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post #16 of 33
Thread Starter 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FX6ITT0?cache=697e51afe16d780913bd93bcbcdd41b2&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70#ref=mp_s_a_1_10&qid=1392120207&sr=8-10

Yes I'm sure they're wonderful.
post #17 of 33

i had the strata 2,,, alot cheaper, but still a room shaker

http://www.ebay.com/itm/REL-Strata-III-3-Subwoofer-Home-Cinema-Powered-Sub-in-Cherry-Excellent-/261388448355?pt=UK_AudioVideoElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_HiFiSpeakers&hash=item3cdbf73263

 

this is a strata 3

post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

If u have a private room that u can crank up without the police coming to your door,
Then home speakers with subwoofer is the way to go.
I haven't come across a headphone set that rattles to the bottom of my butt n sole yet.redface.gif

I used to have a pair of bookshelfs n REL subwoofer...
My wife came running out of the kitchen when I hit a dinosaur movie way back when...
The sub had to go...or I lose my dearest.

Exactly. You need to be able to pressurize the room in order to have bass you can feel. That is going to take a lot more than $300 bookshelf speakers. What are the dimensions of the room where the subwoofer will be placed?

I suggest you look here: http://www.avsforum.com/f/113/subwoofers-bass-and-transducers

In your shoes, I would probably look at a pair of these:
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10904&cs_id=1090407&p_id=8250&seq=1&format=2

Plus something like this:
http://www.onlyfactorydirect.com/p-2939-acoustic-audio-hd-sub15-black-powered-15-subwoofer-surround-home-black-1000w-sub.aspx

Plus an amp that can drive the speakers and provide the LFE signal to the sub.

Oh, and as Denis Leary says: Pull up your pants!
post #19 of 33

15inch drivers..oooooooooooooooo...bring da haus down man!!!!!!!!

post #20 of 33

You can get a decent (read: bass heavy, since that's what you want) pair of studio monitors for 300 bucks.

post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

You can get a decent (read: bass heavy, since that's what you want) pair of studio monitors for 300 bucks.

 

Judging by his tastes for bass that isn't going to cut it. My D1080 MkII monitors can send house bass (Kascade,et al, before "EDM" was the popular, overarching term) through the walls and down to the first floor, but I think his goal is to feel it pounding on his chest (if not shake everything not tied down by Blutac), not just hear it.

post #22 of 33

Then he's going to need something like a decent 2.1 system with a proper subwoofer, but for 300usd I'm not sure the quality will be there...

post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

Then he's going to need something like a decent 2.1 system with a proper subwoofer, but for 300usd I'm not sure the quality will be there...

 

If he's sitting in front of the Swans M50W's sub module it might have a chance, unless his reference for enough bass is something like this:

 

post #24 of 33
Thread Starter 
My room is small. Very small. I've got room for my bed,dresser and a night stand. There's a small closet and space in between things but not big enough to put anything else in here. Matter of fact I don't even know where I'd put speakers. But I'll find a place..
post #25 of 33

Another thing to consider with bookshelves is placement.

 

If you go with sealed speakers you won't get the bass you want, and if you go with ported speakers you need to make sure you give them ample room to resonate properly. I had to move my desk 2 feet from the wall to get any bass from my speakers. After that I am happy with my bookshelves (Boston VR-M50's) alone, and I can be a basshead at times.

 

If you don't have a way to place bookshelves where they are at least a foot from a wall, you may not get what you are looking for.  You could add a Sub but that would drive the price up. 

 

It may be a good idea to check craigslist and thrift shops in the area, you never know what you can find. 

post #26 of 33
Thread Starter 
Well I do plan on getting a sub but it's not my main concern. My main concern is getting a pair of speakers that will do well for games,movies and classical music. Now how about a reciever? Or an amp? Which would do better?
post #27 of 33
Wait - now you have changed your story. I thought you wanted to "feel the bass"?

I still think the Monoprice bookshelf speakers are a good deal. You could add a cheap sub for $60: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10906&cs_id=1090601&p_id=10565&seq=1&format=2

But that won't shake much of anything.

This might be a bit better, and it's only $90:
http://www.onlyfactorydirect.com/p-4014-yard-sale-acoustic-audio-psw-10-powered-10-subwoofer-home-theater-400-watts-surround-new.aspx

Or, if you *really* want a lot of bass, you might need a monster bass car...

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post #28 of 33
Thread Starter 
I do. Like I said it's not my main priority though.
post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by Thatonedude2 View Post

I already have Basshead headphones and an amp. It's nowhere near enough.

 

There is no way you are going to beat that for $300.     As posted by Lorspeaker, you may need speakers to get the physical impact, but that isnt going to be  cheap:   you'll likely have to spend a good $1500+ on a subwoofer that will let you get down to 20Hz.  

post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
 

 

There is no way you are going to beat that for $300.     As posted by Lorspeaker, you may need speakers to get the physical impact, but that isnt going to be  cheap:   you'll likely have to spend a good $1500+ on a subwoofer that will let you get down to 20Hz.  

 

Well if he gets a mono amp, or a powerful $300 stereo amp wired to drive each of a dual voice coil car subwoofer and have a car audio shop build a no-size compromise enclosure, I'm sure he can get to 20hz with a $500 sub.

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