Originally Posted by newc33
Right now there are two options.
Sell lv12r and buy two xv15s or...
Buy one fv15hp and blend it with lv12r and if I didn't like that I could then sell the lv12r and buy a second fv15hp (kind
Da leaning towards that but its still early and keeping all options open.
Another thing about staying with rythmik I like is buying from Dave f as he has been phenominal with customer service and always sends email replays within 24 hours and I mean ALWAYS
This all boils down to budget and goals...imo multiple subs is where its at. I would figure out a budget and plan on a minimum of 3 subs(4 would be best). Yea one or two subs can be eq'd flat, but all that does kill headroom and lower sound quality at higher volumes.
For example this is what my response looks like:
2 xv15's no eq crossed at 80hz 12db per octave slope
2 xv15's eq'd flat which resulted in 7-8db loss of output.
3 xv15's no eq crossed at 80hz cascading sub crossover 24db per octave slope
I would rather have 3 LV12's or 3 XV15's before going with a higher end dual sub setup. Now if you can pony up the cash for Triple FV15HP's then that would be sweet. Also as mention DIY becomes a great option here aswell to keep cost down. If you look at all the members with killer systems on this forum there is a reason why they use multiple subwoofers.
Here is the steps that should be considered based from what I have learned on this forum for building a nice sub system
1) Figure out a budget
2) Purchase or build as many subs you can fit in the budget and have room for
3) Measuring gear should be a priority for properly integrating the subs
4) After hours of moving subs around and measuring to find the best response, then further analysis of your graphs will determine if extra measures need to be taken.
5) If your response is still lacking, now would be a good time to consider room treatments if there is no WAF factor
6) EQ...this should be the last option to consider if all else above does not give you the response you are looking for
Hope this somewhat helps