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Hi everyone ,

I am looking at purchasing a Chase Home Theater VS 18.1. I have read a lot of the reviews on this site and also spoken with Craig at Chase (he was very helpful). I was hoping to get some members opinions on whether this subwoofer is overkill in the room I am designing. In addition to having a 18" woofer the VS 18.1 also has an extra large cabinet. I do have room for this in my home theater, but I just want to make sure I'm not putting in something that is larger (and more expensive) then I need. I would also be getting an amplifier from Chase as part of the deal I believe it would be their Sub1 Amplifier.

The room is: 13'W x 22'L x 10'H
Speakers will be: ARX A5 (Front: L&R), ARX A2-C (Center), ARX A1b (Surrounds).
AVR: Denon X2000

From what I have read this subwoofer is a very good value and true performer. I just want to make sure I am not going overboard here. For instance if I have to set the subwoofer on minimum volume the whole time because it is too powerful I worry that I am paying for extra output power that I am not going to use , but obviously have the depth of low frequency will be advantageous.

I have heard a breakdown suggested of what portion of a budget one should spend on speakers, AVR, and Sub. Can someone remind me what a good breakdown is.

Thank you
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Hi everyone ,

I am looking at purchasing a Chase Home Theater VS 18.1. I have read a lot of the reviews on this site and also spoken with Craig at Chase (he was very helpful). I was hoping to get some members opinions on whether this subwoofer is overkill in the room I am designing. In addition to having a 18" woofer the VS 18.1 also has an extra large cabinet. I do have room for this in my home theater, but I just want to make sure I'm not putting in something that is larger (and more expensive) then I need. I would also be getting an amplifier from Chase as part of the deal I believe it would be their Sub1 Amplifier.

The room is: 13'W x 22'L x 10'H
Speakers will be: ARX A5 (Front: L&R), ARX A2-C (Center), ARX A1b (Surrounds).
AVR: Denon X2000

From what I have read this subwoofer is a very good value and true performer. I just want to make sure I am not going overboard here. For instance if I have to set the subwoofer on minimum volume the whole time because it is too powerful I worry that I am paying for extra output power that I am not going to use , but obviously have the depth of low frequency will be advantageous.

I have heard a breakdown suggested of what portion of a budget one should spend on speakers, AVR, and Sub. Can someone remind me what a good breakdown is.

Thank you

No such thing as overboard biggrin.gif

You'll run Audyssey on the X2000 and it will set the 18.1 up for you. After that, you can manually adjust more or less bass through the receiver (I'd leave the amp volume alone). More is better. Trust me.

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Bigger you can go initially the better. Many of us have spent thousands upgrading to be satisfied, I have. I've got 2 SS 18.2's and an amp on order from Chase, looking forward to hearing them.
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Agreed.

Iv gone from a pro sub 600 to a lv12r to dual fv15hps

I'm very content with the dual fv15hps..

The only advice id have is to go duals.. even if it means buying 2 slightly smaller/cheaper subs and maybe raise total budget .

It will be worth it in the end IMO

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Bigger you can go initially the better. Many of us have spent thousands upgrading to be satisfied

^^^ This is good advice. The forums are littered with a lot of guys who have upgraded multiple times and wish they had just bought the right sub from the start. 

 

As newc33 said, dual subs are usually considered better than running a single because it smooths out the bass across the listening positions.


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It is not overkill since the room is long and you have a descent amount of space to fill. I have an SS 18.2 and a pair of stacked SS 18.1's. They are great subs. I power them with a Berhinger that will give you a lot more flexibility than the Dayton or Sub 1 amp. Either way, all should be good. Look at the Chase post on the Berhinger I Nuke DSP amps.
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I posted this in the chase owners thread too, but can you explain why I might want to go with these different amplifier? Will settuo be much more difficult and are you recomending the 3000 or the 6000?
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I posted this in the chase owners thread too, but can you explain why I might want to go with these different amplifier? Will settuo be much more difficult and are you recomending the 3000 or the 6000?
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For one or two of the SS 18.1 or SV 18.1 subs the I Nuke 3000 DSP is enough. Check out the Chase forum for more info on the I Nuke.
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There is no such thing as overkill with sub's.
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There is no such thing as overkill with sub's.

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