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i really can't decide if i should run 2 subs (bic america f-12)  or just 1( bic accoustech pl200.) 

my room size is 17x22 with 11' ceilings...   my fronts are infinity beta 50's.. they have (2) 8" subs per side, but still feel better asking folks up hear.  any help would be greatly appreciated.

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IMO, go duals, but also consider buying better subs. Example: Get an SVS PB-1000 now, add another one later on. They're $499, shipped, and SVS offers free return shipping within 45 days.
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In a choice between two lesser subs and one better sub, I'm biased towards buying the better sub. The PL-200 sure gets a lot of love in the AVS Forum review section.

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IMO, go duals, but also consider buying better subs. Example: Get an SVS PB-1000 now, add another one later on. They're $499, shipped, and SVS offers free return shipping within 45 days.

 

reason i was going with bic was money, more less, the price of 2 f-12's was almost the same as 1 pl200...thats the real reason, i'm sure i can fork over a little more for 1 better sub, but its really going to be pushing it, this close to the holiday season ya know..

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I would buy the better sub to start. But going duals is usually recommended so I buy the first one (of the better subs) and then I would save up for a while and buy a 2nd. Then in a year or so you will have dual subs for smoother bass and they will be good subs.


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I would buy the better sub to start. But going duals is usually recommended so I buy the first one (of the better subs) and then I would save up for a while and buy a 2nd. Then in a year or so you will have dual subs for smoother bass and they will be good subs.

Agree... I would start with 1 of the "better" model, then save up for a second.

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I would buy the better sub to start.
Define 'better'. If that means lower extension that is better, but if it means louder that's not necessarily better. Two subs will go 6dB louder than one, so you really can quantify the dBs per dollar, if you have actual measured output capabilities, such as those shown at data-bass.com. Given the smoother room response that two subs have I'd say that's worth a couple more dB in what two will do compared to one.

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ok 2 it is then, thank you all for your help with this.

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