Thoughts on new subwoofer options
Hey guys looking for some input on new subwoofer options. I just picked up the Polk HTS 10 because I was able to get a really good deal on it ($190). The problem is after having it for two days it just is not cutting it. I am coming off of using a KRK S10 in this setup which I have decided to start using again for making music. The polk does not even compare to the KRK sub and is a major downgrade. The Polk actually has a pleasant sound that I would describe as smooth, but it is not loud, produces no impact, and is making a popping noise when pushed. I will be returning it if possible and if not I will be selling it. My system use is evenly distributed between movies and music and the sub will be incorporated into a 7.1 channel system. The sub cannot be huge which rules out the monolith 10 (and others like that). The options I am looking at now are:
SVS SB-2000 (original model) for $599
Emotiva S12 for $699
Rythmik L12 for $559
Monoprice Monlith M10-S
All of these subs are (out of my price range), so the prices are important. Any thoughts on these subs, or any others that you could recommend?
I also found a pair of the Emotiva Basx8's on ebay for $300. It is hard to find info on these as they are no longer made, but they seem solid. I expect some serious output after using the KRK, so does anyone know if two of these will do the trick as $300 is much more appealing to me.
I would like to clarify: I know that the Basx8 subs will not play as low as the other subs I mentioned, but The KRK was only rated to go down to 28hz which I believe is comparable with the Basx8. The KRK may not have gone as low as the subs I listed but it was loud and would shake the house. Any thoughts on two of these Emotiva's doing the same?
My room is roughly 1600 cubic feet, but features two open doorway on either side. I know this is terrible! but its what I have to work with.
Last edited by Matt Olsziewski; 05-04-2020 at 04:12 AM.