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Old 09-17-2014, 11:46 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I have been without my subs for about 9 months and the wife has given the green light to replace and try and find new amps and drivers to get the two a2-300's working again to use with a second setup.

I am in need of assistance with three things:

1. Recommendations for new subs. Looking to get two and willing to spend $400-$700 each

2. New drivers for both my a2-300's

3. New amps for both my a2-300's

I appreciate the help and advice. Will also be in the market for a new receiver so will take any suggestions that will go good with the new subs.

Cheers!
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:41 AM   #2
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Hi everyone,

I have been without my subs for about 9 months and the wife has given the green light to replace and try and find new amps and drivers to get the two a2-300's working again to use with a second setup.

I am in need of assistance with three things:

1. Recommendations for new subs. Looking to get two and willing to spend $400-$700 each

2. New drivers for both my a2-300's

3. New amps for both my a2-300's

I appreciate the help and advice. Will also be in the market for a new receiver so will take any suggestions that will go good with the new subs.

Cheers!
one of the dayton HO's and the dayton 250 watt plate amps should get it right back to where it was
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply.

I can't seem to find a site that has the dayton 250 watt plate amps in stock. Any additional thoughts?

I am wondering if I just need to abandon hope on these two sub's and start looking to purchase two new ones.

Cheers!
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:22 PM   #4
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Why not buy one of the mono sub amps from HTD and turn these passive.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:28 PM   #5
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I was just researching subs in that range and narrowed it down to these.

SVS PB-1000
SVS SB-2000
HSU VTF-2
Rythmik Lv12r

And the SVS PC12-NSD is on clearance for $649.

I gave my room dimensions to SVS and told it was for music they recommended the SB1000 and 2000 leaning to the 2000. Another time i told them movies and they recommended the PB1000 and the third time just gave them the room size and it was the PB1000 again. The merlin tool suggested either the sb or pb 1000 when i entered my front speakers as well.

But it really came down to warranty and SVS had the best.
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I was just researching subs in that range and narrowed it down to these.

SVS PB-1000
SVS SB-2000
HSU VTF-2
Rythmik Lv12r

And the SVS PC12-NSD is on clearance for $649.

I gave my room dimensions to SVS and told it was for music they recommended the SB1000 and 2000 leaning to the 2000. Another time i told them movies and they recommended the PB1000 and the third time just gave them the room size and it was the PB1000 again. The merlin tool suggested either the sb or pb 1000 when i entered my front speakers as well.

But it really came down to warranty and SVS had the best.
SVS would definitely be a good choice for you.

If you use your system primarily for music, depending on what type of music you listen to, I'd lean towards a sealed unit. I myself don't own a single sealed subwoofer though, I just like the way ported subs sound better.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:40 PM   #7
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Why not buy one of the mono sub amps from HTD and turn these passive.
I am not sure how to go about doing this. I just checked out their site and like the SDA 500 but how would I connect it? My cords go from my receiver to each one of my subs. If I had this amp and ran the cord from the receiver to it how would it link to the sub?

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Originally Posted by Spaulding View Post
I was just researching subs in that range and narrowed it down to these.

SVS PB-1000
SVS SB-2000
HSU VTF-2
Rythmik Lv12r

And the SVS PC12-NSD is on clearance for $649.

I gave my room dimensions to SVS and told it was for music they recommended the SB1000 and 2000 leaning to the 2000. Another time i told them movies and they recommended the PB1000 and the third time just gave them the room size and it was the PB1000 again. The merlin tool suggested either the sb or pb 1000 when i entered my front speakers as well.

But it really came down to warranty and SVS had the best.
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SVS would definitely be a good choice for you.

If you use your system primarily for music, depending on what type of music you listen to, I'd lean towards a sealed unit. I myself don't own a single sealed subwoofer though, I just like the way ported subs sound better.
Thank you to you both for the input and suggestions, I will look into these tonight and tomorrow. I don't listen to music on my system this would be strictly for blu rays and video games.

Cheers!

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Old 09-18-2014, 08:43 PM   #8
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SVS would definitely be a good choice for you.

If you use your system primarily for music, depending on what type of music you listen to, I'd lean towards a sealed unit. I myself don't own a single sealed subwoofer though, I just like the way ported subs sound better.
The op was asking about subs in that $400-700 range. I went through the process last month with that range and landed on the PB-1000 from a polk psw505. Figured i already did the research and would share.
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I am not sure how to go about doing this. I just checked out their site and like the SDA 500 but how would I connect it? My cords go from my receiver to each one of my subs. If I had this amp and ran the cord from the receiver to it how would it link to the sub?





Thank you to you both for the input and suggestions, I will look into these tonight and tomorrow. I don't listen to music on my system this would be strictly for blu rays and video games.

Cheers!

Go on SVS website and chat with them, tell them your room in cubic feet and preference to movies.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:05 PM   #10
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To turn a self-powered sub passive...

If the wall cord is attached(as in, not an IEC)...

1. Remove the plate amp.
2. Disconnect the inside power cord from the amp(typically snap clip).
3. Disconnect driver from amp.
4. Connect power cord ends to driver leads.
5. Put amp back in.
6. Cut plug off other end, cut/strip.
7. Connect amp.

The entire process should take 10 minutes.

If not obvious...the former power cord is now speaker wire.
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