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I am having hard time deciding if the extra cost of the supercube 1 is worth it. I know the supercube 1 is not the newest technology either. I am able to get the supercube 4000 for half off of retail and the supercube 1 cost would be double that.(I am trying to avoid stating the price!).

Main use will be home theater with very limited music use. Room is open, and is about 17 feet long and 20 feet wide with 10 foot ceilings.

I figure with black friday coming now is the time to finally pull the trigger.
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Is this to replace your Klipsch RW-12d that you posted about a while back? Any reason not to go with a larger sub? Or a ported sub?

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Yes, its replacing that sub. That sub needs to be repaired and I never was really happy with it to begin with so i don't want dump anymore money into it.

I have the room for a larger sub and I am not against ported subs either but honestly I am just overwhelmed by all the choices. The supercube 1 is one of the few I have heard in person.

Also being that I can get the supercube 4000 for half price, I dont know if I can beat it for the money.
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Go for the SC Reference if you can.

Absolutely love it!

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Update!

I am finally going to pull the trigger this weekend!

The choices are Supercube 4000, Martin Logan Dynamo 1000 and Martin Logan Grotto. As I said previously, movies are the primary use and the room is a decent size 17 x 20 with no door. My choices are limited to these as I can get a smoking deal on these three subs.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

My concerns are that the Martin Logans may be more appropriate for music. The supercube seems to be on the small side and doesnt get great reviews. Although maybe the 8" subs make it more responsive but then it isnt able to hit the lows as well? I dont have a clue what to do! By the way, I cant test the subs either, I have to order them.
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Well, I really wouldn't recommend any of them...but I haven't heard them either. I just think you get much better bang for your buck with ID subs myself. These might be a bit prettier, though, if WAF is a concern. The specs on the Def Tech would lead me there...but I'd rather have an Epik Legend or offerings from Outlaw, Hsu, etc. I'm assuming you're paying somewhere around $500.

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Well, I really wouldn't recommend any of them...but I haven't heard them either. I just think you get much better bang for your buck with ID subs myself. These might be a bit prettier, though, if WAF is a concern. The specs on the Def Tech would lead me there...but I'd rather have an Epik Legend or offerings from Outlaw, Hsu, etc. I'm assuming you're paying somewhere around $500.

Yea thats close to what I would pay, the grotto would be more.
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Yea thats close to what I would pay, the grotto would be more.

Why particularly these subs? Other than the discount thing...only choices for a sub via the discount thing?

Do you live in a big metro area with lots of used stuff you could pickup locally, that would be another consideration...

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Why particularly these subs? Other than the discount thing...only choices for a sub via the discount thing?

Do you live in a big metro area with lots of used stuff you could pickup locally, that would be another consideration...

I live in a small town of 100,000 people so used is not an option. I wish it was. I think with the price I can get on these subs, they wont be a bad deal. I just need to figure out what would be best.
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I used to have a SC1 in my small HT (12'x15' closed) and love it. A used SC1 (or refur'ed?) could be have for around $600 or less. Newegg was having a sales around Jan/Feb that they are selling new not refurbished SC1 for $600 shipped.

Also, a SVS SB12-NSD is around $650, Outlaw LFM-1EX is about the same price, while the LFM-1Plus is only $550. IMHO, any of these will be better than those you've narrowed down.

But if you are strictly have to be those 3, I would take the DefTech myself.
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But if you are strictly have to be those 3, I would take the DefTech myself.

The OP is now looking at Internet-direct subs.
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