Current room size 3400 cubic feet.
Possible new room 2000+/- cubic feet.
For one, the subs I have now would be WAY too big so I'd need to look for a smaller enclosure. So sealed? I've never owned a sealed sub in home audio. Cosmetics aren't that important but I'd like them to look decent. I have NHT speakers so matching black would be nice. I'm mainly concerned about the sound.
Any input? Where to start?
Thanks for any help.
First, I would really try to make the Outlaws work. Have you thought of using one or both as end tables to help fit a smaller space better? If you have to go smaller, dual PB1000's or dual XS15's would be two options. I think the PSA sealed will keep good output for movies due to the larger drivers. Rythmik also makes some fine sealed subs if you are willing to spend a bit more.
Receiver - Denon 4311CI
Speakers - Klipsch RF-82 II rest coming soon
Subs - Rythmik FV15HP's
I don't think that will be a problem. My sub is completely inert due to the design, but I know quite a few forum members who use single driver subs as end tables with lamps and such on them and don't seem to have issues.
I've tested my XV15 to see if it could act as an end table and it didn't cause anything to shake around too much. I agree with bear and the others and I would do everything in my power to run dual Outlaws if it's at all possible.
That said, if you can't make the outlaws work I would think sealed subs would work well in a 2000 cu ft room. Of course that will depend on the sealed subs you end up using.
Ok, here is the plan:
Tell your wife you are thinking of switching subs:
Then say, "Or, I was thinking of using the subs we have as endtables. What do you think babe?"
Those are called orbit shifters.....and the name is appropriate.