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post #1141 of 1392
I haven't been on AVS much lately, but I just took the time to read over the past two pages of this thread. I am glad to see that the Lava subs seem to be still going/selling strong. To this day I still believe the LSP12 is a great sub for it's price point. Most especially with the AVS discount.

I'm to see that Peggy is still around too!
post #1142 of 1392
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Originally Posted by capricorn kid View Post

Those were very interesting pictures of the drivers side by side. I have not heard the Lava sub but I do own 2 PL-200s. I don't have any measuring equiptment but from listening to movies like War of the Worlds, Tron: Legacy, Titan AE, Cloverfield etc, the PL-200s dig very deep. With both of them running I can actually FEEL the bass from those films. The Lava seems like a good sub but the specs on it did not look that impressive to me. I know sometimes those numbers don't mean anything but they are a good place to start. Everyone's room is a little different and some subs will sound better in other rooms than others. Personal taste also comes into play and for me the PL-200s are a great value. I know there are other more expensive subs that sound better but for now these fit the bill. I do plan on upgrading one day to better, heavier, beefier subs but watching movies in my theater with these subs are not giving me the upgrade bug. My plan is to get two Epik Empires in another year or so but trust me I'm in no rush.

Understood. I'm sure there is a good reason the BIC is popular.
post #1143 of 1392
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Originally Posted by counsil View Post

I haven't been on AVS much lately, but I just took the time to read over the past two pages of this thread. I am glad to see that the Lava subs seem to be still going/selling strong. To this day I still believe the LSP12 is a great sub for it's price point. Most especially with the AVS discount.

I'm to see that Peggy is still around too!

Well thank you. Peggy is alive and well. Glad to see you back as well.
post #1144 of 1392
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Originally Posted by brandini View Post

The PL-200 is not musical. I wonder if a new driver would help that...

No, is not. My original PL200 driver got damaged and I went to walmart and bought a $40.00 dollars 12" cheap subwoofer until I get the new driver from the warranty and it performs most likely the same as the original sub. This pl200 goes deep, and honestly for music it just does the job but is not the best for music as for HT is another story. It performs very well on movies and gaming.

I wish to get a lava12" for my room but the shipping kills me. I live in PR and is like $200 more for just ship it to PR. That's why I jump to the next step and to get a Rhythmic F15hp or eD a7s-450. I have to decide soon.
post #1145 of 1392
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Originally Posted by crazyrob425 View Post



And a Lava owner here running test tones said the Lava LSP12 came alive around 23-24hz for him... So that experience of the PL-200 is no different than that Lava owner

That would be I. And yes it did.
post #1146 of 1392
Decided to take a shot with the Lava 12, i have a big room but i'll start with 1 12 for now (this will be my 1st sub ever) and if i need more i'll think about getting another Lava 12 if i'm happy with the 1st. Can wait, it should be here some time the end of the week. 3.1 here I come.
post #1147 of 1392
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post
I was doing was telling them a comperable BETTER sub for LESS money and how to DIY the Bic to make it sound better
I, for one, would like to know what you suggest to make the F12 sound better. I like the sound I get from it now. BUT, if I can make it sound better, why not? Would I be able to just replace the driver? Any suggestions for drivers, etc. You could PM me so it doesn't clutter up this thread.

Thanks!

-Chuck

Edit: Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate the PM's. I may have more questions. But, for now, thanks!
post #1148 of 1392
I'm really intrigued by the value and pricepoint of the Lava's. Unfortunately, the feedback isn't that widespread so it's tough to get a true gauge for non-ideal rooms.

I have a large room that opens to an entry, dining, and sitting area that connects to a kitchen.

This is my first setup, and I will be pairing it with Denon 1611, 2 Klipsch rb 62 ii's, and 1 rb 42 ii. I want to spend as little as possible so the Lava 12 was what interested me. However, would 2 Lava 10's be better? I read about that deal on 2 10s that caught my eye. FWIW, 2 Lava 12's is simply out of the budget (I see that recommendation coming a mile away lol).

Thank you.
post #1149 of 1392
Just jumped on a lava sub 12. Can't wait for it to arrive!
post #1150 of 1392
I have two of the 12s' and I can say for certainty that it is so much better than having only one. Much easier to set up 2 than trying (often in vain) to get even coverage with one. Go for the two 10s'.

IMHO
post #1151 of 1392
Are they going to have the two 10's deal again, anytime soon?
post #1152 of 1392
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Originally Posted by TheGoatLantern View Post

Are they going to have the two 10's deal again, anytime soon?

Maybe if enough request it?
post #1153 of 1392
I just put (2) 10" Lava subs in the cart and it came up $399 and change...so it looks like it is still on. Don't forget to e-mail them for an AVS coupon too to get it to $340 shipped. I decided to pull the trigger on the Outlaw LFM-1 Plus deal last month, but I was really close to taking this deal.
post #1154 of 1392
I almost purchased one of these a while back. Are they still the best budget subs?

Does the avsforums discount apply to all members, and do we simply email customer support requesting a coupon and enter it in the cart section?
post #1155 of 1392
Just get on touch with them, inquire if they still offer the AVS discount and provide them with the name you use on AVS. They seem like a good company. Good luck.
post #1156 of 1392
Hey guys, quick question.

I'm wondering if I should get a 10" sub or a 12". My living room is about 15ftx12ft. I live in a townhouse so I want to be considerate about my neighbors. Though the neighbors are very very nice people. I've got Energy C-300s on the front, C-C100 center and C-R100 rears. Only thing I've been missing a sub. I was looking at LSP10 but would I better off going with the 12" one?
post #1157 of 1392
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Originally Posted by jdsouthpaw View Post

New to the forum, and I just received my LSP12 a few days ago. It is replacing a 5 year old Velo DPS12. To me the Lava seems to have slightly less extension than my Velo did with both ports open. I did however plug one of the two ports and it seems to now dig just as deep as my old Velo did and only loses a slight amount of max output. I can feel the bass much more with the port plugged and only get slight chuffing when I turn my Pioneer Elite to MV -10. Very happy with this sub for only $287 sounding as good as my previous ~$580 Velo did. Bravo Lava Subs!!!

Has anyone else had experience with this? I was wondering if plugging one port would change the tuning frequency like that. Isn't that what the Outlaw and HSU subs do? I think they also have a switch, so I wasn't sure if plugging alone would be enough.
post #1158 of 1392
Any subwoofer with 2 ports or vents will have the tuning drop if you plug one of them. The switches are probably to tailer the dsp to the now modified subwoofer performance characteristics.
post #1159 of 1392
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Originally Posted by A11 View Post

I almost purchased one of these a while back. Are they still the best budget subs?

Does the avsforums discount apply to all members, and do we simply email customer support requesting a coupon and enter it in the cart section?

Yes, all AVS members are eligible you just need to email customer service and they will create you your own unique coupon code. There is not a general AVS code. In order to get your AVS discount code just email customerservice@lavasubs.com with your AVS user name and they will respond back with your unique discount code.

Hope that makes sense.
post #1160 of 1392
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Originally Posted by lavasubs View Post
Yes, all AVS members are eligible you just need to email customer service and they will create you your own unique coupon code. There is not a general AVS code. In order to get your AVS discount code just email customerservice@lavasubs.com with your AVS user name and they will respond back with your unique discount code.

Hope that makes sense.
Excellent. Thank you.
post #1161 of 1392
So my LSP10 arrived a few days ago with a dent and a stripped screw hole causing annoying buzzing vibrations. (with no shipping damage evident at all) So much for Lava's Q/A... waiting to see what Lava will do to make this right. otherwise I'll just take the hit on return shipping to get a refund and find a better brand.
post #1162 of 1392
Some people are just too quick to ASSume the worst of a company...
post #1163 of 1392
Lava is one of the most reputable companies out there, I'm sure they will make things right.
post #1164 of 1392
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Originally Posted by LeetMiniWheat View Post

So my LSP10 arrived a few days ago with a dent and a stripped screw hole causing annoying buzzing vibrations. (with no shipping damage evident at all) So much for Lava's Q/A... waiting to see what Lava will do to make this right. otherwise I'll just take the hit on return shipping to get a refund and find a better brand.

Trust me lava will take care of you. I had a similar experience and they were quick to make things right.
post #1165 of 1392
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

Some people are just too quick to ASSume the worst of a company...

Well, what would you assume when both a dent and a broken screw hole gets by their Q/A? I think you'd be mad too.

Lava's insert says: "When it left our factory, it was inspected to make sure it was in perfect condition" Perfect? I can understand one or the other, but both? you have to wonder. It sure wasn't shipping damage, I used to work in shipping at UPS and I've seen a lot of damaged boxes. This wasn't one of them.

And this was especially disappointing because the sub was a birthday present. But I'll see what they're willing to do to fix this. I'm not assuming anything at this point other than a Q/A failure.
post #1166 of 1392
Lava got back to me just now and they seem pretty determined to make this right. (and the loose screw may be the result of a 4-5 feet drop by UPS) So, yeah they seem like a credible company to me. (I wasn't doubting this, but you never know)
post #1167 of 1392
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Originally Posted by LeetMiniWheat View Post

Lava got back to me just now and they seem pretty determined to make this right. (and the loose screw may be the result of a 4-5 feet drop by UPS) So, yeah they seem like a credible company to me. (I wasn't doubting this, but you never know)

You sound surprised that lava was so willing to help... If you did some reading you would realize the problem is normal thanks to UPS

The one lava lsp10 issue is the loose ports which they have always fixed promptly
post #1168 of 1392
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Originally Posted by crazyrob425 View Post

You sound surprised that lava was so willing to help... If you did some reading you would realize the problem is normal thanks to UPS

The one lava lsp10 issue is the loose ports which they have always fixed promptly

Yeah I realize that now, sorry. And according to UPS, all packages are subject to "up to a 6 foot drop" though I've seen some fall from much higher.

Anyway, Lava definitely made this right. They offered me two very generous options, which were really going that "extra mile" so to speak. So they definitely get a thumbs up from me. If the new one arrives in one piece, I'll be reviewing it on my tech blog.
post #1169 of 1392
So i got my LavaSub 12 today, and I noticed something on the box that was odd. The specifications on the box were different than that given on the website. The differences were the amp output power 200W(box) vs 250W(website) and the sensitivity 151mV(box) and 200mV(website). Don't get me wrong I hooked everything up, and I love the sound of the sub, but I was just wondering why the differences between what is on the box and what is on the website.
post #1170 of 1392
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Originally Posted by SKYLINEGTRVS View Post

So i got my LavaSub 12 today, and I noticed something on the box that was odd. The specifications on the box were different than that given on the website. The differences were the amp output power 200W(box) vs 250W(website) and the sensitivity 151mV(box) and 200mV(website). Don't get me wrong I hooked everything up, and I love the sound of the sub, but I was just wondering why the differences between what is on the box and what is on the website.

SKYLINEGTRVS,

The specs on the box are a misprint. All of the specs on the website are accurate for our subs. When we received the latest shipment of subs we found that our factory had packaged them in a box with older specs of a previous model. We apologize for the confusion but you will find that all of the specs from the website are accurate.
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