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Location: Iowa City, Iowa
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The only thing to watch for with non matching subs is output level...I ran the EMP10i10i and my Outlaw LFM-1 plus for about a year and they played fine together- the EMP had excellent mid bass and the Outlaw provided the low and great output low. However, it wasn't perfect. I had to tone down the outlaw just a bit to allow the EMP to keep up without distortion. A really fine balance. The EMP sub is a better sub for music, IMHO...so I recently moved it to my upstairs to TV/Music system and I really like it there Just a great sub, but doesn't hit as low or as loud as is optimal for SOME soundtracks in HT. I replaced the EMP10i10i with a SVS NSD12 and now I have...the same issue. The SVS can hit slightly lower than the EMP, but isn't as accurate. And it also tends to get overwhelmed by the Outlaw!
However, I did allow me to retire my Klipsch Rw12d, which I never liked very much. In fact, I have yet to hear a Klipsch sub that has impressed me!
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver