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Old 04-26-2010, 03:18 AM - Thread Starter
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Figure I'd post this here and not the subwoofer forum, as this is where anyone wouldn't bash soundbar users. I was gonna get the Vizio VSB210, but it makes no sense to me, as it costs around $300, and I could just get the VSB200 soundbar for $130, and probably a better sub for less than the total of the VSB210.

I don't need a wireless sub either. Just one that allows me to adjust the volume of the sub independently.

Is there any restrictions on what type of sub I could use with the soundbar?

Any recommendations? Obviously something that won't put me over the $300 mark for both the bar and sub together.

Posted this here instead of replying to the VSB200 topic as perhaps someone who doesn't own the Vizio soundbar can still help me out on what sub I should get.
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Great question. I have the same model and I was also curious what sub would pair up well with the Vizio.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:53 AM - Thread Starter
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I went ahead and bought the Sony SAW2500 at BB for $99. Same as online price at Amazon.

It's a powered 10" sub, and it has a HELLUVA lot of kick. Probably more than the soundbar 'needs', lol. You definitely have to dial the settings of the sub to get it to sound right, but once you do, it sounds great. Couldn't be happier for a <$100 sub.

It compliments the Vizio bar quite well.

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thanks for the update shin. I think i'll give the sony a look.
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As info, I have a Yamaha Sub connected to my Vizio soundbar. This was about a $300 sub designed to go with my former Yamaha YSP-800 Sound Projector.

It mates very well with the Vizio. Like Shin, I had to adjust the volume quite a bit to match the sound level output. Tells me that the Vizio is much more efficient than the Yamaha. Maybe that's why it sounds more dynamic.

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The Sony sub is TOO powerful for the Vizio at high settings, so I don't see why ANYONE would ever need to buy a much more expensive sub just for the soundbar.

I have mine at like 50% power, just to get it to sound like it belongs with the Vizio.

The Soundbar with the sub makes movie watching SOOOO much better. It even sounds better than my old Pioneer 5.1 HTIB.

Now if Vizio could just replace my remote with something better and more responsive. The remote is SOOO bad.
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Maybe take a look at these from Parts Express:

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http://parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-635

A little more expensive but I think well worth the extra cost.
Read the user reviews for each one.

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how are you hooking up the sub to the sound bar the VSB200 doesnt have a sub out in any pics i seen
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I purchased the Vizio soundbar with the wireless sub and must say it sounds very good in our large living room,, the TV speakers just could not handle the large sq. ft.,, we have a nice HT in the home and even the wife commented on the low grade TV sound which no adjustments could correct,,

the Vizio remote control offers sub control for how much help you want from it and can be adjusted from over powering to not even noticable,, it is set at about 50% for our preference,, if I unplug the sub you notice it immediately,,

we purchased it at Costco and think is was in the $240 area,, they had the Yamaha next to it (don't recall the model) which was a couple hundred more and personally they sounded about the same in the store,, figured it could be returned if we did not like the sound but it handles the job very well,,

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I went ahead and bought the Sony SAW2500 at BB for $99. Same as online price at Amazon.

It's a powered 10" sub, and it has a HELLUVA lot of kick. Probably more than the soundbar 'needs', lol. You definitely have to dial the settings of the sub to get it to sound right, but once you do, it sounds great. Couldn't be happier for a <$100 sub.

It compliments the Vizio bar quite well.

I have a Sammy 52B750, Vizio bar, and Sony sub. Talk about frankenstein. <__<

Did you use the sub output jack on the vsb200 as the connection path to the sony sub? Does that jack have a low pass filter, and if so do you have any idea of what its specs are?
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I'm using the Polk Audio (PSW10) subwoofer using to connect the two with y-cable, and it sounds good had to find the right volume setting on the woofer but all good.
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I was also wondering about connecting a vizio sound bar with a polk wireless sub. There is a single jack for sub out on the sound bar but a 2 jack L/R on the wireless transmitter. You used a Y-cable. Is this a standard RCA cable? I ask because the sub out jack is larger than standard RCA. Thanks.
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Standard RCA phone jack on the VSB200. A standard RCA Y-Jack from Radio Shack is all you need.

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Thanks. I'll give it a shot. Appreciate your help.
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Could you guys be a little more specific as to the exact cable to use? I'd also like to hook up a powered sub to my Vizio VSB200 but clearly the sub output of the soundbar does not look like a standard jack (as in headphone TRS plug). Rather, it looks like a single, black RCA plug (female). Would this be an example of the right cable to use:

http://summitsource.com/steren-255020-rca-y-adapter-6-inch-duplex-cable-1-male-to-2-males-shielded-adapter-cable-splitter-audio-video-signal-separating-shielded-pushin-component-jack-plug-connector-part-255020-p-9106.html

Thanks.
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Any 75 ohm RCA cable. I think every household has 20 lying around.

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I have a Polk sub also and I'm using a insignia surround sound receiver I would like to purchase this sound bar how when will all this mate together
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You wouldn't use both a receiver and a powered soundbar.
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I have a vsb200 that i use with a Yamaha YST-SW215 sub connected with RCA and it sounds fantastic. I would also recommend just going to walmart and buying the VSB207BT for I think $88 as it has Bluetooth so you can pair a device to stream music to it wirelessly. I have both soundbars and the VSB200 doesn't have the bluetooth. Oh and the YSTSW215 sub has independant controls for fine tuning the sub.

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I bought this Monoprice 8" subwoofer for $57 for my VSB200, and it sounds GREAT! It's a real nice subwoofer for the price. I'm using it with my LG 42la6200 tv, as the built-in tv speakers sound bad to me. I have an optical connection between the two, and a single coax with a y-connector between the soundbar and the subwoofer

http://monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10906&cs_id=1090602&p_id=8248&seq=1&format=2
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Sorry to be so late to respond to your comment for a better remote for the Vizio VSB200 soundbar. I recently purchased a newer Vizio soundbar and found out that it had a new style remote that worked very, very well for my old VSB200 soundbar. Vizio searched and found one on ebay. Go on ebay and search for S382W-c0 remote. There is a site that seems to sell only Vizio parts and products. They have a new remote for $19.95, free shipping. I ordered one for myself today. Good Luck.
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I had to adjust the volume quite a bit to match the sound level output. Tells me that the Vizio is much more efficient than the Yamaha. Maybe that's why it sounds more dynamic.

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It seems to be a simple fix. I used the Audio cable to connect the sub out of the Vizio sound bar to connect to the subwoofer through a Y adapter cable for the left and Right in. It is working perfectly fine now...

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I recently purchased the Vizio SB3820 and have the same question? what reasonably priced sub would pair with it? wireless or with a Y cable?
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Calculate the volume of the room based upon the volume dictates the size of asub. Take from myself I as well had vizio bar older version, but I asked myself the same question . the result and it is a slippery sle upg to a Polk 10 inch version. And that inself was insufficient. Than replaced the Polk with a velodyne DPS 12. Again my room was too big for the bar and sub than went bigger. Paring a sub to any sound bar is still just a math education, that dictates what type of sub and budget to achieve the results you wish


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