Hello all. After enjoying my HT setup for about 8 months now, I;m n the market for a real sub and am leaning towards and LFM-1+. Outlaw seems to be a bit les popular than a lot of the other brands touted on AVS, but I've never been a flollow the herd type, especially when what appears to be a nice bargain comes into view. The LFM-1+, when you look at the specs and compare pricing, appears to be just that.
Having said all of that, I have a few questions for the Outlaw fans before I finalize my decision and show Outlaw the Visa digits. Ok, here goes:
1. Can you elaborate on why you chose Outlaw, especially over HSU ? Was there a percieved performance advantage or edge in SQ ? Was it simply perceived bang for the buck ? Also, and I don't want to come across as too particular but if you can provide a few more words than just "It kills brand XYZ", it wold be higly appreciated.
2. Is there anyone who has actually heard an Outlaw, side by side, with antoher brand and is able to give a comparison in oberall sound quality ? I am more interested in musicality than absolute output. Yes I do enjoy movies, I have both HD and Blu as well as an Oppo 981, but how it sounds with music is most important to me. Also, why Outlaw and not HSU ?
3, This is more of a general question and I'm wondering what the advanage of a down firing driver is over a front firing design is ? It just seems that there is a lot of wasted energy being pointed at the floor instead of out into the room. Yes I've heard the "bass is omnidirectional" argument but I jsut need a little more than that to be convinced that there is benefit to pointing it at the floor.
4. And lastly (yea I know it's long winded - sorry), what actual improvements in sound are realised by an acoustic isolator such as the Gramma ? I plan to set it up on a carpet with spiked feet and am wondering if its worth the extra expense.
Ok, I know that's a lot to chew on and I'm sure much may have been answered before but I needed to get all of my questions in one place.
Thanks for reading through this if you've gotten this far. Your patience is noteworthy.
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