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Hey forum,

I'm converting a spare bedroom into a home theater room and would appreciate help choosing a subwoofer(s).
Here are the facts:

1,066 cubic feet sealed room w/carpet flooring.
95% movie
5% gaming
Prefer extension over output as I never listen at reference level volumes
Budget $1500
(currently auditioning goldenear triton 7s for mains)

Leaning toward an xs15se or the newer s1500, perhaps even duals but wanted to consult the experts here first for opinions. Also, definitely want to purchase from PSA. Thank you.
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Well, I think you'll have to bump up your budget if you want to go duals. I like the idea of going as big as you can afford. Maybe a S3000? Between those two, on paper (haven't heard either), the S1500 is the clear winner.
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get a pair of XS15se.

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^^ +1. A pair of those in your budget would be crazy (output and extension- ears popping) in your room.
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Good recommendation basshead. I imagine dual xs15se would crush in ~1000 cubes and get some pretty solid extension as well.
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Thanks everyone,

Sounds like dual xs15se would probably do the trick, and it does fit within my budget nicely. I like the idea of having a smooth blanket of bass by going with two subs over a single. Though should I be concerned about the downward firing design over carpet? The room is over a crawl space if that matters.

Admittedly, I am also very enticed by the promise of deeper extension offered in the new S1500. I do realize it would cost more, just kinda debating internally. Besides price, are there any arguments for the older SE version over the newer ICE models?
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Hey forum,

I'm converting a spare bedroom into a home theater room and would appreciate help choosing a subwoofer(s).
Here are the facts:

1,066 cubic feet sealed room w/carpet flooring.
95% movie
5% gaming
Prefer extension over output as I never listen at reference level volumes
Budget $1500
(currently auditioning goldenear triton 7s for mains)

Leaning toward an xs15se or the newer s1500, perhaps even duals but wanted to consult the experts here first for opinions. Also, definitely want to purchase from PSA. Thank you.
Only have a minute but a couple of quick thoughts,

1)if you are going with a quality subwoofer or two, why the need for full range towers?

2)if the longest room dimension is about 10 feet you may not receive that much benefit in regards to room smoothing with a 2nd sub


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1)if you are going with a quality subwoofer or two, why the need for full range towers?

2)if the longest room dimension is about 10 feet you may not receive that much benefit in regards to room smoothing with a 2nd sub
1) Honestly, I just thought I needed to. The only systems that have ever excited me were full range speakers with external subs. They were in much larger rooms though.

2) Hmmm, was unaware of such a phenomenon. Thanks for the heads up. Perhaps a single, larger sub then?
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