Originally Posted by jackass124
it'd be a rec. room which is divided into 2 where the carpeted half is where the H27 projector is...the carpeted half is about 18*12...so it's quite a large room...like many others, I started out thinking about the HTIB option...then graduated to the Micra 6 option, but then read that having a better sub would make a lot of difference...and i thought the Dayton would give a way more punchy bass than the one included with the Micra 6....so, i'm on about a $500 or a little more budget....if i can find a good price on the Athena sub, i may go for it....but u think it will be a more precise focused bass sound with the Athena??...and if i just want sheer house-shaking for those action movies like Saving Private Ryanm, go for one of the Daytons?? (also, is there much difference between the 10 and the 12?)....I know my ears are more sensitive to stuff than others, being a jazz pianist!
Thanx for the advice!
Given what you just said, "I know my ears are more sensitive to stuff than others, being a jazz pianist".
Go for the Athena or Bic. The dayton 10" in comparison to the athena isn't going to have anymore output than the Athena 10". You should be able to get the Athena 10" for < $200 shipped from the link below.
Same goes for the Dayton 12" vs the Bic 12" from Ebays authorized seller "acousticsounddesign" for around $200 using the make an offer option plus shipping.
Both would be much better options than the Dayton. I compaired the Athena 10" and the Dayton 12" side by side in several different placement options setting, etc, I wanted to like the Dayton so much because I didn't want to pay for return shipping on the monster but it didn't happen. It's a definate upgrade to HTIB subs in total ouput (yeah it will shake the house) with more output due to it's bigger driver, heavier bigger design, but has the same characteristics of a htib sub, boomy and one noted. The Athena which I personally have 2 of are much more musical, tighter more accurate base.
I know the dayton is attractivly priced but when you consider return shipping, they are the same price.
I haven't personally evaluated the bic but it gets the same feedback from owners as being more musical, more precise than the dayton and is 12" (or any other sub in this price range for that matter) in a bigger heavier enclosure than the athena so it should give you more ouput, in that sized room I'd go with the bic. Below is a link to the best place I know to get the athena if you want to check it out and you can find the bic from the seller I mentioned above.http://www.audioadvisor.com/store/pr...00%20Subwoofer