Hey guys. I've been making 'the decision' for a couple days now. I've needed a small, nice looking box with good sound quality and that little kick for movies. I like tight, crisp bass, punch if you will. I had all the latest greatest from the ID guys, ed, Outlaw, HSU, VSV...both the 250-350 range subs and the 500-600 ranges stuff on paper. I really want something that will blend in well with my Ascend 340ES fronts. I am NOT a bass head, but love a good kick on the right music. I am trying to stay small and effective for both music and HT. I know, I want it all...cheap. So its come down to four, maybe five subs. I eliminated eD, although the A5-350 was tempting but too long to wait and too big...and well, ugly. WAF is a significant factor here. What's left?
Outlaw LMF2 8" 150W $239 + ship
Outlaw LMF1Compact 10" 225W $339 + ship
HSU SFT1 8" 150 W $254 + ship
HSU SFT2 10" 200W $349 + ship
The size on all this is about the same. Small enough. My question for you guys is this. What do you think of the finish look on these subs. I gather the Outlaw is a bit more refined, anyone have a chance to look at both? Are there any features one unit has over the other. Specifically, the SFT2 vs. LMF1C? Are the amps comparable? I want to get this ball rolling asap.
I am leaning toward the LMF1C, and away from the 8" drivers. The Ascends can play fairly low on there own so I want the bigger driver to go a bit lower.
There is an outside chance I might consider a sealed sub, say the Epik Valor. But it is a couple bills more and somewhat bigger....I'm just hoping one of these ported subs will produce the kind of seamless blend I'm looking for. That's all for now. Thanks in advance for the help.