Originally Posted by raceredmustang
Your only going to get one sub for the HT? My advice is that you will come out way ahead with a pair of S1512's. Upgrade your S1500 to 1512 and add a 1512.
I appreciate the recommendation, and I understand the benefits a dual setup would provide. With my current setup, in the living room, one sub is all I can fit. If I ever build a theater room in the basement, things will change. I have been using a single V1500 for years, with good results, at least in my two main seating positions. I am only changing because I want to experience the new woofer upgrade. The trade in program was hard to pass up. I was encouraged by Hopinator's assessment of his sealed 18 in his room, so I am hoping I will be slightly better off overall with the new S1812 than the old V1500.
If I am looking at this correctly, the S1812 will lose 2-3 db of output vs. the V1500 in the 16-25 hz range. In contrast, it should be 3+ db stronger 30 db and up. We don't listen anywhere near reference, and not looking to rattle the windows, so I think those numbers might play in my favor. Overall sound quality of the 1812 is expected to be improved vs. my old V1500. I have room to fit the 1812's three additional inches of width, and I'm hoping the five inches less height results in a slightly improved WAF. The jury is still out on that one.
Last week, I hooked up my S1500 that I use for 2 channel. I watched John Wick 3 with it and was pretty impressed. Not as impressive as my V1500, but still very capable. That gave me confidence the S1812 will satisfy my modest expectations.
2 channel : Anthem Integrated 225, Bluesound Node 2i, Monitor Audio Silver 8, PSA S1500, Marantz SA8005,
HT: Yamaha RX-A1060, Klipsch RP-260, Polk RTIA1 rears, RP-450C, PSA V1500, Onkyo C-S5VL
Office: Yamaha A-S701, Bluesound Node 2, Monitor Audio Silver 2, SVS SB12-NSD, Marantz CD6006
Last edited by raceredmustang; 10-17-2019 at 10:35 AM.