I'm seriously considering getting a pair of Epik Legends (love that name!) and had a few questions.
My setup is in a family room that's around 2100 cubic feet (21' x 12' x 7.5-9') that leads into a small kitchen and a hallway that goes to four rooms. I've been using an SVS 20-39 PC sub for several years now, and have enjoyed it quite a bit. I use a sub for TV, movies, and games 95% of the time and 5% for music. My main speakers are Rocket RS750's with rears and center from the same manufacturer.
I'd like to have a bit tighter bass with maybe a bit more extension. Also, on newer movies I can sometimes bottom out the old SVS without a whole lot of effort, so I'd like to remedy that. For instance, at the little sequence that starts at 0:50:00 on the Star Trek (2009) Blu-ray, the SVS will bottom out with a short clunk if I have the sub level on the receiver a little too high. Pretty distracting.
I do not listen at super loud volumes, so quality is more important than quantity for me. I've read several comments about how awesome a pair of subs are for dealing with room modes and such, so I started thinking in those terms.
Browsing this forum, the HSU VTF-15H and Epik Empire quickly bubbled to the top of the list, but after getting my tape measure out, I realized that both of these are way too big to fit into my HT area, especially a pair of either of those.
So with size a factor, about the only HSU and Epik products that would fit would be a pair of HSU ULS-15's or a pair of Epik Legends.
Now a pair of ULS-15's would be more than I was initially thinking to spend, but I could justify it to myself.
The fact that a pair of Legends would mean spending a lot less doesn't hurt, but it's not my #1 priority.
OK, so finally my questions.
* The HSU web site says that the ULS-15 extends down to 10 Hz in most rooms. Is that a significant factor in most movies? The idea of really feeling the really low end is appealing of course!
* The Epik web site says that the Legend extends down to 16-18 Hz. Is this a matter of sacrificing ultimate low extension in order to have better midbass? My gut tells me that midbass is going to be more useful more often with TV/movies/games.
* One of the subs I would be placing only a few inches from the side of my couch. Is that a problem with the two drivers on the Legend? One of them would be firing right into the couch.
* A nice feature on the ULS-15 is the wireless option. Is there a product that could be used with the Legend to give that same functionality? I wouldn't need it if the couch placement thing is OK, but if not, that would give a lot more placement flexibility.
* I take it that a pair of Legends would be an upgrade overall from the SVS 20-39 PC, right?
* Does it sound like a pair of Legends would be a good fit for my room dimensions and existing speakers?