Originally Posted by vardo
sealteamz6, I have 2 Epik Legends in a space of 1725 cu ft. Your room (with nook) is 2430 cu ft. I personally
think 1 Epik Legend will not be enough to fill your space. A good alternative IMO would be a Power Sound
XS-15 or XV-15. Email Chad of Epik and Tom V of Power Sound to get their impressions of what would be a
good solution in your case. A HSU VTF-3/4 (I had the VTF-3/3) I think would easily fill your space IMO.
These suggestions cost more than $499 (plus shipping) but the extra cost of alternatives is worth it.
I like my Legends, and have had no problems with them (had them for 6 mo). Great for music, and good
for home theater. The only thing that worries me is the amps get extremely hot, and pushing them a little
to hard might cause failure of the amp. The amp has a 3 year warranty, and Chad has been pretty good
about replacing them if there is a problem.
Just curious but how do you judge how well a sub fills a certain space?
as a note before i had a 5.1 system with a mirage sub designed like the epik. I sold it to my cousin and have been doing dispersion tests with my logitech 2.1 setup that has a sub with an 8 inch driver and is ported. Cranking it up the bass gets pretty loud and you can definitely feel it. I am quite certain any of the options including the RW-12D that I am looking at are of much higher sound quality.
So I guess im curious as to how you guys rate how well a sub fills a room. I mean are you all into cranking your setups as loud as possible and when something explodes in a movie the sub/s will rattle the walls and cause vibrations to course through your body? Not that I find anything wrong with it. But considering i just spend 500 on the 5.0 pioneer speaker set, with the towers as fronts made by andrew jones and that price includes the wires i ordered from mono price I am hesitant to spend so much on a subwoofer seeing as I am a college student.
I mean with one legend will I be able to fill the room with quality bass? I feel like I should be able to considering I can feel my 8 inch logitech sub..
I do have the money to buy an expensive sub but I was raised to be quite frugal which is why i spend forever researching probably so if I can help it I don't wanna spend too much. Which is one reason I am taking a look at ordered 2 RW-12Ds because I have heard they are fairly good. SQ may not be epik quality but they will get loud, dig deeper than just one, move more air and I wont have dispersion issues like i would with one sub. However one reason I am looking at the epik legend and like it is because its design helps with dispersion (maybe not as much as two subs but it helps) is sealed so smaller than some others and might do a better job at keeping sound waves from traveling as far as two RW-12Ds would since there are other people in the house aka my gf's parents who are letting us live in our own end that was added before they bought it free of charge till we finish our educations.
^btw dont take what I said above as like im getting heated or anything, I REALLY appreciate your advice.
Im not sure I would wanna buy either the HSU or Power sound. One reason is because I dont really wanna spend more than 600 total and both of those are single woofer designs so maybe they are louder or fill the room better than the legend but there will be dispersion issues and if my guests sitting on the side couches are having way to much bass its not gonna be pleasent for them. When one is on the left or right of the sub when its next to the tv the bass is too loud and as one moves away towards the center it gets normal. however the side seating is not to bad but a bit louder in terms of bass.
I guess if the legend wont fill up my room very well them maybe going with two RW-12Ds would be better? Unless the quality of sound produced is far better in the legend.
The reason i dont simple go with two RW-12Ds is that im thinking maybe the dispersion with one epik will be good enough to not make enough of a noticable difference in dispersion and would produce better quality sound than two Rw's. I mean I love sound pressure and loudness but I dont think its my top priority seeing as not everyone wants to feel bass vibrating their bodies and because of the sound traveling through the house...thankfully we are in a rambler so it doesnt go to far. In fact you can barely hear it in my gf's parents room so I guess im not too worried about disturbing the adults
and as a side note I would say once I move my computer outta the room im in into the office my HT setup will be used more for movies shows and games but still music. maybe 60/40 HT/MusicEdited by sealteamz6 - 11/10/12 at 5:00pm