Or, order up Rythmik FV15HPs, have them sent to a border box and if close, do a day trip and pay the taxes.
Not knowing Canadian taxing practices or the amount of hassle bringing something cross border creates, I can't say if it's time and money well spent. I can say from personal experience, three FV15HPs will rock the joint. We have a pair in a 3300^3 room with openings to large adjacent spaces.
There's not really any hassle, just taxes to pay at the border. Not sure where shunx lives, but in Ontario the combined provincial and federal tax rate is 13%.
Oh, and there's also the unfavourable exchange to take into account: The Canadian dollar has fallen to ~90¢ USD.
Yeah anything cost-effective sounds good. The Rythmik FV15HP's output is larger than the SVS subs, which sounds good to have in this case. If shipping wasn't an issue, are there reasons to choose a PB12-Plus or PB13-Ultra over it? I'd prefer direct shipping as much as possible though, which was the main reason why I simply ordered from SVS, who has a Canadian retailer. I'd have to look into ordering from Rythmik.
Interesting, any good reviews on the S2?
To be fair, some of us who are new to subwoofers have no idea what is sufficient, with a lack of simple guidelines for consumers. A month ago I was using a 50w HTIB sub which I thought sounded ok. Then I bought a 300w sub from SVS a few weeks ago. Now, with 1000w subs apparently being inadequate, we're starting to talk about a multi-kilowatt setup. IMAX theaters start at 12,000 watts for, what, 400 people? Yeah, I guess 5 kilowatts for my family room sounds like conservative expectation. I mean, we wouldn't want to go overboard, right?
Edited by shunx - 1/24/14 at 4:01pm