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Just a fun thread to see what everyone would choose if money were not an object.  Choose something that would be realistic as far as size goes for your space that you would actually want to have, and what you have now.

 

I currently have(enroute), a PSA XS30.

 

Cost no object, with what I know now, I would possibly opt for a pair of Seaton Submersives in a dark espresso finish.

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^^ With the space / home I have now? The XS30 (which is what I bought). Sure, I would love the SubM (it was at the top of my list), but it was complete overkill for my needs and too big for my space (I think the XS30 is too big, but I'm getting use to it). I was also thinking about the Sub2, the Gotham G213 and the Triax, but they are even bigger and a lot heavier.

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If money were no object, which sub(s) would you pick for your room?
Hmmm...maybe a pair of Paradigm SUB 2s. cool.gif
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Submersive. I have never read where anybody said anything negative, just smiles and giggles.

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Hmmm so many tasty tasty options

In no real order. All in multiples as needed and preferable in a nice veneer.

Power Sound Audio Triax

Seaton Submersive

Funk Audio 18.0 or 18.1

JTR Sub 2

JTR captivator 2400W version

JTR Orbit Shifter LFU

Danley Sound Labs DTS-20 with JTR Growler (mid and high bass)

Paradigm sub 2

SVS PB Ultra 13

JL audio Gathom

Velodyne DD18+


And some big DIY bass horns like Josh Ricci made.

So many subs so little time......
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Funk 18.0 (I've got an SE on order) x4 (some day biggrin.gif). Hard hitting and practical (the SE is <100lbs and a 20" cube).

Price no object, I would go for a bunch of Funk 18.0 subs, or something using LMS Ultras. About 16 of them should do, four stacks of four. Something like Bossobass's system would be tremendous as well.
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It would all be overkill.....a friend of mine has a custom 08 ZO6 Corvette that was built by Katech (full racing motor package) with close to $45,000 invested (just for engine/tranny). He has never gone over 75mph biggrin.gif

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I would probably just do what notnyt did. How much more can there possibly be?

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Hmmm so many tasty tasty options

In no real order. All in multiples as needed and preferable in a nice veneer.

Power Sound Audio Triax

Seaton Submersive

Funk Audio 18.0 or 18.1

JTR Sub 2

JTR captivator 2400W version

JTR Orbit Shifter LFU

Danley Sound Labs DTS-20 with JTR Growler (mid and high bass)

Paradigm sub 2

SVS PB Ultra 13

JL audio Gathom

Velodyne DD18+


And some big DIY bass horns like Josh Ricci made.

So many subs so little time......


This!
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Whats fun is to see who is actually happy with what they currently have with cost no object, who would resort to relatively minor, but substantial upgrades, and who would just go completely over the top with four orbit shiftrs, etc.  I don't have a dedicated theater room so the dual Submersives would be waaaaaaay more than I could ever actually fully use. 

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Whats fun is to see who is actually happy with what they currently have with cost no object, who would resort to relatively minor, but substantial upgrades, and who would just go completely over the top with four orbit shiftrs, etc.  I don't have a dedicated theater room so the dual Submersives would be waaaaaaay more than I could ever actually fully use. 

For me that list is a bit of subs I would like to hear before I die list. And probably what I would pick from if I had no constraints. But honestly a Triax or two would likely be all I ever needed.... that would be my reference.

But I still love audio so hearing others options would still be a treat.

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I would add a 4th Triax and use them all from 20-80hz and get a few of these for 20hz and below:

http://www.rotarywoofer.com

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TRW 17 rotary subwoofer would be nice.
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I would add a 4th Triax and use them all from 20-80hz and get a few of these for 20hz and below:

http://www.rotarywoofer.com

True you need to have an equal number of subs for ummm symmetry:)

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True you need to have an equal number of subs for ummm symmetry:)

It does actually bother me that I have an odd number of Triax's smile.gif

Not sure it bothers me enough to pay $3k for another though. They play flat to just below 5hz - but, it looks odd to only see one up front. smile.gif
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5 Seaton Submersives.... And they were just delivered!
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5 Seaton Submersives.... And they were just delivered!

Wow congrats...but....4 should be enough, I'll take one off your hands to free up some room:D

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For me it would have to be the M213 triple 21...It would be perfect for my theater...

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A few Submersives would get the job done for me.

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Wow congrats...but....4 should be enough, I'll take one off your hands to free up some room:D

I've only heard pink noise through them... Hope to have them all calibrated tonight or tomorrow.

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