Originally Posted by Theriddler07sms
I agree.the rythmik f12 sounded fantastic. Just wasn't enough. Rythmik isn't off my list just yet. Their fvx15 and fv15hp are still up there on my list.
Now that psa doesn't offer return shipping it's kind of a wash either way. The v1500 directly compares to the fv15hp. If I would bump up to a v1800 the 15hp falls behind, but not by much (price being fairly similar)
Now, I'm still interested in their upcoming f25ho and f18hp. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it haha.
I do remember in your F12 setup thread, one user (bear, I think) said that even if -25MV is the loudest you currently listen, buying a sub that wouldn't allow much higher listening levels would be a bit shortsighted. Since -25MV isn't that loud to most here.
While not applicable in all cases, it sure does seem to in your case, as you were about to become a basshead and just didn't know it as your prior subs weren't on par with the Rythmik and weren't as rewarding to hear/feel at higher levels of SPL.
Now you're in a whole new world of bass, with ported 18s and ported dual 15s... funny how quickly things changed for you.
I think this is where those of us who advised you to get as much sub as you could afford and fit in your room from the start were coming from... as people are more likely to want more over time than less.
For example, my first proper HDTV was a mere 32 inches, though still over $750 at the time. I then went through many upgrades, ultimately settling around 46-50 inches. I would still like a bigger screen and more high end PQ, but my room doesn't have space for a 55" or 60" or bigger. Of course, when I first got even the 32, it seemed too big for my small room and the 50 looked like way overkill. But now if I have any regrets is that I can't realistically go bigger.
With my Rythmik LV12R, I do feel it is more than good enough for me, especially with SQ. There are times I wish I had even more sub, but I really never push out more than 90-95dB out of my sub during movies, which are at -30MV in general so aside from a few more Hz of low end extension or separate frequency and damping extension filter controls, I don't feel like I'm missing much... and those things are only even on my mind because I know they exist... never knew of such stuff before buying the LV12R.
So, I don't think you can have too much sub if you're a basshead and most of us here are on some level. We try to find movies that showcase the subs and having satisfying bass is an important part of the movie. In fact, if we didn't care about bass, we wouldn't be in the sub forum on AVS.