150's ok for this purpose - adding some bottom end to the bookshelf speakers - but nothing to write home about.




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  #1183981 27-Nov-2014 12:18
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Another vote for SVS. Recently purchased PB-2000. Holy s*** is all I can say about it. Shakes the entire room.




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  #1183993 27-Nov-2014 12:28
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Sealed vs Ported is not like one is better than other, it's heavily dependent primarily on the room size and a few other things.

For the record, I use two SB-2000s for my small HT room (complemented with the 4 woofers in SVS Ultra Towers), and it actually shakes the entire house, while producing heart-stopping tight bass at the same time. It's an out of this world experience. I can't imagine using PB version in such application.

Granted I have never had the chance to hear the ported version, but from what I read about from other people's experience and my own the sealed SVS subs will satisfy audiophiles to no end, while ported will benefit large rooms.

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  #1188284 3-Dec-2014 21:37
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If you really want good seat shaking bass, you simply can't go past bass shakers / tactile sound.

Max Christoffersen (audioenz member maxcat) wrote an article a number of years ago about some cheap and cheerful aura interactor bass shakers sold by Jaycar that when screwed underneath his seat, litterally shook his world, all for about $30.  http://www.audioenz.co.nz/2003/04/30-bass-shaker-story/

I gave them a shot myself and he was right, the sensation was uncanny, not only from the crash boom bang effects of action films, but in lots of other scenes too, sounds just had more weight. 

I haven't had them in my couch in years, sold them when we shifted to Christchurch and wasn't allowed in our "good furniture", but do remember them being fun. No idea if they are around anymore, don't think Jaycar sell them, Ebay used to for about $20-25 per driver I think. Fun project if you are so inclined... 

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