Originally Posted by enricoclaudio
The L22 behaves exactly the same as the F25. The HX580 amp has dual Hypex UCD modules so it can drive two independent drivers but the input signal is the same for both drivers so at the end they act as a single subwoofer.
Enrico, I see that you are using your Rythmik L22 as the subwoofer in your desktop audio system. I live in a "studio cottage", that is, the entire living space is a single 14'x17' room with an open floor plan (except for the bathroom and a walk-in closet, which are on one side of the main room). The main room is about 2500 cubic feet, though I should probably include the bathroom and closet in my calculations as well, since the doors to these rooms are always open when I am using my "home theater". All these spaces added together bring the total to about 3400 cubic feet. This cottage was newly built from the foundation up with 6" exterior walls, and it conforms to current California earthquake regulations, so it is very solid, tight, and quiet.
I'd like to invest in a subwoofer (or two). I listen mostly to classical music and pipe organ. I would be using the sub for movies, as well, but I'm not trying to achieve monster bass in that application. Basically, I'm interested in adding a subwoofer to my audio system as an augment to my four Paradigm Reference Active 40 loudspeakers. These speakers have fairly decent bass response
, but I figure they could perform better overall if I had a subwoofer to handle the lowest octaves of sound.
From your experience with the Rythmik L22 subwoofer, do you think that a single L22 would be sufficient for my 3400 cubic foot studio home? I have about four possible spots where I could place the sub within the room, and the first arrangement I would like to try is a horizontal orientation directly below my TV in a near-field listening position. [Note: the subwoofer would be on its own base, so it won't be in contact with the TV mount or any other components.]
I am very interested in Rythmik's L22 subwoofer because its compact footprint provides me with several placement options in my small house, and its excellent performance combined with its affordable price make it a really great value
I could also see myself investing in a second L22 sub if it was required for this room, though I'm hoping that just one of these subs will be enough for my needs. Any advice would be genuinely appreciated...