Originally Posted by mirzai_m
Thank you! The CS8 sounds great for a 60 watt sub, seriously. But I want more power as well as a good functional and aesthetic match for the Micros. I read about people saying the M8 will "knock their building over" if they turn it up to "2", and the 300 watt RMS and 1200 peak sounds very formidable. I watch Blu Ray movies and play video games on a 58" plasma and I want good, deep, tight bass that doesn't bottom out. Did you ever listen to your M8? Could you recommend a sub that would complement the RC Micros AND shake the room in a controlled manner while reaching deeper? Thanks again for your reply.
Yes, the M8 did sound good and it did play fairly loud and clean for its size while looking pretty snazzy. I really wanted more extension, it basically had very little output below 30Hz. When I *really* pushed it, I could hear its passive radiators flapping, which I didn't like (to be fair, I was pushing beyond normal listening levels)
I don't know what your price range is but if I was buying a mid priced sub, I would pick up the SVS SB12NSD for $599 (gloss black on sale for the same price as flat black right now). It will go down to flat to 25Hz in room and tight is its middle name (I have the older SB model and this one is supposed to be just as good) It's a much bigger sub though. Because I have a small room, I have tried many ultra compact subs, and I realized long ago that compact subs, no matter how fancy or expensive, will never punch as good as a sub that has larger enclosure. So I then went with the SVS SB which is a 14" box but still manageable size, but it hits pretty deep and most importantly, sounds great with music too.
The Emotiva Ultra sub 10 would be a good choice as well. http://emotiva.com/ultra_sub10.shtm
and is priced well.