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In Need of Subwoofer for Home Theater. Please help!

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I am looking to upgrade my PSW505 subwoofer.

1. Budget: $1,500. I preferable would like to keep it under $1,
500 shipped although I would spend a little bit more if there was one slightly over this price that was worth the price increase.

2. Size requirements/limits: Size is not really a big problem as long as we are not talking like a 4' by 4' subwoofer. Quality + Large Subwoofer > Lower Quality + Smaller Subwoofer

3. Room dimensions: The room is 14' by 18' with 2 walk in doors

4. Primary uses: 90% home theater and 10% music

5. Listening habits: I would say I am a bit excessive. There is nothing better then the ground/couch shaking bass during action scenes.

6. Appearance requirements: None

7. Timeframe: ASAP smile.gif


Here is my current setup

2 Polk Audio RTI 12s Tower Speakers
Polk Audio PSW505 Subwoofer
Polk Audio CSI A6 Center Channel
2 Polk Audio FXI A6 Rear Surround Speakers
Pioneer SC-1222K Receiver
Optoma HD23 Projector


Also, I have heard great things about subwoofers like the hsu and Rythmik, but what makes them so much better than something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-DSW-3000-Subwoofer/dp/B0016GS1GM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1357081828&sr=8-4&keywords=polk+dsw+subwoofer




Please ignore the messy wires. The system has only been setup for a week and still working everything out. You can see where the subwoofer is currently located. I understand it would be best off in the front but that is not possible(gf smile.gif)
post #2 of 10
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1. Budget: $1,500. ...
2. Size requirements/limits: Size is not really a big problem ...
3. Room dimensions: The room is 14' by 18' with 2 walk in doors
4. Primary uses: 90% home theater and 10% music
5. Listening habits: I would say I am a bit excessive. There is nothing better then the ground/couch shaking bass during action scenes.
6. Appearance requirements: None
In no particular order:
- Rythmik FV15 ($1,124 + shipping) or FV15HP ($1,274 + shipping)
- SVS PB12-Plus ($1,399, shipped) or dual PB-1000s ($499/ea., shipped)
- PSA XV-15 ($799, shipped) or XS-30 ($1,149, shipped) or XV-30 ($1,399, shipped) or dual XS-15s ($749/ea., shipped)
- HSU VTF-15H ($879 + shipping)
Edited by eljaycanuck - 1/1/13 at 4:16pm
post #3 of 10
How many threads are you going to make for this subject?
post #4 of 10
Under $1000, PSA XV15 would be a great choice. Under $1500 FV15HP would also be a great choice IMO.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by sputter1 View Post

How many threads are you going to make for this subject?

lol. I thought I had ended up in the other thread again by accident.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
I apologize for the duplicate post. The other has been deleted. Thanks for advice everyone! I understand most feel the Polk dsw series are inferior to those listed so far, but why?
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by sputter1 View Post

How many threads are you going to make for this subject?

lol. I thought I had ended up in the other thread again by accident.

Is this the real thread? smile.gif

Hsu VTF-15H and it's under 1k in black (though the rosenut finish is pretty nice)

Check out some of the GTG threads. Don't rush your purchase wink.gif
post #8 of 10
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I understand most feel the Polk dsw series are inferior to those listed so far, but why?
The sub you linked to - the $1,299 DSWmicroPRO 3000 - extends to 24Hz @ -3dB. There are subs under $500 that can play that low.

But it can likely play louder than a $500 sub. However, even if it can play as loud as a $1,299 Internet-direct sub, it can't play as low as one, so there's no value to be had.

IMHO. smile.gif
Edited by eljaycanuck - 1/1/13 at 5:12pm
post #9 of 10
fix your keystone on your projector!


You might want to look at the chase ss-18.2 or the ported vs18.1. They need a little EQ tinkering usually. But in the price range probably cannot be beat in output.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by stormwind13 View Post

fix your keystone on your projector!


You might want to look at the chase ss-18.2 or the ported vs18.1. They need a little EQ tinkering usually. But in the price range probably cannot be beat in output.

Not to start a battle, since he posted that he's shutting down it's hard to say what's going to happen. He may have another public meltdown and pull the plug in 6 months or not. It's tough to recommend for that reason. Not many people would want to be left hanging.

He also called his brother "irresponsible" and he is/was part of the "company" in public, again, it's tough to recommend based past posts..
Edited by sputter1 - 1/3/13 at 11:16am
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