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Hello, I need help choosing a subwoofer(s) for my newly finished room, hoping to get some solid recommendations.

The room is 21 x 13 with 8.5 ceiling, fully carpeted with a riser for the second row.

The speakers I've decided to go with are the Kef Q900 for front L&R and the Q600c, I'm still deciding on the surrounds.

I'd like to keep the subwoofer budget to around $2k shipped and am looking for that excellent solid bass feel.

I keep hearing HSU/Rythmic/SVS.



If it helps the dedicated (enclosed) room will be used for 90% movies.

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Dual PSA XV-15, dual HSU VTF-15H or dual HSU VTF3.4 are all good choices within your budget. Since you have a second row, you'll definitely want duals for more even response throughout the room.
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Do you have anything more to relate to us regarding the criteria you have on your next SW purchase? Looks, size, extension, form factor, amp features, most for your $$, best warranty....

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Hi Steve - staying within my budget I'd like the best sounding chest pumping sub possible. if I place them/it at the front directly under the screen I should have approx 20-24" of space.

Warranty is always a bonus.

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Hi Steve - staying within my budget I'd like the best sounding chest pumping sub possible. if I place them/it at the front directly under the screen I should have approx 20-24" of space.

Warranty is always a bonus.

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Looks like two XV-15’s would just make it heights wise at 23” and $1598 price wise. I had another option in mind but they don’t meet your requirements. No loss because they're rated very close to each other with the cost benefit going to you with the dual XV’s. If you opt for veneer they would still come in under budget and a $100 left over to send me for my next purchase. wink.gif http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/power-x/products/xv15 PSA is as good as they get customer service wise and their 5 year transferable warranty (including amp) is also very attractive imo.
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Many thanks Steve, I'll be placing an order for teo of those.
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^^^ SWEET! Be sure to let us know what you think if you get a chance. I don’t know if this is your first system or not but regardless with your new speakers and SW’ers you’re in for quite a treat!

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Looks like two XV-15’s would just make it heights wise at 23” and $1598 price wise. I had another option in mind but they don’t meet your requirements. No loss because they're rated very close to each other with the cost benefit going to you with the dual XV’s. If you opt for veneer they would still come in under budget and a $100 left over to send me for my next purchase. wink.gif http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/power-x/products/xv15 PSA is as good as they get customer service wise and their 5 year transferable warranty (including amp) is also very attractive imo.

Dual XV15's are 1518.10 shipped...get it straight damn it biggrin.gif
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^^ OOPS!.. forgot about that.. you save $80 on dual. wink.gif

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PSA or Rythmik would have been my pick. Dual XV15s are an excellent option. Be sure to post your impressions once you set them up.
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Will do, still trying to figure out speakers - didn't know it would be this difficult.
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Will do, still trying to figure out speakers - didn't know it would be this difficult.

Yes speakers can be very hard to figure out what one wants. Are you pretty limited in what you can demo or are you in a area that you have plenty of access?

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Hey Steve,
This is what I've auditioned thus far, from fav to least:

Totem Tribe/Hawk
Revel ?
PSB Image T

All were a little out of what I'd *like* to spend, ideally for the front stage I'd like to stock to a budget of 2-2.5k but the above provides an idea of the sound that I like. Are there internet companies that can replicate the sounds of the above. I suppose my biggest concern is filling both rows of seating in my room and giving that large sound scape.
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Hey Steve,
This is what I've auditioned thus far, from fav to least:

Totem Tribe/Hawk
Revel ?
PSB Image T

All were a little out of what I'd *like* to spend, ideally for the front stage I'd like to stock to a budget of 2-2.5k but the above provides an idea of the sound that I like. Are there internet companies that can replicate the sounds of the above. I suppose my biggest concern is filling both rows of seating in my room and giving that large sound scape.


I see, speakers are so subjective that giving any advice is really hard. One thing I would advise is checking out a few different horn options if you haven't already? I was to the point of pulling my hair out trying to figure what to go with until I received some good advice (imo) to check them out. I was biased against them until I finally did though. You might check this site out as a starting point... http://www.acousticsounddesign.com/hometheater/index.cfm

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When it comes to subwoofers we can advise fairly easily based off of numbers and (your) criteria, but speakers are a whole different story to a large degree. Many different things come in to play, in the end it’s what sounds best to you mated up with what you have.. very subjective. I’m not saying there is no room to play regarding SW’s, but imo it’s much easier to narrow things down.

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Thanks Steve - I'll read-up on that site!
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