Been reading a lot over the past few days and I'm no closer to a decision. I've received solid advice on another thread but I'd like to narrow down the discussion.
Background: had a DEQ-15R that gave up the ghost. I was happy with it except for room modes at 40-50hz. I'm not interested in repairing the Velo, so I'm looking for duals now in the +- $1000 range, which puts several subs within striking distance:
Monolith THX 10
RSL Speedwoofer 10s
Size is a factor, i.e. the Hsu is pushing it. Some other considerations:
Room: 3500ft^3 (30x15x8), 3 windows, one slider, one hall opening, carpeted, two full size couches in an L shape, lots of reflection points, no option for traps.
Placement: Front LR only
MLP distance: 13ft
Speakers: Paradigm Mini Monitors, CC-190, ADP-190
AVR: Marantz 6012
Content: 95% Movies (action)
Size limitation: 20" depth total. Height and width reasonable.
Listening level: -10 to -5 from Reference
I have no experience with any of these brands. The Velo was very good, to me, and the best I've owned so far, for a 9 year old sub.
I had an integrator come out to listen and he said I've got room modes and no impact with the single Velo. I guess I didn't know what I didn't know. He recommended dual PB1000's or PB2000's if I could stomach it. I called SVS and they said the same.
I'm leaning towards the PB1000 route for the mere fact that within 1 year I can upgrade, which is nice flexibility to have.
I've read reviews, looked at graphs, read comments, and still have no idea.
Last edited by z3roz; 05-17-2019 at 07:31 AM.