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Hello guy's I currently own two Klipsch SW-110's and looking in replacing them for one 15" sub because I want the bass to hit me so hard I fall of the set. Preferably the same brand the SW-115. The two sound great but I have to turn the volume up on my subs to feel it, but it does sound great for what I have as a set up. I'm asking you to judge on your thought on if one 15" sub will justify my needs?
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Hello guy's I currently own two Klipsch SW-110's and looking in replacing them for one 15" sub because I want the bass to hit me so hard I fall of the set. Preferably the same brand the SW-115. The two sound great but I have to turn the volume up on my subs to feel it, but it does sound great for what I have as a set up. I'm asking you to judge on your thought on if one 15" sub will justify my needs?

Raw bass power capability can be estimated from cone area times Xmax. Of course neither is specified by Klipsch (or just about anybody else making boxes with subwoofers in them).

YOu don't say anything about your room, so we can't estimate much about room/subwoofer matching.

2 10s and 1 15 have roughly the same cone area. I'd guess that the 15 has more Xmax, but no promises. Doesn't look like a stunning upgrade.

I'd personally go for a couple-three 15s or 18s. My personal build project involves a pair of Integrity 15's (drivers in hand) in addition to the puny Paradigm 12 that I already have.
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In all likelihood one fifteen will have about the same output as two tens, so you won't be gaining anything there. Multiple subs smooth room modes, a single sub can't. if you're going to accomplish anything worthwhile you should either add two more 110s or get two 115s.

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I want the bass to hit me so hard I fall of the set.

Not going to accomplish that with either of those Klipsch subwoofers unless you in a very tiny room. DIY Sound group flat packs are the way to go. http://www.diysoundgroup.com/subwoofer-flatpacks-2.html

Pick up a pair of the 4cu ft sealed enclosures and either a Dayton 18 HO or Stereo Integrity 18 and a nice Behringer pro amp. Or if you only want one great subwoofer. Get the 4 cuft and get the Mach 5 UXL 18 http://www.istonline.ca/mach5_uxl_18.html
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What size room and is it open to other rooms ?
What budget ?
Any size restrictions on sub box?
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My room is 15x12 I may just add two more 10's for each corner of the room that should smooth things out thanks for your help.
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