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Sub(s) for Open Great Room

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have a large open Great Room, 17 x 26 with listening position 15' back from 17' wall, 11' behind listening position, ceiling peak is 12'


with this open area to the left of listening room


My listening will be about 80/20 HT/Music.

I am leaning toward Ascend CMT-340 SE for mains, CMT-340 SE center, HTM-200 for side surrounds and starting with a single Rymthik LVR12, and then a 2nd when budget allows.

My budget is getting stretched with above configuration, but I don't want to start down a path with subs and then need to change course.

Would I be better off with a single large sub rather than 2 LVR12?

I'm new to all of this, have been reading forum until my eyes have glazed over, and would appreciate comments.
post #2 of 12
IMO, based on your LV12R budget, and if you're able to do so, start with a PSA XV15 now and add a second one later on.

(I'd suggest one FV15HP now and one later on, but that would be WAY over current budget.)
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
eljay,

Budget issues aside, can you help me understand the differences between PSA XV15 and FV15HP?

Hope that's not stupid question.
post #4 of 12
I'll try. smile.gif

The XV15, by all accounts, is an excellent sub. It plays loud and digs deep. And it's very well priced.

The FV15HP is better. It will play louder and dig deeper than the XV15 (data-bass.com). And it's "tunable" for max output or max extension. And it has servo control.
post #5 of 12
if you want a good tactile response the Rythmik will be better. Most likely, for that size room you will need several subs.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm taking a closer look at the Rythmik FV15HP.

I see that there is a 'carpet spike' option.

The sub(s) will be on carpet. What is the purpose? Do I need it?

Thanks again
post #7 of 12
^^No
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by longs91peak View Post

I'm taking a closer look at the Rythmik FV15HP.

I see that there is a 'carpet spike' option.

The sub(s) will be on carpet. What is the purpose? Do I need it?

Thanks again

The carpet spike is nice if you do not want conventional feet to cause a depression or a stain in your carpet.
post #9 of 12
Not that it matters, but I hate spikes! rolleyes.gif
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by longs91peak View Post

I see that there is a 'carpet spike' option. The sub(s) will be on carpet. What is the purpose?
Better grip, to keep the sub from dancing at high ouput levels.
Quote:
Do I need it?
Only if it dances.
post #11 of 12
My FV15hp at 110lbs sitting on carpet does not even vibrate (the enclosure) at high level listening.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
OK, now I understand.

Thanks, guys!
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