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post #1 of 10 Old 01-17-2014, 04:47 PM - Thread Starter
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With Epik officially going belly up, and to temper my insatiable appetite for an upgrade, I’m thinking about selling my Empire and replacing it with two different size Rythmic subs. I could go with matching F12s but I worry that I’d be losing output coming from two 15” woofers. I could fit a FV15 where the Empire sits today, which is near field next to my sofa, and a F12 upfront next to my Sierra towers.

I know this is very subjective question, but do you think dual Rythmic subs will provide a better overall experience (output and sonically) than my single Empire? I have a Denon 4311 so both subs will receive proper calibration.

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Usually best to get two matching subs rather than two differing in performance. Regardless if one will be near field or not.
Rythmik provides a nice product along with several other ID companies. I own a Rythmik and have been quite pleased with it.
If you can't afford dual FVHP15 go for dual FV15.

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A single FV15HP easily bests the Empire in almost every frequency as it should given it costs substantially more. You can check out the measurements of both subs at data-bass.com.
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Thanks for the suggestion! I tried accessing the website but Google Chrome can't connect to it for some reason. Will try again later. Would love to check out some ratings and specs.

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The 2 rhythmic subs will outdo a single empire. No doubt. After selling the empire, I would get the FV15HP and see how it sounds. It may be enough to satiate you. If you still want more, then consider adding a second sub.

If you want 2 non matching subs, why are you selling the empire? You won't buy a better sub for what you'll get for it. Why not just add a second sub?
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You may also want to look at PSA subs. Like dual XS30s or 1 XS30 and 1 XS15 or dual XS15s.

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btw the FV15 is no longer available.
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The 2 rhythmic subs will outdo a single empire. No doubt. After selling the empire, I would get the FV15HP and see how it sounds. It may be enough to satiate you. If you still want more, then consider adding a second sub.

If you want 2 non matching subs, why are you selling the empire? You won't buy a better sub for what you'll get for it. Why not just add a second sub?

That's a great question. It really boils down to getting rid of the Empire while it's still working. If/when the amp dies the resale value will be equivalent to a pack of gum, and I'm not inclined to go down the DIY amp route since it requires some soldering, etc. Who am I kidding? It's a case of upgraditis smile.gif.

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btw the FV15 is no longer available.

The FV15HP is available.....biggrin.gif

(have I ever mentioned how much i love my FV15HPs?)

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Have you checked out the first couple posts in the ULF thread?
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I think a single FV15HP is a great option. But, if you want to save a little money I agree with flick and suggest you consider the PSA subs. 
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