Originally Posted by chicago1
He will get my old subs I am saving up for 2 svs pb-12 plus or 2 HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer. I just started getting the bug after reading all the stuff on here. Some amazing builds and the info that I have learned is just priceless.
I apologize for this post length, but you understand how it is when passionate about a thing.
If you have not looked at Power Sound Audio, I would give their subwoofers and speakers serious consideration. My PSA journey began rather recently in November of 2015, after I chose PSA's newer 18" sub, the V1800, which was only $100 more than my main home theater sub I was looking to upgrade (SVS PC-12+).
I had an SVS PC-12+ and klipsch reference speaker setup for a little less than a year before moving in 2015 into a larger room in a new house. And the PC12+, although a very respectable driver for 12 inches, just couldn't come close to filling my room with the desired bass/slam, and the Klipsch became way too harsh/fatiguing at anything approaching reference volume.
I looked into trading the PC12+ up to an ultra, and realized that it wasn't worth the $800 difference (after shipping) for a tiny bit more output/headroom. Also, I didn't care to spend $1140 on another PC12+ for a dual subwoofer setup, only to be left needing the output that larger 15-18" drivers could more easily provide. So based on audio forum recommendations, I started researching other internet direct companies and reading customer impressions on HSU, Rythmik, RA, etc., and I found PSA products to have the best value. Value that includes absolutely amazing customer service, full 5 year warranty, build quality, and overall performance. Also, they are manufactured nearly 100% in the USA, and are ran by one of the founding members of SVS, Tom Vodhanel. Tom is an all around great guy that honestly cares about his customer's happiness and not just the sale.
In the end, I was so impressed with my first PSA sub, I had to hear their speakers as well. After auditioning just the front 3 PSA speakers, I immediately sold the Klipsch setup to a friend, and I now have an all PSA speaker setup consisting of an MTM-210C, two MT-110, and two MT-110SR; and I'm about to buy a second V1800 and move the PC12+ nearfield. The increased performance of this system over my last is difficult to describe, because it truly has to be experienced.
If you care to read more about my thoughts on my home theater upgrade to an all PSA setup, in the last couple months, I've posted quite a few listening impressions on the PSA forums. Bottom line though, buy what makes you happy, and suits your needs/budget...good luck and enjoy whatever you decide!