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post #61 of 78
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Originally Posted by imranh86 View Post

Ok, I have now narrowed my choices down to two:

1. The Hsu Hybrid 15 package with the VTF-15H for $2,122.00
2. A package of Ascend speakers with the Rythmik LV12R for $1,740.48

At this moment, I am leaning towards the package with the Rythmik sub and Ascend speakers because it does cost $381.52 less.

From other reviews I've read, people say that the Ascend's are more musical while the Hsu's are better suited for movies. I will be not be listening to any music in my media room. Has anyone heard both sets of speakers and have any comments as to what each is relatively better for?

Also, I do have a question about the Ascend speakers. Which speakers, CBM-170 SE or HTM-200 SE, are better for surrounds? They are both the same price, $299 a pair, although, a pair of b-stock HTM-200 SE's can be had for $262.24.

Actually, another option just popped up into my head.

3. A package of Ascend speakers with TWO Rythmik LV12R for $2,241.13

Would this package be preferred over the Hsu package? Although, I doubt I would go for the two sub package right now, but it's an option to consider in the future if I am not satisfied with the one sub arrangement.
post #62 of 78
The CBM-170 SEs would be a little better for surrounds because of the bigger drivers.

Some people seem to like the HB1s better than the CBM-170 SEs for the slightly bigger soundstage. However, the CMT-340 SEs have a bigger soundstage than the CBM-170s, so that difference is probably erased.

For the price differential, you could go with the Hybrid 3 package. The VTF-3 MK4 is a more powerful sub than the Rythmik LV12R.
post #63 of 78
The HTM-200SE though is more flexible in placement/mounting.
post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by imranh86 View Post

Actually, another option just popped up into my head.

3. A package of Ascend speakers with TWO Rythmik LV12R for $2,241.13

Would this package be preferred over the Hsu package? Although, I doubt I would go for the two sub package right now, but it's an option to consider in the future if I am not satisfied with the one sub arrangement.

I'd start with one subwoofer. Integrate this, play with your new setup for awhile, and if you think you need more bass buy a second sub later. There will be a bit of a learning curve that you will gain a lot of value from, this will also help you make a decision. Without a review above, it's still questionable whether you really need two subs.

Just a thought.
post #65 of 78
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Originally Posted by Nethawk View Post

 Without a review above, it's still questionable whether you really need two subs.

Right, like any of us really NEEDS two subs.

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Or three.

Or four.

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post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by Nethawk View Post

I'd start with one subwoofer. Integrate this, play with your new setup for awhile, and if you think you need more bass buy a second sub later. There will be a bit of a learning curve that you will gain a lot of value from, this will also help you make a decision. Without a review above, it's still questionable whether you really need two subs.

Just a thought.

The primary reason to buy a 2nd sub is not more bass, though. Sure you get a few extra db. But the main benefit is more even bass throughout the room. Most setups can benefit from that. smile.gif
post #67 of 78
Having one sub might be a good thing if your wife wants less bass.

You can set up where she gets 3dB-6dB less bass on her side of the seating.. biggrin.gif
post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

Having one sub might be a good thing if your wife wants less bass.

You can set up where she gets 3dB-6dB less bass on her side of the seating.. biggrin.gif

+1
post #69 of 78
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

Having one sub might be a good thing if your wife wants less bass.

You can set up where she gets 3dB-6dB less bass on her side of the seating.. biggrin.gif

I never thought of that before. LOL biggrin.gif
post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The primary reason to buy a 2nd sub is not more bass, though. Sure you get a few extra db. But the main benefit is more even bass throughout the room. Most setups can benefit from that. smile.gif

Yeah damn it, I'm trying to keep myself from talking me into another FV15HP biggrin.gif If I had the space for it...
post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by Nethawk View Post

Yeah damn it, I'm trying to keep myself from talking me into another FV15HP biggrin.gif If I had the space for it...

You'll succumb one day. It's one of the next logical upgrades biggrin.gif
post #72 of 78
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Yeah damn it, I'm trying to keep myself from talking me into another FV15HP biggrin.gif If I had the space for it...

I've got the space. Send me yours and I'll send you a pic of the 2 when they're set up biggrin.gif
post #73 of 78
^^ LOL! You're too kind! Could you do a youtube video too so I know how they sound? tongue.gif
post #74 of 78
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^^ LOL! You're too kind! Could you do a youtube video too so I know how they sound? tongue.gif
Haha, nice. That other thread is a headache.
post #75 of 78
I'll record it with my Galaxy s4 so you'll get the full effect of what the 2 fv15's sound like lol
post #76 of 78
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The primary reason to buy a 2nd sub is not more bass, though. Sure you get a few extra db. But the main benefit is more even bass throughout the room. Most setups can benefit from that. smile.gif

You sure? ? ? ? confused.gif


It was the reason I bought two of them...... smile.gif


Just kiddin with my reply, although I greatly enjoy the extra/evenness lfe throughout the room.


Yet having two subs seems to add to the real feelings I get from the low extension of them and that I love.
post #77 of 78
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You sure? ? ? ? confused.gif


It was the reason I bought two of them...... smile.gif


Just kiddin with my reply, although I greatly enjoy the extra/evenness lfe throughout the room.


Yet having two subs seems to add to the real feelings I get from the low extension of them and that I love.

If you co-locate subs (put one on top of the other), you get 6db over a single sub. Otherwise, the output only adds about 3db additional. It's like doubling the power on an amplifier to a single speaker.

But the way it can smooth the frequency response in a room and make it better throughout is definitely worth it smile.gif
post #78 of 78
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

If you co-locate subs (put one on top of the other), you get 6db over a single sub. Otherwise, the output only adds about 3db additional. It's like doubling the power on an amplifier to a single speaker.

But the way it can smooth the frequency response in a room and make it better throughout is definitely worth it smile.gif

I am getting a 6db increase from the current locations. I pretty much set each on to 75db's and let XT32 calibrate. I get an off-set from XT32 telling me, it has turned down each of my subs by 4.5 db's because I am using two subs.

I do wonder if that is the 6db increase. Yet, I put it back to 4.5db's, but I really like raising them to 85db's each after the calibration.
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