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Rythmik FV15HP or PSA V1801

My decade old SVS PB12-ISD recently blew the driver. I'll be replacing the blown driver and giving the sub to my oldest son who has none. I'm ready to upgrade, and the two title subs are what I am considering. I was always happy with my SVS, but every now and then I'd see a scene in a movie and think if I had more extension this would really be putting a smile on my face, like there was something going on I wasn't getting.

I imagine that many subs today would represent an upgrade over my old SVS. I am edging closer and closer to retirement, so this sub will likely see me to the end of days.

So while I finish making my mind up between these two, your opinions would be valuable to me. Anything you have to say about either, or how you think they will compare to what I am used to. Thanks guys.
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Not sure about below 20hz but the PSA will have a decided advantage above 20hz, where most bass resides.

Rythmik is coming out with a vented 18" sub soon. That would be much more comparable.
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- How big is your space (l x w x h; sealed, or open to other spaces)?
- What is your budget?
- Are duals an option?

There are lots of subs aside from the two you've listed that would be a solid upgrade from the PB12-ISD. For ~$1,100 or less, options include:
- HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP and VTF-15H MK2
- Rythmik FVX15
- PSA V1500
- Seaton's MFW-15 Turbo-SS

If your budget is closer to $2K, the JTR Captivator 1400 is a highly-rated option. (Or you could go with duals of any of the subs listed above.)
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svs pb16 should be considered. my 15hp sounds really great up to about 116 spl in 30x50x14 room on music and 118db on movies. thats loud enough for me.

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How big is your room?
What is your budget?
Are duals an option?

There are lots of subs aside from the two you've listed that would be a solid upgrade from the PB12-ISD. For ~$1,100 or less, options include:
- HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP and VTF-15H MK2
- Rythmik FVX15
- PSA V1500
- Seaton's MFW-15 Turbo-SS

If your budget is closer to $2K, the JTR Captivator 1400 is a highly-rated option.
No room for duals. 15x15x9 room, open double door sized entries on two of the walls. The PBf12-ISD made me happy for a long time, but I also could have taken more extension and more output. I just want what I think is the best sub $1500 sub so I don't second guess what I chose.

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Add JTR 118HT to the discussion.
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I would go V1801...its going to be a monster and one the smallest ported 18" subs.
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Looks like the v1801 and the 118HT have about the same footprint, just the JTR is 6 inches taller. Anyone hear Botha v1800 and a 118HT? Do you think the JTR would have more emphatic sub 20Hz?
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Looks like the v1801 and the 118HT have about the same footprint, just the JTR is 6 inches taller. Anyone hear Botha v1800 and a 118HT? Do you think the JTR would have more emphatic sub 20Hz?


I did a calculation and was surprised to find out that the 6 inches results in a 28% enclosure volume increase from V1800 to 118HT.
PSA V1800 22x20x24=10,560
JTR 118HT 20x22.5x30=13,500
13,500/10,560=1.28

All else being equaled, the subwoof with the larger volume will have better bass extension and efficiency (see Hoffman's Iron Laws). When it comes to performance numbers like the important CEA2010 measurements, JTR subwoofers almost always land at the highest echelon because they tend to use the larger volumes. This is why I chose the JTR Captivator 1400 among the many excellent choices available. The 6 inches difference is very small relatively, especially considering you could turn these things sideways if height is such a problem.

That said, actual numbers would have to wait until both are out and measured by third party (118HT's prelim numbers have been published though). See graph below of what happens when you reduce 118HT's volume by 33% (strictly an 118HT study).



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right, but the V1801 has a new driver that allows about 3db more output down low with the same size cab.
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I did a calculation and was surprised to find out that the 6 inches results in a 28% enclosure volume increase from V1800 to 118HT.
PSA V1800 22x20x24=10,560
JTR 118HT 20x22.5x30=13,500
13,500/10,560=1.28

All else being equaled, the subwoof with the larger volume will have better bass extension and efficiency (see Hoffman's Iron Laws).
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right, but the V1801 has a new driver that allows about 3db more output down low with the same size cab.
^^^This.

@cannga , the information you cited is completely irrevelant when comparing different sub mfgs...All else is NOT equal as components are different.

As an example, the fv15hp is the reigning 15in ported champ...But yet there are other 15in subs that are bigger and boast more power, yet do not match its performance.
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^^^This.

@cannga , the information you cited is completely irrevelant when comparing different sub mfgs...All else is NOT equal as components are different.

As an example, the fv15hp is the reigning 15in ported champ...But yet there are other 15in subs that are bigger and boast more power, yet do not match its performance.

You are right, but that's what that expression "all else being equal" is used for. All else being equal means *if/assuming* all else are the same...

I was discussing strictly the parameter of size, and size always helps. "If the xxx subwoofer is larger than its present size, it would have better efficiency and bass extension, all else being equaled." In place of xxx, you could put 118HT, or 1801, or FV15hp.

You could compensate for smaller enclosure size with more powerful driver/amp, etc., but then that would mean increased cost and bring product closer to higher priced competitor with yet better specs, like the Cap 1400.

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right, but the V1801 has a new driver that allows about 3db more output down low with the same size cab.
Maybe, 3db louder than their previous design.

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@cannga , the information you cited is completely irrevelant when comparing different sub mfgs...All else is NOT equal as components are different.

As an example, the fv15hp is the reigning 15in ported champ...But yet there are other 15in subs that are bigger and boast more power, yet do not match its performance.
Larger cabinets still have the potential for more output.

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right, but the V1801 has a new driver that allows about 3db more output down low with the same size cab.
Fine.

Captivator 118HT CEA2010, 1m, peak
131db 50-125hz average (122db, 2m/rms)
127db 40hz (118db, 2m/rms)
124db 31.5hz (115db, 2m/rms)
122db 25hz (113db, 2m/rms)
119db 20hz (110db, 2m/rms)
114db 16hz (105db, 2m/rms)

The above is Cap 118HT's CEA 2010 Max Burst numbers. Let's compare with PSA V1801's numbers and see which one has more output...

Ooops, I forgot, PSA only has averages...

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^^^This.

@cannga , the information you cited is completely irrevelant when comparing different sub mfgs...All else is NOT equal as components are different.

As an example, the fv15hp is the reigning 15in ported champ...But yet there are other 15in subs that are bigger and boast more power, yet do not match its performance.
The only 15" ID sub larger than FV15HP is Hsu VTF-15H MK2. All the others are smaller than FV15HP.

Are you sure it's fair to compare subs with different design goals? The 15" ID subs are designed to be great $1000 subs, not great $1300 subs. I am sure Jeff can come up with a $1300 15" sub that can outperform FV15HP. Then again, for $1300, why get a 15" sub when you can get a 18" sub?

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You are right, but that's what that expression "all else being equal" is used for. All else being equal means *if/assuming* all else are the same...

I was discussing strictly the parameter of size, and size always helps. "If the xxx subwoofer is larger than its present size, it would have better efficiency and bass extension, all else being equaled." In place of xxx, you could put 118HT, or 1801, or FV15hp.

You could compensate for smaller enclosure size with more powerful driver/amp, etc., but then that would mean increased cost and bring product closer to higher priced competitor with yet better specs, like the Cap 1400.
Lol, but you used the size example in comparison with the PSA by saying the jtr is 28% bigger. Didn't want folks to be mislead to think bigger subs alone will always perform better.

Not arguing the size factor at when components are the same...It was where you placed it in context that was misleading.
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The only 15" ID sub larger than FV15HP is Hsu VTF-15H MK2. All the others are smaller than FV15HP.

Are you sure it's fair to compare subs with different design goals? The 15" ID subs are designed to be great $1000 subs, not great $1300 subs. I am sure Jeff can come up with a $1300 15" sub that can outperform FV15HP. Then again, for $1300, why get a 15" sub when you can get a 18" sub?
I wasn't comparing subs at all. My point of bringing up the the fv15hp was to show that size alone does not always mean better performance. I could have used a number of subs to illustrate that.

My comments weren't trying to persuade the OP to buy the fv15hp. The subs he's considering are all quality subs that he will be happy with.
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Fine.

Captivator 118HT CEA2010, 1m, peak
131db 50-125hz average (122db, 2m/rms)
127db 40hz (118db, 2m/rms)
124db 31.5hz (115db, 2m/rms)
122db 25hz (113db, 2m/rms)
119db 20hz (110db, 2m/rms)
114db 16hz (105db, 2m/rms)

The above is Cap 118HT's CEA 2010 Max Burst numbers. Let's compare with PSA V1801's numbers and see which one has more output...

Ooops, I forgot, PSA only has averages...

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I was simply stating the gains vs the older V1800.

You must be below average then...
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I was simply stating the gains vs the older V1800.
We all know what you replied to...



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You must be below average then...
Wow, really? I am going to pretend you did not say that.

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I wasn't comparing subs at all. My point of bringing up the the fv15hp was to show that size alone does not always mean better performance. I could have used a number of subs to illustrate that.

My comments weren't trying to persuade the OP to buy the fv15hp. The subs he's considering are all quality subs that he will be happy with.
And I am simply telling you why FV15HP SHOULD BE the reigning 15in ported champ...

It is larger than all except 1, and it is a $1300 sub, which is more than the other 15 in subs.

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And I am simply telling you why FV15HP SHOULD BE the reigning 15in ported champ...

It is larger than all except 1, and it is a $1300 sub, which is more than the other 15 in subs.
No need...I already know.
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Wow, really? I am going to pretend you did not say that.
Notice in that post he said V1800, the point I was making is the V1801 gains 3db below 30hz with the new driver and enclosure size remains the same. The V1800 is sold out anyway and no longer...so it's a moot topic. I was not implying that the V1801 is more powerful then the 118HT if that is what you are leading on. My guess is they are close, with JTR possibly still having a slight advantage.




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Nah... It's good for the consumers that the ID sub companies are constantly upgrading and revising their products which already offer excellent bang for the buck.

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I would go V1801... one the smallest ported 18" subs.
There's always a fine line balancing things like size, performance, price, etc.

I've been at this since the 1990s and the number of potential customers telling me "I wish your stuff was significantly larger and you didn't refine the aesthetics to such a degree---that would be worth a dB or two to me" is around...well... zero. On the other hand, every day, EVERY DAY I get multiple folks in chat/emails/phone asking "Hey, I love your stuff but its WAY too big...when are you coming out with a smaller XYZ model?"

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V1801 preordered. Now the wait.
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Which is a better/stronger sub to go with between VTF-3 MK5 HP vs Rythmik FVX15 Sub. Thanks
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It's probably a wash...the HSU is a little smaller, the FVx digs a little deeper...both solid options.
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How do you like your sub now that you had it for a few months now ???
I really like it. At first everything sounded too hot. I double and triple checked all my readings and settings. After a couple weeks my ears adjusted to the fact that it didn't sound like my old SVS. I was sold the second or third night when I thought I felt my pant leg flap during a movie. It's pretty much how I imagined dual cylinders would sound. For music it's pretty much invisible, which is what I loved about my SVS. It adds that extra dimension to the music without ever making you notice that there is a sub in the room. It's a big upgrade over my 12" SVS. I think for me and for a lot of people, it's all you'd ever need. I'm happy!
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I really like it. At first everything sounded too hot. I double and triple checked all my readings and settings. After a couple weeks my ears adjusted to the fact that it didn't sound like my old SVS. I was sold the second or third night when I thought I felt my pant leg flap during a movie. It's pretty much how I imagined dual cylinders would sound. For music it's pretty much invisible, which is what I loved about my SVS. It adds that extra dimension to the music without ever making you notice that there is a sub in the room. It's a big upgrade over my 12" SVS. I think for me and for a lot of people, it's all you'd ever need. I'm happy!

That's what I needed to here, just ordered mine as well. Now for the waiting game

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