Please help me pick a powered sub for the following application:
1) room is roughly 20x20 with a 15' vaulted ceiling.
2) to be used mainly for music and gaming (Xbox)
3) Pioneer SP-FS51-LR main speakers
4) want to buy mail order
5) strongly prefer downward firing to "kid-proof"
6) I like plenty of bass but want accuracy, not just boom
Not sure cause im still a novice but , from what u said , i think the cylinder from SVS would suit u the best ... i heard they have accurate bass and the cylinder down firing...also take less place than other down firing sub i saw before ...
but i have to admit i was thinking buying this sub for myself also , but im kind of scary , it makes me think about a sub i had in my car when i was younger ( bazooka sub ) and it was pure CRAP
The SVS PB12-NSD might work well for you since the front grill that protects the driver and port is made out of metal. The Outlaw EX seems the best bet mentioned so far for maximum performance in your budget and kid friendly (downfiring).
If you want even more output in a sealed sub, I just got two of the CHT SS 18.1s. Very tight bass sound; 18" driver. With amp, one runs right at $1000. The new models are not downfiring, so you'd have to call them and if they have any of the downfiring versions left. But you would want to have Audyssey MultiEQ (or better) on your receiver because the sub will need some EQ.
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Nice sub, for sure, but probably not suitable for a 6000 cubic foot room. Unless you're thinking about picking up two of them. If not, I suspect you'd find a single unit would have some difficulty filling that much space.
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