Originally Posted by JimWilson
This post is missing far too much information for anyone to really help. Check out this link for the type of information necessary when requesting advise on a purchase.
Thanks Jim. I get it, newb's first post, looks like I didn't do my homework.
Actually, I'm prone to being a bit too verbose.
I've posted in detail over at Ascend's forum and didn't get much traction. Was just trying something brief to see if it would build momentum here.
Here's what I started with over there.
I have a 20 x 10 x 7.5 (1500 cu ft) room. I (will soon) have Ascend Acoustics Sierra-2 LCR, and HTM-200SE surrounds. This room is for both 5.1 HT and 2.1 music.
Today, I have a single LV12R. I love it, and it adds a lot to both movies and music. I don't have much flexibility in placement, unfortunately. There's room for subs behind my L/R speakers, no bigger than an F18 each.
Factors that matter to me:
1) Capability below 20Hz for ambiance and dynamics in music. The LV12R is good enough to let you "hear the room" with the right recording. But I can't help but wonder if there's more I'm missing.
2) More slam and awe. I want accurate reproduction, but sometimes, who doesn't want to just giggle like a kid?
3) Address room modes. Bass response varies greatly depending on where you sit in the room.
4) Think long-term. I'm prone to upgradeitis. If I get another LV12R I bet I'll love it, and yet still wonder if I shouldn't go bigger.
I'm currently between selling the LV12R and buying two LVX12, or a single F18 (to start). Enrico suggested F18, but I'm still on the fence. Talk sense into me!