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Offline LWCM

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Bass on a budget
« on: November 14, 2019, 10:14 »
Hi can I ask which would be a better choice for about the same budget?

Brand new Wharfedale sub below $300 OR 10 years old velodyne slightly above $300?

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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 12:55 »
Ive seen too many Velodynes that have destroyed themselves (amps blown and takes out the driver often too) so IMHO I would go with something newer and with Warranty.
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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 13:02 »
Ive seen too many Velodynes that have destroyed themselves (amps blown and takes out the driver often too) so IMHO I would go with something newer and with Warranty.

+1...go for something else other than Velodynes.

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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 13:30 »
If you can stretch your budget, there is a used Rythmik LVX12 for sales. This should be better than the subs you have mentioned.

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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 18:23 »
Wharfedale is very cheap. Anyone has it and what’s your feedback?

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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 21:44 »
@ $300 new anything is cheap (MIC)...get what you pay for usually in this budget / bracket. As the old saying goes "pay peanuts get monkeys". YMMV


maybe see if EarthSound have any good subs traded in.
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.

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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 22:24 »
You won’t get much from a $300 sub. Suggest the pre-owned Rythmik if you can up your budget.

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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2019, 22:44 »
Sorry... I kop the Rythmik LVX12 already.  ;D

 Just connected it to my iMac, AudioEngine A5+ and AudioEngine D1 DAC. Totally satisfied... for now.   ::)

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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 23:34 »
Hi can I ask which would be a better choice for about the same budget?

Brand new Wharfedale sub below $300 OR 10 years old velodyne slightly above $300?

If u are open to used gear, just get a used sub of a renowned brand/model. But do some research so that u won't go wrong.

By getting used subs, with the same amt of spending, u usually can get a sub of much higher quality vs a new sub.

Plus, when u decide to sell it away next time, u probably can get back most of your cost. In a way, it's minimum/no cost to you. Just holding power.

So far, most of the subs I bought b4 are mostly used subs and 95% of the purchases have been ok. But do have ways to test them properly and I would avoid subs that are too old.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2019, 14:16 by sevenz »

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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2019, 10:32 »
I would caution against the old sub.

The plate amps are usually the first to go.

And they would be expensive to replace.

I’d rather just save up and get a good sub.
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Re: Bass on a budget
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2020, 11:40 »
As an update I got an old Velodyne CHT-10R. Very happy with it. Punchy and tight.

 

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