Originally Posted by Bart_joly
thanks for the hint. I'll guess I'll start investigating the world of subwoofers some more because I had even never heard of Rythmik.
Too bad you can't easily buy it in Europe, which means heafty import taxes
There are many of them. After owning klipsch, I realized the big brands look better, but fall off rather early (r10sw has a lower freq of 32)even with a port. Similarly the Harman Kardon attached with the sb26 (yes a sound bar system, I know) lists 38Hz.
Very few are actually built to go in the Netherlands of sub 20Hz and survive. Many subs have died trying to play the edge of tomorrow opening or the tank battle in fury.
Also depends on what listening spl you're looking for. At 60db,you won't hear anything and all subs can run fine. A measurement mic will show you the same thing, but once the volume is increased the drivers and box start feeling compression. At very high volumes (near limit) the driver will be limited by the air inside the cabinet followed by enclosure creaks and/or port chuffing. In simple words amplifier, driver and enclosure just can't keep up with you demands. Running it beyond the limit or extended period in the limit range may damage the Sub, maybe even rendering it useless. Hence It's wise to have a little extra in your pocket for when you don't know a movie/show might need the extra db.
May I suggest hopping onto a few official threads of brands like Rythmik, PSA, HSU to see for yourself what you can expect.
I think there is a brand called Rel, which I couldn't find in my location, but saw them on my trip to Frankfurt. They do make some impressive subs. Worth visiting their official thread too. Overall the set of people on these forums are quite happy to help. I've seen a few suggesting competing brands when they know they can't meet the customers needs.
Also you'll find customers who've jumped ships from one brand to another and loved or hated that decision. So their perspective is also worth a read.
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