Originally Posted by sleets1
I am making the same decision. I have a rectangular, midsize room and for now will only run one sub. I have Polk Audio LSi15
2 LSi 15s
2 LSi Fx
1 LSi C
I like listening at reference levels but my wife and daughter don't like it that loud. I feel like whats the use in having all this if I can't listen to it loud. Maybe my hearing is bad because of all those KISS concerts as a kid?
Which sub is best at low or mid volume and what settings are best?.
It really is a shame that I have to crank my system to hear everything. Thanks.
One more question. I have two large cabinets in my E-Center that would house a fairly big sub and look better. The doors of those cabinets can be switched out for speakre grills allowing air flow through the front only with not much on the sides or back as the housing is solid wood. What type of sub would be best if I wanted to house them in the cabinets. Thanks.
ps. Looks like I'm leaning towards the HSU but I may look at some others around the $1100 range as well.
At low or mid levels, I don't think you'd be able to tell the difference between these two subs. If you're pushing the system that loud, and want to run in extension mode, the HSU would be your only option, the port noise on the Outlaw would be ridiculous. If your running in output mode the differences would probably be much smaller. Which is the mode I recommend it be ran in anyway.
If you're not pushing the system i wouldn't recommend spending any more than the EX, I think the differences you'd be paying for would be best appreciated at higher volume levels, but that's just my opinion.
I don't have any experience in placing subs in cabinets other than that I hear not to do it.