Originally Posted by NickThatStands
Its so damn tough to just pull the trigger on something.. someone almost has me convinced to go with dual Dayton 18" with the flat pack box (supposedly goes together quite easy), and just attempt a DIY, but i just dont know
A little bit of old man wisdom, might help.
Always go with that what makes you all warm and fuzzy inside. And when you arrive, don't look back.
As to DIY, in honesty, you know if you're qualified or if you'll get glue all over yourself. As to which ID subwoofer to get, they're all "GREAT" subwoofers, don't matter who you go with. As to the number of subs, three is better than two, two is better than one and two equally priced budget subs (two subs like two Klipsch, RE-12d to one sub like a Rythmik, LV12r in price) is better than one comparably priced sub.
You're in an apartment. How loud can you really go? If you're able to crank it and rock out with friends on Saturday night, go with two Rythmik, LV12r subs and "PARRRRR-TA!"
If the Grinch of doom is going bang on your door at 9:00 o'clock, then you'll just have to suck it up and scale your desires back. In the end, it's all about what you can get away with in a communal environment and what your ego demands of you. My bet, based on the images posted, your ego demands a lot of you and getting in trouble is a lot of fun (
), And I'd guess you want to push your sound levels a lot more then the apartment environment will allow. A given, pushing the envelope on occasions is a good thing more then a bad and there's nothing wrong with that as we all have to live our lives the best we know how and then say we're sorry in the morning. Inviting neighbors over helps cool a lot of misplaced feelings as don't they understand, you're just trying to have fun.
With all the Yoda based bla, bla, bla in my above, if my above is accurate, in manufactured subs, I'd go with, starting with a couple of well received budget minded subs.
2 Klipsch, RW-12d's
2 BIC, PL-200's
2 SVS, PB-1000 or SB-1000
1 SVS, PC12-NSD
2 Rythmik, LV12r's
The list above is intended to keep to your stated budget and be as flexible as possible regarding my thoughts above.
-Edited by BeeMan458 - 3/6/13 at 7:58am