Originally Posted by JimWilson
I've owned the former and have heard the latter so if there's something you're curious about ask away. But before you do I have a question; what constitutes a "large space" for you? If you can provide the HxWxD of the entire space - not just what might be considered the viewing area - that might help make the decision for you.
Sure, Jim. Thanks for the response! I apologize for the following description: our condo is difficult to describe! And for the record, I'm about 70% TV/Movies/Videogames and 30% music.
We are currently in a loft-style 1 bedroom, 1400 square feet condo. Our "family room," where the TV and sound system reside, is open to our kitchen and dining room. That space, in turn, is open to our bedroom as the walls do not go all the way up to the ceiling (a la loft style). The ceiling is also 13 feet high. It's a cool space to live, but NOT the ideal space for a sub.
The reason I did not include any descriptions about the space in my prior post is because this is only a temporary rental. We plan on being here only for another year and a half, before getting something larger. Thus, I don't want to choose a sub specifically for the very large, open condo that yearns for at least 2 ported beasts because I know the space will be different in the relatively near future. I would like to choose the best single sub I can moving forward- regardless of the space. Yes, I know that it is impossible to ignore the room, but I really don't want my fiance killing me in a year when I tell her we have to buy a new sub when we move.
In terms of specifics about the subs: my fiance doesn't like to watch movies too loudly (which drives me crazy; give me more volume!), so I need a sub that can give me some clean chest thumping even at moderate volumes. That pushed me towards a sealed sub, but this space pushed me towards ported. I oscillate back and forth every hour!
To wrap this overly long post up (I apologize!), the reason I have been pulled towards Rythmik is due to the "clean" sound people like you have described! Though I'm concerned the servo technology may detract from that chest thump, which- please correct me if I'm wrong- but as I understand from a previous thread where you conducted an impromptu comparison between Rythmik and SVS, you ended up with the SVS as your personal sub for that very reason?
Thanks for all the help! I'm just a guy that needs great sound from a great sub!