Originally Posted by burnfout
So I have decided to purchase the 683 / 685 S2 speakers in the coming months, but I also want to replace my sub ( currently an old REL )
I'm wondering if adding a B&W sub makes a difference, or if I should go for another brand (SVS SB2000?)
What would you guys recommend?
For home theater use (especially in a larger room) I would go for something like a SVS or Hsu. The B&W subs are expensive and do not move enough air for movies near reference level. The better internet direct sub brands offer great value with performance that is a lot more suited to theater use IMHO.
I'm using a HSU VTF-15 with my CM9s2, CM8s2, CMC system - I run the crossovers @ 60 Hz and think the performance on music is excellent.On movies at about reference-5dB, the performance is amazing even in a very large space.
Emotiva XMC-1 & XPA-5, B&W CM9s2, CM8s2, CMC, Hsu VTF-15, Sony S720 & HX929, Auralic Aries, Apple TV