Originally Posted by dsrussell
^^ Your room size is a bit over 1,800 cu. ft (medium size room), however, it is wide open to another room and since a sub fills that entire open space, you probably have 3,000 cu. ft. or over (close to a large size room). It's no surprise that the PL-200 couldn't fill that volume.
PSA upgraded the driver to their Power-X lineup and reworked the DSP giving the amplifier more wattage. This was NOT a minor update. The precision advantage of the "se" drivers are easily noticeable for all who have made the switch, while the price increase was only $100, which is minimal for the performance increase.
Getting one sub now with the plan of another when funds are available is a wise move. I will assume that you found the right location of your BIC by doing the subwoofer crawl. I will also assume that at your listening position you got good, even response (no peaks or valleys). If that is correct, then you already know where to place the PSA sub when you get it. Who knows? It may be the only sub you'll need.
You are correct, it is not a good idea to mix and match a budget sub with a high performance sub. As far as which PSA to get, I'd talk to Tom Vodhanel at PSA. But by the size of your combined rooms, I'd say you are looking at the ported XV15se.
Originally Posted by audiofan1
^^^^ I'll second the XV15se and plan a second down the road!
Originally Posted by FattyMcButterPants
^^^^I have two xv15se in a 6k cu ft room and it's nothing short of devastating for movie LFE imo. With such a small room I can't imagine one not being amazing, especially of the plan is to get a second eventually.
Thanks guys appreciate the input...not sure how to get rid of the pl-200..
I did talk to Tom once.. like I said not much of an audiophile ... but do have the interest of getting a good HT build...I am just going to move into this new home.. though I was not able to get a closed HT room for my self.. I will just be making this second living room cum HT room which is up stairs..
I was just in the impression of getting XS30se not sure why.. and Tom was also saying that would do wonders in the room.. but I have been using ported subs since few years and like them.. never used a sealed sub... over here in this thread mostly I have seen people go for the ported subslike the XS15se or the previous model X*15* and just adding more subs based on their requirement
or out of just adding more db's ..
XS15se would save me a lot up front and later be able to add another soon..
Does XS15se provide the thump and thud in movies ? this only has one driver right compared to XS30se which has 2 drivers.. I think may be that was the reason I was going for it.. has 2 drivers.. but later came to know it was sealed sub... but Tom was saying.. sealed subs do a good job too compared to ported... if I remember correctly from the chat...