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I am looking at getting this sub is this the right sub to buy at that price point? And why does it seem like it is 800$ more expensive than other so called comparable subs
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It seems to be too expensive because it is too expensive.  I would go with an SVS or two instead.


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Have you herd the JL
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... is this the right sub to buy at that price point?
I see prices at ~$1,900. Is it the right sub? Depends what you mean by "right". It doesn't have the lowest extension, and it may not have the highest output. But it looks very nice, and I have no doubt that it's well-engineered.

But the SVS SB13-Ultra at $1,599, shipped, might be a better option, IMO.
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A couple of possibilities that come to mind are:
- greater overhead than an I.D. company; and
- deliberate "premium" pricing.
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For that kind of money the 92 pound SVS SB-13 Ultra provides strong competition to the E112.

http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/sealed-box/SB13-Ultra#.UwJuc846_-Y
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I don't think svs ships to canada
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SVS has an official Canadian distributor: sonicboomaudio.com
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jl gotham looks amazing sub but it's £11,000

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I am looking at getting this sub is this the right sub to buy at that price point? And why does it seem like it is 800$ more expensive than other so called comparable subs

It would be helpful for the people here to know a few things before recommending any subwoofer. Such as:
1. What are your goals?
2. What are your listening habits?
3. What is your budget?
4. What is the volume of space (width, length, height) that you are trying to fill?
5. Is it a regular shape (rectangular/square) or irregular (such as L-shaped)?
6. Is the area sealed, mostly sealed, open to other rooms?
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I watch a lot of movies I would like to stay around 2k my room is 15 by 18 vaulted ceilings mostly sealed
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The JL E112 can be purchased for under $1500 a piece in Canada. I have 2 of them. Sound pretty good to me coming from an SVS PB12-plus and PB12-NSD/2 combo. Don't miss the size of the old SVS's.
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The JL E112 can be purchased for under $1500 a piece in Canada.
Where can they be had for that price?
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I watch a lot of movies I would like to stay around 2k my room is 15 by 18 vaulted ceilings mostly sealed

Your room size is very close to mine. Depending upon the height of your vaulted ceiling, you could be looking at about 3,000 cu. ft., which is on the high side of a medium sized room. Fortunately, it's mostly sealed where mine is mostly open.

I think everyone here realizes that JL Audio subwoofers are engineered to the hilt, and are excellent subwoofers. They are also really high priced, although the E-series seems to be at a more reasonable price point (if that $1500 price is legit).

Since you want this sub mostly for movies, that is a lot of volume to fill for one 12-inch driver. If you have only one seating position, it may work out fine, as long as you don't listen at reference levels. Oh, you can run it loud, probably not insanely loud.

There are several excellent alternatives to choose from, but if you want the JL, heck, go for it.
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They were bought from an electronics chain that is only in western canada.
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If the OP lives in Western Canada, he just might be in luck! smile.gif
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Just letting you know

Ive had the F113 and the SB13U and I think the SB13U has even the F113 beat.

Therefore, since the F113 far outclasses the E112, PURCHASE THE SB13U!
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For that kind of money the 92 pound SVS SB-13 Ultra provides strong competition to the E112.

This from a man whose avatar is an E112? tongue.gif

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This from a man whose avatar is an E112? tongue.gif
That's what I was thinking
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I'm looking at an E112 as I type this -- it's here for review -- and as the others have said it's a premium class subwoofer. Nothing JL Audio makes is inexpensive though, but the E112 wants for little; output, extension, precision, it's all there.

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I'm looking at an E112 as I type this -- it's here for review -- and as the others have said it's a premium class subwoofer. Nothing JL Audio makes is inexpensive though, but the E112 wants for little; output, extension, precision, it's all there.

It would be great if you could review your SB-13U. I know you've been swamped, but with so many exciting products coming into the market, you're in a unique position to create some informed comparisons.

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It would be great if you could review your SB-13U. I know you've been swamped, but with so many exciting products coming into the market, you're in a unique position to create some informed comparisons.

It would be great if I could actually use it. frown.gif

Your point is valid though; I have the E112, SB13U and E15HP all sitting in my spare room just staring at me. It's an ideal situation really, but one that would require substantial time to actually benefit from. Alas, my personal life has not gotten past all the turmoil so it's been a struggle to say the least. I do see a light at the end of the tunnel though, so hopefully I'll be able to get back to normal soon. Unless that light I see is another train heading my way... tongue.gif

FWIW, the first draft for the E112 is about half written. I'm hoping to publish it in the next few weeks.

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That will be great . Looking forward to the review. Your reviews are very in depth and very helpful. Thanks
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That will be great . Looking forward to the review. Your reviews are very in depth and very helpful. Thanks

Thank you for the kind words. When it's published I'll post a link to it.

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It would be great if I could actually use it. frown.gif

Your point is valid though; I have the E112, SB13U and E15HP all sitting in my spare room just staring at me. It's an ideal situation really, but one that would require substantial time to actually benefit from. Alas, my personal life has not gotten past all the turmoil so it's been a struggle to say the least. I do see a light at the end of the tunnel though, so hopefully I'll be able to get back to normal soon. Unless that light I see is another train heading my way... tongue.gif

FWIW, the first draft for the E112 is about half written. I'm hoping to publish it in the next few weeks.

Hopefully no more trains.

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jl gotham looks amazing sub but it's £11,000
Have they got them in the UK yet?
I'm having trouble finding an f212 to audition!
Our friend in the north has got one but it's semi permanently out on loan.
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Have they got them in the UK yet?

Hi SilverSteve

The Gotham sub is not available in the UK yet.

In the meantime the Fathom f212 is paving the way for the Gotham just nicely smile.gif I am currently using a combination of a Fathom f212 and E-112 (stack) and boy does this pairing rock biggrin.gif

All the best

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Hi SilverSteve

I am currently using a combination of a Fathom f212 and E-112 (stack) and boy does this pairing rock biggrin.gif
Thanks Rick, you could be ideally placed to answer another question that's been on my mind.
How does a single f212 compare to a pair of E112's - (or pair of f112's)

Also - would you know how the E112 compares to an f112?
I know you don't get ARO but don't see that as a biggy as I'd probably use Aydessey anyway.

Also - did you get your stuff from Allan. He's a nice guy but not very accomodating when it comes to haggling biggrin.gif

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For anyone who might be interested, I posted my review of the JL Audio E112. It can be accessed using this link.

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