Originally Posted by bwieler21
Hello all, I am new to Forums so my apologies if I am doing it wrong lol.
I have a theater room that is about 17' by 21' but is basically open to 2 other levels. The "open" section of the room would be considered the right hand side, or the side where the right channels are. It is a 4 level split and the majority of the 1 wall is open to the kitchen, which is open to the upper living/dining room, which is open to the stairwell that goes to our upper level. My theater room is also open to the stairwell that goes to the 4th and lowest level, but I can just close the door to close off the basement.
That being said, I currently run 1 Klipsch R115SW and 1 SVS PB 16 Ultra. I recently have decided to up my subwoofer game again. I most likely will be getting rid of the 1 Klipsch sub, and was considering just getting another PB 16 Ultra. I just wanted to get some opinions from some of you guys on here about what may be a better option or at least another good option. My budget will be around $3000, but anything I can save budget wise will be awesome, so that I can save for another Power Amp in the near future.
I am open to active subwoofers, passive subwoofers with external amplification and possibly even DIY as long as it's a kit and easy to build. I would need a little guidance and help for the passive with amp or the DIY as I am not entirely familiar with those options. I am quite familiar with the active options. I mainly game and watch movies, not much music listening on the system. Also, please keep in mind that I am in Canada and some of the internet direct companies tack on a hefty fee to ship here. Thanks in advance for all your time and thoughts.
My equipment for a 5.2.4 system:
Denon AVRX4400 receiver
Marants MM7055 power amp (running fronts and surrounds)
75" Samsung Q6 QLED TV
Panasonic DPUB-820 4K Blu Ray player
Xbox One X
Klipsch reference premiere fronts and surrounds
Klipsch front and rear heights
1 Klipsch R115SW subwoofer
1 SVS PB16 Ultra Subwoofer
A few questions:
Where in Alberta are you? If you're relatively close to the border, have it shipped close to the border, and drive over and pick it up. You will pay customs and US dolllars, but it will still be cheaper. A lot of the suggestions people have here are in US dollars. Double the price for us! (I'm from Canada as well) Solen.ca has the Dayton Audio UM 18, but it is a lot more expensive than from parts express, doesn't go on sale, and of course shipping...
Another option is Mach 5 Audio (in Winnipeg), that has subs, such as the UXL 18, FTW 21, etc. Expensive as well, but Canadian dollars, and includes shipping. I am waiting to see if they put the IXL 18 on their website, as it may be close to the UM 18 (and quite a bit cheaper than ordering from the US). If you call them they may be able to tell you how far the IXL 18 is away from being produced. Maybe even the AWE 24 (24" sub), sealed sub if that comes to light as well (also from Mach 5 audio).
Any size restrictions? Maximum width/ depth/ height? That might limit people's answers as well.
PS. I have no affiliation with Mach 5. I have just been researching the same as well for a while so I thought I would pass on the info. Good luck!