Originally Posted by Kennygiroux
Sorry but what's a REW download and yes I am on cement but I do have the floor done with foam and plank flooring, laminate flooring that is. I am mad at myself because I should of built a listening room because my basement is wide and long plus it's shaped like a L . I am thinking on getting rid of my 95f for Goldenear Reference but it's $10000 just for the 2 front speaker, I love my hard hitting bass but I might need to go to a bigger sub. I am running the Paradigm Prestige sw2000 and I want more then 2000watts. Maybe I am crazy for listening to loud stereo. What sub do you think I should go with $7500 Is my max I would go, I did get a good price on my sub it midnight cherry 4200 tax in, Canadian dollars.
It's not about the watts. You have a 15" sealed subwoofer, in a relatively small enclosure. And, it just isn't going to give you a great deal of SPL or tactile response. If you have the subwoofer right next to you, and it still can't do much, then I think that the sub is deficient for your listening levels. And, that really isn't surprising, given the size and specs.
As Joe mentioned, since you are on a concrete floor, laid on soil, you won't be getting as much low-frequency tactile response (vibration) from your floor, as you would be on an upper floor. The laminate won't make any appreciable difference with that. I recommend a large ported subwoofer. (Ported subwoofers can produce a lot of low-bass tactile response, which is helpful on concrete.)
There are several really large and powerful subwoofers that you could consider, and size matters when it comes to low-frequencies at high sound pressure levels. A large part of the reason that most people push their subwoofers too hard involves the pursuit of the lower-bass frequencies. Many of us want bass that we can really hear and feel at times.
Among the ones I would recommend are the JTR Cap 4000ULF, which is offered in several shapes, or the Cap 2400ULF; the PSA TV42 iPal or the TV36 iPal; or the Rythmik FV28HP or the FV25HP. Any of those subs will be within your budget, even with the exchange rate, and any of them will vastly
outperform your current subwoofer. In terms of performance, it will be like comparing a Ferrari to a Camry. That's not knocking Paradigm, who makes speakers that I like. But, all of the major ID (Internet Direct) subwoofer companies are light years ahead when it comes to subwoofers.
It will probably take some research on the various owner threads to help you to decide which make and model you really want. The various subwoofers will have slightly different attributes, but you can't go wrong with any of them. It depends in part on how large you want to go. Any of the subs I listed above will be real game changers for you.
Good luck with your search and selection. You have a lot to look forward to with respect to bass!