luvdunhill

HT Recommendations

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Looking for a recommendation for the home theater:

Subwoofer

- not rear ported, prefer sealed or front firing passive radiator

- sensitive on size. Would like depth around 14"

- will be placed in a corner

- small preference for white or gloss black

Options:

- New emotiva subs are just a hair too big

- SVS SB-1000

- Sunfire SDS-10

- Elac S10EQ

Center

- Max width 19"

- no rear ports, sealed or front firing as it will be in a cabinet

- not worried about dreaded matching, will be operating as "large center" or "small L/R"

Options:

- Wanted Dynaudio Excite or Emotiva, but too wide :(

- Used is fine, looking around $500 range

Thanks for the researchers out there!

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Sorry, that was vague - $500 for the center channel. The price for the subwoofer would be in the price range of the three listed above.

I think I will avoid DIY for the subwoofer. The center channel might be a necessity.

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You know Marc, I have two of the AV123 Rocket Onix 10" subs. They're very nice looking Rosewood veneer, Gloss Black top and bottoms, Nice aluminum drivers, but the plate amps were crap, and both have failed. Parts Express makes a drop in replacement...

http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-spa250-250-watt-subwoofer-plate-amplifier--300-803

You can have them for free if you want them. So for the cost of two of the plate amps you'd have some pretty decent subs.

Sealed, no ports.

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Steve,

If Marc doesn't take you up on that insanely generous offer I'd be very interested, given my upcoming plans.

 

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You bet. Honestly I almost forgot about them.

You may even be able to trouble shoot the stock amps.

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There is no way I can bring two into the house. So, I would say either give the pair to Nate, or if he wants a single we can split them :) I would think finding a matching single down the road would be tough.

What are the dimensions?

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If memory serves, they're around 15" cubed.

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I can't see the model on your pictures, but if it's the UFW-10 it's 13.5" H x 13.25" W x 13" D which would be perfect.

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if either marc or nate decide not to, I would be interested in one of them just to mess with.

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Nate is taking the subs. Marc and I may look into something else for his needs.

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I decided to go with the Sunfire HRS-10. I used to drool over the Sunfire brand back in the day, so it's a bit nostalgic.

Still considering the center channel, looking for opinions there :)

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Go check out the Golden Ear sound bars.

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Well, the Sunfire turned out to be a great choice, especially when I found the dreaded LFE+MAIN setting on my receiver.

I also was rather impressed with the Best Buy Magnolia "Design Center" which there is one in Austin - which happens to be the closest to my house. I ended up with one of these for center.

Need to re-Audessy things once we get some furniture moved around and then looking forward to the final product.

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That center channel looks made for that shelf!

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