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Monolith M10-S for music?

All, moving into a smaller place. My main focus is music, and want to keep footprint to a minimum. I've seen GREAT feedback on the ported 10" Monolith, but don't know that I've seen much, if anything, on the sealed version. Is the Monolith considered a good option for music? I listen to rock/metal with fast double bass drums, so need the subs to be quick and accurate. I don't like the bass drums to blend together into a boomy mess. Also considered dual RSL Speedwoofers, but have seen several threads of people recommending the Monolith over the RSL - though I think that was more for overall output for home theater.

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Rythmik L12.

Leave it at 8 ohms and call it a day :)
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Are you purchasing duals of whatever you end up deciding on? Do you have a budget limit?

I own the ported Monolith 10 (placed in our master bedroom).

Don't assume that the ported version is a boomy bloated mess compared to the sealed. It is not (it's a myth based on poorly designed ported subs of the past). In fact, there probably isn't any detectable difference in that regard as the Monolith 10-S is a derivative of the original ported 10 design.

I would reconsider the dual RSL Speedwoofers, the Monoliths, and also the Rythmik L12. No subwoofer I have listened to performs better with the most complex bass lines than the Rythmiks (without spending 2-3x the price).

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Are you purchasing duals of whatever you end up deciding on? Do you have a budget limit?

I own the ported Monolith 10 (placed in our master bedroom).

Don't assume that the ported version is a boomy bloated mess compared to the sealed. It is not (it's a myth based on poorly designed ported subs of the past). In fact, there probably isn't any detectable difference in that regard as the Monolith 10-S is a derivative of the original ported 10 design.

I would reconsider the dual RSL Speedwoofers, the Monoliths, and also the Rythmik L12. No subwoofer I have listened to performs better with the most complex bass lines than the Rythmiks (without spending 2-3x the price).

http://rythmikaudio.com/
Yea I’m looking to run duals. I may even sell the Martin Logans and go with book shelves again; maybe LS50’s

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All, moving into a smaller place. My main focus is music, and want to keep footprint to a minimum. I've seen GREAT feedback on the ported 10" Monolith, but don't know that I've seen much, if anything, on the sealed version. Is the Monolith considered a good option for music? I listen to rock/metal with fast double bass drums, so need the subs to be quick and accurate. I don't like the bass drums to blend together into a boomy mess. Also considered dual RSL Speedwoofers, but have seen several threads of people recommending the Monolith over the RSL - though I think that was more for overall output for home theater.
The SpeedWoofer 10S doesn't have any real weakness so that's a good option to consider. Anything Rythmik is a worthy contender. I don't know how the Monolith M10-S sounds but I do have experience with the M15-S. If the 10" variant is just a smaller version of the 15" that one is pretty solid too.

 
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