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I have a PSW110. I also have $700 and itching for a new sub............

Room is 17' x 16.5' x 9', hardwood, and several good size openings to other roooms.

RXV-375(hangs head in shame), HSU HB1 mains, HC1 center, PSW110 sub.

Looking for punchy powerful base, probably will never listen at extremely high reference volumes, but normal loud volume for movies and moderate volume for music with occasional crankage.

Suggestions?

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Rhythmik

Rhythmik F12, $874.

Or, since you have HSU speakers, you could get a HSU sub.  I haven't heard them, but subs are HSU's specialty, I think.

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SUBWOOFERS

 

That is a pretty wimpy subwoofer.

I have been using the NHT B12D subwoofer for two years now, and I love it.

I used it with some Gallo speakers first, and now I have the Vandersteen Treos.

It is a sealed design and very very clean and free of resonances. It is also very compact; a 14" cube with piano black finish. Purty.

It is $799, but I have heard that you can buy direct from the factory in California and get it a bit cheaper.

If you get some more money and want a nice improvement in sound quality, I suggest that you get a NAD receiver or amplifier.

Actually, if i was in your shoes....lol...I would get a NAD T748 receiver for $599 and then a PSW505 subwoofer for $240 from Amazon.

To me, the overall sonic improvement of the NAD receiver would far outweigh the need for the top-quality subwoofer at this point.

The PSW505 is a lot better than the one you have.

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Commsysman, I can see what

Commsysman, I can see what you are trying to do....trying to play down how great that PSW110 is because you want to buy it off me after I upgrade.  :)

Thanks for your suggestion though, I will check out the sub you mentioned.  As far as the amp goes, thats not happening anytime soon.  I am actually content with the yamaha for now and cant(not willing actually) to swing for both.  Unfortunately, when I bought the AVR, it was a spur of the moment purchase with no research.  I possibly would have purchased a better avr knowing what I know now, but the path I travelled to get where I am now started with a couple of blind purchases and lead to research which now has me starting down the path of the audioholic.

My home theater was out of commission for quite a while, with my very old jbl cinema 600 HTIB, which was not hooked up for a couple of years, and the cd/dvd player had bit the dust.  When I went to hook it up, the monstrous size of the old jbl avr came nowhere close to fitting in my shallow custom bookshelfs flanking our fireplace.  So I thought, I'll just grab one of those all in one DVD/amp setups like you see in the HTIB's, connect it to my JBL scs 145 speaker system.  Well, that didnt work, as those things are 3 ohms or something?   So I thought..dang...ill just grab a cheap reciever and blue ray player.  Problem solved.   You cant find a receiver anymore(hardly) with a powered sub output.  My old 8" JVC sub was passive.  Well crap, so i grabbed the PSW110, which was better than the old JVC.  Also grabbed the RXV-375 spur of the moment at the same time with no research and basically no knowledge of current home theater.  It was the cheapest one at Best Buy and on sale for like $220.  Then my JBL mini speakers seemed outclassed by the Polk sub. 

     I decided on bookshelf speakers, as I cant really accomodate floor standers.  I researched extensively and decided upon the HSU HB1 MK2 speakers for a number of reasons, and, for the price, I believe they are the absolute best option out there for my situation.  Now however, I am no longer content with the mediocre Polk sub.  This will likely be my last major upgrade for a long time.  The next project will likely be adding surround speakers, but I am procrastinating becuase I cant decide what speakers I want, and installation is going to be a pain. 

Well, sorry for the novel...easy to get caught up in this stuff lol.

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SYSTEM CHOICES

I can see that my evil plan has failed; you are obviously not one to be easily fooled...lol.

Well, if you can't be talked into a better receiver at this time, then maybe you should look at the JBL ES250P subwoofer.

It has a 12-inch driver and a 400 watt RMS power amplifier, and Amazon is selling it for $199!!!!

That should be a huge improvement over what you have, and the price is right.

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With Hsu speakers for mains, why would you not consider Hsu for a sub woofer? Hsu is known more for sub woofers than main speakers.

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I did consider HSU.  After

I did consider HSU.  After much deliberation, I just ordered an SVS PB12-NSD for a number of reasons.

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svs

svs also a subwoofer specialist, so that's cool.  Although I would go with a sealed design, rather than ported.  My preference.  SVS makes sealed ones too... 

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