Originally Posted by Titan7170
I was just wondering after almost 7 years with my Velo CT-150 that still works perfect how does it do compared to todays subs? Im sure some of you have had this sub or even still have it. I was thinking of getting something else but not sure what Im looking for since this has been doing great for me.......Im just curious?
The CT 150 is a discontinued model, however, the Velo web site has a place to click for discontinued models. They compare the CT 150 to the Velo DLS 5000R, SPL 1500R, and the SC 15.
Velodyne also compares the "CHT" series to the DLS-5000, SPL 1500R, and the SC 15.
Tom Nousaine tested the CHT 15. It is about number 29 on the list.http://home.comcast.net/~frank_carter/Nousaine.htm
The issue with these models is that they were designed more for maximum output, rather than maximum extension.
More recent designs, especially from Internet Direct sellers are trying to give you one more octave, (15Hz-30 Hz) with real authority. The lowest priced model from SVS is flat down to 19 Hz.
There was a lot of excitement when a new model from HSU was descibed as being flat to 10 Hz.
Some people want response to single digits, others are much more interested in response from ~30Hz to 80 Hz.
If you decide to spend a fair amount of money you can get something that will give you the octave from 15 Hz to 30 Hz. If you really want a sub that can give you almost two more octaves they are out there.
You almost certainly don't want a $1,600 monster in your room. But, the Epik Conquest is very different than your Velo. The Epik has almost as much output at 8 Hz as your Velo has at 25 Hz. It is the strong extension down to ~10 Hz that puts the Epik Conquest at number 4 on the list.
If you can continue to enjoy what you have, and not get involved in how much more performance is available, you will be in good shape till you really need a new sub. Could be years.