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Suggestions for HT sub

Hey all,

Working on a new basement HT. Size is 20’ wide x 15’ Deep x 7’ high open to rest of basement (approx. 600sqft.).

Denon 4400 Avr
Silver ticket in wall/ceiling speakers 7.?.4

50% sports fibre
25% gaming
25% movies

Need recommendations for subwoofers. Budget is 1.5k Canadian.

All recommendations welcome. I’m thinking either;
1. Dual svs pb 1000
2. Dual monolith 10”
3. Single svs pb 2000
4. Single monolith 12”
5. Dual vft 2 mk5
6. Single vft 3 mk5

Very torn.....Help!!!
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Concrete floor, 4200+ cu.ft. I'd start with the VTF-3 or Monolith 12" and double up when additional funds become available.
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Concrete floor, 4200+ cu.ft. I'd start with the VTF-3 or Monolith 12" and double up when additional funds become available.
Thanks. Just to clarify, the HT room is partially open (blocked by a 42” high seating bar wall). There is a 5 foot wide full opening. Does your recommendation remain the same?
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Yes. The biggest factor (IMO) is that you're on concrete. Buy two "lesser" subs now and you may find yourself trying to sell both in order to upgrade. Buy one more-powerful sub now and:
- if you're satisfied with its performance, you're done;
- if you feel you need more, simply add another when additional funds become available.
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Concrete floor, 4200+ cu.ft. I'd start with the VTF-3 or Monolith 12" and double up when additional funds become available.
Post # 2? Some things never change...

You're correct; large space + concrete = significant subwoofer(s). The sports viewing will likely be OK, but movies and games would go lacking unless there was sufficient output and depth potential available.

 
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Ok. Being from Canada, HSU doesn’t really work for warranty. I wish it did.

So switching gears, and after some pricing research. I can swing either one monolith 12 or two pb 2000. Either of these two options can be fixed with free shipping in Canada.
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Ok. Being from Canada, HSU doesn’t really work for warranty. I wish it did.

So switching gears, and after some pricing research. I can swing either one monolith 12 or two pb 2000. Either of these two options can be fixed with free shipping in Canada.
Dual PB2000 You can not go wrong!
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... after some pricing research. I can swing either one monolith 12 or two pb 2000. Either of these two options can be fixed with free shipping in Canada.
A pair of PB-2000s will have plenty of output and solid sub-20Hz extension. And they come with SVS' top-notch customer support. The Monolith 12" is reportedly better but I'm not sure it's worth the $337 premium up here ($1416 for a Mono 12" vs. $1079 for a PB-2000).

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I can swing either one monolith 12 or two pb 2000.
Add another yes vote for dual PB 2000's.

 
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A pair of PB-2000s will have plenty of output and solid sub-20Hz extension. And they come with SVS' top-notch customer support. The Monolith 12" is reportedly better but I'm not sure it's worth the $337 premium up here ($1416 for a Mono 12" vs. $1079 for a PB-2000).
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Add another yes vote for dual PB 2000's.
Thanks for the replies....dual pb 2000 it is. As these are my 1st good subs, is there a setup procedure outlining sub settings? Hopefully something geared towards my Denon avr 4400?
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Check out the calibration thread. There is no question you could have that the guide doesn't cover.

 
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Check out the calibration thread. There is no question you could have that the guide doesn't cover.
Thanks Jim....you guys are great!
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