I bought a pair of wharfedale EVO 4.1 a little while ago and have been completely delighted by them. I drive them with a smsl SA300 and they are pretty awesome, more than enough for my small room. The thing is I come from a set of vintage Fisher’s XP6b my grandfather left me… and that 10 inch woofer had some good bass!
So yeah I’m looking for a decent subwoofer on the 300 to 400€ range (I guess dollar prices will be similar but some things are cheaper on the US) that can compliment my bookshelf speakers. I’d like the sub to be fast and integrate well, providing extra “liveliness” to the music, moreso than to be a rumble box that shakes my room (Even though I enjoy once in a while to turn the sub all the way up ) I prefer speaker level inputs cuz I will have the sub under the table and it won’t be easy to access that gain switch.
My main options now (on the places I can buy them in spain) are:
- Klipsch R-12SW (300€)
- Polkaudio HTS10 (328€)
- Klipsch R 100-SW (300€)
- Jamo J12 Sub (249€)
- Jamo S810 Sub (228€) just by the looks of it and the convencience of the form factor… but don’t know how it’d sound.
You can see all the available subwoofers here sorted by price:
I really have no idea when it comes to subwoofers and I see almost every review is superficial on the sound aspec of it… I guess they are more popular in home cinema systems, so all suggestions will be highly appreciated
Last note: I’ve not considered 8 inch subwoofers since I’d like to have a bit of headroom if I ever move to a bigger place or I want to use it on the living room.
Thanks everyone in advance!