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Subwoofer? Dayton 1200 or HTS 12 or Elac 1010?

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Subwoofer? Dayton 1200 or HTS 12 or Elac 1010?

Canadian here looking at subs (man our selection is ass and over priced).

The Dayton I can get for about $400 shipped with taxes the Polk (it’s b stock) I can get for about $550 shipped with taxes.

I dont think I can spend the nearly $1300 for an SVS PB.

Was also looking at an elac 1010, which I can get for about half the cost $280 or so.

Thoughts?
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Step 1: Do a google search for "V.B.S.S. subwoofer"
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Bumping. Interested in comments as well.
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Elac looks like a good value for its price.

You can see some CEA measurements in this spreadsheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =834598950

The Polk HTS12 is not in there but the HTS10 does pretty well. So does the Dayton.
Elac is a step down but you can almost buy two of those for the same price which would be very worthwhile. Two subs really improves the sound quality in a typical room
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midnight1976 wrote: Canadian here looking at subs (man our selection is ass and over priced).

I dont think I can spend the nearly $1300 for an SVS PB.
You have to just keep your eyes out on deals. I picked up TWO HTS10 for $307.99+HST from Visions in May 2020 ...

If you can't spend $1300 on a sub ... then eliminate it from your list. No point to even think about it if you can't afford it or can't justify paying for it.
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I haven't seen many good subwoofer deals in the last year or two. They HTS12 used to go on sale for $400 or even less. AVR deals also seem to be rare.

It's a decent sub (good solid build quality and what looks like a decent driver).
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midnight1976 wrote: Canadian here looking at subs (man our selection is ass and over priced).

The Dayton I can get for about $400 shipped with taxes

Thoughts?
Man, has that gone up. I paid 280.84$ shipped taxes in from solen.ca in 2016.
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I agree with the comments that there have not been any deals on subs over the past two years given all the Covid related supply chain issues and inflation. However, I thought we would still see something from time to time. The Polk Audio HTS10 could be had for $300 pre-Covid on a number of occasions but absolutely no deals the last two years on it. If anything, Best Buy has actually increased the price of the HTS10.

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