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Should I replace the sub or bite the bullet?

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I currently have an Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 3B 5.1 speaker set up. My sub appears to be making some funny noises of late (it is about 9 years old) so I have toyed with the idea of replacing it. Looking at prices you can't really get a decent one for less than £500 so I thought it might be worth replacing the whole lot! I've looked into the Dali Zensor 5 5.1 and they appear to get good write ups so maybe I will change to them (open to suggestions though). Anyone have any comments to make on whether this is a good idea or not? By-the-way they are currently connected to a Denon 2310 receiver and it is mostly used for TV and Movies if that is relevant. Cheers in advance.

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RE: Should I replace the sub or bite the bullet?

I'd keep the AE's and change the sub. Improving the sub also allows the sub to do more work, relieving your speakers of a little stress and allowing them to sound better too.

Try the SVS SB1000 or SB12 if you like a nice tight bass that is also quick enough for music, or if you're after all out depth, try the SVS PB1000. 

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RE: Should I replace the sub or bite the bullet?

Thanks for the reply. Can you recommend a good place to buy one of these subs as I can only see them on US sites?

Cheers. Actually ignore this post I have just seen them on your website  Smile

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RE: Should I replace the sub or bite the bullet?

Slugger1 wrote:

Thanks for the reply. Can you recommend a good place to buy one of these subs as I can only see them on US sites?

Cheers. Actually ignore this post I have just seen them on your website  Smile

Also check out BK elec site at their subs, all under £500 and i recently aquired a XXLS400 and there is no looking back!!

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RE: Should I replace the sub or bite the bullet?

sta99y wrote:

Slugger1 wrote:

Thanks for the reply. Can you recommend a good place to buy one of these subs as I can only see them on US sites?

Cheers. Actually ignore this post I have just seen them on your website  Smile

Also check out BK elec site at their subs, all under £500 and i recently aquired a XXLS400 and there is no looking back!!

 

Cheers, they look pretty decent for the money and they are made in Britain!

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RE: Should I replace the sub or bite the bullet?

Slugger1 wrote:

Thanks for the reply. Can you recommend a good place to buy one of these subs as I can only see them on US sites?

Cheers. Actually ignore this post I have just seen them on your website  Smile

I presume your nearest contact would be L Sound who supply Europe. You could get in touch with them and see if you have a local dealer - at least then you'd be able to try one for yourself Smile

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