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post #1 of 15 Old 01-25-2014, 11:05 PM - Thread Starter
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I had no idea there was so much to know about subwoofers!! I have a few questions that I could use some advice on.

I'm planning on getting a new AVR in the very near future. And I want more bass after getting the AVR. Currently I'm using 1) e-XL10 Energy. My room is quite large 20'/ 32'

The XL10 is ported. I really like the sound but it's way not enough. Should I even be looking into sealed subs?

I have been looking at different subs like Rythmik but they're going out of biz right.

I'm going to have about a $2,500-$2,800 budget for subs. I'd really like to hear suggestions form any of you.

My listening habits are everything. Movies..Music many genres  jazz, rock, hip hop..etc

What else can I add after reading the sub FAQ?

Not really interested in DIY

Don't need pretty finish..

I don't think the wife will put up w/ 2/ 30"

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$2.8k, dual subs, large room, and no need for a fine finish; the Rythmik FV15HP fit that criteria perfectly. The SVS PB12 Plus would work good too. And Rythmik is not going out of business, you are thinking of Epik.
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Too bad you don't want to go DIY route. For $1400 you could build two subs that would crush shadys recommendation and with that other 1400 you could take the misses on a trip. For commercial shadys giving a good option .
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Too bad you don't want to go DIY route. For $1400 you could build two subs that would crush shadys recommendation and with that other 1400 you could take the misses on a trip. For commercial shadys giving a good option .


Thanks...I just know I would mess it up..


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The FV15HP looks really good, but  Wow 130lbs


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Thanks...I just know I would mess it up..

I've been pondering the DIY route lately. The Marty sub Chaluga is talking about does not seem very hard to build. For the most part you use already cut panels from home depot. There are some that need to be cut down which they can do in the store. Most tedious part is the bracing which just takes some cutting, gluing and screwing. From what I've read not having made it myself is that it can match the output of the PB-13 Ultra but for a diy price of ~$700. But yes it still takes some time and may not look as nice as a prebuilt sub in the end, but you save some cash.
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Using dual martysub with inuke3000 would give you 120 dbs plus from 17-100hz. Hardest part is glueing first three panels together and making them square. After that its easy. Use duratex for finish and wife won't complain . They are huge boxes but so is vtf15 . I had vtf15 and martysub crushes it. Lots of people will help on the forum to answer questions.

I understand sometimes you want to just order , and plug in. If you got the cash and don't want to make sawdust , then go ahead. Be careful though , once you go DIY .... u never come back ! tongue.gif
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$2.8k, dual subs, large room, and no need for a fine finish; the Rythmik FV15HP fit that criteria perfectly. The SVS PB12 Plus would work good too. And Rythmik is not going out of business, you are thinking of Epik.


+1.  Rythmik has a solid lead on bang for the buck at this price point.

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Just to add to Chala's post...the sub he has built is fully detailed and the DIY has simplified it even more to basic 2x4 panels. You can actually buy the pre built Handy Panels at Home Depot or Lowes super cheap. Two of those Marty subs and thats more bass than you will need, plus your room is quite large. Rythmik is a solid name, can't really go wrong with either, but the DIY Martys will save half your budget, give you way more than needed and leave ya with some $$ to butter the wifey up with.tongue.gif
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I have been looking at different subs like Rythmik but they're going out of biz right.

Where did you hear/read that Rythmik is going out of business?

The price/performance leader in your stated budget is hands down, a pair of Rythmik FV15HPs. We have a pair. In single port mode, we're easily able to get continuous reference level play (not just peak) and in our large 3300^3 room, that opens to other large spaces, we measure down to 11.5Hz; little to no cabin gain.

Without a doubt, as others have recommended, the FV15HP is "THE" price/performance monster.
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BeeMan..Shady has it right I was thinking Epik.. I have been reading this forum and checking out diff sites of the manufactures..

I do appreciate all the feedback truly..


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Helmutz and Chala thanks.. I will have to read some about the DIY stuff. At this point I have -0 knowledge about it. But hey I have some time, about a month before I will be spending any $$  on new subs...


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Helmutz and Chala thanks.. I will have to read some about the DIY stuff. At this point I have -0 knowledge about it. But hey I have some time, about a month before I will be spending any $$  on new subs...


No worries , the guy many of us have learned from is ltd02 (that's his username) . I started a thread wondering if I could out do my hsu for 600 and he designed the sub , picked the amp , helped with the wiring , and setup with dsp. He hangs out in the diy threads. There are many other helpers as well.

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Woo hoo 1) FV15HP ordered! I'm going to put off until probably summer ordering the second one..Wife,,well some of ya know how that one goes...

I did at least for a second consider doing DYI. But the reality is I just don't have the time.

 

I'm looking forward to setting it up and using REW to do it..

 

Thanks to all for your input ..


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Woo hoo 1) FV15HP ordered! I'm going to put off until probably summer ordering the second one..Wife,,well some of ya know how that one goes...
I did at least for a second consider doing DYI. But the reality is I just don't have the time.

I'm looking forward to setting it up and using REW to do it..

Thanks to all for your input ..

Congrats! From what I've read and heard, you're in for a treat.

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