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Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

Hi, the subwoofer with my Boston Acoustics Soundware XS 5.1 set-up seems to have developed a serious fault (not uncommon I gather). Buying a completely new speaker system is, of course, an option, however I'd like to consider just replacing the sub-woofer in the first instance. Any recommendations gratefully received ! (for info, my room measures 6m by 6m, and my surround amp is a Sony DA1200ES). Thanks.

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RE: Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

I have a Monitor Audio MASS subwoofer for sale if you want that?

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RE: Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

Your room is quite big which is great. I would look at Rel. Not just cause I have one but they are amongst, if not the best in the world. 

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RE: Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

Bass_line wrote:

I have a Monitor Audio MASS subwoofer for sale if you want that?

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RE: Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

What's your budget?

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RE: Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

An SVS SB1000 would be a very good starting point . To my mind one of the first subs that really performs. 

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RE: Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

Thanks all. Budget will be what it needs to be, but replacement sub needs to be compatible with the Boston XS satellites. I can't see spending more than £300-400 is justified. Beyond that, the only sensible option is a complete new speaker system.

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RE: Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

Look at BK subs. They outperform competition for the price.

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RE: Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

bigboss wrote:

Look at BK subs. They outperform competition for the price.

XXL 400 should do it I would have thought

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RE: Replacement Subwoofer - Assistance Requested

I wouldnt discount nick at hsounds advice re SVS but for 400 ish the xls400 is good option

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