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sjv13
02-27-2013, 02:00 PM
I'm going to be buying a nice little dorm set up soon. And I'm trying to pick out a subwoofer. I'm looking at this:
PB-1000 - SVS (http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/pb-1000#.US5MgOjRc0h)

And I was just wondering how it will compare to my Type arrggg on 500rms. I know that you need less RMS in home audio to get the same sound level as car audio. So I'm thinking it might be close.

Any input in appreciated!

Iosias
02-27-2013, 02:10 PM
For 500 buy a Dayton subwoofer and plate amp and have someone here build a box = Win

MOFOMAN
02-27-2013, 02:12 PM
same thing i was gonna say for 500 you could piece something together better

Jerhemy
02-27-2013, 02:15 PM
For 500 buy a Dayton subwoofer and plate amp and have someone here build a box = Win

this^^^

buy a bash or dayton plate amp ~~500 rms and a 12 or even 15" sub, build a box yourself and it'll crush that one.

naughtyca
02-27-2013, 02:16 PM
buy 2 of these and split your rca total cost $200

For only $98.55 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 12 Inch 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer - Black (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10906&cs_id=1090602&p_id=9723&seq=1&format=2)

sjv13
02-27-2013, 02:24 PM
buy 2 of these and split your rca total cost $200

For only $98.55 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 12 Inch 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer - Black (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10906&cs_id=1090602&p_id=9723&seq=1&format=2)

That's not ported.

sjv13
02-27-2013, 02:25 PM
For 500 buy a Dayton subwoofer and plate amp and have someone here build a box = Win


same thing i was gonna say for 500 you could piece something together better


this^^^

buy a bash or dayton plate amp ~~500 rms and a 12 or even 15" sub, build a box yourself and it'll crush that one.

That an interesting idea. Kind of weary because people seem to push people away from doing that on this forum.

Iosias
02-27-2013, 02:37 PM
Id say most people are for doing it that way lol, diy tends to be the trend here lol.

Jerhemy
02-27-2013, 02:44 PM
haha was gonna say, pretty much everyone here says do it yourself and save money/get better results.

I built my home theater sub for like 400$ and it pounds out my whole upstairs, knocks **** off the walls, gotten the cops called a couple times. And it's a shyt 12" kenwood KFC on a 300 wrms Bash plate amp tuned to like 20hz in a 2 cube box.

sjv13
02-27-2013, 02:47 PM
haha was gonna say, pretty much everyone here says do it yourself and save money/get better results.

I built my home theater sub for like 400$ and it pounds out my whole upstairs, knocks **** off the walls, gotten the cops called a couple times. And it's a shyt 12" kenwood KFC on a 300 wrms Bash plate amp tuned to like 20hz in a 2 cube box.

Ok. so it's loud... but does it sound good?

Jerhemy
02-27-2013, 02:50 PM
Ok. so it's loud... but does it sound good?

Yes it sounds great with my polk 60's off a H/K 136.

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but yes, it does sound very clean and accurate.

sjv13
02-27-2013, 02:52 PM
Yes it sounds great with my polk 60's off a H/K 136.

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but yes, it does sound very clean and accurate.

Would you recommend the 20hz tuning?

Jerhemy
02-27-2013, 02:54 PM
Yeah, i'm no audiophile or anything, but I know a lot of hometheater subs are tuned super low like that. Hopefully someone with more HT experience will chime in. Boomsday ;

naughtyca
02-27-2013, 02:56 PM
That's not ported.

its poted click on large / more views

not sure if you noticed if not all of powered home theater subs are ported, i personally have not seen a sealed home theater sub. if you want real bass do at least 2 sub, i am running 3 subs

sjv13
02-27-2013, 02:58 PM
its poted click on large / more views

not sure if you noticed if not all of powered home theater subs are ported, i personally have not seen a sealed home theater sub. if you want real bass do at least 2 sub, i am running 3 subs

they are definitely not all ported. Even the brand I was just looking at has three in their line up that are sealed. High Performance Compact Sealed Subwoofers - SVS (http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/sealed-box)

RicksI30
02-27-2013, 03:22 PM
Yeah I also vote for the DIY option. The loaded one that you linked is pretty overpriced compared to something you could piece together in my opinion.

jockhater2
02-27-2013, 03:25 PM
For 500 buy a Dayton subwoofer and plate amp and have someone here build a box = Win

my words exactly

naughtyca
02-27-2013, 03:32 PM
I have not seen one sealed, i dont think they will be effective sealed in a home theatre environment.

but anyways, you can also try to hit the pawnshops, i just scored an inifity powered sub 12 inch for $35 couple of weeks ago

jdawg
02-27-2013, 04:34 PM
for the price you cant beat the dayton prebuilts, really 150w on a 12 in your dorm will be way too much anyways, its too loud in my apt and i cant turn the level past 1/4 playing xbox

Powered Subwoofers in the Home Audio / Video Department at Parts Express | 95 - 301 (http://www.parts-express.com/cat/powered-subwoofers/95?m=301)

Iosias
02-27-2013, 04:39 PM
^^^Better cheaper option for a small room.

SourDeez
02-27-2013, 04:39 PM
Yup. I also agree.

Dayton plate amp built into even a car enclosure with a car sub (or any fuckin sub)

way better than anything in the price range.

jockhater2
02-27-2013, 04:55 PM
for the price you cant beat the dayton prebuilts, really 150w on a 12 in your dorm will be way too much anyways, its too loud in my apt and i cant turn the level past 1/4 playing xbox

Powered Subwoofers in the Home Audio / Video Department at Parts Express | 95 - 301 (http://www.parts-express.com/cat/powered-subwoofers/95?m=301)

My sister bought the Dayton 12". The only problem is. The port is too small IMO. So the sub doesn't really hit the lows that well. My logitech 10" hits the lows better.

He really should just Do it himself. Then he can make it sound how he wants.

jdawg
02-27-2013, 05:06 PM
My sister bought the Dayton 12". The only problem is. The port is too small IMO. So the sub doesn't really hit the lows that well. My logitech 10" hits the lows better.

He really should just Do it himself. Then he can make it sound how he wants.

I got the 12 also, the version before this one, the one with the square removable grill, they go on sale about every other month btw. Anyways I really have no problems out of mine, I havnt even had the cahnce to really air it out anyways.

But I also have a 4 pack of these
Dayton Audio TT25-16 PUCK Tactile Transducer Mini Bass Shake 300-389 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-389)

Best **** $40 I spent in my entire life, have 2 on each side of the couch, they are hooked to a plate amp I ripped out of an old KLH sub. If you have the level too high they can get annoying but they will knock all the remotes off the couch lol

In fact if I had to choose between those or a sub I would have the shakers and no sub

I have these for the frt/cntr/surround. Bought 3 pairs. They pick up pretty good from like 60hz up. Really in that setup, especially in a dorm or apt you dont even need a sub

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-652

Random1010
02-27-2013, 05:07 PM
Umm you'll want an 8" max. A 15" in a dorm room with 500 watts will **** off your entire building and overpower everything.

Don't be stupid guys.

jockhater2
02-27-2013, 07:54 PM
I got the 12 also, the version before this one, the one with the square removable grill, they go on sale about every other month btw. Anyways I really have no problems out of mine, I havnt even had the cahnce to really air it out anyways.

But I also have a 4 pack of these
Dayton Audio TT25-16 PUCK Tactile Transducer Mini Bass Shake 300-389 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-389)

Best **** $40 I spent in my entire life, have 2 on each side of the couch, they are hooked to a plate amp I ripped out of an old KLH sub. If you have the level too high they can get annoying but they will knock all the remotes off the couch lol

In fact if I had to choose between those or a sub I would have the shakers and no sub

I have these for the frt/cntr/surround. Bought 3 pairs. They pick up pretty good from like 60hz up. Really in that setup, especially in a dorm or apt you dont even need a sub

Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair 300-652 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-652)

do the bass shakers actually create bass? or imitate it by shaking?

jockhater2
02-27-2013, 07:58 PM
Umm you'll want an 8" max. A 15" in a dorm room with 500 watts will **** off your entire building and overpower everything.

Don't be stupid guys.

I completely missed that this was for a Dorm room. Wow. You are right. A 15" would be pointless. You wouldn't even hear your other speakers in a Dorm. I have a 10" in a medium sized living room on 100 watts and it keeps up. I agree. For a dorm room. An 8" so that you don't **** off your room mates. And a 10" if you don't care about them.

jdawg
02-27-2013, 08:49 PM
do the bass shakers actually create bass? or imitate it by shaking?

Google tactile transducers, they vibrate, kinda lol. With strong surround speakers, not some weak 3" fullrange, you don't need a sub. Of course if you had your own house and can play as loud as you want you cant replace a large subwoofer. Both together is even better, they add so much on the low end that you can miss in a movie or games. For playing music they don't do much really though. I figured I would try them out being in an apartment and now I wouldn't have a surround without them. If bothering your neighbors is a concern then I would buy those first instead of a sub.

itsblown
02-27-2013, 08:58 PM
umm sub+amp + dorm room+ RA= bad? I dont know how your college is but most college dorms ive been to dont allow amplified speakers, not to say you couldnt sneak it in but I think someone is going to notice it

jockhater2
02-28-2013, 03:02 PM
Google tactile transducers, they vibrate, kinda lol. With strong surround speakers, not some weak 3" fullrange, you don't need a sub. Of course if you had your own house and can play as loud as you want you cant replace a large subwoofer. Both together is even better, they add so much on the low end that you can miss in a movie or games. For playing music they don't do much really though. I figured I would try them out being in an apartment and now I wouldn't have a surround without them. If bothering your neighbors is a concern then I would buy those first instead of a sub.

Dang. I only use it for music. I pretty much only watch documentaries and discovery.
But that sounds like a great idea for dorm/apt guys.