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Tell me about jbl subs?

In the subwoofer hunt I am on for 2 12"s or 15"s jbl hardly comes up at all. I have great respect for the 590's 530's etc. They are used in many super elite theaters with set ups that cost more than some of our cars.

Do they have any in the line that compete with SVS, HSU, Monolith ets?

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What's your budget? What size room? Jbl no..

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Was trying to be around 12-$1500 for two twelves but am considering 15's 19X19 room 12" ceiling, HSU seems the most bang for the buck choice as they have a good father's day sale. so No on the jbl?

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Was trying to be around 12-$1500 for two twelves but am considering 15's 19X19 room 12" ceiling, HSU seems the most bang for the buck choice as they have a good father's day sale. so No on the jbl?

Go with HSU. That sized room is prime for dual VTF3 Mk5's.

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JBL has some budget subwoofers that are considered a good value, but once someone is looking to spend what you are their offerings are more limited.

With a room that's about 4300 ft^3 a pair of 15's should do quite nicely. The previously mentioned VTF3 is a solid choice. I reviewed that model about 4 years ago and came away very impressed.

Note that correct placement of dual subs is critical if you want to get the best out of them so be prepared to spend some time trying to find the best locations. If you don't have freedom to place both where they will work the best than consider a single, larger sub instead.

 
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Was trying to be around 12-$1500 for two twelves but am considering 15's 19X19 room 12" ceiling, HSU seems the most bang for the buck choice as they have a good father's day sale. so No on the jbl?
You could probably get away with a single 6 inch sub w/ a 12" ceiling.

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The powerful JBL "home" subs are more high-end or pro, passive, and expensive:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/113-s...dio-sub18.html

A DIY "VBSS" sub would get you 80% of the fun at 10% of the price:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-d...gn-thread.html

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