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I currently have two Outlaw LFM-1+ subs. I was wondering if any one subwoofer around $1000 can beat their output or should I just buy two more?

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I don't think any one $1k sub will do a lot to top two LFM-1 Plus subs. Besides that, then you get into mixing subs with different strengths, and that can become somewhat complicated to set up efficiently. It isn't impossible though.

One thing you might consider is placing the LFM subs near-field, like flanking your seating, and place the larger sub in the corner. Make sure the LFM subs are as equidistant from the listening position (or positions) as possible. This ought to let you run the larger subs closer to its potential without over-driving the LFM subs, and at the same time letting the LFM subs add a significant contribution.

There are a few recommended ways to set up multi-sub systems, you ought to look at the Harman white papers on the subject as well as the Geddes approach. You could also do a sort of two way sub system, as sometimes recommended by Hsu, where you have a sub dedicated to lower frequencies and then also have a mid-bass module. Whatever you do, you will need to make a lot of measurements to avoid cancellation, so make sure you have a SPL meter handy. To get the most out of multi sub setups, you will need to pay attention to phase, or else you can actually end up with less bass output than what you had before.
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I will just buy two more then. Thanks for the help!
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Great advice from shadyJ. You could also just stack them on top of your current subs and gain 6db headroom if you're just wanting more bass.
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357 What size is your room? Is it sealed or open to other rooms? How loud do you listen? Did you do the sub crawl to get the positions?

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Well right now the bass is fine. I will be moving in a couple of months and have no idea how the room will be laid out. Was wanting one sub to cut down on space. Right now they are stacked on top of each other and the woman doesn't like it.

Now that I mention the woman...I don't think that 4 subs would suffice. :-/
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Well right now the bass is fine. I will be moving in a couple of months and have no idea how the room will be laid out. Was wanting one sub to cut down on space. Right now they are stacked on top of each other and the woman doesn't like it.

Now that I mention the woman...I don't think that 4 subs would suffice. :-/

Up the budget and look at a Seaton SubM that has been a one sub solution for a lot of folks on the forum.
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