I would love to read some opinions from BPS212 owners... I still have yet to see any formal reviews of them even tho I know Jeremy has shipped out a ton of them! I am getting one hopefully this week and am wondering what I can expect out of it for home theater duties as I had initially intended it for music only duties, but may have it trade places with my trial pb12nsd and give it a go in our primary tv room which is 14x16x8.
I had 2 boston acoustics rps1000 subs in the room up until this week and decided to sell them assuming the pb12 would kill them in every way possible based on what I've read. I figured there was a chance I would lose something going from 1000 watts rms to 400 despite the enclosure being larger, but I've been quite shocked by my disappointment. The pb12 is more than I need for movies, def can own the room when asked, but the output is so up and down, seems like its either on or off and dialogue is flat and stuck in the tv. So far I feel the Boston subs were better in every way except for the bottom end extension. I always blamed them for being boomy, but after hearing the PB12 now I'm thinking that it was their position and not the sub itself because the PB sounds like a bloated whale in the same spot. The rps1000s seemed to add depth to everything and added detail to every sound effect where as the PB seems like a sleeping giant that when woken for movies roars like you would expect but seems just a touch too slow to my ears.
So now that I've felt I made a mistake letting my old subs go, I'm really hoping the bps212 will do the trick and bring back the tightness I'm looking for and hold its own for movies since my room is not big and the boston subs filled it no prob.
So any BPS212 owners out there that can talk me off the home theater edge? Also would love to hear if any RA owners of any model have any Outlaw LFM comparisons as well, as the Plus is the other sub on my radar. I already have a PS215x so not looking to match that with a smaller box, just want decent home theater output, excellent musical punch, in a not so huge box.