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7.1 vs. 7.2 setup

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm looking to buy a subwoofer to complete my 7.2 system (used for HT and music). My budget is about $600 max.
I'm considering getting two Mirage Prestige S8 ($500 total inc shipping). Would I be better off with a different model or brand (like SVS, HSU, Polk)? Or should I get 1 pricier sub rather than 2? (I'm not sure if I'd ever get another one in the future, so this current purchase might be my only chance...).

My other components are (tentatively):
Mirage OMD-C1 (center)
2x OMD-15 (fronts)
2x OMD-5 (sides)
2x Creative s700 (rear)
3311CI Denon receiver.

My room's about 19x14 (possibly bigger room in the future). I prefer a cleaner, more precise bass over a boomy, shake-the-walls bass. Thanks for any advice you could give!
post #2 of 13
My Rythmik F12 blows away the 10" Mirage and 12" Infinity I have, both around $400 - $500 subs, especially for clean bass. I would buy one better sub now and another as funds permit rather than wasting money on two bad ones.

IMO - Don
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
My question is-- assuming I won't get another sub in the future, should I get one F12 or would it sound better overall having two Mirage Prestige (or anything else in the $350/each price range)?

If the former, do you recommend the Rhythmik F12 over SVS (PB10-NSD or SB12-NSD) and HSU (VTF-2 MK3) subwoofers?
post #4 of 13
Epik Legends are a dual 12" sub that is $499. plus shipping, should blow away anything except the Rythmik from what I'm reading. Just an fyi.

Jeff
post #5 of 13
I think one F12 would be better than the two Mirage speakers for sound quality. I was somewhat dissappointed by my Mirage sub (the 10" model, don't recall the model) for SQ. If you think you will not get another in the future and have the room, an F15 will put out a little more. I do not think a single F12 will be too little in a 19 x 14 foot room.

I think the Rythmik sounds better than the Hsu; I have never heard an SVS (nor an Epic, for that matter).

YMMV - Don
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by pronghorn/az View Post

Epik Legends are a dual 12" sub that is $499. plus shipping, should blow away anything except the Rythmik from what I'm reading. Just an fyi.

Jeff

Those subs are not blowing away anything with a 300 watt amp split between two woofers.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by diamonddelts View Post


Those subs are not blowing away anything with a 300 watt amps split between two woofers.

I have an f12 and auditioned a pb10 and a pc12. The f12's super clean sound made the decision for me. My room is 12x17x9 and the sub has no problem filling it. I usually have the denon set at -6 and the f12 turned half way up.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by pronghorn/az View Post

Epik Legends are a dual 12" sub that is $499. plus shipping, should blow away anything except the Rythmik from what I'm reading. Just an fyi.

Jeff

The $499 Epik Legend is a single 12" woofer. The dual 12" woofer Legend is $899.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by CICreations View Post


The $499 Epik Legend is a single 12" woofer. The dual 12" woofer Legend is $899.

For $499 you get a single legend which has dual 12" woofers.
For $899 you get two legends with each having dual 12" woofers.
post #10 of 13
Thanks for correcting me and I apologize for the misstatement. Hard day at work.... Plus I got the info from Epiks website and I just checked it again and it says dual 12" subwoofer. Am I reading something wrong?

Jeff
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
1) Has anyone here compared the dual Epic Legend with the single Rythmik F12 and/or SVS (PB10-NSD or SB12-NSD)?
I'll clarify that I'd probably be using the setup for 70% HT and 30% music.

2) If I do get the Rythmik or SVS, I won't be able to afford a second one from that price range- now or in the next several years. Would it be OK to complement them with a Prestige s8 or PL-200 etc.?
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by pronghorn/az View Post

Thanks for correcting me and I apologize for the misstatement. Hard day at work.... Plus I got the info from Epiks website and I just checked it again and it says dual 12" subwoofer. Am I reading something wrong?

Jeff

No you are correct. CICreation is wrong. There is no such thing as a single woofer Epik Legend. It's the little brother of the dual 15" woofer Empire. So of course it has dual 12" woofers.
post #13 of 13
At this price point, I would go with either the Outlaw Audio LFM-1 Plus, Hsu Research VTF2 mk3, or Elemental Designs A3-300. The Epik Legend looks nice, but I don't believe it will outperform the above mentioned ones, especially with respect to deep bass. I think it will match them in midbass however, just by guessing from it's design. I don't think the SVS subs below 600 can really compete with the ported 12"s I mentioned either, although again, that is just a guess based on design.
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