Originally Posted by khansha
The room is about 15x23x8 ~ 2800 cubic feet when I include the open kitchen area. WIthout the kitchen area included the space is about 1800 cubic feet. I realize the larger number applies in this case but I am curious to know how the subs (2 NXG or 1 pb-1000 or 1 LV12r) might do in the 1800 cubic feet. The budget might extend to 600'ish if the Rythmik/servo is as special as everyone on all the forums are saying.
Most of the time I'm usually watch movies and want to hear/feel the bass and listen to music (popular, techno.electronic, house, classical).I'm not looking for too loud, I usually watch movies at reference level (max.) with my current 8 inch Yamaha sub (rated down to 28 HZ)
. I sit about 10 feet away from the front speakers and the sub is behind the couch currently. At reference levels it sounds loud quite loud at the seating position but the lower room shaking frequencies feel inadequate at times.
In a way (I think) I'm also trying to figure out if 2 of the NXG subs would be a good match for the pb-1000 and the Rythmik, what would I lose out on.
The highlighted line seems to be a bit of an oxymoron; reference level - at your seating position - is loud, but I somehow doubt an 8" subwoofer is actually capable of achieving that level of volume. Either way...
It's often a better idea to have multiple subwoofers, but the NXG simply can't go as low as the PB-1000 or the LV12R (I've reviewed all three of them, so that comes from personal experience). It's a really nice sub for the money, but it's not that
nice I'm afraid. If you really do want reference level output, especially for something like techo or electronic, then the LV12R is probably the best choice. Few people have ever regretted buying the best sub they could, but most regret not doing that.