Originally Posted by newc33
Okay so Iv put over 20 hours on my new rythmik lv12r and I'm ready to do a final review on it.
First of all my room is 12x13 and has pretty crappy room acoustics. My corners grab most of the bass so when I did my demoing I sat in a specific spot in the room where the bass is good but not crazy overpowering like it is in the corner
I ordered my sub on a Saturday and it arrived to my house on Wed so it was pretty quick.
When I received it the box was slightly beat up and a hole in the middle corner of the box but there was no damage to the sub. It was not double boxed but shipped with nice thick foam on the inside to keep the sub away from the box invade any punctures or damage was to happen.
Setup was realitivly easy just a power cord and an lfe. Although I really didn't know how to use the sub at first (there were options such as lpf slope and bass extension I was not used to. However simple reading of the directions made it easy to understand what theese options did and even recommended a setting for music and movies.
My intitial thoughts of the sub after running yapo were actually not the greatest. I had to turn the volume level on the sub to about 80 percent and +5 on my avr to get significant power gain results over my dinky pro.sub 600. I continued to play a little rap music to let it break in for a few hours and then re ran yapo.
The second time was a little better as I had the sub volume to 70 camdens yapo put my sub at about -1.5 on my Avr. I could feel the opening up more around the 40-90hz range (I'm guessing I don't have an spl meter yet but I will soon) at mid level listening. The sub seemed to be getting more punchy and slightly more noticeable or maybe better worded made a nicer presence. I listend to it like this playing different movies and music for about 10 hours. In this time I realized it also takes time not only for the sub to break in but my ears as well and just as importantly. Ill explain that next
The sub I was previously using is a little deftech pro sub 600. When I first got it I thought it was awesome! And still.do think its a nice little sub for its size. Anyway when I first got my rythmik I thought it was underpowered because I was used to the boomy sound of my pro sub. It time for me to get used to how amazingly the lv12r blended with my speakers. It blends so well that its really was hard to tell it was even on at times of low and even medium lfe. That's exactly what I wasn't used to and its exactly why I thought the lv12r was underpowered. Its cause I was used to the boomy obnoxious pro sub. Also remebet that at the same listening.g levels the pro sub was at 90 percent cap where the lv12r is at 30.
After 20 hours and and running yapo for the final time the final results were 55 percent on the sub and 0 on my avr which I bump to +3 for movies. After whatching some blues rays that consisted of hulk,the avengers,looper, lord of the ring 1, and many others I have to say I am in love with sub. It has opened up sooo much and I now realize the deep quality tight bass of has. My ears are used to it now and I wonder how I ever called this sub underpowered.
On thing I love most is how just when u think this sub is close to being.g maxed out its not. It keep powering through even the hardest lowest hitting lfes without any sign of distortion or loss of control. Honestly I have never heard it distort yet even in my torture tests where I thought it would for sure.
Also this sub is the most accurate tightest sounding bass I have ever heard. Its very fast and I belive it can keep up with anything and probably put anything to shame in its price range.
Hats off to rythmik I don't thinks there is a better sub for 550 dollars out there period. I love it.
If I missed anything let me know guys! Its my first ever sub review so go easy on me hahaha:)