I was thinking to buy the new Bronze Series BXW10 subwoofer, but I heard negative things about it?
Has anyone used this sub and if so, what do you think? Are there any other subs that work well with the Monitor Audio speakers from experience?
I am interested in a detailed musical sub, and not just a boomy EPIK, HSU, or SVS.
My room is 16' X 22' X 8'.
HT: Yamaha RX-V565 | 3 X Energy Take FPS, 2 X VS Surround, 2 X Take LCR | DIY Subs: SDX12 APR15 & TRIO12 Dual APR 12's | 47" LCD
Music: Yamaha RX-V863 | 2 X Energy RC-70 | MA RXw12 Sub
Bathroom: 2 X Energy Take LCR
Car: Sony Xplod HU, Xplod 6X9s, Kenwood 4"s, Alpine 12" Type-S, Rockford Amp,...
I appreciate the fast response. I have not heard those subs in person. I just saw them all on YouTube with people showing off these massive subs by those brands. I know that you can't hear a speaker through YouTube, but you can get somewhat of a sense if it's detailed or shakes the room. Boomy isn't the right word I guess. Basically, I want something that doesn't sound like I am in the car of one of those kids that drive by my house with the trunk shaking and their hat on sideways.
I have heard the NHT B10-D or B12-D is a very detailed sealed sub. I can also get a new Monitor Audio Bronze BXW10 for $500. The local Monitor Audio dealer also recommended Sunfire subs.
What's the difference between the button looking woofer and the completely concave woofer that seems to be getting popular with Monitor Audio and Paradigm?
Keep in mind that the SB12-NSD has a lower frequency response rating. That could be a plus if you plan on using it for any movie watching.
The SVS SB12 is also the "safe" bet in that there are plenty of sub enthusiasts on the AVS subwoofer forum who have that sub and have confirmed how great it is for the price. Read around in the SVS owners thread and you can ask questions there about it. While the NHT B12D might be very good, I haven't seen any one there who owns it.
Finally, what are your listening preferences: percentage music/movie/gaming, genres of music, volume (do you like it loud)? Could be the ported subs are a better choice if you like it very loud, plan on doing a lot of movie watching, or like very bass heavy music. You have a large space for a 12" sealed sub.
Second, a lot of those boomy car subwoofers are sealed. Sealed or ported aren't going to make much of a difference in that respect. Also port noise does not cause boominess, unless it is a particularly awful port.
Thirdly, the amp isn't going to affect boominess either, whether DSP or traditional analogue amps.