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Axiom EP800 vs. SVS Ultra 13 vs HSU Quad drive

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
which of these (3) subs would be best for movies?

i know this is subjective but which of these 3 sub would you pick up?

thanks for the opinions.
post #2 of 28
You do realize that HSU quad driver means 4 subs?
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by stump4545 View Post

which of these (3) subs would be best for movies?

i know this is subjective but which of these 3 sub would you pick up?

thanks for the opinions.

My friend has the Axiom EP800 and it's a great sub but the one problem with it is that it's not very dynamic and sometimes it takes a lot to activate the sub! Hard to explain but its true! I would go with the HSU sub!!

I'm trying to pick between the HSU VTF-15H or the Rythmik FV15?? Which one??? Argh!!!!! Lol
post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by stump4545 View Post

which of these (3) subs would be best for movies?

i know this is subjective but which of these 3 sub would you pick up?

thanks for the opinions.

4 HSU ULS subs!

post #5 of 28
Anything but axiom.
post #6 of 28
Lol, this is a no-brainer, get a quad-drive!
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
wow, i thought i would get a lot SVS votes!

how about a custom built Salk sub with primo quality components and drivers, does HSU quad drive sub still get the vote?
post #8 of 28
The quad driver is recommended because he will have a very smooth freq response across all the seats and in the room, because its 4 subwoofers and not one. A really good single subwoofer will nulls and peaks, while some seats will get boomy bass others may not get much bass at all. The HSU quad drive fixes that, 1 sub on each wall.
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

You do realize that HSU quad driver means 4 subs?

^^^^^
post #10 of 28
do you realise you are putting up 4 subs (HSU quad drive) against single sub options???? and its not even 4 "average" subs, they are very good subs.
post #11 of 28
I also would go with the Hsu quad drive.
post #12 of 28
Now if you asked about 2 - SVS PB13 Ultra compared to HSU USL15 Quad Drive your answers may be different.

IMO go for at least dual subs no matter what you decide on.
post #13 of 28
OP, how large is your room?
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
my room is about 20x15x20 with high ceilings and an open back wall to the other rooms in the house. it is not a dedicated sealed ht room so that is why i am looking for a powerful sub and i would get (2) units for sure i think.

maybe (2) quads then.

the hsu quad is not cheap at $4k.
would i be getting more bang for my buck and more performance buying a used name brand sub (like a JL or Rel) for $4k that sells new for about $8k?

2 hsu quads vs 2 used JL F212's?
post #15 of 28
If you are willing to go over 2 grand I would look at the JTR Captivator or Seaton Submersive. Actually you could get a passive Captivator and amp for under 2 grand.

If you are set on duals and don't want to go much over 2 grand forget that idea.
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by stump4545 View Post

maybe (2) quads then.

the hsu quad is not cheap at $4k.

2 hsu quads vs 2 used JL F212's?

You are totally confused.

The HSU Quad Drive is not a SINGLE sub, it's FOUR separate ULS-15 subs sold together. Each ULS-15 is a SINGLE 15" sub

If you bought 2 Hsu Quads, you will be receiving 8 separate subs (in 8 separate boxes)

Look at this post. This has a picture of the Quad Drive. The FOUR black boxes is the quad drive http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...tml#post180860
post #17 of 28
+1 ^^^^^^^

You either did zero homework, or have a crapload of money to throw away.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by warpdrive View Post

You are totally confused.

The HSU Quad Drive is not a SINGLE sub, it's FOUR separate ULS-15 subs sold together. Each ULS-15 is a SINGLE 15" sub

If you bought 2 Hsu Quads, you will be receiving 8 separate subs (in 8 separate boxes)

Look at this post. This has a picture of the Quad Drive. The FOUR black boxes is the quad drive http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...tml#post180860

I have to admit some dark side of me would love to hear 8 of those .
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by oztech View Post

I have to admit some dark side of me would love to hear 8 of those .

You would have to set them up carefully to avoid cancellation problems. That would be great though, an octo-drive!
post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
ohhh... my fault.

so let me rephrase:

svs ultra 13 vs axiom ep800 vs. custom Salk Audio sub built with primo driver and parts vs used name brand sub like JL audio F212's?

either way i will buy (2) subs for my large room?
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by stump4545 View Post

ohhh... my fault.

so let me rephrase:

svs ultra 13 vs axiom ep800 vs. custom Salk Audio sub built with primo driver and parts vs used name brand sub like JL audio F212's?

either way i will buy (2) subs for my large room?

Let's try this. What is your budget?

2 SVS 13 Ultras will run you close to $4k.

If you have $4K and want multiple subs, I agree with Carp. You should be looking at the JTR Captivator and Seaton Submerssive. Those would be at the very top of my list.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by warpdrive View Post

You are totally confused.

The HSU Quad Drive is not a SINGLE sub, it's FOUR separate ULS-15 subs sold together. Each ULS-15 is a SINGLE 15" sub

If you bought 2 Hsu Quads, you will be receiving 8 separate subs (in 8 separate boxes)

Look at this post. This has a picture of the Quad Drive. The FOUR black boxes is the quad drive http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...tml#post180860

Hey Warp, I have been in that room and heard that system.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by ratm View Post

+1 ^^^^^^^

You either did zero homework, or have a crapload of money to throw away.

I wish I had money to throw a way....

Quad hsu but you should get caps they would be the best!
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
so would id still be the way to go or should i be looking at buying used name brand speakers for most bang for buck?


jtr and seaton recommended over svs? really

i will check them out.


thanks for the leeds.
post #25 of 28
Possibly worth considering: dual ChaseHT VS-18.1 subs:
- two ported 18" passive enclosures @ $845/ea., shipped
- Dayton Audio SA1000* @ $400 (I think the amp - which delivers 475W to each sub - gets shipped free w/ the enclosures)
(*You can purchase the Dayton or use your own sub amp.)

There's good buzz on those subs both on this forum site and on the CHT forum site.

Just my 2ยข...
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by stump4545 View Post

jtr and seaton recommended over svs? really

Being a former SvS Ultra owner and now a Seaton SubMersive owner.......SubMersive all the way!

Hmmm, how can I compare them...........If Bea Arthur is considered hot, the SubM would be like Megan Fox walking in the room!
post #27 of 28
It looks like you're willing to spend enough to get you into a pair of Seaton Submersives or JTR Captivators. Both are legendary for their ability to cure the most refractory cases of upgraditis.
They are definitely on another level than the subs in the thread title (even though they range from respectable to excellent). Good luck.
Tim
post #28 of 28
it is not fair......
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