Originally Posted by nemoreborn
thx for the input Ouiff.. strange ive been told sealed sub would have been more snappy and less boomy than ported one.!?.
The pb12 price is not a problem.. but the size of it is. Im not sure the monitor sub 12 cant deliver it tbh.. but i think it might not go as low as other sub maybe..
Anyway im shopping atm .. ill ask auround about brands and stuff.. i will also take a look at rytmik sub
Generalizations about tech aren't really what to base your shopping on. Ported and sealed more depend on the design and build than whether they are ported or sealed. What are you going to use the sub for? Music? Movies? Mix of the two? How big a room do you have? If you want to see some data about some of the subs (they haven't tested all of them) try www.data-bass.com
. Check out some of the comparison threads here and some of the get togethers (gtg) here in the subwoofer forum. Lots of good info here but you'll need to spend some time reading up. FWIW I bought an Epik Empire sub without having auditioned it; hard to audition a sub anyways as until you get it in your room any audition is only of limited use. Get a quality sub and you're most of the way home. SVS, Rhythmik, Hsu Research, Epik, Seaton, JTR, are some of the internet direct companies putting out good value products. IMHO brick & mortar distributed brands can be good quality but you'll pay for the convenience of in-store auditioning.