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Bass tube vs subwoofer

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corElement

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Hi,

I was wonderring, is there a major difference in type of bass these two deliver.

I like playful tight bass and not flat THOP THOP, more like long HOOMPH's

hard to describe, anyone getting what I'm asking?
 

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Hi,

I was wonderring, is there a major difference in type of bass these two deliver.

I like playful tight bass and not flat THOP THOP, more like long HOOMPH's

hard to describe, anyone getting what I'm asking?

Home audio rarely sees a bass tube.
Bass tubes are more popular in cars where people prfer the extended HOOMP's that you are talking about
the bass is extended and described as more "fun"

A sealed sub box generally offers a quicker reponse . you should know exactly what you want
i have seen many a persons disappointed with a sealed box in the car since their aim was the "fun" - they wanted the bass you can hear 100metres way

if your aim is only to catch the lower frequencies in the music
get a ported or sealed sub box

you need to exactly tell us in whiich environment you want a sub and exactly what music preferences you have for us to advice further
 

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my room is 12x14 and my towers already go down to 35hz but I'd really love to go lower and still be a little playful and not sharp. The only reason why im even thinking a bass tube is cuz they're cheaper - I'm broke :p a proper subwoofer costs 18k + :( dont want 200w mark stuff, even if it is 200watt it needs to have body and not just frequency.
 

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If you mean you are looking for a cylindrical sub vs. a boxed sub then its actually a better option in terms of placement and footprint as its very forgiving.

Some good models are Anthony Gallo TR-2 or SVS PC13-Ultra.

If you are looking for bass tubes such as a bazooka or a blaupunkt, I have not idea or experience!
 

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you want a bass tube for home use that too it should go below 35 realistically! and be under 10k !
well
first i hope you are looking only for movies because a bass tube in that price range will only screw upi your music rather than giving you the low notes

Also using a car audio bass tube for home will require DC current at 13-14 volts
do you have such a supply?

i would advice just getting a base model Jamo powered sub
it will keep you happy for 14k odd
visit your ezone or vijay sales to hear it
 
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