i know this is subjective but which of these 3 sub would you pick up?
thanks for the opinions.
My friend has the Axiom EP800 and it's a great sub but the one problem with it is that it's not very dynamic and sometimes it takes a lot to activate the sub! Hard to explain but its true! I would go with the HSU sub!!
I'm trying to pick between the HSU VTF-15H or the Rythmik FV15?? Which one??? Argh!!!!! Lol
The quad driver is recommended because he will have a very smooth freq response across all the seats and in the room, because its 4 subwoofers and not one. A really good single subwoofer will nulls and peaks, while some seats will get boomy bass others may not get much bass at all. The HSU quad drive fixes that, 1 sub on each wall.
my room is about 20x15x20 with high ceilings and an open back wall to the other rooms in the house. it is not a dedicated sealed ht room so that is why i am looking for a powerful sub and i would get (2) units for sure i think.
maybe (2) quads then.
the hsu quad is not cheap at $4k.
would i be getting more bang for my buck and more performance buying a used name brand sub (like a JL or Rel) for $4k that sells new for about $8k?
Possibly worth considering: dual ChaseHT VS-18.1 subs:
- two ported 18" passive enclosures @ $845/ea., shipped
- Dayton Audio SA1000* @ $400 (I think the amp - which delivers 475W to each sub - gets shipped free w/ the enclosures)
(*You can purchase the Dayton or use your own sub amp.)
There's good buzz on those subs both on this forum site and on the CHT forum site.
It looks like you're willing to spend enough to get you into a pair of Seaton Submersives or JTR Captivators. Both are legendary for their ability to cure the most refractory cases of upgraditis.
They are definitely on another level than the subs in the thread title (even though they range from respectable to excellent). Good luck.