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Re: Musical subwoofer for Audio Engine A5


Oops. My mistake. Thought the velodynes were 40-50K and mistook the Jamo for the SW250

For 20K would not the 10" 309 be better than the AS8? Also consider Sonodyne Roarr 2815. 17k ish. Has twin 8" downfiring drivers.

And please don't be trigger happy ! Take some time and put some thought to decide.
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Re: Musical subwoofer for Audio Engine A5

These are the quotes i just got from delhi dealers

wharfedale
sw150 - 21k
pc12 - 23k
pc15 - 35k

polk
dsw pro 600 - 30k

mordaunt short
aviano 7 28200
alumni 9 21700


what do you guys think alumni 9, sw150, pc12 all look to be in budget.
will these integrate just as well as the audio engine subwoofer with the audio engine speakers ? Please post some comments im quite confused and i need to make this decision fast or i will lose the audio engine aub @ 18k after october it will be 23000
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What is the difference between wharfedale sw series and powercube series subwoofers ?
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Re: Musical subwoofer for Audio Engine A5

Anybody heard the sonodyne roarr 2815 ? How is the quality of bass ?
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since the audioengine sub is not available.
Who told so? Did you look at the AS8 @ 18000/-
BAJAAO.COM - India - Buy & Review Musical Instruments in India - BAJAO has it as october special.

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Edit: Jus now saw, you are already considering it.
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i am considering the audioengine sub but the sonodyne roarr looks better with dual 8" drivers
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i am considering the audioengine sub but the sonodyne roarr looks better with dual 8" drivers
Also have a look at Qbic from lithos @~20k

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Also have a look at Qbic from lithos @~20k

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I think these subs are better than the audioengine subwoofer. how would the sq compare?
i read good things about the sonodyne subwoofer.many people saying its quite powerful.
The lithos is also looking nice i wonder how much it costs?
My options are now between the sonodyne roarr 2815 and the lithos srubwoofer..... i hope i am making the right decision ?
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I think these subs are better than the audioengine subwoofer. how would the sq compare?
i read good things about the sonodyne subwoofer.many people saying its quite powerful.
The lithos is also looking nice i wonder how much it costs?
My options are now between the sonodyne roarr 2815 and the lithos srubwoofer..... i hope i am making the right decision ?
It should be around 20000/-

Write a mail to sales@lithosindia.com or rajiv@lithosindia.com.

Regarding AS8, 18000/- shipped is almost same as the US price!
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While the sonodyne and Lithos both are more powerful subwoofers than AS8, The AS8 integerates well with AE5 as it is manufactured solely for that purpose. Also, layman reviews point out that these are more suited for mp3 quality sound and games than anything else.

If you are going to connect them to a computer along with AE5, there are other advantages like perfect magnetic shelding, low space footprint etc.

For movies, the sonodyne and lythos will perform well going by the specs. But their integration with AE5 is questionable. You can not demo it anywhere unless you carry your AE5 with you.

For looks alonside AE5, the sonodyne will look odd in size, shape and colour. The AE8 and qbic both will look excellent coupled with the AE5 I suppose. Also qbic having an isolated amplifier will have more caliberation options than roar.


P.S: I have auditioned only the sonodyne and not the other two due to non availability where I live. I was/is in the same dilemma as you as I could not audition them together. Only thing Iam sure about is, AE5+AS8 will be an excellent combo even without auditioning.
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Re: Musical subwoofer for Audio Engine A5

+1 To what Blasto has said.

There is this thing called timbre matching and there is aesthetics too.

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