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Frequency response is the same by design, but output varies as has been said. The E15 has about 4 dB greater output at 20 Hz compared to the F12.

From the Rythmik website at http://www.rythmikaudio.com/products1.html :




Going by surface area, btw, a 12" circle has ~113"sq and 15" about 177"sq, a ratio of 1.56 (i.e. more than 25%).
Thanks, this makes sense.

I'm going to order E15SE for my room which is on larger side (20x18x8). I would love to get ported sub but wife will never approve it. Are there better option that this? I'll probably get one more sub after few years but for now I would like to get best possible sub for my budget ($1500).
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Wow - so there it is - will be selling the LV12R and ordering a FV15HP. Anyone relatively close to Southern NJ that wants an LV12R?
Mike, I was checking in our UPS account and your LV12R was delivered on July 5th so that's mean you still have 3 days left from your 45 days trial period. You are still able to return the LV12R in exchange for a FV15HP paying only for return shipping. Even if the LV12R goes out the return window by 10 days we can still process the return only if it's for an exchange/upgrade. I hope this make your decision a little bit more easier
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Frequency response is the same by design, but output varies as has been said. The E15 has about 4 dB greater output at 20 Hz compared to the F12.

From the Rythmik website at http://www.rythmikaudio.com/products1.html :




Going by surface area, btw, a 12" circle has ~113"sq and 15" about 177"sq, a ratio of 1.56 (i.e. more than 25%).
LV12R->FV15HP = +7db = 224% more displacement!

(surface area only covers 2 of 3 dimensions)
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Thanks, this makes sense.

I'm going to order E15SE for my room which is on larger side (20x18x8). I would love to get ported sub but wife will never approve it. Are there better option that this? I'll probably get one more sub after few years but for now I would like to get best possible sub for my budget ($1500).
F25 my friend!


This may be more WAF friendly but over your budget ($1799):

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thanks, this makes sense.

I'm going to order e15se for my room which is on larger side (20x18x8). I would love to get ported sub but wife will never approve it. Are there better option that this? I'll probably get one more sub after few years but for now i would like to get best possible sub for my budget ($1500).
fv15hp-se?
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Thanks, this makes sense.

I'm going to order E15SE for my room which is on larger side (20x18x8). I would love to get ported sub but wife will never approve it. Are there better option that this? I'll probably get one more sub after few years but for now I would like to get best possible sub for my budget ($1500).
If you are looking for piano black, then FV15HP-SE ($1700 shipped). If black oak is OK then F25 ($1683 shipped including lift gate) or FV15HP ($1342 shipped)



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Thanks, this makes sense.

I'm going to order E15SE for my room which is on larger side (20x18x8). I would love to get ported sub but wife will never approve it. Are there better option that this? I'll probably get one more sub after few years but for now I would like to get best possible sub for my budget ($1500).
What is the size limitation? I presume that is why you say no ported.
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Mike, I was checking in our UPS account and your LV12R was delivered on July 5th so that's mean you still have 3 days left from your 45 days trial period. You are still able to return the LV12R in exchange for a FV15HP paying only for return shipping. Even if the LV12R goes out the return window by 10 days we can still process the return only if it's for an exchange/upgrade. I hope this make your decision a little bit more easier


Oh man! I kind of told the wife that I would wait until I got my bonus to either get a second LV12R or an upgraded sub. I have to pay return shipping on the LV12R and shipping to me on the FV15HP right?
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Oh man! I kind of told the wife that I would wait until I got my bonus to either get a second LV12R or an upgraded sub. I have to pay return shipping on the LV12R and shipping to me on the FV15HP right?
Yes, that's correct.



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I believe Enrico said the F25 driver is different from the other F/FV 15 subwoofers. He can tell you what was different but I gathered the F/FV version was better.
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Yes, that's correct.


Hmm I'm thinking IF I can sell local I can probably get closer to what I paid for it than what the return shipping costs. Considering that and the fact that I really can't pull the trigger just yet, I'll have to hold on to it for a bit and hope I can sell it for within $100 or so of what I paid for it by October when I'm really planning the upgrade. Appreciate you looking into it and giving me the info though.
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The F25 has a pair of DS1501 drivers. It's the same driver we used to use in the F15 with A370PEQ3 amp. The FVX15 use the DS1502 which is a variation of the DS1501. The DS1502 has two stacked 25mm magnets to improve excursion limit and it works together with the HX405 amp. In terms of sound quality, both the DS1501 and DS1502 are identical.
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@bgbkt this may be your lucky day. E15SE

http://rythmikaudio.com/clearance.html

Unless you decide to go bigger! There is always a way to find compromise with the wifey.
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What is the size limitation? I presume that is why you say no ported.
I showed my wife some pictures of subwoofer from other people's home theater setup here. She was fine with size of E15SE or PSA S1500. She thought PSA S1800 was too big, so I'll have to go with 15" sealed max.
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@bgbkt this may be your lucky day. E15SE

http://rythmikaudio.com/clearance.html

Unless you decide to go bigger! There is always a way to find compromise with the wifey.
Thanks Marc. Does this come with same warranty and quality? I may go for it... although I won't be able to take delivery for another 2 weeks.
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Hmm I'm thinking IF I can sell local I can probably get closer to what I paid for it than what the return shipping costs. Considering that and the fact that I really can't pull the trigger just yet, I'll have to hold on to it for a bit and hope I can sell it for within $100 or so of what I paid for it by October when I'm really planning the upgrade. Appreciate you looking into it and giving me the info though.


Sooo everything I said above forget lol. Gonna return the LV12R and buy an upgrade tonight. @enricoclaudio and others FVX15 or FV15HP.
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I showed my wife some pictures of subwoofer from other people's home theater setup here. She was fine with size of E15SE or PSA S1500. She thought PSA S1800 was too big, so I'll have to go with 15" sealed max.
The FV15HP-SE with the black cone is actually really nice and elegant looking, like a nice piece of furniture. E15SE is smaller, though. You might be able to slide by, if you have your heart set on ported. Either choice is a win.
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@citsur86 sounds like fantastic news. Can't wait to hear your impressions. My sub is golf back Monday. If I was home I'd be going back right now but work calls haha
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Sooo everything I said above forget lol. Gonna return the LV12R and buy an upgrade tonight. @enricoclaudio and others FVX15 or FV15HP.
Took a little longer than I thought, but I knew you would get there eventually.

So....when's the second one coming???
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Sooo everything I said above forget lol. Gonna return the LV12R and buy an upgrade tonight. @enricoclaudio and others FVX15 or FV15HP.
FVX is already a big improvement over your lv12r but the FV is even a bigger improvement. Then come the fv18 and fv25. This hobby is just bad. Only you can make that decision for yourself.
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Going to go with the FV15HP. I'll pick up a 9.2 channel receiver before I get a second FV15HP :-). @enricoclaudio how do I start the return?
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^^ very nice. Which 9.2 Avr?
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^^ very nice. Which 9.2 Avr?


Not sure yet but I've been looking at the Marantz AVRs. But we're talking at least until around Christmas time before that purchase happens
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Going to go with the FV15HP. I'll pick up a 9.2 channel receiver before I get a second FV15HP :-). @enricoclaudio how do I start the return?
Nice choice!, the FV15HP is brutal ✌ I'm already daydreaming about ditching my FV15HP and going dual F25... But that's gonna be a while.

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Going to go with the FV15HP. I'll pick up a 9.2 channel receiver before I get a second FV15HP :-). @enricoclaudio how do I start the return?
Please email me at tech@rythmikaudio.com so we can start the return process as soon as possible. I'm guessing you still have the original shipping box with all packaging materials!!



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Please email me at tech@rythmikaudio.com so we can start the return process as soon as possible. I'm guessing you still have the original shipping box with all packaging materials!!


I do have the box with all the packing material and I will send you the email in a little bit. Will also be placing the order for the FV15HP tonight.
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Well gents...I'm ready for an upgrade as well. My wife agrees that we need another FV15HP for our space. She loves the impact from the bass when we're watching movies or just rocking out the music.

Enrico,

How do I go about getting the 10% off on a second one?
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Well gents...I'm ready for an upgrade as well. My wife agrees that we need another FV15HP for our space. She loves the impact from the bass when we're watching movies or just rocking out the music.

Enrico,

How do I go about getting the 10% off on a second one?
Your wife's crazy!!😜 awesome that she's into the BASS also ✌✊

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Yes! I love her dearly. We see eye to eye on alot of things.

The only thing she refuses to let me buy is another motorcycle. I can't blame her though when she saw me nearly die on my last one.
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Yes! I love her dearly. We see eye to eye on alot of things.

The only thing she refuses to let me buy is another motorcycle. I can't blame her though when she saw me nearly die on my last one.
God dam😲 yeah I can see why it would be a constant worry for her with the motorcycle. It's great that you a both on the same frequency, that's how it should be, we all die one day so why limits a person ability to have fun and enjoy life.

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