Originally Posted by HTWatts
Considering that you already own Paradigm Studio 100's, that I am looking to purchase, is the MACKIE HRS120 your leading sub candidate? I was originally considering a Sunfire True Subwoofer EQ 10 sub, based on a friends recommendation and the built in mic/diagnostics capability AND small footprint, but I have not read much support for Sunfire in the forummany more posts for SVS or HSU subs.
Let me begin by saying the Studio 100's are phenominal speakers.. Where they really shine is vocals.. They are the best sounding speaker I have heard so far.. Jazz is delight to listen too.. However, given their flat response, bass is not as 'strong' as I would hope for rap music/techno/rock etc.. The bass is reasonable if a add the bass response by +6db in the avr but I am not comfortable doing that long term..
I was originally looking at the Fathom 113 but its frequency response tappers off above 80-110 hz, too soon before 'punchy' bass..
I audiotioned one at my local dealer, it went deep, really deep and was super tight and clean but it wasnt 'exhilirating' for me, it didnt punch me in the chest..
I had an SVS PB13-Ultra but returned it due to amp problems, that and the 'ported' sound is not really for me.. At least not with the pb13..
I also have proaudio stuff and know about mackie which is why I am currently interested in them.. I really wanted the HRS150 but is has been discontinued.. Its Frequency response goes up to 200hz flat and can hit 122 db max spl.. Plus its a known good studio monitor..
Thats why im currently looking at the Hrs120, possible two for stereo config..
One is enough for Movies but I do 50/50 music and I love DeepHouse/Techno.. I need to feel the punch in the chest..
I have yet to audition these guys..