Originally Posted by bao01
I want very musical bass. I think (i stress think because its a close call) that amazing low, forceful bass that smacks me out of my chair during a movie explosion is less important - i want good bass during movies but i think i want very musical, correct, tight bass for music even more. But i do want really deep, powerful bass. I just don't want flabby, cheap, deep, powerful bass. Does that make sense at all?
Price is not that big a factor. Looks are somewhat important - I don't want something HUGE! Fit and finish, build quality are very important - i.e. will it last forever. I dont really want to buy subs ever few years.
Get dual Funk 18.0 TSADv1 unpowered subs in piano gloss black.
They will last forever.
You don't even have to worry about the internal amps malfunctioning after the 3YR warranty expires. Just use your own external amps.
The piano gloss black aesthetic of the Funk subs will match the piano gloss black of B&W 802D2, KEF 205/2, or Revel Studio2.
Super tight, musical, accurate, punchy, powerful bass that goes down to even 10Hz if you need. As musical as they get. You won't find any sub more musical and tight IMO. Top of the sub-food chain.
Nathan Funk manufactures his own TSAD sub drivers and stress-test them w/ 4,000 Watts RMS power. They are pretty much unassailable.
I have dual Funk 18.0 TSADv1 subs, but I wish I had gotten them in piano gloss black.
I use my own ATI AT3002 amp to power them. The AT3000 amps are rated for 450 watts into 4 ohms, but measure more like 600 watts @ 1% THD. These amps will last forever too.
But the beauty is, you can use any amp you like. Use the Audyssey XT32 or ARC room correction to EQ the Speakers and Subs in the room.
If money no-object, I would have gotten five Funk 18.0 unpowered piano gloss black subs.