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I'm looking for a new sub for my Home theater room (room size 15' x 30' x 8') The room isn't completely sealed in the back, so I'm basically looking for max output and extension. These are the two I'm considering. Anyone have experience with either or both?

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If it was my money, I'd jack my budget up by $400-500 for pair of SVS PB-13 Ultra against f113. Same goes for velo. You can get 2 ultras against one velo dd15+

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There are other options that have much greater output and extension for less money. JTR has the Captivator S2 for $2999. This sub has more output and can reach the ulf with ease. Can you fit multiple subs in your room? Having more than one sub allows you to make sure that you are getting the best frequency response possible. In this case you can get 2 Captivator S1's. Another monster of a sub is the PSA Triax. This sub is tuned for 15hz extension so you wont miss anything in your HT.

That room is 3600 cu. That isnt small and not to mention you say its not sealed which means that you usually need to factor the other space as part of your ht, at least when it comes to the sub.
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Sorry, I didn't mentionb I have a homebuilt sub with a TC Sounds LMS-5400 18" and 2 matching passive radiators driven by a QSC audio 4050 amp (bridged at 4000 watts into 4 ohms) and velodyne sms-1 for equalization.
The rest of the system is an 11.2 setup with a Marantz 8801 prepro.
I'm looking for another high output sub to go in another corner.

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Wow, you have some pretty nice subs. I think as far as performance, both the velodyne and fathom are pretty similar although I think a slight edge may go to the fathoms. The velodyne has a better eq system but you have the SMS-1 which will help out if you choose the fathom. Overall size is just about the same as well. Both can also be had at significant discounts. Overall these are two evenly matched subs and its hard to give an answer. Based on looks, I would go with the fathom....but that's purely subjective.
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Sorry, I didn't mentionb I have a homebuilt sub with a TC Sounds LMS-5400 18" and 2 matching passive radiators driven by a QSC audio 4050 amp (bridged at 4000 watts into 4 ohms) and velodyne sms-1 for equalization.
The rest of the system is an 11.2 setup with a Marantz 8801 prepro.
I'm looking for another high output sub to go in another corner.

Either than getting the two to get along together being they’re different subs, I would be hard pressed to make that choice.. both are highly reputable subs.

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If it is just a choice between the DD15 or Fathom F113 I would pick the Fathom. Neither of these subs are going to keep up SPL wise with your LMS Ultra though. If space is a concern why not just add another LMS Ultra in a sealed enclosure?
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If it is just a choice between the DD15 or Fathom F113 I would pick the Fathom. Neither of these subs are going to keep up SPL wise with your LMS Ultra though. If space is a concern why not just add another LMS Ultra in a sealed enclosure?

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I upgraded from Dual DD-18's to Dual, then quad Fathoms (F1113's and F112's). I preferred the Fathoms but they are all history now. There are much better options out there for the $ invested and your LMS's are certainly one of them.

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If space is a concern why not just add another LMS Ultra in a sealed enclosure?

Agree..

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