Originally Posted by amazonracer
So in your opinion and assuming a very large open family room, kitchen, bleeds into the other side LR and dining room separated by a large staircase, would you in your opinion get a LMF 1 Plus or the PA 150. Say the "secret sale" has them for $497 shipped and the PA 150 for $350.00 shipped. Pick one for me assuming I can up my budget $150.00. And lastly, will the sound difference be minimal assuming I get the corerct location right on both? Or is the Outlaw that much better generally speaking.
Hello Amazonracer I thought I would chime in as to point out my view/opinion as I have both the Pa-150 & Outlaw EX in my HT. Imho they are both good, they each have there advantages but I would pick the Outlaw over the PA as its a much better performer esp. in the low frequencies by far.
My HT area (room that is) is less than ideal as it sounds as if you may have around the same situation as I. My main seating area ( living room) is around 15x25 as it opens to the Kitchen & entrance in the back portion. The kitchen size is roughly around the same size 15x25 w/ valuted ceiling and entrace is is 12x15? . Anyhow... I think you get the picture as to what I have to contend with. The main reason I mention all that is to give you an idea as what you may be against as well.
If you are thinking about a certian spot to place one or two you may want to look at the size of the subs are they are fairly large, at first I thought the PA-150 was a large sub but the Outlaw EX is about 1/3 bigger. THe Plus you are looking at is a tad bit smaller than the EX but my guess is that its still just a bit bigger than the PA, also they both weigh around the same 80+ pounds
Even thou they are two differnt subs ( performance wise ) I have "married" them together as to work out in my HT area quite well, but it took a bit of tweaking & experimenting thou... but as the story goes "it can always be better"
The Outlaw is a far better performer for movies, the PA is good too but the Outlaw's strengh is in the LF. It's not really until maybe 35hz & up is where the PA starts to shine/ kepp up with the Outlaw, of course I'm just taking a guess there as I have never measured it out. For music they both do quite well thou.
As I mentioned they are both good subs but the advatage goes to the Outlaw. If I were you I would look into the Plus if they have them on sale for $500... if you are willing to spend that much that is. I can almost pretty much bet you will want to have two or more subs down the road... so you may want to think about that as well
. For $370 the Pa-150 is an excellent buy too.