You walk among Bass gods here. The big dogs of the low end. We are hear talking about not music, or movie content, but the lowest end of the audio spectrum. Insatiable disease is this bass.
On a PSA thread you will get advocates for not just he brand but also for what they bought. It confirms our purchases. Some will even elevate themselves to be even a more elite bass connesour than others. We see this order in car threads too. More horsepower versions of the same cars and the incredulity that any less horsepower from a 4 cyl turbo compared to their 6ycl or 8 would be unacceptable. Go to discussion BMW site, a 5 series comes with those choices and then there are the amazing “M” guys that look down upon them all!!!
You have entered such a place. Its a good place and all good fun. We are all happy. Until of course you start to doubt yourself because others are suggesting much larger set ups and you want to be in on that!
Me, I am super happy with my recent purchase of dual S1510 set up over my previous duel MK 12’ inch subs. For sure I understand that when reasonably set up the subs become more transparent with the sound track and don’t dominate like the old subs do. Its like cars. My Twin turbo 535i Bmw is faster than my wife’s little mercedes SLK convertible but the little car is noisy, sits lower to the ground, you sit right on top of the rear wheels, but yet it feels faster. It sounds faster working harder. My BMW is quiet and need not work so hard because of its power. If I got the V8turbo It would be even more so. . And then there would be an M5 that would make my car a sloth in comparison. Bigger woofers do this. The SLK is more fun to drive. The BMW is sneaky fast. My PSA woofers are sneaky good! Every once in a while the content just blasts out something cool. More often it just makes everything sound better. More detailing.
MY point? Set your budget, then your goals, then look at your choices.
Also while music might be the minority for some of us, I think we forget that music in a movies soundrack is far more prevelant than explosions. Tense strings and the low end create tension. Was watching “Hardcore Henry” the other night and the fight scenes (90% of the movie) were fun but after a while we get numb to it. The sound track music on the 10 min was a welcome break and it really put the scene together. Recently twice I was watching the new Pacific Rim movies and twice turned it off out of boredom. The special effects are fun but after a while its redundant. My system is fun and now that I have woofers caddy cornered with one near field to my chair, the bass seems to shake the floor but not with the buzz and violence my MK’s did. Its not as visceral but it’s smooth. Almost like the floor become "Liquid". Less fatigue too.
I’m not suggesting you replicate what I have but the knowledge gained from the collective group here gives you choices. I have two Outlaw ported subs in my basement and they are great fun. Problem with my basement and the cement floors is to get the room compressed means the whole damn house is moving on top. In a 20x16 room the gain on the subs are only 1/4 turned up (Volume). One was more than enough. Two is nuts. Nuts is fun!
For duty in my living room the new PSA’s needed to have a premium finish and thus had to have the 15’s which come with finish choices. I have two. They are more than enough FOR ME. One day I’ll find another on the outlet and put it hidden behind the couch. That will be three. It will be even more than enough. I will likely want another but there won’t be room. I will then stop visiting here and be content. I will not mix. They will be all the same. I will always want to upgrade, but I don't always do what I want. There is other equipment that will need replacement in time.
My goals was not to have a wall of fine black shiney equipment (not a diss guys, I would love to have a wall of McIntosh glowing pretty with fantastic accompaniments to them in another room!) objects.... but blend in to a room with the least amount of intrusion. My speakers have pretty matching stands made of pretty natural cherry matching pretty wood console. This is my living room.
I now have 8 subs in my home. Three sets of duals. My old MK’s now reside in my kitchen/holding room stacked and isolated from the floor and each other. With a nice pair of laid back satellites they blend in wonderful to relate a very musical experience. The outlaw LFM-Ex that was there, a big heavy ported 12’ was far more “Rocking” but lacked the detail of these subs. The outlaw now is paired with another in the basement doing bombastic duty. We play pool down there and and its a workout space. My S1510’s elevate my MK 850’s into another realm making even normal listening far more pleasant. I don’t have to turn up the volume to get satisfaction. I created a system to my preferences. Find yours. If its retina detaching/organ liquifying ported bass or refined sealed detailed you have choices. No right or wrong here, just good “Low” down fun!
Last edited by Nalod; 03-15-2019 at 08:13 AM.