Originally Posted by class2001
Thanks,Ive been waiting for a comparison like this.I currently have a 8" klipsch and its terrible for movies,decent for music. I dont know wether to step up to the 10 or 12" lava. Small room 50/50 movies/music.Have you tried to watch Tron:legacy on either sub? Would you say the 10 can handle most movies? Go deep? Sorry for all the questions
if you have a medium to small room, I'd say the 10" would be fine, unless you really want to shake everything. the 12" is pretty overkill for my 152sqft room. it's a little too shaky, and resonates everywhere. but it's all down to personal preference. the BIGGEST factor in sound was the placement of the subs. I could easily make the 10" outperform the 12" with a better placement. in fact, I found the best place where it isn't too shaky was on my bed near the center of the room, which is usually the worst place for subs, but it sounds more musical there. if you want big booms corner loading is the way to go.
Edit: to further elaborate, yes the 10" can go almost as deep, just corner load and turn the volume up a bit for movies. but at the same volume and placement, the 12" definitely has more thump to it. without corner loading the 12" is definitely more heart pounding for action movies, but the 10 isn't far behind. like I said, placement is the #1 thing.