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I went back and forth between the Speedwoofer 10s and Monoprice 10. To me I consider $400-500 the same price range. Ultimately I went with the Speedwoofer because of the free trial...being wireless is also a bonus. If I don't like the sound or if there is not enough output I'll return it for free and try something else. Sub is on the way and can't wait to try it out!
Please post your results!

I’m looking at doing dual Speedwoofers once my house is built next January!
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I’m looking at doing dual Speedwoofers once my house is built next January!
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I still haven't decided on what I'm going to do but maybe I'll try speedwoofer and s e how I like it. I just cannot decide it's really getting to me

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I still haven't decided on what I'm going to do but maybe I'll try speedwoofer and s e how I like it. I just cannot decide it's really getting to me

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The Speedwoofer is a good sub and definitely miles ahead of other budget subs, but it won't play down to 20hz like Rhythmik, HSU or SVS.
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The Speedwoofer is a good sub and definitely miles ahead of other budget subs, but it won't play down to 20hz like Rhythmik, HSU or SVS.
What material do you listen to that plays below 20hz? Reading reviews on the Speedwoofer most agree that it doesn't go as low, but is it worth another $100-150 for another 5hz? Personally I have no idea because I haven't been able to listen to any of them. So I decided to start with lower end, take advantage of their free trial, and if it doesn't satisfy my needs then on to the next one.
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What material do you listen to that plays below 20hz? Reading reviews on the Speedwoofer most agree that it doesn't go as low, but is it worth another $100-150 for another 5hz?
I know this isn't the subwoofer or DIY subforum, but the answer is yes, it is worth the little extra money for the extra extension for many of us. There are plenty of movies that have sub 20 Hz content and since its a ported sub and the driver will unload below tuning, a higher tuned sub is at a disadvantage. Another advantage of a sub like the Hsu is its configuration flexibility. You can trade output for extension or vice versa by plugging one of the two ports, and you can adjust Q(damping).

That said, the Speedwoofer looks like a great performer for the size and price within its limits.
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When you say unload, are you saying it's an audible distortion? I am completely uneducated when it comes to this. From what I read, the output is decreased to a point where below a certain frequency you simply can't hear it play that note. Requiring higher spl at the lower frequencies so you can feel them.

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Below the tuning point there's little or no damping, so the woofer acts like there is no box at all to control it, and excursion & distortion increases, which if the level is high enough, it can exceed the capabilities of the woofer and damage it. We generally will insert a high pass filter, a protector, to prevent that scenario in the subs we build. Some commercial subs will have them, as well, commonly called a rumble filter.

If you keep the volume at moderate levels, the chance of damage is slim.
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What material do you listen to that plays below 20hz? Reading reviews on the Speedwoofer most agree that it doesn't go as low, but is it worth another $100-150 for another 5hz? Personally I have no idea because I haven't been able to listen to any of them. So I decided to start with lower end, take advantage of their free trial, and if it doesn't satisfy my needs then on to the next one.
For most music a sub that plays down to 28hz will be adequate. If you're primary use is movies, going with a sub that's capable of playing to or below 20hz would enhance the experience. You can't hear frequencies below 20hz but they will make your hair stand up and you can feel it in your bones.

The Speedwoofer is a very good sub for sound quality and won't be boomy like most budget subs. but for $100 more you can get a 20hz capable sub which would be well worth it for HT use.
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Below the tuning point there's little or no damping, so the woofer acts like there is no box at all to control it, and excursion & distortion increases, which if the level is high enough, it can exceed the capabilities of the woofer and damage it. We generally will insert a high pass filter, a protector, to prevent that scenario in the subs we build. Some commercial subs will have them, as well, commonly called a rumble filter.

If you keep the volume at moderate levels, the chance of damage is slim.
Thanks for the clarification! I'm anxious to test the Speedwoofer, with my listening area so small I'm hoping I won't have any issues.
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Just me personally, but if I couldn't go over $400 to get the excellent Monolith THX Select 10 for $500, I would have bought two of the JBL 550p sealed subs for $190/each. The 550p is a great sub for the money and it's sealed design is tailor made for medium to smaller sized rooms.

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Just me personally, but if I couldn't go over $400 to get the excellent Monolith THX Select 10 for $500, I would have bought two of the JBL 550p sealed subs for $190/each. The 550p is a great sub for the money and it's sealed design is tailor made for medium to smaller sized rooms.
Have you had the chance to listen to the Speedwoofer?
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Have you had the chance to listen to the Speedwoofer?

No I haven't. I had considered one quite a while back, before some reviews and measurements had been posted. It's not a bad sub from what I've seen, but from the measurements it doesn't have the extension I would want for home theater and the distortion numbers seem rather high. It's strength is it's smaller size and it will play more accurate than budget subs in the $150-$250 range. The JBL 550p is a bit of a different animal, since it's a sealed sub. It doesn't have the humped frequency response you see in other $200 ported subs, nor do you obviously have any issues with possible port noise due to the sealed design. The 550p is also built like a tank for this price range. I do think it's great that RSL offers free return shipping if a person decides they aren't satisfied with it. This shows the company has some confidence in their product and I'm sure it also attracts many potential buyers who are considering other subs from companies that don't offer free returns. I'm sure a lot of people are very happy with the 10S, I just wish I could be in that group...lol. It would save me a lot of money.
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No I haven't. I had considered one quite a while back, before some reviews and measurements had been posted. It's not a bad sub from what I've seen, but from the measurements it doesn't have the extension I would want for home theater and the distortion numbers seem rather high. It's strength is it's smaller size and it will play more accurate than budget subs in the $150-$250 range. The JBL 550p is a bit of a different animal, since it's a sealed sub. It doesn't have the humped frequency response you see in other $200 ported subs, nor do you obviously have any issues with possible port noise due to the sealed design. The 550p is also built like a tank for this price range. I do think it's great that RSL offers free return shipping if a person decides they aren't satisfied with it. This shows the company has some confidence in their product and I'm sure it also attracts many potential buyers who are considering other subs from companies that don't offer free returns. I'm sure a lot of people are very happy with the 10S, I just wish I could be in that group...lol. It would save me a lot of money.
While I agree with reviews and measurements are a good indicator on how well it will perform, it's not fair to completely judge without listening to it first. I can't really give my opinion on most speakers or subwoofers, because guess what...I haven't listened to them. Especially when you factor in the room it will be played in, one review or test may not be true for another. I wish more companies offered free returns, because of how many variables are involved it would be nice to A/B speakers and see what works for you.
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While I agree with reviews and measurements are a good indicator on how well it will perform, it's not fair to completely judge without listening to it first. I can't really give my opinion on most speakers or subwoofers, because guess what...I haven't listened to them. Especially when you factor in the room it will be played in, one review or test may not be true for another. I wish more companies offered free returns, because of how many variables are involved it would be nice to A/B speakers and see what works for you.

I completely agree that it's always best to listen to speakers/subs in your own room with your own equipment. In a perfect world we would be able to order 4 or 5 subs and listen to them head to head to pick the one we prefer. Reviews with outdoor measurements do at least give you a solid baseline of how the subwoofer will perform, however. The 10S just isn't designed to deliver the extension of something larger and more powerful like the Monolith THX Select 10. The 10s straddles that line between budget subs and quality subs and it's probably a good spot for many who don't want to spend a lot. I can say from first hand experience, having owned the JBL SUB 550P, that it is a really great sub for under $200. If I were throwing together a budget system that's probably the most obvious and first piece of the puzzle I would pick up for a smallish sized room.

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I completely agree that it's always best to listen to speakers/subs in your own room with your own equipment. In a perfect world we would be able to order 4 or 5 subs and listen to them head to head to pick the one we prefer. Reviews with outdoor measurements do at least give you a solid baseline of how the subwoofer will perform, however. The 10S just isn't designed to deliver the extension of something larger and more powerful like the Monolith THX Select 10. The 10s straddles that line between budget subs and quality subs and it's probably a good spot for many who don't want to spend a lot. I can say from first hand experience, having owned the JBL SUB 550P, that it is a really great sub for under $200. If I were throwing together a budget system that's probably the most obvious and first piece of the puzzle I would pick up for a smallish sized room.
Delivery person might not like me if I had a steady rotation of different subs to try haha...but I definitely wish I could! Speedwoofer should arrive Tuesday, any material you suggest to test the quality/limits?
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Delivery person might not like me if I had a steady rotation of different subs to try haha...but I definitely wish I could! Speedwoofer should arrive Tuesday, any material you suggest to test the quality/limits?

That's called job security for the delivery guy. As far as movies go, there are a lot of great bass flicks. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a great movie if you haven't already seen it. A few others off the top of my head are Mad Max: Fury Road, Interstellar, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Bumblebee and Tron Legacy.
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Awesome, thanks for the suggestions!
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The only way you are going to get performance for under $400 is buying a used 12" or DIY and $400 is even a stretch unless your theatre is the size of a closet. Do yourself a favor and don't buy 2 POS subs as 2 subs is the same as 1 sub but more equal bass response in a given area... not twice the bass! Next year you will be upgrading and throwing the old ones away. Save up some cash and buy it properly out of the gate. Buy it cheap buy it twice! You definitely get what you pay for in the audio world. There are steals and deals to be had on previous generation equipment but you must be patient however subs haven't changed much in the last decade and that really only applies to everything but subs.
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The only way you are going to get performance for under $400 is buying a used 12" or DIY and $400 is even a stretch unless your theatre is the size of a closet. Do yourself a favor and don't buy 2 POS subs as 2 subs is the same as 1 sub but more equal bass response in a given area... not twice the bass! Next year you will be upgrading and throwing the old ones away. Save up some cash and buy it properly out of the gate. Buy it cheap buy it twice! You definitely get what you pay for in the audio world. There are steals and deals to be had on previous generation equipment but you must be patient however subs haven't changed much in the last decade and that really only applies to everything but subs.
Lol does a 715 sq ft apartment with a listening area of 12' by 15' represent a "theater the size of a closet"?

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I'm going to look more into diy. Looks Simone enough to our together just need it to look good as my sub will be visible. Not sure how hard painting or wrapping may be

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Lol does a 715 sq ft apartment with a listening area of 12' by 15' represent a "theater the size of a closet"?
My closet is little bigger than that (the only reason my wife liked this home} but my kids are not. Thats a pretty good size room i must say and is a tad smaller than my theatre room. I recently took my hsu vtf3v5 from my 2k cubed basement theater to my loft which with the 4 bedroom doors closed is roughly the size of your apartment. I would need 4 of them to get proper bass. Can I hear it yes. Can I feel it... Hell no! Without tactile response its just not really worth it. I made the mistake of letting my kids take over the basement. What a mistake! Now i got to wait 2 years til they are off to college to feel the bass.
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The only way you are going to get performance for under $400 is buying a used 12" or DIY and $400 is even a stretch unless your theatre is the size of a closet. Do yourself a favor and don't buy 2 POS subs as 2 subs is the same as 1 sub but more equal bass response in a given area... not twice the bass! Next year you will be upgrading and throwing the old ones away. Save up some cash and buy it properly out of the gate. Buy it cheap buy it twice! You definitely get what you pay for in the audio world.
I agree about not buying lesser subs that you may regret - however, adding a second subwoofer actually does get you double the sound pressure for frequencies that combine in phase. This means the subs when placed in a room, within 5 feet of each other, will get you +6dB up to 56.5Hz, and when placed within 10 feet of each other, +6dB up to 28.25Hz if my math is correct. You could use this distance offset to "tune" the frequency response, bringing up the low end to flatten the response where it would normally drop off. It also brings response smoothing (one sub fills in where the other is weak in its current placement).

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The band "Double Bass Double Voice" on the streaming service of your choice (I use Tidal). They're a double bass player and two female singers with some simple percussion. The bass fundamentals are a good test for your sub and the harmonics for crossover and speakers. There's not a lot going on since it's one instrument and voices, so you can walk around the room and really hear how much of an effect placement has.

I originally used it for listening tests, after changing my room layout and sealing my subs & mbm. The beautiful simplicity kind of grew on me.

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