Originally Posted by LeDelmo
I was actually referring to the Rythmik F12...Not the FV15Hp
Sorry. My myopic viewpoint.
(What? Rythmik makes other subwoofers?...
...I didn't know....
But would anyone say the Rythmik is worth the extra $250 over the SVS? Thought It was $300 more turn out its $875= $57 S/h and the SVS is $700.
In my younger days, I put diamonds in my wife's ears and on her neck. Nothing says I love you better than a boatload of cash spent on cut crystalline carbon. The diamonds were a bit smallest (not that small) and the reason why, because I went with ideal cut, and near flawless color and clarity. Does it make a difference. Absolutely. Why? For it's brilliance, an ideal cut diamond can be seen across a room.
How does the above apply to Rythmik subwoofers? We purchased a pair of FV15HPs for use in a 3300^3 room. Everything, posted by others that I read online who had done comparative comparisons of Rythmik vs somebody else's subwoofers, said it made a difference. After, quite literally, banging away on the web for months, a pattern emerged by those who were able to make a comparison; Servo Technology was cause for tighter bass, improved music characteristics and gave a more pleasurable listening experience. So yes, the consensus that I found said the extra few hundred dollars spent on the Rythmik, is worth it. Coming from budget minded Klipsch RW-12D subwoofers, for obvious reasons, I didn't do a side-by-side comparisons so I can't say if their comments were true and accurate or not. These were anecdotal comments, not empirical, peer reviewed studies. At low volumes (back ground, Comcast provided, 80's rock,) very nice, the bass is there and not overpowering the background music. Regarding movie sound tracks, at +/- 0dB, MVC, the whole room, rattles, rumbles and rolls, including floor, chairs and everything else you want to add to the list. From subtle to extreme.
A benefit I don't see discussed, is the PEQ the Rythmik amplifiers are equipped with. With two subwoofers, I had two separate PEQ functions that were used, with the aid of REW, to help dial the subwoofers into the acoustics of the room and yes, it made a huge difference in narrowing and removing dips without harming headroom.
Back to the diamonds. The diamonds were a bit smaller, more expensive and had more glitter than the big, less expensive stones most like to buy. Both my wife and I like the glitter of well cut, clean diamonds. And despite these being the last diamonds I bought my wife (yes, if I were a rich man...but I'm not), she could not be happier because these are her diamonds (women tend to personalize these types of purchases) and it's all about happiness and knowing that one went out of their way, to do their best to get the best "they could afford." So in the end, like buying diamonds for a loved one, it's your call, your peace of mind and your answer to the question, do you find the above points worth it?
Hope the above ramblings help.
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-Edited by BeeMan458 - 2/2/14 at 6:54am