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For $1K or less ideally....nothing wrong with getting the answer that a $600 sub is as good as any $950 sub above 25Hz.
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....I know, I can't make up my mind, but this will help me a lot!
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This might help a bit.
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This might help a bit.

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And since this one is not in data-bass yet, look at the PB12-NSD: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...d-measurements

Then here are Ilkka's tests on the VTF-3 MK3 (which should be similar to the MK4):

http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...um-output.html
http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...extension.html

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Nice breakdown, but other than the Epik Empire there aren't any ID's on that list under $1K delievered.
My short list was down to the VTF3-MK4 and PB12-NSD, but I am wondering if I might gain 3-6dB above 25Hz while possibly losing 3dB below 25Hz from another ID sub option.
I have read all of audioholics reviews...trying my best to make the best choice. I have past experiences with big boy subs both ID and DIY but it's been awhile.
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EAGLES, by that criteria would go for either the Hsu VTF15h or Epik Empire, although the Hsu is $17 over your budget after shipping. If you have an amp, check out the Chase SS-18.2P, I am sure that would win a SPL war against the Hsu or Epik. For sheer 25+ hz output, the Elemental Designs A5-350 would be a good choice, and it's only $800 shipped. The Hsu VTF3 and Outlaw LFM-1 EX would also be great choices, especially when run in maximum output mode. In fact, you might as well save some money and go with the Outlaw LFM-1 Plus or Hsu VTF2, since you are not concerned with stuff below 25 hz. Stretch your budget a bit and you could buy two VTF2s or LFM-1 Pluses, that would make for a very formidable bass system, with all the advantages that come with multiple sub setups.
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ShadyJ...I actually owned a A5-350, albeit in a 3000+ cu ft space. It was not acoustically to my liking, the output was nice though.
$20 means nothing once you are at $1K, especially if it is worthwhile. I am also open to dual subs if that is the better route.
Is that Chase sub from "Craigsub", from Erie? If so, I was at his home once and saw his room of boom.
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Is that Chase sub from "Craigsub", from Erie?

Yup. ChaseHT currently has a couple of passive sub offerings (the SS-18.1 and SS-18.2P) and one active offering (the SS-18.1 + Dayton SA1000 amp) for $1K (or less), shipped, but it appears that they've also got a new line-up in the works. See this post for more information.
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For $1K or less ideally....nothing wrong with getting the answer that a $600 sub is as good as any $950 sub above 25Hz.
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From 20 to 100 Hz, you'd be hard pressed to find a ID sub that has more average output compared to the a7s-450. There definitely are some, but at a much higher price point. It's runs $850, but would be a custom order.
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