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Originally Posted by dsrussell
It surprises me that the S3600i would outdo the XS30se by THAT large of a margin. I would assume it would be a step up, but not much more than that. May I ask at what loudness levels you play music and movies?
It takes close to 2 XS30SE to equal 1 S3600I. I was listening between -17 and -10 and was running the sub about 4db's hot. The S3600I has more "weight" to its sound and also plays so effortlessly. Give it a try, trust me you won't be returning it
The XS30SE is a great sub and I would not say that the XS30SE got embarrassed by any means. The S3600I has more brute force and weight to its sound and that's what separates the 2 subs.
If anyone is happy with the output of their XS30SE then stay put but if you are looking for more I recommend jumping up to the S3600I.
Equipment List: Benq W6000, Darbee DVP-5000S Video Processor, JKP Affinity 100 inch 16x9 .9 gain reference screen, Marantz SR7009 Receiver, 3-Marantz Ma700 and 2-Ma6100 mono blocks, 9.2 set-up, B&W Nautilus 805 front speakers, B&W Nautilus HTM2 center speaker, Infinity ( soon to be replaced by B&W ) bookshelf Atmos Speakers, Mirage HDT-R side speakers, Jamo THX surround one rear speakers, PSA S3600I & XS30SE subs, Richard Grey, Monster Power, and Panamax powerline conditioning/surge protection.
Last edited by Mike Butny; 09-28-2015 at 11:03 PM.