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post #331 of 340 Old 07-09-2015, 01:02 PM
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Hey everyone,
I've been out of the HT game for over 5 years. I'm hoping in the next year or so, I'll be able to get back into it. I recently bought a new house and it has an upstairs room that measures 13'x14' w/ 9' ceilings.
Carpeted, 1 window, sheet rock, and double French doors into it.
I will be piece mealing my equipment as I go along. For speakers, I really like the SVS Prime line. And their SB-13 sub. However, a sub of this magnitude, I'm wondering if it just plain and simple "too much sub" for a small room like mine. I don't plan on jacking my volume to ear bleed levels when watching movies or music. My neighbors are within 15 feet of me on both sides, yes, homes close to each other but I likey.
So having a loud volume probably won't be in my favor.
What are yall's thoughts on a sub like this for my room size? and or any other sub recommendations?
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Hello,

I have recently bought a pair of Polk Audio Rti A7's, and are fantastic on their own. My room is 13'x15'x8' , and I would like to know what some recommendations on a sub to pair with them? I am looking only to emphasize the lows, but I do not want to "hear" the sub, just add to the lower end.

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Hello,

I have recently bought a pair of Polk Audio Rti A7's, and are fantastic on their own. My room is 13'x15'x8' , and I would like to know what some recommendations on a sub to pair with them? I am looking only to emphasize the lows, but I do not want to "hear" the sub, just add to the lower end.

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What's your budget?
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I'd like to spend around $600 max.
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I'd like to spend around $600 max.

I've heard Rythmik Audio's LV12R and at under $600 its a pretty good sub. Outlaw Audio has their new Ultra-X12 for $639, so $40 over your budget but I've heard that's suppose to be a nice sub too!
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Hello All- I am working on a 3rd system in my basement and would appreciate recommendations to use with a vintage pair of A/D/S L300 mini monitors. The ADS --to my ear-- hit about 100hz maybe a tad lower as i believe there is some "bass bump" on these, but I can't confirm this as have not been able to find frequency range on the web. Anyway, given the small size I would think I need a sub that is more mid/upper bass proficient rather then hitting super lows but thats why im posting. Criteria is:



1. Budget. Id like to stay less then $500 all in and would no doubt consider used if shipping costs are "reasonable"

2. Size requirements/limits. I have some corner space so could probably accomadate up to a 15" but prefer a bit smaller.

3. Room dimensions. The room is l shaped and about 14 wide by 20 long, with another 6 x 10 off to the side.

4. Primary uses. 90 percent music.

5. Listening habits basic music and a bit of film....dont need to shake the foundation.

6. Appearance requirements. No issue, i dont even care if its veneered or plywood.

7. Timeframe. Next month or two.

So if anyone can chime in an models from the usual suspects, Hsu, SVS, etc it would be appreciated.

Thanks anyone for suggestions......
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If not Rythmik LV12R then SVS PB/PC2000?

For a previous post I picked up the recommendation for Rythmik LV12R, however it is still out of stock and I'm getting impatient

Wanted some advise if I increased my budget and go for SVS PB2000 or PC2000, is there a difference that would justify the price difference from Rythmik?

1) 20 x 10 x8 space, with one side (20 feet) open to rest of the basement.
2) Currently have CM8 LR with HTM61 for center
3) using ML DYnamo 500, which is fine for the big sounds but I don't get the clarity and real low sounds ..
4) usage is 80% movies

Thank you!!
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Hello. I am currently trying to build up my home theater system. Currently using a kenwood 8" ported sub from a htib from 99 and it is definitely my weakest link. Using onkyo TX-NR626, JBL northridge surround speakers. Looking for good frequency range, especially for the lows in the music I listen to. EDM is primary music type, but also listen to pretty much everything else.

Criteria is:

1. Budget. Id like to stay less then $500 all in considering I will buy another one at some point.

2. Size requirements/limits. Would like to have a dual sub setup eventually, so nothing too large.

3. Room dimensions. The room is 15' x 25', window wall on left of system, open archway on right.

4. Primary uses. 60% home theater, 40% music

5. Listening habits: mostly home theater, but want enough to give a decent shake in the room. Music, mostly electronic, edm, dance with occasional country and classic rock.

6. Appearance requirements. Nicely finished, black.

7. Timeframe. Next month or two.
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JL d110, SVS, or Paradigm?

Hi All,

I thought I knew a little bit about subwoofers, having spent countless hours in forums and reading hundreds of reviews, but after stopping by a JL audio store today, I feel more lost than I've ever been.

Just bought a new (old) semi-detached home, and working on a home theater in the basement. Problem is I live in Canada, and our selection of easily accessible subwoofers is limited. Here are the vitals:

1) ~1850 cubic feet basement (20' x 15' x 6'2)
2) Budget is $1400 CAD
3) 95% movies, TV, and video games, 5% music
4) Size isn't a huge factor
5) Setup includes Onkyo 747, KEF Q700 L/R, Q200c C, Q100 rears
6) Output probably not as important as the quality of the bass and the extension

So I went to a high-end audio store today, and the gentlemen that I spent an hour talking to was super helpful. He sold Paradigms, JL, Klipsch, Monitor Audio, among other pretty high end stuff, so he knows what he's talking about. I asked him about Paradigms as he was an authorized seller, and after a few minutes, he was directing me towards JL. He swears by it, and says they make the best stuff. I don't know enough about JL except that they make really expensive stuff that I feel I can't really afford. I can tell he was trying to sell me the best sub for the money, but the problem is the best sub for him may not be the best sub for me. It's like saying between a Porsche Boxster, BMW M2, and Corvette, he thinks the Porsche is the best car for my money. The Porsche might just be the most fun to drive and the most balanced car, but maybe I like the styling better in the M2, or sheer performance of a new Vette. He focused a lot on making sure the sub wasn't just big HT boom-boom-boom, and that it was fast and accurate, and that it blended well with my existing setup of KEFs (says they are very musical speakers).

Now, I don't have thousands of hours of subwoofer listening experience, and it's not like he had SVS and Paradigms to demo for me to compare which one I preferred, and I think that's the problem with subwoofer shopping. For cars, it feels so much easier, because you can literally test drive the cars, likely not on a track, but still, the test drive helps immensely. For subs, there are so many barriers - store HT-dedicated rooms are nothing like your actual setup; SVS is internet only so no demos, and I can't return an SVS since I'm from Canada; and no store will have the subs you're shopping for actually around for you to compare all at the same time.

In the end, my question is not just "what sub should I get" based on the above, but I'm looking for people with actual listening experience between ported and sealed subs that can maybe shed some insight. The store guy recommended only sealed subs, because ported ones just wouldn't be fast enough and accurate he said. I'm sure that's all well and true, but what if I don't appreciate that as much as he thinks I should? It's so hard because I really don't know what I like, and at my price point, some subs will do better at certain things than others. I don't have a $10K to spend on a sub that will do everything well. I feel like at my price point, some will go loud, some will go deep, and some will be fast/accurate - but I only get to choose 2.

Or perhaps I'm overthinking this as I usually do, because if I get either one of the 4 subs I'm considering, I'd be happy with any, which is not what the store owner thinks (says I gotta go sealed). Anyways, here are my top picks in no particular order:

- SVS PC2000
- JL d110
- SVS SB2000
- Paradigm SUB 12

Thoughts?

Thanks guys.
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