Originally Posted by julitro
Hey @Dave Ol
, so, i have added the sticky info to my original poste... And... here you go inline above:
Originally Posted by Dave Ol
Good to see you are looking at some good subs.
However, in order to help you out we need a little more information such as:
- What size is the room?
With doors closed: 2648.6 ft3
With doors open: 22601.387 ft3 - because is a loft... so not always will be closed... but we can accomodate to the calculations with the closed doors.
- What do you normally listen to? Movies, music? How much of each?
75% Music (RAP, Trap, r&b, Hip-Hop, EDM, House... all with base!
25% Movies, Games.
- What other equipment are you pairing up with the subs?
2 floor speakers Klipsch 6"
2 Bookshelf speakers Rp600M (other two in the future)
1 Klipsch center speaker RP500C
- What main volume (MV) do you listen at?
30 - 50% and a few songs i go to 80!
- Are you looking for earth shattering bass that goes low and will punch you in the gut?
- Are you on a suspended floor or concrete?
Home is a concrete loft with brick walls
- Are you in a house or apartment with common walls/floors with neighbors?
own walls, own floors, no worries about the neighbors.
I think this will help us to better make a recommendation for you. Lastly, is there a reason you are only looking at SVS? Not that they aren't great subs, but there are others that may fit your bill better (and wallet) if we know the answers to the above.
I like their design... i have found from the price... they give the most i need... 1) power, 2) design, and 3) Modern technologies, i say tech because of the blue tooth app to manage their subs... also from their 16" voice coil tech... 8", which makes sense... The other brand i found interesting regarding power for the money was HSU, but the design is not my favorite, and i really want the sub to look nice at home,,, i really love Klipsch sub design... but.... not enough power and tech. I like their speakers tho.
Thanks for taking the time Cheers!
Originally Posted by julitro
Visited PSA, but nothing moved my guts... and i was checking the Rythmik website a before posting, and checking a sub they have that is around my budget, couldn't find how much end power it has, just the amp power, maybe i didn't quite understand their website or that info wasn't there, from design stand point their subs looks interesting, just couldn't find all the info i wanted, but thanks for the input sir! .... this is the one i was checking from Rythmik... G25HP LOOKS LIKE A BEAST... it is tho a bit above my budget.
Because you are 75% music, a sealed sub might do. And the SVS SB16 Ultra is a great sub for for music. However, you also mention you want earth shattering bass and you have some things working against you on this front. One, you are on concrete. A ported sub will give you more of that earth shattering bass on concrete. Also, with the doors open you need more output - again pointing towards ported.
I'll give you a little info on my sub journey for what it is worth. I am on concrete with a very large open floor plan. I started out with an SVS SB16 Ultra. As I mentioned above, a very fine sub indeed. However, I am 98% movies and I was lacking that low extension earth shattering bass. So I moved up to a JTR 2400 (not the ULF version). With the JTR, I had the low extension earth shattering bass, but I felt I lost some of the mid bass that the SVS had. When PSA introduced the TV36 series of subs, I jumped on the ipal version (dual 18 inch pro audio drivers). With this sub, I kept the low extension earth shattering bass of the JTR and got the mid bass slam back. Pro audio drivers just deliver a very clean bass. I'm not sure the foot print you are looking for in a sub, but if you can fit it, a TV36 neo (one step down from the ipal but still an excellent pro audio driver) might be one to consider. I believe you can still get it at the intro price of $2599 delivered. A little out of your price range, but you won't be sorry. And as many others on this forum have said, always buy the best single sub you can afford, and add a second later down the road when you can afford it.
Another good choice in your price range is a ported Rythmik FV18 or the JTR 118HT. Again, the SVS SB16 Ultra is no slouch. I just think ported may be better for you due to the reasons I have listed above (and the fact that I have recently gone through the same journey). Food for thought.