Hi, this is my first post, so please allow me to jump in, as I am following the discussion and it speaks exactly to my needs.
I just made the plunge into 5.1, so I built matched center and main speakers, Madisound Zaph MTM designs. I added a couple of old small Mid/Tweeter surrounds I had laying around which I upgraded with new drivers for about hundred bucks, which now has a decent tweeter and cheap mid woofer. An Onkyo tx-nr717 is my first new receiver in 15 years. I am AGONIZING over this sub stuff!
I have researched this sub info to death, upgraded my knowledge base, and I am still completely unsure. I know what I like in music and what I like to hear when listening to equipment, which are two different things. I like to think I have some
knowledge, but I lack wisdom. I have another limitation; a wife who HATES things that make sound that take up space in the living room.
I was also looking at the Klipsch RW-12D for $300. Just when I think I have decided on a single 12" sub with 250 watt power supply, I change my mind and think I need a couple of smaller 10" subs such as the Dayton Audio Sub 1000 10" sub with 100 watt power amp at around $125 each with shipping.
My usual philosophy is that for the same price, one quality thing is better than two less quality things, but because of the nature of the beast, subs seem to be different. I read further upstream that two cheap subs might have benefits over a single sub, so I am officially still undecided. I could afford something in the $500 range, but I'd like to jump in slowly at around $300 or so and evaluate for myself.
Please feel free to guide and advise me. All opinions are welcomed, and even if we disagree, I don't take things personal, and I always post with a smile on my face. Edited by wvu80 - 3/15/13 at 8:25pm