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I am looking to get a subwoofer for my home theater in my basement. The entire basement is open and is approximately 25'x35'x7.5'.

I am looking at the eD subwoofers because it seems like those are the most popular/have the most bang for the buck on this forum.

Would the A3-300 be enough for my purposes or should I get the larger A5-350? Also, the A5-350 comes with the same amp, correct? I'd have to pay an extra $65 for the larger 550W amp.

I'm trying to stay within about $500, but the A5-350 with the 550W amp is $715.

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Oh, and if there are some other comparably good alternative subs, I'd be glad to hear about them.

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Oh, and if there are some other comparably good alternative subs, I'd be glad to hear about them.

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i think u're going to need the A5-350 with the 550W amp
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I agree, that room is huge. The bigger the subwoofer you can afford, the better. Cheap subs aren't going to cut it in a 6500 cubic foot room! To maximize impact, I'd recommend nearfield placement of whatever subwoofer(s) you end up with. I'd check out the Epik Knight and SVS PB12-NSD as well - they might work well for you too (The Knight and A5-350 w/550W amp are my first choices for a room that size, though, considering your budget).
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The home theater will be setup in an area that is less than half of the basement. Do I still need a sub for the entire area?

I guess it would be a wise idea in any case though, because I am trying to make the basement into an entertainment/game room; so for music I would love to rattle the entire house!

I am really leaning towards the eD A5-350 w/550W amp. Only thing is the 2 month wait time...

Hmm...what to do...what to do...
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epik knight is probably similar to the 350 in performance and you can get it in a week or so..are you a russian btw?
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epik knight is probably similar to the 350 in performance and you can get it in a week or so..are you a russian btw?

I guess now I have to determine if I need more than the 350 or not...

Russian...no...maybe...yes...yes I am...

I take you are too? I cannot really tell from your name though.

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Is there a formula one can use as a guideline to determine the approximate size of a subwoofer one should use based on the size of the room?

i.e (hypothetically)
Cu Ft / 12= min Wattage required
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I don't think there is a formula out there...I'd imagine there are too many other factors involved.

BTW, what is the difference between the Epik Knight and the Epik Caliber?

Also, are there any other subwoofers that are comparable?

The Epik subwoofers do not seem to have any specifications listed on the website, what kind of frequency response should I expect?

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Caliber has larger cabinet, increasing the output, especially in the lowest regions around 20hz..Other choice for the price range would be a7s-450 which I ordered - a sealed 18" with 1300 watts..it's more expensive now though, after the price increase
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Save your $ and get the bigger sub. Especially if there openings to other rooms
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How big is big enough? Will the A5 suffice, or do I need to go up to the A7?

I am really leaning towards the A5-350 w/550W amp. That sounds really good right now...

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It's never enough. It's addictive. If you can, get two A7-900.

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You have a freaking stadium - 25x35..unless you mistyped it.
For that much space you do probably need an a7-900 ($2.2k)
But if you can't spend that much get whatever you can afford and place it right next to your seating, I guess.
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A5-350 at least
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Well, the basement is completely open, so that is why it is 25x35. The home theater is in a portion that takes up about a 1/4 of the basement.
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do you have it in the center, or one of the "quarters" ? if the latter, you need some kind of fake walls or dividers, cant have your speakers against the wall on one side and in the open, on another.
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I hope this explanation makes sense:

The theater will be centered length wise and towards one side width wise. There is a stair case that comes down, which will act as the back wall for the rear speakers and couches.
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ok nevermind ure fine then
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After all that, and a bunch more research...I decided to go with the Epik Knight. I was contemplating whether to go with the Epik Castle, but it's kind of out of my price range for now.

So I was thinking that I will see how the HT works out with the Epik Knight, and worst case, I will add another Epik Knight later on. Two is always better than one...

EDIT: Oh, the reason I decided to go with one of the Epik subwoofers is because I don't think I'd be able to wait so long for the eD...two months is way too long!
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Good choice, congrats!
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Enjoy the Knight! I am enjoying mine.

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