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Which Bass Sub?

Ok, I'm not new to using subs and I'm not new to sound production, however I have limited cash and want to get the best I can for my money. Everyone has their own opinions that their sub is the best, I thought I'd put this to the crowd and see what response I'd get!

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5 Piece Covers Function Band, playing soul to hard rock... quite a variation. In the past we when we'd played big function rooms we used a cheap and nasty sub with poor x-overs, result, a blown top.
Since then we bought an active system with 15" tops and likewise for monitors. We borrowed carlsbro subs from a friend as and when we played bigger venues. Subs are worth their weight in gold as the thickness in sound is priceless.
We are now looking to buy a set ourselves to prevent the begging phone calls.
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JBL Eons
db Technologies 15Sub.

They're all invariable in the same price bracket, we just don't know which represents best sound for money!

Any assistance or others we should look at, bearing in mind we need to buy quick as we have a succession of Weddings to play, would be appreciated
Thanks
Tony

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    Garth Urie May 11, 2010

    Hiya Tony, Gonna watch this thread cause the opinions are come fast and hard!! :) Suggestion - Why not get them to set them up for you, get your bass guit down there, jack in and go for it. You bass guitarist will decide what sound he prefers... everyone happy. I'm more a JBL guy (replacement cones are easy to get as well)... but exactly what you say..my opinion :)

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Go with the db15 active/powered sub. And cross it over at 90Hz.

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