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You would get a lot more midbass. That would be a great question for Tom. I know there are a few guys that use an xv15 with an xs30 and say its great.
best to stick with sealed+sealed or vented+vented with our products. You CAN make vented+sealed work and perhaps work very well. But, barring rare exceptions, you will be better off sticking to similar subs.

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I'm surprised no one is jumping all over my XS30..
I am curious about this sub purely because I could put it in a small room where I currently have an outlaw lfm-1 ex (<1000 cu ft) and experiment with room gain. But then I have to sell the outlaw....
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well it's official. The local deal fell through on the 2 used XV15's because we are both paranoid lol. Tom just hooked it up on 2 new XV15se's. Ordered today, shipping today. I can't flippin wait! I can only hope to get them set up while my wife is at work to see if she even notices
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well it's official. The local deal fell through on the 2 used XV15's because we are both paranoid lol. Tom just hooked it up on 2 new XV15se's. Ordered today, shipping today. I can't flippin wait! I can only hope to get them set up while my wife is at work to see if she even notices
You would've upgraded in a week or two anyway...

Being paranoid in this day and age is probably a good thing. You can't be too careful. Either one of you could be taken for a ride.

Welcome to the fold my brother. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. I would love to be a fly on your wall when you get them set up and crankin'...

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I am curious about this sub purely because I could put it in a small room where I currently have an outlaw lfm-1 ex (<1000 cu ft) and experiment with room gain. But then I have to sell the outlaw....

You'll get extension down to the 4hz to 7hz range with just *tons* of mid and upper bass slam factor. You'd probably be looking at 112-115dB all the way down to 10hz....mid and upper bass headroom? 121-127dB.

Which extension mode are you using with the 1ex?

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You would've upgraded in a week or two anyway...

Being paranoid in this day and age is probably a good thing. You can't be too careful. Either one of you could be taken for a ride.

Welcome to the fold my brother. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. I would love to be a fly on your wall when you get them set up and crankin'...
exactly right on the upgrade. That's also why I just went with 2 right off the bat. I know me. this is what I am eventually going to do...just get it over with. This way my wife doesn't have to listen to me talk (to myself) about it for that whole week before I upgrade anyway.

Considering my room is less than 1600cu.ft, i'm hoping for some literal "heart pounding action", as 'they' say... haha
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I hate all you guys with your tiny rooms. I'm pushing well over 5000 cu ft in my open living room.

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exactly right on the upgrade. That's also why I just went with 2 right off the bat. I know me. this is what I am eventually going to do...just get it over with. This way my wife doesn't have to listen to me talk (to myself) about it for that whole week before I upgrade anyway.

Considering my room is less than 1600cu.ft, i'm hoping for some literal "heart pounding action", as 'they' say... haha
At 1600 cu ft, you're going to get quite the experience.

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I hate all you guys with your tiny rooms. I'm pushing well over 5000 cu ft in my open living room.
I hear you on that one. My room is 4300+ cu ft and opens into a large two story foyer on one side. I still get impressive bass at my listening positions. I have pushed 118 dB at -7 dB on the dial... 13 feet away from my subs.

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I hate all you guys with your tiny rooms. I'm pushing well over 5000 cu ft in my open living room.
I hate all you guys with your medium sized rooms. I'm pushing nearly 10,000 cu ft in my open living room.

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I hear you on that one. My room is 4300+ cu ft and opens into a large two story foyer on one side.
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I hate all you guys with your medium sized rooms. I'm pushing nearly 10,000 cu ft in my open living room.
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You'll get extension down to the 4hz to 7hz range with just *tons* of mid and upper bass slam factor. You'd probably be looking at 112-115dB all the way down to 10hz....mid and upper bass headroom? 121-127dB.

Which extension mode are you using with the 1ex?

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that sounds pretty insane, talk about beastly! I am running one port open right now. I measured with an spl meter and actually get more 20 hz output out of my dual xv15se's in the 6000+ cu ft living room that I do with the 1ex in the <1000 cu foot room in max extension mode.... By quite a bit too (4db or so). I find that interesting, and surprising.
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that sounds pretty insane, talk about beastly! I am running one port open right now. I measured with an spl meter and actually get more 20 hz output out of my dual xv15se's in the 6000+ cu ft living room that I do with the 1ex in the <1000 cu foot room in max extension mode.... By quite a bit too (4db or so). I find that interesting, and surprising.
I'm not surprised. The 1ex is a good value at 599 to be sure....but it's really not comparable to the XV15se. (I know a few insist otherwise but their POV is based more on personal grudges than anything of value to other forum members imo).

In 1 port mode you might be running into quite a bit of ringing too.

http://www.data-bass.com/data?page=system&id=58

That hump in the response down low matched with the sharp "knee" is sort of worst case for a smaller room like yours. Instead of taking advantage of the room transfer function to get 5hz extension you may be getting into all sorts of audible ringing/decay issues.

If you have a chance to try a sealed sub that has a shallow rolloff I think you would like the effect. The sb2000, xs15, ect.

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