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I just received notification that I should receive a Matte Black L12 this Saturday. The L12 is going to replace an Audioengine S8 subwoofer, and I'm thinking it's going to be a pretty big upgrade. The L12 has a 4" larger driver and is twice the weight. The L12 will be paired with a set of KEF R300's and a R200c center. I'm excited to set up the sub and run Dirac Live 2 on my setup for the first time. I'll report back when everything is done!
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I just received notification that I should receive a Matte Black L12 this Saturday. The L12 is going to replace an Audioengine S8 subwoofer, and I'm thinking it's going to be a pretty big upgrade. The L12 has a 4" larger driver and is twice the weight. The L12 will be paired with a set of KEF R300's and a R200c center. I'm excited to set up the sub and run Dirac Live 2 on my setup for the first time. I'll report back when everything is done!
Congrats!

Tried and returned an S8 before settling on the L12. L12 is a huge upgrade in sound quality, but the S8 may seem louder in the midbass due to distortion....it was loud, undefined, sloppy and loose.
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Hey guys just wondering if anyone can help me i just sold my vtf-15h mk1 and i was looking to upgrade to a rythmik sub. I always wanted to go dual but my budget is about 1600, though one super sub like the fv18 ported or fv15hp seems like a good choice. My room is less than a 1000 sq ft but i plan on moving to a bigger location by the end of next year so i want to future proof myself. What are good recommendations from you guys. I heard nothing but great things from rythmik.
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get the biggest you can fit and afford...fv18 seems like a deal
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Hey guys just wondering if anyone can help me i just sold my vtf-15h mk1 and i was looking to upgrade to a rythmik sub. I always wanted to go dual but my budget is about 1600, though one super sub like the fv18 ported or fv15hp seems like a good choice. My room is less than a 1000 sq ft but i plan on moving to a bugger location by the end of next year so i want to future proof myself. What are good recommendations from you guys. I heard nothing but great things from rythmik.
I guess I'm not a "basshead" because I love my F12 in my 1,100 cuft room, lots of bass and the action type movies usually provide me with a good massage And no, I can't localize where the bass is coming from Your choices should provide some great bass. With a larger room in the future I'd be thinking about a second one if needed to smooth things out.
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Hey guys just wondering if anyone can help me i just sold my vtf-15h mk1 and i was looking to upgrade to a rythmik sub. I always wanted to go dual but my budget is about 1600, though one super sub like the fv18 ported or fv15hp seems like a good choice. My room is less than a 1000 sq ft but i plan on moving to a bigger location by the end of next year so i want to future proof myself. What are good recommendations from you guys. I heard nothing but great things from rythmik.
I had two F12's in a 2000 cu ft room and they were plenty. I have four now to better smooth the frequency response and they are coasting. An FV18 in 1000 cu ft (I assume you meant, not sq ft) would probably blow the room apart. I would stretch for a pair of F12s, or L12s to save a bit, with the idea that if your next room is much (MUCH) bigger then you could add more. One advantage of the smaller subs is that they are easier to spread around the room.

You should try to have an idea what size you might be in next, and also consider if your usage is more movies or music or a mix. Lots favor ported subs for movies with their greater output (above port tune) and greater tactile response. Me, my little F12s do it all for me...
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Hey guys just wondering if anyone can help me i just sold my vtf-15h mk1 and i was looking to upgrade to a rythmik sub. I always wanted to go dual but my budget is about 1600, though one super sub like the fv18 ported or fv15hp seems like a good choice. My room is less than a 1000 sq ft but i plan on moving to a bigger location by the end of next year so i want to future proof myself. What are good recommendations from you guys. I heard nothing but great things from rythmik.
I had two F12's in a 2000 cu ft room and they were plenty. I have four now to better smooth the frequency response and they are coasting. An FV18 in 1000 cu ft (I assume you meant, not sq ft) would probably blow the room apart. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG] I would stretch for a pair of F12s, or L12s to save a bit, with the idea that if your next room is much (MUCH) bigger then you could add more. One advantage of the smaller subs is that they are easier to spread around the room.

You should try to have an idea what size you might be in next, and also consider if your usage is more movies or music or a mix. Lots favor ported subs for movies with their greater output (above port tune) and greater tactile response. Me, my little F12s do it all for me...
I absolutely love to rock my movies at reference so i want my sub to play loud, clean and with no distortion but i also love to hear music too(definitely movies the most). I was looking at dual L22s due to the double 12 inch drivers but im worried because i hear alot that seals dont due well at high spl.

Also would duals LVX12 provide higher output, lower extension, plus lower distortion compared to the vtf-15h mk1?

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I absolutely love to rock my movies at reference so i want my sub to play loud, clean and with no distortion but i also love to hear music too(definitely movies the most). I was looking at dual L22s due to the double 12 inch drivers but im worried because i hear alot that seals dont due well at high spl.
Max reference level is 115 dB peaks from the sub (and 105 dB from the other speakers); that's pretty darn loud. I used to be invincible, too, and have the tinnitus to prove it.

Sealed subs do fine at high SPLs, arguably better than ported since the driver is never "unloaded" to run "uncontrolled" below the port tuning frequency, but generally do not provide as great an output all else equal. The Rythmik servo circuit helps maintain low distortion at high output, ported or sealed.

Speaking of sealed; 1000 cu ft is not a large room. Is it sealed, or are there openings to the rest of the place?

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I absolutely love to rock my movies at reference so i want my sub to play loud, clean and with no distortion but i also love to hear music too(definitely movies the most). I was looking at dual L22s due to the double 12 inch drivers but im worried because i hear alot that seals dont due well at high spl.
Max reference level is 115 dB peaks from the sub (and 105 dB from the other speakers); that's pretty darn loud. I used to be invincible, too, and have the tinnitus to prove it.

Sealed subs do fine at high SPLs, arguably better than ported since the driver is never "unloaded" to run "uncontrolled" below the port tuning frequency, but generally do not provide as great an output all else equal. The Rythmik servo circuit helps maintain low distortion at high output, ported or sealed.

Speaking of sealed; 1000 cu ft is not a large room. Is it sealed, or are there openings to the rest of the place?

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Also would duals LVX12 provide higher output, lower extension, pluse lower distortion compared to the vtf-15h mk1?
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Yes its open to a bedroom and to the kitchen. The vtf sub was a very good subwoofer but the only negative at least to me was that you can either go with more ouput but less extension or more extension and less output in upper hz. This really showed as i couldnt get the best of both worlds so now im looking to see if i can meet both criterias for about a $1600 budget, whether it be duals or a single super sub.
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get a big fv18 and you wont wonder...if thats outside budget, fv15hp does great 16hz and up and in my case blends well with fv25hp if you choose to get a 2nd down the road
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Tried and returned an S8 before settling on the L12. L12 is a huge upgrade in sound quality, but the S8 may seem louder in the midbass due to distortion....it was loud, undefined, sloppy and loose.
Never heard anyone describe a Rythmik subwoofer as "undefined, sloppy and loose". I wonder if there was something wrong with the S8 you had because the ones I evaluated suffered from none of those characteristics.

 
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Never heard anyone describe a Rythmik subwoofer as "undefined, sloppy and loose". I wonder if there was something wrong with the S8 you had because the ones I evaluated suffered from none of those characteristics.
I think he's talking about the "Audioengine S8", not to be confused with the Rythmik F8.
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The Tale of Two Towers! Rythmik FV25 vs JTR 2400ULF

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I absolutely love to rock my movies at reference so i want my sub to play loud, clean and with no distortion but i also love to hear music too(definitely movies the most). I was looking at dual L22s due to the double 12 inch drivers but im worried because i hear alot that seals dont due well at high spl.

Also would duals LVX12 provide higher output, lower extension, plus lower distortion compared to the vtf-15h mk1?
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Yes its open to a bedroom and to the kitchen. The vtf sub was a very good subwoofer but the only negative at least to me was that you can either go with more ouput but less extension or more extension and less output in upper hz. This really showed as i couldnt get the best of both worlds so now im looking to see if i can meet both criterias for about a $1600 budget, whether it be duals or a single super sub.
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From everything you have said on a couple of different threads now, I agree with some other people who have encouraged you to buy the most powerful single subwoofer you can afford. You could then add a second one in the future, if and when you need and can afford another one. Personally, I would prefer the FV18, but the FV15HP would also be an excellent choice. Although room size is definitely a factor in our subwoofer selections, I believe that it pales in comparison to our personal bass preferences.

For instance, as others on this thread know, serith had three FV25HP's in a 1700^3 room, and they didn't give him as much low-bass SPL, and especially low-bass TR, as he was looking for. I know of people who are perfectly happy with a single 10" sealed subwoofer in a 4000^3 room, and others who prefer multiple Cap 4000ULF's in rooms much less than half that size. We simply have to realize that we really can be that different in our bass preferences. Once we do realize that, we can try to follow our own objectives, preferences, and instincts with our subwoofer selections.

You clearly feel that you are going to want to go big, irrespective of your room size, and I believe you.

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I think he's talking about the "Audioengine S8", not to be confused with the Rythmik F8.
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That link just takes me to the subwoofers forum, not to a specific thread/post. Is anyone else getting the same thing?
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And that's exactly why you shouldn't post on forums while writing a review. Sigh...

Yep, definitely referring to Audioengine S8.


I am also looking at the F8 to pair with my L12, as a smaller option for more placement options

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That link just takes me to the subwoofers forum, not to a specific thread/post. Is anyone else getting the same thing?
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I absolutely love to rock my movies at reference so i want my sub to play loud, clean and with no distortion but i also love to hear music too(definitely movies the most). I was looking at dual L22s due to the double 12 inch drivers but im worried because i hear alot that seals dont due well at high spl.

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Yes its open to a bedroom and to the kitchen. The vtf sub was a very good subwoofer but the only negative at least to me was that you can either go with more ouput but less extension or more extension and less output in upper hz. This really showed as i couldnt get the best of both worlds so now im looking to see if i can meet both criterias for about a $1600 budget, whether it be duals or a single super sub.
Hi,

From everything you have said on a couple of different threads now, I agree with some other people who have encouraged you to buy the most powerful single subwoofer you can afford. You could then add a second one in the future, if and when you need and can afford another one. Personally, I would prefer the FV18, but the FV15HP would also be an excellent choice. Although room size is definitely a factor in our subwoofer selections, I believe that it pales in comparison to our personal bass preferences.

For instance, as others on this thread know, serith had three FV25HP's in a 1700^3 room, and they didn't give him as much low-bass SPL, and especially low-bass TR, as he was looking for. I know of people who are perfectly happy with a single 10" sealed subwoofer in a 4000^3 room, and others who prefer multiple Cap 4000ULF's in rooms much less than half that size. We simply have to realize that we really can be that different in our bass preferences. Once we do realize that, we can try to follow our own objectives, preferences, and instincts with our subwoofer selections.

You clearly feel that you are going to want to go big, irrespective of your room size, and I believe you. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif[/IMG][IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

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Need a refresher, just went back to an XT32 AVR.

Dual FV15HP's in a 5000cuft room 100% HT. IIRC, one port closed, rumble filter off/1, damping mid, 14hz extension. Lose a little HP maybe, but it goes lower? Damping low is too much, and high is too sterile IMO, but curious if I remember correctly on other settings.

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Need a refresher, just went back to an XT32 AVR.

Dual FV15HP's in a 5000cuft room 100% HT. IIRC, one port closed, rumble filter off/1, damping mid, 14hz extension. Lose a little HP maybe, but it goes lower? Damping low is too much, and high is too sterile IMO, but curious if I remember correctly on other settings.

Thanks.
I think you have it correct. Damping seems to be a personal choice. For me 14hz with high damping seems to sound best. The rumble filter won't impact anything as its there to protect against content around 10hz.

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Hey guys just wondering if anyone can help me i just sold my vtf-15h mk1 and i was looking to upgrade to a rythmik sub. I always wanted to go dual but my budget is about 1600, though one super sub like the fv18 ported or fv15hp seems like a good choice. My room is less than a 1000 sq ft but i plan on moving to a bigger location by the end of next year so i want to future proof myself. What are good recommendations from you guys. I heard nothing but great things from rythmik.
The FV15HP is definitely a step up from the VTF15 Mk1...its pretty much equivalent to the VTF15 Mk2. FV18 would be an even bigger upgrade. I'd probably save up a few hundred bucks and get dual VTF15 Mk2 since it offers very similar performance to the FV15HP, or go for the FV18.

Ah, I see you went with the FV18 paper. Great choice. A very good sub if you can accommodate the size.
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How does the FVX15 compare to the FV15HP? The measurements look extremely close on the website. I'm just trying to get a feel for where the FVX15 is in the grand scheme of subwoofers.
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^^ Per Rythmik website I am quoting below, the fvx15 is 3db less in output at 20hz as compared to the Fv15hp

Output comparison

At 20 Hz, our subs vary in their maximum output capability. The output at 20 Hz is shown relative to F12.

F12: 0db (baseline)
F8/FM8: -1.5db
L12: -1db
LV12R: +2.5db
L22: + 4db
LVX12: +4db
E15HP: + 5db
F15HP: +5.5db
F18: +7.5db
FVX15: +8db
F25: +9db
FV15HP: +11db
G25HP: +12db
FV18: +14db
FV25HP: +18db
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^^ Per Rythmik website I am quoting below, the fvx15 is 3db less in output at 20hz as compared to the Fv15hp

Output comparison

At 20 Hz, our subs vary in their maximum output capability. The output at 20 Hz is shown relative to F12.

F12: 0db (baseline)
F8/FM8: -1.5db
L12: -1db
LV12R: +2.5db
L22: + 4db
LVX12: +4db
E15HP: + 5db
F15HP: +5.5db
F18: +7.5db
FVX15: +8db
F25: +9db
FV15HP: +11db
G25HP: +12db
FV18: +14db
FV25HP: +18db
I completely forgot about that list... Now I feel embarrassed. So volume is the only difference? All else should be equal, not counting the amp settings?

And if I may be so bold as to ask: How do you believe it would compare to the HSU VTF-3 MK5 in terms of tactile response and accuracy? I know I'm asking for subjective thoughts, but I'm still curious about what people think.
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