I have enjoyed this forum for a while now, while I build my last (lol) HT/Music audio system. HOWEVER, I can't decide a the last piece the subwoofer. I have read this forums and most of the rest. I have read several magazine reviews and listened to as many as I could at home and at the dealer. I know on this forum on the subwoofer section a lot of people tend to like ID subs, but I'm not really interested from WAF, past experience, and room issues.
Room is 12' x 29' x 9' (border is 8' tray ceiling). It has two openings on one side they are as follows; 14' and 5' with the rest a solid wall on the one side. The other side is solid all the way down. Currently I have the front speakers on the side with the 14' opening and it's open at the beginning.
I have the following audio equipment:
Integra DHC 9.9
Rotel RMB 1075
Paradigm Studio 60 v.5
Paradigm Studio Esprit C
Paradigm Studio SA-30
Current sub with ailments is AV123 MFW-15
I have narrowed down to JL Audio f113, JL Audio f212, Paradigm Studio Sub 15, and Paradigm Signature Sub 1. I need room correction at the sub level better than the Integra can provide. I have had two JL Audio and everyone like them, but for some reason one sounded better. Times got tough and had to start all over, so I settled on the MFW-15 never been big fan of, but not bad for the money. I have also tried the Paradigm Monitor Sub 12 and was not impressed and my luck it blew. So, I'm pretty sure that I also need larger driver than 12" and powerful amp. I can the Sub 1 at a great price, but can't find enough information yet for me to pay for it, as it is the most expensive by far. The problem with the JL Audio was great speed and mid-sub to high sub output; but it still lacked something. The WAF is not that great on the f212. If you know of anything to help out. I would greatly appreciate it, as this will be the last system for long time. I don't want to have any regrets and I'm getting older.
Thanks in advance.