Join Date: Jul 2003
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Dual Outlaw M8s vs. a single $500 sub
So long story short, I have been out of the HT game for a long time now. It just wouldn't fit in our last place, so we made due with a 3.0 setup. Now we have a family room and I want my HT back.
My old 12" Infinity sub died on me, I saw a great deal on an Outlaw M8 so I picked it up. Don't get me wrong, the Infinity wasn't a particularly good sub, and the Outlaw is very good for what it is, but it does't shake the walls the way the Infinity did.
I could try and sell the M8, kick in a few bucks and get something like an SVS SB12-NSD or maybe even a sb-1000.
Or I could spend that money on a second M8. I see reviews of the M8 touting it as a capable budget HT sub, and I read threads about how great dual sub setups are, so what about a dual M8 setup? My biggest concern is that he M8 may not do well in this room because it has particularly thick carpet.
I read through a ton of M8 threads, but this doesn't seem to have been discussed. Should that lead me to conclude its not the best of ideas?
The room is roughly average size, 15x20 maybe, but the room is divided into a sitting area and play area for the kids, so I don't need to fill the whole thing with sound, but I understand that dead space will hurt performance. We use it for 65% HT, 35% music.