Originally Posted by fr0stbyte047
How are their subs? The s-10?
I'm looking to get 3 e5b's and need a sub for the 3.1.
Also, what's a good receiver to match up with this that's also on sale? I had recommendations for the denon avr-x1000 a few months back, but thinking there may be better deals out now.
At the moment it looks like it's just the lowest RBH subs they're selling. Not sure if their new sub will best the lowest line 12" from RBH or what. I think the RBH 12" is likely overpriced with the offerings that have come about in the last few years. Hoping for the best from their new sub though.
I have the X1000 and it's just fine. MultEQ XT was a must for me at least. MultEQ XT32 is even nicer
Originally Posted by tlopes
I have dual 1010i subs along with the EMP towers, large center, and bookshelf surrounds in a 15 X 20 room. These subs blend really well with the towers for music and great for movies too, but I can't help but wonder what the lower hitting subs would sound like in comparison (SVS PB2000 or equivalent) for movies. Looking forward to seeing what RBH/EMP comes out with for their new 12" single sub and itchy to possibly upgrade! :-) It is expected to hit much lower (high teens or low 20's) than the 1010i.
Where did you hear the new sub will be a low teens sub? I mean it could be either way, but at what SPL? That's the key. Hell the e1010i's hit the teens and low 20's, but it's down quite a bit from 30+
The e1010i, and especially 2 of them, are pretty darn nice for the price though. Something that'll hit lower will always be more 'fun' for those moments, but those moments are pretty rare in movies. Still, if I didn't have a million other things taking up my time and money I'd be all over something much larger in the sub department.
Originally Posted by fr0stbyte047
My budget for sub was ~$1-200, but if this is a good deal, I may jump on it...
Is the Audyssey version difference that big of a difference? A4L has the e300 for $150 +$16S&H vs the x1000 for $220
Look in the subwoofers sub-thread in the budget sub thread for answers about the sub. Around that budget I'd say Dayton Sub-1200 or sub-1500, NXG bas500 might be around that price or the pl-200 if you can swing a little more. I'd recommend better, but everything else is obviously more money
I'd go with the X1000. MultEQ XT is quite the jump up
Originally Posted by jumpsteady
Thanks for the reply. I sort of had my heart set on the Prime Towers but my head and budget are telling me EMP Towers. I guess to my uneducated/nonaudiophile ear that the EMP Towers will do the job? Since a lot of the use is for music, you definitely think I should go for the sealed sub (SB-2000)? I guess this would help the WAF! What would be the downside to not going with the PB-2000? Any other comments welcome!
The Prime towers are likely a little nicer (as they should be for their price), but the sound and how much it hurts the ol' wallet is up to you. Personally I'd take the EMP and put the difference toward a better sub than the Prime Towers and a lesser sub.
SVS, Rhythmik, etc..all their ported subs will sound damn good too. For the money, I'd look at ported unless you're strictly a sealed guy and have an ear for it. At a lower budget, some ported designs can get a little wonky, but you can't lose either way so go with all the sub you can afford (or however much your wife won't kill you for
Originally Posted by Elihawk
Sooner, my comparison was the EMP10i10i, so the dual 10 inch sub versus the Outlaw LFM-1 plus. Like I found when my friend brought over is PB1000, the EMPtek sub hangs with the `500 dollars subs in accuracy, mid low output and maybe even total output. The ONLY reason why I bought the Outlaw is that I have a few movies that will case the EMP to distort at low ends, so that I have to turn the gain/volume on the sub down uder 50%. Funny, Oblivion has made EVERY sub I have tested- SVSPB1000 (500 dollar), Klipsch Rw12d (300 dollar), and EMPtek10i10i (300 dollar) distort with the sub gain at 50-60%...I will test the Outlaw sub with that movie this weekend.
So, so far, the EMP is as accuracte, has similar output and the only advantage I can see is that is can produce under 30hz with decent output, where the EMP cannot.
The EMPtek10i10i is a damn good sub, especially if you consider I got it for $329.00, maybe last year black Friday! I wish they had not discontinued this sub, or I would have just bought a second one of these!
Impressive for the EMP! Wow. I figured the LFM-1+ would dig lower, but those are high regards for the EMP in the other categories. I still wish they would have come out with a lower level RBH sx-1212. That would be KILLER! I'd already pre-order and put the e1010i's up
How hot are you running the subs? I'll have to watch Oblivion and see what it does in my room. What part(s) are the one's that cause trouble?
[QUOTE=AllenA07;29362906]I would go for the two pairs of the e5bi's if you're wanting to go to Atmos. As far as mounting, I believe they