Originally Posted by hhowards
Thanks to everyone for your responses to my question concerning paper vs aluminum cone subs for listening to Classical music -- it appears that the general consensus is aluminum. I realize that the differences may be so slight as to be nearly inaudible (and though I listen to music at reasonably robust volume levels, I'm not playing it so loud as to threaten the health of my ears, so subwoofer distortion may not be a real factor under these circumstances). Ultimately it may be my budget that determines the type of subwoofer I'm able to buy, and since Rythmik's paper cone subs are a bit more affordable, my frugality might influence my decision-making. I have often considered owning a pair of Rythmik L22s because my music room isn't huge, and space is at a premium in my home. The L22 model seems to offer great bang-for-the-buck value with a very attractive smaller footprint.
Or start with one Al-cone sub and add another later, based on budget? Perhaps a pair of F12 or E15 if footprint/space at a premium?
That said, I do also like the footprint of the L22 (or F8), as well. I'm actually considering dual L22 or F8 to replace (or supplement) current E15. Other option is to add a 2nd E15, but space/placement is a bit more challenging. For the former, thinking I'd use the smaller subs only for music and add the E15 for movies (would probably place the E15 near/behind seats).
LG OLED65E6P, Anthem MRX720, Rogue Atlas Magnum II, UPA7, Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers with RAAL, Luna Duo center, Sierra 2 surrounds, and HTM200SE front & rear heights, Rythmik E15HP (1, but plan on adding a 2nd), VPI Classic 1+ (VTA Tower, 3D arm), VAS NOVA and Soundsmith Paua cartridges, Manley Chinook, Oppo 103D, Oppo 203. Audio Sensibility and Blue Jeans cabling, Symposium & Isoacoustics isolation products