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I know this is a very general question but I am just getting into the serious sub scene. I have a 12" sealed sub and it sounds great overall but my cheap Sony ported sub seemed to dig deeper. I have heard a lot of good things about SVS but was wondering a few things:

1 - Ported or sealed? Is sealed best for all around for music and movies? Is ported better for movies?

2 - SVS? Rythmik? Paradigm? What are the highest reviewed or regarded subs these days?

3 - Best place to buy nicer subs? Direct? Amazon?

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I know this is a very general question but I am just getting into the serious sub scene. I have a 12" sealed sub and it sounds great overall but my cheap Sony ported sub seemed to dig deeper. I have heard a lot of good things about SVS but was wondering a few things:

1 - Ported or sealed? Is sealed best for all around for music and movies? Is ported better for movies?

2 - SVS? Rythmik? Paradigm? What are the highest reviewed or regarded subs these days?

3 - Best place to buy nicer subs? Direct? Amazon?

Thanks in advance! cool.gif

1 - This has been discussed many times in the past. Just do a search for sealed vs. ported. Some will disagree, but IMO, the overall design is much more important then ported vs. sealed.

2 - Although paradigm does make good subs, most would say you can get better for the same price. What's your budget?

3 - Depends on your budget. Amazon and best buy sometimes run sales on decent subs under $400. If your budget is more then $500, direct or used is the best way to go. SVS, Rythmik, PSA, HSU, Seaton, JTR, Funk Audio all have quality subs depending on your budget.

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Thanks for your reply -- Roger on Ported vs Sealed.

Looking in the $750-$1000 range.

Also, on the Hsu lineup, downfiring, side firing or front firing?

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The orientation of the driver doesn't matter much either. It sounds to me like you would prefer a ported sub. I think the best subs to look at in your price range are the Hsu VTF3, PSA XV15, and Hsu VTF15h.
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15H on the way smile.gif

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Lol, straight for the beast, nice.
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15H on the way smile.gif

Congrats man, a really well made sub and the variable tuning is a big plus IMHO.
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Cannot wait -- Also have some SVS' coming as well.

The gloves are gonna come off!

SVS vs MK Sound vs Hsu!

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Which SVS?

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PB-1000 and SB-1000

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Nice I got dual PB 1000's and they rock in my 3900Cubic foot theater.


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u will have 4 sub???
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Nashou, awesome!

Well, I will have four subs to test. I am doing reviews for a website.

I have to see which are worthy to keep smile.gif

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Nice I got dual PB 1000's and they rock in my 3900Cubic foot theater.


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Interesting.. a single 15H vs dual PB1000s.. Who wins?!

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That isn't much of a contest. The VTF15h will beat the PB1000s without breaking a sweat, it could probably beat two PB12 NSDs, let alone PB1000s. It has nearly the same output as a PB12 Plus.
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