Originally Posted by ack_bk
80hz and below and it should be very hard to localize. 90hz? Probably hard to localize the sound, but it might bother some people. 100hz? Indeed, you may have localized sound.
As for crossover, you should be using the bassmanagment configuration in your receiver. You should have no problem sending 100hz to the HSU subs. You can always call them to confirm.
Tough call. If you buy the XTR 50's and split the difference, what will your budget be for a sub?
Another option? If you buy the XTR 40's and buy something like this that you can place closer to your seating position along with a larger dedicated sub:
This is a mid-bass module that, if placed closer to the seating position, might be just right for bass in the 50-100hz range.
Then you buy another sub that can dig deeper for the sub 50hz bass (does not have to be HSU, but I cannot recommend them enough).
Although something like this would be very tempting for the price:
This is a new company, but the founders came from SVS, and one of the them was one of the original founding members there. If you got the mid-bass module from HSU and one of these subs, you would be bass heaven for less than $1300.
To stay closer to $1000 you could get the mid bass module from HSU and an VTF-2 MK4.
Good point. I did briefly consider something like that 2-sub setup with one dedicated for mid-lows.
I mean, I'm actually leaning away from the XTR-50s because they just don't seem to offer much to justify a 40% higher pricetag. They are still only 2-ways, bass still only goes down to 92 Hz (only 8 Hz higher than the 40s); so at this point I am going to go big or go home. The big debate now comes in at: do I shell out the extra $1000 for the XTR-60s? Or do I take that money and invest it in better sub (or 2 subs instead of 1)?
Been wracking my brain trying to figure it out. If the XTR-60s were about $100 cheaper apiece, it would be a no-brainer.
Meanwhile, I also keep seeing recent posts referencing great sales and deals on all these subs, but apparently I have missed them all. The shipping costs from many of the internet-order sub makers really boosts the prices up.
If I go with XTR-60s, I will need to get a sub under $700 (preferably around $600-$650 inclusive of shipping is what I'm looking at). Also, debating between power vs. compact size. I was going to place the sub under an end-table, but if I get a bigger one (the only 12" one I can find that fits is SB12-NSD), then maybe I will just use the sub as the end table, or maybe right next to it...
Lots of decisions. Any thoughts about whether ported vs. sealed would be preferable for my scenario? Would sealed help with the higher frequencies, or does it matter?
It's looking more and more like I might shell out the extra $$ for the XTR-60s, and skimp on the sub instead (by skimp, I don't mean go cheap, but I'm talking series like PB12, SB12, LFM-1, or maybe VTF-2.) I did just check out the Power Sound Audio line, particularly this xv15 one...