Originally Posted by ckeegan
Thanks a lot for the response. I am definitely going to consider the 21s for rears.
In all honesty, is the x500 really worth $999 as a sub, or is it only worth it because it was made for the min 21s? Then again, I would have a tough time swallowing $1000 for any sub, even though I can afford it.
I have all min21s around and love the sound. When you turn the volume up, the sound stays clean and clear and not muffled or heavy, like they are straining.
After I ordered the s325v2, I too kept wondering if I should have gotten the x500 one instead.
If you are thinking hard and it is between the x300/x500 I would go for the x500, but you should get the wife approval first (if it applies) Mine was fine either way and I went with the x300 because I like the size and cost. Now that I have listened to it for a little, it is fine for me. Maybe if they ever do go on sale I might get a second x300 to complement the other one (my AV does have a second sub out). I can attest that the sub is definitely omnidirectional because I got mine in the corner and it is fine. Not boomy at all and blends really well.
I've read and agree that you're paying a premium for the CA subs but it just seems to blend very well (like I mentioned) and I can't comment on how other brands might blend.
PS for those of you keeping track, tonight I am watching the NBA finals and definitely turning my AV on for that and tomorrow night I might watch the new blu ray, MAMA.