Originally Posted by adidino
I think it's great that you are taking the time to help people in selecting a sub. Great thread..
Here's where I need some input;
Currently have a single JL F113 with a second on the way. Plan to add the second one up front with my current F113.
What I'm hoping to acheive is heart pounding extreme LFE. I don't think even a second JL will give me that so I was considering a third sub strictly for the lowest freq. (30hz and below maybe?)
Room is about 12.5ftx21ftx8ft high. (deticated room)
I usually listen at about ref level or ~ +/- 3db from reference.
Room is pretty well treated for first reflection. Plan to add bass traps in the front corners soon.
Budget about $3k-$4k but if you have a solution for less, than great!
90% movies, the rest usually concerts..
While I do enjoy helping people personally, the goal of this thread wasn't to be a subwoofer help service for people to come to me, the almighty subwoofer guru (trust me, I'm far from it compared to many people here on AVS) for advice. It's designed to help streamline the process. Start by searching the forum to see if you can find some answers that way - I'd venture to say that most
of the questions and comparisons people have have already been answered or at least touched on in other threads. If you still don't find anything that helps you in your specific situation, start your own thread and try to address each of the criterion from the first post of this thread. This will help narrow down the recommendations you get. Best of luck
P.S. BTW, since you did ask me personally, I'll give a response here. You already have a heck of a subwoofer in the F113. I've never had the pleasure of hearing one, but it is by all accounts I've read a superb performer in a relatively small form factor. However, since you're looking for "heart pounding extreme LFE," there are better ways to get more output for less money. I'm assuming Do-It-Yourself isn't on your radar. If it is, you can achieve ridiculous bass for $4,000 (or even a lot less), and there's a huge DIY Subwoofer forum here with tons of info. However, you could still achieve amazing bass with your budget without going the DIY route. My personal recommendation is to look into the Seaton Submersive. Here's a link to a thread about it:http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/p...ost?id=1945927
The Submersive uses a high quality amplifier capable of a real 1,000 Watts sustained and dual opposing 15" drivers in a sealed enclosure for around $2,000 plus shipping. It's capable of tons of output and can extend to 10hz and below in most rooms. The Submersive is also said to have excellent sound quality. I'd expect the Submersive to handily best the F113 in upper bass output while widening the gap below 20hz. A pair would probably cost around $4,500 or a tad more after shipping, but I think dual Submersives would offer the "heart pounding LFE" you desire in your ~2,100 cubic foot room. If that's a bit over your budget, you could always sell your F113 to make up for it (though I could understand if it would pain you to part with such a beauty). If I were you, I'd contact Mark Seaton. You can find him on that forum I linked you to or PM him here on AVS (his user name is Mark Seaton). I'm sure there are other viable options, but dual Submersives sounds like the ticket to me. Good luck