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Genelec HTS4B Subwoofer Alternatives?

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Ok, so I’m looking at a sub for my main system, a trifield of Meridian DSP 5200.2 + SVS Ultra Center speakers in a room about 8m x 7m, with 5m tall ceiling. I found an HTS4B sub from Genelec on sale nearby, manufactured in 2014, and it looks awesome.

So the question: if this sub is $1000, and you want a similarly capable box with XLR and RCA in, and you’re able to provide your own external DSP, what would you buy instead? It seems like a good deal, the SVS stuff at this price doesn’t have the features I want, but I don’t know my subs, so I could be missing something on the market. HTS4B at $1000 or ??
 

richard12511

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^^^ Power Sound Audio subs are incredible.

Also, take a look at the Monoprice Subs that @hardisj recently reviewed. I believe they have XLR inputs.
 

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DIY is a cool idea. I know about the Dayton kits. Are there others which are recommended in the sub $1000 range?
You mean where a cnc cut flatpack is part of the deal? :) diysoundgroup.com has the same guy who supplies Dayton/Parts Express flatpacks with a few more options. Some other options out there if you can't cut your own. Maybe something from these guys https://shop.gsgad.com/

DIY sections of various fora often have good plans for proven subs, too.

Usually where the cost savings are is by building two subs running off one amp....so a good excuse to do duals!
 
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