Originally Posted by muscles
It's not a headroom thing I am worried about. It's a placement thing. The S3611 is going to be a very tight fit and I have to put it sideways (longways, woofer facing wall and forward) to get it to fit where I want. The S1 is a lot smaller sub at only 18 inches deep. Just making sure I did the right thing. I have like 4-6 weeks until the subs arrive minimum as well.
The S3000i/S3010 would be very similar to the s1 in output capabilities with not much difference in cabinet size. IIRC the S3000i/S3010 is about 2 inch wider and 1 inch taller?
You can look at our old xs15se(older 15" driver tech, small 500w amp)...it's only about 6.5dB below the s1 averaged from 15-100hz(even assuming best case that the s1 is down only(and exactly) 5dB at every frequency to the s2. So dual xs15se would be very similar.
The S3611 is pretty much 2-4dB up over the S3000i across the entire operating bandwidth. With our sealed subs it's close to a 3:2 ratio with each step larger in terms of max output. It takes three S1510 to match dual S1810. It takes three S1810 to match dual S3010, it takes three S3010 to match dual S3610.
We don't really have a high output (dual driver) front firing form factor in the product lineup. If that works better into anyone's room decor the newer rythmik fv25 seems impossible to beat at $2500(?) shipped. Has a nice form factor, tons of setup flexibility, great customer service, and pretty much matches the s2($3500?) in output whether you look at short term bursts or long term sweeps.
EDIT---I should have known better to make a quick post closing in on midnight at the office on a sunday..
Anyway, I was referring to a dual front firing SEALED product in our lineup. Obviously we have the vented V3601. But then I made the mistake of using the rythmik fv25 as a reference point and that's vented...I should have went home at 11pm. Anyway, the better product to use from rythmik would be the big f25---dual 15s, sealed, front firing. You're within 1-1.5dB(?) max output to the s1, a much different distortion profile(not saying better, just very different), most would argue much better fit and finish, tons of setup flexibility, great customer support, and $1600 versus $2600(s1). The depth and width are about the same, the rythmik is 10-12 inch taller.
So for the OP who's looking for front firing, sealed, high output----I should have used the f25 as my reference, not the fv25.
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