I PM'd Larry last month on some questions regarding the differences between the EX and the Plus. I had been researching the HSU VTF series, the ED AD-350, and the SVS products when I discovered Outlaw subs. I was really stuck between the 16hz extension on the EX vs the 18hz extension on the Plus to go along with better WAF, and Larry ultimately recommended the EX.
The LFM-1 EX arrived about 4 weeks ago. It was the right move. This thing rocks! I use it 90/10 for movies/music. I've only used it in bass extension mode. The oliphants-sp? charge scene in LOTR III is as visceral an experience as I've had in a movie theater, much less in my living room. If I had ordered the Plus, I'm sure I would have been just as happy, except for those deep bass moments in a movie when I'd be wondering if I should have sprung for the extra 2hz extension. These are the moments I now anticipate in every movie I watch.
I have the sub gain/volume set at 2.5. Anything over 3 and the bass overpowers any other sound attempting to emanate from my Mirage speakers/room/house or city block.
Visually, the EX is impressive. It routinely draws a "holy sh$t!- what is that?"
from guests. I have to admit, I've never seen a home sub this size before. Most people have no idea what it is.
This is my first foray into home theater, and it's been a fun ride. I'd like to thank Larry and many others on this forum that make it easier for people new to this hobby to research products and get answers.
To anyone who is wavering on which sub to get, I'll just say that I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Onkyo 876 Receiver
Mains-Mirage V2 FS
Center- Mirage V2 CC
Satellite- (4) Mirage V2 SS
Panasonic 42" plasma