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post #1 of 80
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I have a 24' x 40' multi purpose room. Half is a theater area and half is a game area...... I hired a professional that did my home theater installation. I went with the below set up.

This is what I have now.

TX-NR-609 Receiver
2 -Definitive Technology BP-8020 Tower Speaker w/8" Sub
1 - Definitive Technology CS-8040HD Center Channel Speaker
2 - Definitive Technology Surround Speakers w/built in back box

All in all it sounds pretty good. I am happy for what I spent. However I want a little more bass. He suggested 1 subwoofer placed right behind my seat..... This is what he thinks that I need. What do you guys think? Is this a good sub? I am not looking for anything over the top jsut a little more bass...

http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Tec.../dp/B005SOZJJK
post #2 of 80
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Originally Posted by rhinomike View Post

I have a 24' x 40' multi purpose room. Half is a theater area and half is a game area...... I hired a professional that did my home theater installation. I went with the below set up.

This is what I have now.

TX-NR-609 Receiver
2 -Definitive Technology BP-8020 Tower Speaker w/8" Sub
1 - Definitive Technology CS-8040HD Center Channel Speaker
2 - Definitive Technology Surround Speakers w/built in back box

All in all it sounds pretty good. I am happy for what I spent. However I want a little more bass. He suggested 1 subwoofer placed right behind my seat..... This is what he thinks that I need. What do you guys think? Is this a good sub? I am not looking for anything over the top jsut a little more bass...

http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Tec.../dp/B005SOZJJK

What is your max budget? If your willing to spend $800 on that Def Tech, dont, there are options out there far better.
post #3 of 80
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Originally Posted by rhinomike View Post

I need just a little more bass....


That's how it always starts.
post #4 of 80
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Originally Posted by ratm View Post

What is your max budget? If your willing to spend $800 on that Def Tech, dont, there are options out there far better.

No budget really..... I just dont need anything crazy. I am alomst happy now. I was debating whether or not to even mess with it..... So I just want a little more....

My whole system is Def. Tech. and that is what my guy uses so I thought I would stick with that.... I was thinking a 12" sub but he tells me this is better....
post #5 of 80
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Originally Posted by rhinomike View Post

No budget really..... I just dont need anything crazy. I am alomst happy now. I was debating whether or not to even mess with it..... So I just want a little more....

My whole system is Def. Tech. and that is what my guy uses so I thought I would stick with that.... I was thinking a 12" sub but he tells me this is better....

Get a tactile transducer. It will add something that another subwoofer can not. I like this one:
http://crowsontech.com/go/crowsontec...opDefault.aspx
...but there are a lot of others.

Craig
post #6 of 80
I would consider adding the Energy S10.3 for ~$230 at newegg. Placed right behind your listening postion and you will be good to go. Nearfield placement makes all the difference.
post #7 of 80
I like and own Deftech speakers as well, but really do not recommend their subs as you can get much better bang for your buck.

I would look at offerings from HSU, SVS, Epik, and Rythmik.

With your size space, I would consider something like an HSU VTF-15H. But you may be fine with a VTF3-MK4 (if you are putting it close to your couch) which is cheaper than the Deftec sub you are considering.
post #8 of 80
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Originally Posted by beetlesnack View Post

That's how it always starts.

Yep, might as well do it right now or you will keep getting the upgrade bug
post #9 of 80
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Originally Posted by beetlesnack View Post

That's how it always starts.

post #10 of 80
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Originally Posted by rhinomike View Post

I just want a little more....

The infection has started There are several anti-biotics out there from Rythmik, SVS, HSU..etc..

Check out the "Official" insert subwoofer brand name here and you would see several brands with a lot of followings which should help you pick out a sub.

Your towers are substantial having its own sub. You would need a substantial sub to go with it, otherwise the addtion of a smaller sub may not impress you.

With that size of a room, I would go with two twelves or one fifteen inch subwoofer
post #11 of 80
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Originally Posted by rhinomike View Post

I have a 24' x 40' multi purpose room. Half is a theater area and half is a game area...... I hired a professional that did my home theater installation. I went with the below set up.

This is what I have now.

TX-NR-609 Receiver
2 -Definitive Technology BP-8020 Tower Speaker w/8" Sub
1 - Definitive Technology CS-8040HD Center Channel Speaker
2 - Definitive Technology Surround Speakers w/built in back box

All in all it sounds pretty good. I am happy for what I spent. However I want a little more bass. He suggested 1 subwoofer placed right behind my seat..... This is what he thinks that I need. What do you guys think? Is this a good sub? I am not looking for anything over the top jsut a little more bass...

http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Tec.../dp/B005SOZJJK

Do what your installer recommended. Some folks around here have unlimited budgets and because of that they will eternally have the upgrade bug. There's nothing wrong with Definitives. Some folks over do it with bass, the bass is so cooked its ridiculous. If the installer recommend another Definitive, go with that.
post #12 of 80
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Originally Posted by Auditor55 View Post

Do what your installer recommended. Some folks around here have unlimited budgets and because of that they will eternally have the upgrade bug. There's nothing wrong with Definitives. Some folks over do it with bass, the bass is so cooked its ridiculous. If the installer recommend another Definitive, go with that.

On the other hand, some folks under do it and want to poopoo everyone else.
post #13 of 80
One thing worth clarifying is whether you're interested in improving the bass only from your seating area or if you listen from the gaming area as well.

Thats a big room for an 8 inch sub, even two.

Its cheaper in the long run to go a little "over the top" once than a series of incremental upgrades.
post #14 of 80
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Originally Posted by sputter1 View Post

on the other hand, some folks under do it and want to poopoo everyone else.

zing!!!!!
post #15 of 80
You can't over do bass....Go all out and just get a JTR Orbital Shifter and place that behind your seat !!!! That will give you that little extra bass you are looking for.
post #16 of 80
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Originally Posted by dpc716 View Post

Thats a big room for an 8 inch sub, even two.

Yep. For the price of that DT SC4000, might as well get an SVS PB12-NSD and KNOW that there will be plenty of good bass
post #17 of 80
Get the biggest sub you can afford.
post #18 of 80
To me 8inch subs are great for small dorm rooms and computer desk unless you plan on running a wall full of them its hard to get any tactical feel.
post #19 of 80
I've never really been a fan of bass, thinking it was not really important and that people who would crank up the bass were obnoxious. So I got a budget 10" sub a few years ago which was ok.

Decided to upgrade recently just for "a little more bass", and decided to take the plunge as everyone kept telling me how important it was to get the biggest sub I could afford.

So I got a SVS PB12+. Spent way too much money, but I do not regret it at all. Not one bit. I don't crank it up usually, but a good sub is completely worth it. Didn't have any idea of what I was missing. Listen to these folks...
post #20 of 80
First thing i did when I got my new sub was go back and listen to my music collection and to my surprise even the old stuff had bass info my last sub did not handle well so yeah its worth it.
post #21 of 80
I do installs from time to time. When it comes to subs i just bring one over and hook it up, if it works for them they can buy it. I do the same with Harmony remotes, when they have at least four remotes.
post #22 of 80
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Originally Posted by Auditor55 View Post

Do what your installer recommended. Some folks around here have unlimited budgets and because of that they will eternally have the upgrade bug. There's nothing wrong with Definitives. Some folks over do it with bass, the bass is so cooked its ridiculous. If the installer recommend another Definitive, go with that.

Bad advice is bad. You would have to be out of your mind to spend $800 on that sub . You can do way better for that price and don't underestimate what a good sub can do for you. It has nothing to do with being a bass head, but my sub was probably the best investment I have put into my home theater and I'm sure a lot of people here would agree.
post #23 of 80
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Originally Posted by Saints View Post

Bad advice is bad. You would have to be out of your mind to spend $800 on that sub . You can do way better for that price and don't underestimate what a good sub can do for you. It has nothing to do with being a bass head, but my sub was probably the best investment I have put into my home theater and I'm sure a lot of people here would agree.

Especially for the size of the OPs room. An additional 8" sub is hardly going to make any difference at all, whereas one of the better 12" ID subs such as the HSU VTF-3 MK4, Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX, or the SVS PB12-NSD would be a much, much better choice.

And Saints is right. This not about being a "bass head." One of those subs will work much better for HT and gaming use. Clean bass.
post #24 of 80
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Originally Posted by Saints View Post

Bad advice is bad. You would have to be out of your mind to spend $800 on that sub . You can do way better for that price and don't underestimate what a good sub can do for you. It has nothing to do with being a bass head, but my sub was probably the best investment I have put into my home theater and I'm sure a lot of people here would agree.

Unless you have his credit card or checkbook, how in heck do you know how much he's spending?

I have serious concerns if a limited thing like a sub was the best investment in your systems. Also, you site Home Theater, what about music, do you listen to music?
post #25 of 80
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Originally Posted by capricorn kid View Post

You can't over do bass....Go all out and just get a JTR Orbital Shifter and place that behind your seat !!!! That will give you that little extra bass you are looking for.

Yes you can over do bass. There's more to music than just bass. What audiophile or music listener in there right mind wants over exaggerated bass, ala a teengage car stereo systems, drowning out all other frequencies.
post #26 of 80
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Originally Posted by Hksvr4 View Post

Get the biggest sub you can afford.

What if you don't have the room for it?
post #27 of 80
personal prefs man personal prefs

as for the OP, an 8 sub will not make you happy in that room...I've tried using an 8 before in a larger room...sucked
post #28 of 80
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Originally Posted by Auditor55 View Post

What if you don't have the room for it?

Room is pretty big, I think he can make room once he hears the difference
post #29 of 80
I'm bored a the moment. I'll address the trolling LOL

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Originally Posted by Auditor55 View Post

Unless you have his credit card or checkbook, how in heck do you know how much he's spending?

Seems a pretty reasonable guess that a professional installer is not offering some fantastic deal on that sub. Certainly a good ballpark figure to work with without more info from the OP.

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Originally Posted by Auditor55 View Post

I have serious concerns if a limited thing like a sub was the best investment in your systems. Also, you site Home Theater, what about music, do you listen to music?

Not relevant to this thread. The OP already mentioned his room is half HT/half gaming.

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Originally Posted by Auditor55 View Post

Yes you can over do bass. There's more to music than just bass. What audiophile or music listener in there right mind wants over exaggerated bass, ala a teengage car stereo systems, drowning out all other frequencies.

Not relevant to this thread (same as above) because this is not about music listening. Besides, capricorn kid mentioned a JTR sub, not a sub with some crappy car stereo setup (and with emoticons, I might add, that indicated playfulness with the suggestion).

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Originally Posted by Auditor55 View Post

What if you don't have the room for it?

The OP has a 24x40 room for HT and gaming. Like Kevin said, quite likely he can handle a pretty big sub in that room. LOL

Now how about going away until you have something meaningful and useful to add to the discussion? Don't corrupt this thread, too, like you have others. Go restart one of those threads you already wrecked.
post #30 of 80
Add bass traps. Night and day.
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