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Help me please - Subwoofer decision- Thank you :)

domswhathifi

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Hello,

I have a pair of b&w M1 satellite speakers and would like to purchase a subwoofer to go with them.

I have a small budget of only £150 but I will stretch to £180. Yes I understand I cannot get a proper subwoofer for that price, but after hours of searching, I've finally found 3 which look good. Please could you guys help me/guide me as to which is the best.

Thanks!! :)

The 3 are:

Wharfedale Diamond SW150
Q Acoustics Q7000S
Audica CX-SUB

Thanks for the help in advance
 

bluedroog

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I know people get this yurnung for a sub but can't really afford one, know they can't get a proper sub but let their want cloud judgment and ignore advice for a farting box that has weak flabby bass, perhaps satisfies a curiosity but doesn't do the job and ultimately detracts from the quality of the sound.

I know now you don't want to hear it but this scenario crops up time and time again. Bk elec make some of the best value subs, do yourself a favour and save up fur their entry model the Gemini at around £215 and while it won't dig as deep as most you will get tight, tuneful bass that will enhance your experience.
 

Vladimir

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Hi,

Have you looked at second hand B&W subs? I'm sure decent ones are available for your budget.

Cheers
 

alienmango

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The SW150 isn't that bad to be honest and within its limits sounds fine.

You will get port noise before running out of xmax/power.

Personally I'd take a sw150 over a gemini. Gemini is probably better for music, the sw150 will be more powerful though/play deeper so better for movies and "feeling like you have a sub"

The BK XLS 200 and up are great subs, I made a DIY version of the XLS 200 for my parents last christmas.

Honestly though I'd go second hand.

These could be worth a punt:

On ebay there's a B&W AS2 and a MS 409.

REL is good, you will get a wharfedale sw300 for under 200 second hand. Check gumtree.
 

domswhathifi

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Nov 6, 2012
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Hi guys,

thank you all for the comments.

I have looked on ebay every day for the last few weeks, and no good subs are listed on there. I've had a look for the ones you've mentioned and they don't have any on ebay.

The BK Gemini looks pretty good, but it only got a 4 star review as opposed to the 5 star for the sw150 - This doesn't matter though, I will still think about it :)

This sub is for use in my bedroom, so I don't need it to rock the house, I have a kef htb2se sub downstairs for that! :grin:

Its just to fill in the lower frequencies which the M1's can't play. The sub is mainly going to be used with music.

Just in regards to the Q acoustics 7000s sub, what do you guys think of it?

thanks again
 

bluedroog

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Stars are the loosest of guides, you'd be better served ignoring them as apposed to taking them as gospel.
 

Magic 99

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Just a thought, but if it is for a bedroom, ie upstairs, wouldn't a front firing sub be the optimum? The thought of firing 150 watts downwards might not suit some, such as those downstairs.
 

domswhathifi

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Yeah, I think a front firing will be better!

Anyway, I have decided to buy the Wharfedale SW150!

I will keep you posted :)

Thanks.
 

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