Hey everyone. I get pretty OCD when it comes to stuff like this and right now I have read way too many reviews and jumped on as many sites as I could to get input. So I will post here n see what I get back.
I currently have a Sony 12' sub SA-WM40, which is at least 10 yrs old connected via LFE. It gives me 150 RMS and sais it goes down to 20hz. Now, there is nothing wrong with it but I figured it is getting up there in age so maybe getting something newer will help me achieve my goal. I am not a big spender, and yes I understand the more you spend, the better quality you will get (in some cases).
Now, I have all my crossovers on my Onkyo set to where I like them, and my HT room is prob 18x20. I was originally just going to swap my Sony Sub, with a new one, then realized it has an output to add another sub. I am currently eying the BIC F12 and the Dayton1200.
My dilemma is this. I am looking for a nice solid punch, and bass that I can "feel" without getting boomy. With my HT room size I don't know if it would be better to just swap out the Sony with 1 BIC or to combine the BIC or Dayton with my Sony. I was leaning towards using the BIC to replace my Sony all the way till I started to see good things about the Dayton. The other thing was that the Dayton, is of course cheaper and has a lower RMS but the same frequency range. Which might not be a bad thing, since if I got that one, I would def pair it with the Sony and again, the room is not all that big. So my thought was 2 subs = 300 RMS may be too much so I would go with a lower powered 2nd sub as to not get too much for the space. The BIC however just looks like it is beefier than both my Sony and the Dayton. Still there is nothing wrong with my Sony at this point, so maybe it would be best to stand pat till that dies.