Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel
Hi Groove Rite.
To some extent the low frequency capabilities of the XV15 will be dependent on the room environment. In all but the largest of rooms you can expect fairly potent performance down to the 14-16hz range though. This should be more than adequate extension. Your output requirements are a different area to consider. If you don't mind me asking----
1)how large is the room and are there any large openings to other areas of the home?
2)Which receiver/processor and speakers are you using in the system?
I'm not sure if its the overall unassuming looks(you can't see the 15" woofer?) or the $799 price including shipping but the XV15 seems to be underestimated at times. In my 20/14/8 room(with one 5ft opening) a single XV15 extends down to the 12-14hz range and provides a clean 115-118dB down to 20hz and below (125dB >30hz). We should have priced it at $999 to ensure it got the respect it deserves..
Power Sound Audio
Hi Tom! Thank you for your feedback!
My room is 20/11/10 with the entrance to my living room being almost 10x3x10. The doorway to the kitchen has no door which is why I didn't put a door in my illustration.
I'm using a Yamaha RX-V661 and have a MLT-2 system from Martin Logan. If I get the XV15, I will upgrade my speakers to Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000's and 800's for rears. Just stinks that I just recently purchased this MLT-2 system! Speakers are not bad BUT they are somewhat lacking in the mid-range for sure unfortunately. The sub in this system stinks for music!!
Tom, believe me when I tell you that I in no way underestimate your XV15!! I'm pretty sure of whats its capable of! I'm just trying to convince myself that having such a high caliber/quality sub in my apartment and with my current (underwhelming) system is worth aggravating my neighbors, lol! My main concern really is quality sound reproduction at low to medium output. I won't be able to play it loud until I move to either a bigger apartment or my own home.
Whether the current price or if you went with a higher price, the PSA subs have my utmost respect and interest!!