Originally Posted by xFreshEntrailsX
Just have the nulls.
It's a curse. Big or small, a room doesn't come alive until one has three subs banging away in their room. Instead of an XS30, consider two more XV15's. If the budget is not there, like myself, add one at a time.
In the end, it's all about the Benjamins and what ticket is one able to buy. Down in the trenches, where us Proles live, with an eye on future purchases, one at a time, we buy our subwoofers.
Price/performance, in my opinion, the PSA line of subwoofer hits the middle ground squarely. For the price, you can buy worse and for the price, yes, of course, you can buy better. But for an esoteric middle ground, you'd be hard pressed to find a better choice. With that in mind, one has to say, what do I want out of the deal? And without equivocation, one has to accept the reply and go with what their heart tells them to be true.
To be pithy, the rest of it is BS.
With a three subwoofer system such as the likes of three XV15's, nobody with a straight face can say, this is a dog of a system. The richest man in the world can't say that. Yes, you can buy "MORE EXPENSIVE" but you're not getting "BETTER." At reference output, better, is a graph that's not all over the map. After a decent waterfall and flat output measurements, there's nothing but ego for output.
(I can do a flat 140dB, 8% HD with 10% headroom)
That sort of thing.
If acoustically flat, after 105dB, you're driving everybody out of the room but you and a few die hards.
(just saying, if I were to listen to my own advice, I'd create a subwoofer system the would comprise of one XS30 and two ancillary XS15's)
The point, buy into a system that works for you. Don't pass go, make the call today. Get what you what. Don't get what you think you "HAVE" to live with.
Jerry Doucette: "Moma Let Him Play"