How much sub do I need for my room? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 07:52 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
supermo26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I have been reading for about a week but have not been able to hear anything in person. My living room is 23 X 23 with 9 foot ceiling that vault up at an angle about 3 more feet. I currently have NOTHING. Not a single speaker nor a sub. Only sound comes out of the TV.

I have been researching Rythmik, HSU, Velodyne, SVS, and maybe a few others online. One of the sites had a sub selector based on room size and I rounded up a few feet to account for the open entry way and a few other extra cubic feet as my room is not a perfect square or rectangle. I was thinking it recommended a 15 inch model. Does this seam correct for the size of my room?

I'd like to listen to music and well as watch movies. I have compared the subs from the above companies most of which have 15, 13 or 12 inch woofers. Box size is not important to me because I have room to hide the sub. I don't need it to be the least expensive one nor to I want it the most expensive. I am mostly interested in performance. Don't need it to be the lowest of lows that I wont be able to hear but I want a very full range, with good clear, or precise sound.

So what should I be leaning towards for a sub?

Rythmik 15 inch ( thinking sealed would be best but unsure)

HSU ULS-15

Velodyne Digital drive plus or EQ max ( unsure the price of the Digital drive line.)
supermo26 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 07:56 PM
Member
 
RickMa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Brampton On CANADA
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
It really comes down to what you want from the sub.
You can get a decent sub for $299 or a killer for >$1k
What do you want?

P.S. Don't rule out Power Sound Audio from your list.

Theatre
Onkyo TX-NR818 * Epson 8700UB * Samsung BD-E5900 * Cornscala - Heresy II - Cornscala (LCR) * PSA XV15 SUB
2 Channel
C 33 Pre * MC 2505 Amp * Thorens TD-160 w/ Denon DL-110
Cornscalas w/ Custom Mid Horns from Dave at Fastlane Audio, Tweeters from Bob Crites and ALK Universal X-Overs.
RickMa is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 08:02 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
supermo26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I have not come a crossed that brand yet. I will check them out.

What about sub size, how big of a sub or 2 would I need?
supermo26 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 08:04 PM
AVS Special Member
 
jbrown15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 7,044
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1560 Post(s)
Liked: 1312
Like RickMa mentioned the first thing that you need to do is set your budget, then buy the sub that you feel is best in that range. PSA does have some awesome subs. Some might say that they don't have the high WAF though.
jbrown15 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 08:05 PM
AVS Special Member
 
jbrown15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 7,044
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1560 Post(s)
Liked: 1312
Go into the PSA thread and send Tom a PM, he provides over the top customer service and will answer any questions you have.
jbrown15 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 08:14 PM
AVS Special Member
 
shadyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7,382
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 560 Post(s)
Liked: 694
A room of that size, you will want a larger sub, not a sealed sub. Look at a Rythmik FV15HP or a Hsu VTF15h at the very least.
shadyJ is online now  
post #7 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 08:17 PM
AVS Special Member
 
bsoko2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 4,397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Liked: 74
bsoko2 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 02-22-2013, 10:34 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Alan P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 3,557
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1192 Post(s)
Liked: 595
Another relevant question is: what are you planning for the rest of the system? Depending on your budget for the entire system, sub recommendations will vary.

+1 for PSA.

You don't necessarily need a ported sub. Some say sealed is better for music, ported better for movies.

AVR: Denon 4520ci, FL/R: Klipschorn, CC: Klipsch RC64ii, SUR: Polk LS F/X x 4, SUB: PSA T-18 x 2, DISP: Mitsubishi WD-73740, BluRay: PS3 & BDP-S5100, Remote: URC MX-700
--------------------------------------------------
Getting Started with REW
Audyssey 101
Audyssey FAQ
Alan P is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off