Originally Posted by armyguymp
For some reason I thought the VTF-15 would be too much for my room but it sound like it's not going to be. It is doable at right around $1000 shipped.
I looked at the CHT 18 but don't really want to do the seperate amp.
So should I go with 1 VTF-15 or 2 Outlaw Plus? I could call up Outlaw and see if they would work out a deal on some EXs also, doesn't hurt to try or wait for a sale. So another option possibly is VTF-15 or 2 Outlaw EX.
Repeat after me: There is no such thing as "too much sub"!!! The more sub you have the better it is! Always! It is not about loudness, since you always have the ability to turn to volume knob down. It's about max headroom, smooth frequency response, minimal distortion, effortless excursion, fast response, etc. The more sub you have (of the same sub quality), the better it will sound!!
Now, I own a VTH-15H and came from a pair of Velodyne DLS-5000R. When it was the time to upgrade, I had the same choice as you: go with a very good sub or go with a pair of good subs. Both have their pros and cons. I decided to go with the very good sub because I wanted better sound quality. My Velo were very punchy and tactile for movies, but where kind of slow for music and had poor sound quality. Second of all, I still have the possibility to upgrade by adding a second VTF-15H in the mix, which will destroy the twins Outlaws (on a 3:1 ratio).
The real downside of a single sub is that it can be a pain to find the right placement. It took me a month. But once you spot it, you're golden.
I'd go with the big sub and upgrade to a killer bass setup (by adding a second one) when the time comes.