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Subwoofer suggestions

I am in the process of slowly purchasing speakers for my first HT. This by all means is no high end setup.

As of now I have a Def Tech Pro Center 2000 and 2 Pro Cinema 1000 for the fronts.

On my radar is a subwoofer as the next addition. We do not listen to much music so it appears a ported sub would be the way to go.

I have been looking at a Rythmik FVX12 or comparable. Would this be too much or overkill?

At some point I will add rear speakers, possibly Def Tech SR-9040 or SR-9080’s. Or put the Pro Cinema’s in the rear and get different L/R’s.

The room is approximately 19 x 18 x 9-10ft ceiling and opens to the kitchen.

Thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated?
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I am in the process of slowly purchasing speakers for my first HT. This by all means is no high end setup.

As of now I have a Def Tech Pro Center 2000 and 2 Pro Cinema 1000 for the fronts.

On my radar is a subwoofer as the next addition. We do not listen to much music so it appears a ported sub would be the way to go.

I have been looking at a Rythmik FVX12 or comparable. Would this be too much or overkill?

At some point I will add rear speakers, possibly Def Tech SR-9040 or SR-9080’s. Or put the Pro Cinema’s in the rear and get different L/R’s.

The room is approximately 19 x 18 x 9-10ft ceiling and opens to the kitchen.

Thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated?
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The Outlaw X12 on sale for $500 is also worth considering:
https://www.outlawaudio.com/mofcart/cmny2019.html

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Perhaps a bit more insight into the recommendations?
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The Outlaw X12 on sale for $500 is also worth considering:
https://www.outlawaudio.com/mofcart/cmny2019.html
Seems like a good sub at that price; the 50 less watts isn't that big a deal.

3 year warranty (which is "normal" for subs) vs 5 for SVS and the latter offers free return shipping if not happy.

It also seems if you do return an Outlaw product within their 30 day window you will still have to pay for the cost to have it shipped to you AND to ship it back.

That could be a LOT of money for a 66lb sub.

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Seems like a good sub at that price; the 50 less watts isn't that big a deal.

3 year warranty (which is "normal" for subs) vs 5 for SVS and the latter offers free return shipping if not happy.

It also seems if you do return an Outlaw product within their 30 day window you will still have to pay for the cost to have it shipped to you AND to ship it back.

That could be a LOT of money for a 66lb sub.
ah, good points. I didn't read the fine print, just have heard generally good things about Outlaw subs, though they seem a bit overpriced when not on sale.

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There are many good brands of subs, all I would like to add is I think going with Dual subs, even if that means going with a cheaper model, is one of the best things you can do for your system because the bass is more even throughout the room and not as likely to be localized, as long as they're placed symmetrically.
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There are many good brands of subs, all I would like to add is I think going with Dual subs, even if that means going with a cheaper model, is one of the best things you can do for your system because the bass is more even throughout the room and not as likely to be localized, as long as they're placed symmetrically.
Yes, Zorba and I both have 2 subs in our music systems.

In my case super inexpensive ones EQ'd with a mini DSP; Yamaha SW012s.

When my DD15 in my main Home Theater craps out again I might replace it with dual Rhythmik L12s as I hate the size of ported subs and have always had sealed servo subs in my main Home Theater.
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