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Upgrade time.

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hello all,
It is time to upgrade my HT.biggrin.gif
I did read the FAQ section, did a search, and now the post.

My Room is approx 1400 Cubic feet, 10.6" x 17'11"' x 7.4".
Fully carpeted, Safe and Sound insulation in the walls and ceiling,
there is a 39" floor to ceiling opening in the wall for the doorway, cannot be sealed.

My new Mains will be the PSB Imagine T towers, 38hz - 23000hz
New Receiver will be the Yamaha RX-A2030
Budget is $600 or less for a Sub
Currently I have a 10 yr old Paradigm PS-1000. I am finding that it is just not cutting it.
Couple of Q's
What will the differance be between a ported and a sealed for a room this size
Should I go with Dual subs?
Would a cylinder sub be best of all.

Granted, I will need to find the best placement as well

post #2 of 17
Rythmik LV12R.

Ported will have a higher output and would be beneficial in your room.

Duals are great, but I would get one good one for now and then add a second down the road.

I am not sure how the cylinder and cabinet subs compare, I think the Rythmik is probably the best choice at this price point though.
post #3 of 17
I think a pair of SVS SB-12NSD's would work well in that small room. SVS has B-stock units for 599.00 that offer the full 5yr warranty.
post #4 of 17
+1. At under $600 the LV12R would be your best bet..... Yes duals are better, BUT I'm not talking about dual $300 subs to equal your $600. I would consider dual LV12R's, so if the budget isn't there now buy one now and save money and buy a second down the road. See with your door way being open and not able to be closed you have to calculate the total open area not just that room. So maybe your area is 3000 cu. ft. or more when you consider all the open areas.
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the replies.
Now to see if they ship to Canada....for a reasonable price
post #6 of 17
Since you live in Canada, you should look at SVS Sound subwoofers. They have a Canadian distributor, and SVS is considered a comparable quality subwoofer vendor in comparison to Rythmik. I'd look into dual SVS PB-1000s or a single SVS PB12-NSD (if you want to start bigger and add another later).

Here is a review of the PB-1000: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/blog/2013/04/19/review-svs-pb-1000-subwoofer
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Has subwoofer tech improved alot over the last 10yrs? I am a bit out of the loop,
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Redoryx View Post

Has subwoofer tech improved alot over the last 10yrs? I am a bit out of the loop,

Not so much subwoofer tech as there are now Internet subwoofer vendors--like SVS and Rythmik--who provide subs that are generally much better bang for the buck than traditional speaker company subs.

That, and there are now more subs with good 20hz bass extension (it could be done before, but just was more rare to find). There's a lot of content now in blu-ray that extends well down to 20hz (and even below) that a good sub can reproduce. In fact, it's easily possible to get subs now that outperform what you'll hear in the best movie theaters.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
how would a new sub blend with the older paradigm? I understand that for the L-C-R speakers of a HT should match for timbre and sound, but will 2 different manus of subs be a detriment?
post #10 of 17
Sometimes it's difficult to get two different subs to play well together. You could start with one and see what you think. Then add another later.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the input.
I think I am going to go with the SVS PB-1000, having a Canadian Distributor is a GIANT benefit, that and they are local.
I hope it does well in my smallish room:D
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Turns out that it he SVS PB12-NSD will be the the new quake maker for my room. Looking forward to getting it and running it through its paces
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Redoryx View Post

Turns out that it he SVS PB12-NSD will be the the new quake maker for my room. Looking forward to getting it and running it through its paces

Good for you. Let us know what you think?
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
So far I am loving the SVS. It is currently running in tandem with a paradigm PS1000. Pics are posted in th PSB owners thread on page 164:D
I will most likely be picking up a second SVS to swap out for the Paradigm. I wanted my wife to get used to looking at dual subs up front.....
They are running a bit hot at the moment, but as I do not crank my system up too loud (-25db on a Yamaha RX-V 1800) it should not be too bad.
They will be calibrated better when the new receiver gets set up.
Watched a few scenes from Thor, wow. Couch just shook.
post #15 of 17
^^^ Hey that’s great, but we need pics too smile.gif
Edited by steve nn - 10/31/13 at 12:28am
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Everyones a critic:D






post #17 of 17
Hey Thanks! cool.gif lookin good, nice pics!
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