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Sub choices about $400 for HT in large room

post #1 of 4
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My last purchase for my basement living room HT is the sub. I believe I've narrowed it down the the following. All prices shipped. All are 12" subs, with Cadence being a 15"

eD A2-300 $315
Cadence CSX-15 $399
Dayton HSU12 $420
(2) Proficient S12 $428

My room is approx 21' wide, 35'+ long and 8' ceilings, viewing area in half of that 35' dimension. I've got Definative Tech UIB in-walls for all speakers (each dual 6.5" + tweets). Sanyo Z2000 shooting a 100" image. The sub will sit in the front right corner of the viewing area. Onkyo 605 AVR.

A little about me. I'm not an audiophile, more of a budget shopper looking for a better than Best Buy experience; so I do a lot of internet shopping and research. My theory is buy the best in your budget will allow and you'll likely be happy, as once you get it home you have nothing to compare it to. There is always something better, so enjoy what you have . I'm just looking for a quality impactful sound, not the loudest or lowest.

I'm leaning towards the Cadence strictly based on the 15" driver size and good looks. However, the eD gets rave reviews around this forum, so that's what I expect most who reply will recommend. I could get two of the Proficient S12's for the price of one of any of the others... could be benefitial in a room my size. Dayton is a relatively unknown but could be a good value compromise to an HSU.

Thoughts?
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I've read a couple of people said they were disappointed with the performance of Cadence. Its 15" but a very low xmax, nothing like the real 15" from epik for example. I think the eD will serve you the best out of those, although for your size of room I'd save up a bit more and get mfw-15 or epik Knight
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I've read a couple of people said they were disappointed with the performance of Cadence. Its 15" but a very low xmax, nothing like the real 15" from epik for example. I think the eD will serve you the best out of those, although for your size of room I'd save up a bit more and get mfw-15 or epik Knight

I've been considering a Cadence. It would be really helpful if you could post a link to those owner comments that express disappointment with its performance. Thanks
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That'd take a big search, being that those comments were left several months ago and I dont remember any particular word or phrase to search for.
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