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post #1 of 8 Old 02-21-2013, 06:52 PM - Thread Starter
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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.)
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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.

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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?
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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.

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Go into the PSA thread and send Tom a PM, he provides over the top customer service and will answer any questions you have.

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JTR Noesis 228HT (LCR)
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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.
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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.
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