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Sub-woofer suggestions

Hello,

I have tried over the last year to live with my 2 Paradigm Millenia Subs, which are a comprise of form follows function, and are not designed for a room that is 20X20X12. Photos of room attached and I do have some WAF restrictions around size so I have chosen sealed subs.

I have narrowed it down to:

1-HSU ULS15 MK-2 Great sub with strong output
1-Rythmik E15HP - Another great sub with strong output

2-JL Audio D110's compact and less expensive
2-JL audio e110's or e112's?

If any of you have experience with these subs I welcome any and all feedback.

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Of those choices, the HSU ULS all the way.


Since you are considering JL, you might also look at the PSA S1512. I'm not sure there is a better sealed 15" out there than the PSA but HSU ULS is by far the best value and a great sub.


And since that space appears to be rather large, you might also look into sealed 18" subs like the PSA S1812 or Rythmik F18.
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Of those choices, the HSU ULS all the way.


Since you are considering JL, you might also look at the PSA S1512. I'm not sure there is a better sealed 15" out there than the PSA but HSU ULS is by far the best value and a great sub.


And since that space appears to be rather large, you might also look into sealed 18" subs like the PSA S1812 or Rythmik F18.
Since badtlc put the PSA S1812 on the table, I recall Tom @ PSA recently listed the following B-stock sub:

One S1812, like new, $1199

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Hello,

I have tried over the last year to live with my 2 Paradigm Millenia Subs, which are a comprise of form follows function, and are not designed for a room that is 20X20X12. Photos of room attached and I do have some WAF restrictions around size so I have chosen sealed subs.

I have narrowed it down to:

1-HSU ULS15 MK-2 Great sub with strong output
1-Rythmik E15HP - Another great sub with strong output

2-JL Audio D110's compact and less expensive
2-JL audio e110's or e112's?

If any of you have experience with these subs I welcome any and all feedback.

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Go for HSU ULS15 MK-2
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I've been looking around a bit to replace my 18" velodyne simply because the waf is no longer there. Of the ones you have listed in original post I'm not familiar with any of them except the JL's and the e110 or e112 sound terrific. My room is a lot smaller than yours of course. With a room that size I don't think you would get really good sound even with something as big as my velodyne and it can put out quite a lot! If I were in that room I would really think two subs of smaller size would serve you much better sound. Just a thought of course.
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^ 4800 cubic ft is not a small room. Most around here would recommend a minimum of two ported 15" subs with LF extension down into the teens. A pair of ported 18's even better.

Like yourself, I had to contend with WAF size restrictions and landed on the E15HP's. This was before the HP2 with the 1000watt amp came out. I would have went that route had it been available at the time. If your goal is high fidelity music, you wont be disappointed with the E15. I have an open house with over 20K ft cubed so pressurizing the room for movies is not even a remote possibility. But that was not my goal, so it was a compromise I was willing to make.

FWIW, now that the Mrs appreciates the sound quality from the E15's, she got over the size. She would not go without sub's again she recently admitted. I however, do have a bit of the What If's about not going ported.

Rythmik gives you the ability to go ported with its output benefits, but retain the sound quality as good as, or better than other sealed models for music.

Probably not much help, but some food for thought.
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Since badtlc put the PSA S1812 on the table, I recall Tom @ PSA recently listed the following B-stock sub:

One S1812, like new, $1199

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@marko44 -Thanks for the heads up on the S1812!

I spoke with Tom at PSA today and will be ordering either the S1812 or a S1512 and adding another down the road.

Great customer service from PSA!
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