Hey guys, I am new here. I am building a home right now and it has got my home audio interest peaked again. Overall I try to keep my budget on equipment tight to keep my wallet and wife happy. I always try to research and find components that their quality far exceeds there price. The SVS and HSU subs have intrigued me for this reason. To be honest there is not really anything wrong with my Mirage S12, it has been a great sub, but looking at HT stuff again has got me interested to try something that has a little more output, especially in the lower frequencies. I know the S12 got really good reviews when they were still be sold and I figured it has been around long enough that one of you have possibly owned or at least listened to both an S12 and a VTF-15, or PB12-NSD.
I also like the idea of two subs. My original thought was that I could pick up a second S12 used pretty cheap, but so far I have not found a single one online.
So options would be:
1: Wait until a used S12 pops up online. I am not in any big hurry.
2: Sell it and put the money towards the HSU or SVS
3: Keep it and add a HSU or SVS, although I don't like the idea of mixing, what I assume are two pretty different subs.
If I did replace the S12 with the HSU would that be a noticeable upgrade in both output and low range extension? Or am I underestimating the S12's power?
I apologize if I rambled on too much. I appreciate any and all feedback.
The basic info:
- Not too worried about size/finish.
- Don't want to spend much more than the HSU.
- Mostly HT use but like to crank some music from time to time.
- Room (for now) will be in a 18x16.5' upstairs "Game Room" that has walls on all 4 corners but does not have a door, just a door width open entry. Ceiling is 9'. I do have the option of opening min-french doors on the back wall that overlook the entry of the house.