Inexpensive but decent 8" subwoofers

My current setup is Bluesound Powernode (N330) -> Blueroom Minipods

Which obviously isn't a high end system, but balances decent sound with sleek looks.

Looking for a 8" subwoofer which won't break the bank. Bonus points if it also looks good/minimal!


I've been curious about using multiple subs for years so in the last year I've been buying cheap subs off ebay.  There's a custom install only brand named Episode and I bought two of their 8 inch sealed subs and one sealed 10 inch model.  I paid around $150 each for the 8 inchers including shipping.  At that price they're great.  They're reasonably flat to around 40hz where they drop off pretty quickly.  Since it's a custom install only brand it looks like people don't have any idea how to price them so they can be found at great prices somewhat regularly.  They look a lot like the PSB sub series and if you look at some pics the amps are clearly made by the same company.


PSB SubSeries 350 Powered subwoofer | eBay


Episode ES-SUB-EVO10-450 Powered Subwoofer - Gloss White - Tested | eBay

What is your budget?  How big is your “bank”?  Every suggestion here is great,with varying price points. Are you willing to go used? 

Not sure why you’re disregarding the SVS 3000 Micro given its price, performance, built-in room-correction software, and risk-free 45 day trial including shipping both ways, but best of luck whatever you choose. 

Well the most expensive ones on my list are 500 USD, but SVS 3000 micro although it looks nice, is listed at 900 USD. 

I am sure I can get it cheaper used, but that doesn't mean I can get it at sub-500 prices probably.