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Originally Posted by Dom Di Stroia View Post
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(At 67.25 lbs, the CSX12 MKII is a heavy load.)
Just make sure you have something that will EQ the CSX12. The Cadence subs have an uber peaky response in the midbass region. Audyssey MultEQ or some kind of sub EQ would help smooth that out.
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post
Just make sure you have something that will EQ the CSX12. The Cadence subs have an uber peaky response in the midbass region. Audyssey MultEQ or some kind of sub EQ would help smooth that out.

I use custom peak filters.

However, the CSX12 is a little too bulky for my taste.

(The cabinet of the BIC RtR-12S is less than half the volume than that of the CSX12.)

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Hey folks.

After previous forum feedback and insight from the audience, I decided I was going to get a Acoustech PL-200. But I just saw a used Martin Logan 700W (3 months old) that I think I could get for somewhere between $300 and $400 - so maybe $75-100 more than the PL-200. No brainer or not?

My original post with room/usage is below, though I will now either get the PL-200 or something else used. One thing I do like about the ML is that it is smaller - and that helps with WAF.



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Hey everybody. Audio amateur here & would love some advice/opinions. I need a sub and would really appreciate some recommendations.

I have a modest inwall system. Paradigm CD-160 v3 in walls for front left, front right and both rear and a Paradigm Cinema 400 for the center channel.

1. budget.- $200 ideal, up to $300/$350 possible. I could go higher, but really don't know if I would appreciate the difference.

2. Size requirements/limits. - It was the WAF that led me to the inwalls, so the smaller the better. I have an older sub that is a black cube at 13"x13"x13" and that was fine. I'd say going up to 15" or 16" cubed is no big deal, but would rather not get too much bigger.

3. Room dimensions. Maybe 2200 cubic feet. Roughly 20'x14x8. TV faces couch on the shorter dimension with maybe 12 ft between screen and viewer. It's a living room w TV mounted above fireplace.

4. Primary uses - TV & kids movies 50%, Music 40% (background, not cricical listening / Movies to really push/enjoy system 10%. Wish I could crank home theater more, but with young kids asleep upstairs, it almost never happens.

5. Listening habits.- Normal Viewing & listening. Loud enough to get a rumble on some movies, but other than that - mostly moderate volume levels. If I had to slant the sub one way on music vs home theater, slant it towards music. I don't want it sounding lousy when enjoying music.

6. Appearance requirements. None

7. Timeframe. None

From reading forums, people seem to like/recc:
1. Dayton sub-1000
2. Dayton sub-2000
3. Bic America F-12
4. Klipsch Sub 12-HG
5. Polk PSW505
6. HTD Level Two Sub

What does everybody think? I think most of those would be enough deep rumble for me for home theater, but I don't want something horrible for music. Again, I appreciate clean sound - but probably don't have the most critical audiophile ears here.

What does everyone think?
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