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    I want to buy a small 8" subwoofer for HT/music for me small 12'.9" x 11'.2" room. I already own a Mirage LF-100 sub purchased a few years back for the same room. I've always thought it did a remarkable job in my small room for both HT and music. My intention is to move that to my bedroom for music. I'm considering the newer Mirage Prestige S8, a smaller but seemingly more potent 8" sub with dimensions of a little more than a cubic foot. It seems like a no brainer at only $249.00 at Vann's. I've always thought Mirage made a well engineered product. Can I really do any better with a similar sub at the same price? Thanks.

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    Originally posted by rotorooter
    I want to buy a small 8" subwoofer for HT/music for me small 12'.9" x 11'.2" room. I already own a Mirage LF-100 sub purchased a few years back for the same room. I've always thought it did a remarkable job in my small room for both HT and music. My intention is to move that to my bedroom for music. I'm considering the newer Mirage Prestige S8, a smaller but seemingly more potent 8" sub with dimensions of a little more than a cubic foot. It seems like a no brainer at only $249.00 at Vann's. I've always thought Mirage made a well engineered product. Can I really do any better with a similar sub at the same price? Thanks.
    Well I can give you my opinion of it in a couple days when the S8 I ordered today gets here.

    However, I'd recommend you order from wwstereo through ebay using the live.com search so you can get 12% cashback as I did - $219 and change for it shipped, brand new w/ full warranty.

    Just a week ago, this sub was $279 at Vann's and $299 at WWStereo - until I called WWStereo to get them to price match, since I already had a 10% off coupon there. Well, they dropped the price down, and apparantly Vann's tried to undercut them by dropping it again today. So I called WWStereo again, and got them to price match again. They told me they couldn't honor the 10% coupon on the price match this time since they usually don't on price matching (they were going to the first time), and this price put them too close to cost. I did however, get them to post it for $249 on ebay so I could take advantage of the live.com deal. For once, my persistance paid off and what I was originally going to pay $279 for a couple weeks ago, I got for $219. A couple users over at AVS jumped on this deal too, so there should be some feedback soon. According the the number available on ebay...looks like wwstereo already sold 4 today. It actually feels good to know I got a kick ass deal, and that other audio folk can get in on it too.

    Anyway, back on topic....I asked the same question you did, essentially. Here's the feedback I got...
    http://www.tweakcityaudio.com/forum/...read.php?t=846 (in case you didn't see this)
    http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...ad.php?t=53672

    Obviously, since I just bought one, I felt the Prestige was my best option in this price range/class of subs - taking into account various factors, especially getting it for $219. I guess I'll find out in a couple days if I made the right call. What little info I could find on the Mirage Prestige/Energy Veritas subs, as well as the Mirage Omni/Energy S_.3 series subs (step down series) all pointed to these being tight musical subs. The specs Mirage/Energy provide are probably optimistic - it's my understanding they are best case scenario, in-room response...but the general consensus seems to be that they have good sound quality. And the Prestige S8 seems to be the perfect fit for my needs.

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    • #3
      alphaiii is your 10% off coupon a one time use??

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gotchaforce
        alphaiii is your 10% off coupon a one time use??
        Yes - and I actually ordered something else through them...so my coupon is done for.

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        • #5
          Alphaiii, at that price it seems like a real no brainer. I may not have the patience to wait for whether your expectations were met. At that price they should go quick. Thanks.

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          • #6
            Well, I will have mine tonight when I pick it up from UPS.

            WWStereo shipped my original order placed yesterday morning, credited me the original price I paid, then applied the ebay purchase price to my invoice. Basically, they saved me a day of waiting, after already accomodating my price-match and ebay requests. I am very impressed with their customer service.

            I should be able to give the S8 a little work tonight to get an idea of what it can offer. But these will be quick first impressions for now.

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            • #7
              Yes sir, I just ordered one from WWStereo. Will hopefully be here tomorrow for a bit of break in. Good customer service. The chap is from the next town south of mine. I paid the $249. Still a bargain.

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