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Old 01-03-2012, 07:26 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi guys,

I want to purchase a nice sub to complete my system. Currently I dont have a sub but my speakers have built in subwoofers. i have 2 definitive 7000sc towers that have 1 14" powered woofer in each tower for fronts , 7001sc for rears (these have 10 inch powered subs in each) and a clr 3000 center channel that has a powered 10 inch woofer aswell.


The ROOM
my room im using is 9 ft by 9ft by 8ft high ceiling give or take some inches. It has 2 small windows that hopefully wont BREAK with all that LFE, lol
This room is also semi sealed. It has a door that can be closed unlike my old space

I might not need a sub in such a small room size with what i have now but i have to add a lfe channel to my editing progects. its a must.

which outta these 2 subs will work for me better? 1 epik sealed or one craigsub ss-18.1 sealed
i was thinking that the 18 incher would get down lower and i already have 2 14" inchers in the towers that could handle 30-60hz
Im guessing sealed is best for sound quality? if you think i should a ported within the pricerange , i just dont want the sub to be sloppy if that characteristic still applies to ported subwoofers of this generation.


any help is much appreciated.
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Since it looks like you already have pretty good mid-bass and upper-bass, which is where the Empire shines, I would go with the CHT and cross it over a bit lower than usual, like 50 or 60 hz. That way there is even less chances of localization than usual.
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I want to purchase a nice sub to complete my system. Currently I dont have a sub but my speakers have built in subwoofers. i have 2 definitive 7000sc towers that have 1 14" powered woofer in each tower for fronts , 7001sc for rears (these have 10 inch powered subs in each) and a clr 3000 center channel that has a powered 10 inch woofer aswell.

The ROOM
my room im using is 9 ft by 9ft by 8ft high ceiling give or take some inches. It has 2 small windows that hopefully wont BREAK with all that LFE, lol
This room is also semi sealed. It has a door that can be closed unlike my old space

So let me see if I have this straight; your fronts each have a 14" sub, your rears both have 10" subs and even your center has a 10" woofer? And now you want to add an 18" subwoofer -- on top of all those other subs -- to a room that measures a mere 650 CF?! Good luck with that! I think it's fair to assume your windows are a goner. What exactly are you editing?

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18.1!

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What exactly are you editing?

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With your nearly perfect cube space you will have issues with room modes. Dual subs would help but would be overkill even if you could find some space for a second one. An SS 18.1, Empire or ULS-15 would pressurize that space nicely. Since your "satellites" are very capable below 80 hz I'd probably get a ULS-15 and cross it over at whatever frequency mitigates the modes best.
Good luck and keep us updated.
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