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Assuming the same price, I have a dedicated theater. Almost exclusively home theater/movies. Pretty small space, only about 1600 cubic feet. Typical listening volume is -15dB normally, or -5 when pushing.


I like the idea of dual for a more even response, but with the amp issues with the MFW-15, I am sorta leaning toward the SVS. I do live in Denver, close to AV123 headquarters, and with two subs, if one goes out, I could live with one until a replacement amp comes, but obviously, would rather not deal with that.


Any thoughts?

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The Ultra is a more balanced sub...

I don't like the amp issues I've heard.
 

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I have a pair of MFW-15's right next to an Ultra. They are both excellent perfomers. The amp issue with MFW-15's has already been solved.


As you are in Denver, the only risk on a pair of MFW-15's is return shipping - try a pair out, and if you don't like them, drive them back.
 

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I have dual MFW's and have heard the Ultra a few times. That seems like a lot of sub for 1600 cubic feet but they just be my jealousy as I am at almost triple that airspace so you will be pressurized like I can only dream of.


What subs are you replacing and how is the FR in your room currently? Do you notice nulls or large variances from one seating location to another? If so then duals may really help. I am a fan of multiples but if your setup allows you to I have been told lately that one larger sub that is capable can do wonders for you.


Ron from SVS lives down in the Springs and I know at one point was looking at setting up a show room down there. You can fire an email off to them and see if they can find a way for you to demo an Ultra. Also, you can request a demo on AV123's forum for the duals. I would offer one myself but I am still recovering from a bad accident and surgery so I am not going to be up to having visitors for at least a month. If you are still looking then fire me a PM.


Also, living in Denver means that you don't need to worry about shipping on the MFW's, if you purchase just call and set up a will call. You will need to pay the Longmont tax rate, think it is still at 8.25% but that is probably not much worse than Denver if you are in the city proper. If you buy/return it is just an hour drive up the 25. AV123 and SVS have both been great for me to work with.


I had an amp issue in my first MFW that required some attention but it got straightened out and Mark J and Kyle worked with me every step of the way.


What are your listening habits and preferences? To paraphrase the immortal words of Craigsub, when he was discussing the Castle vs MFW's, the Ultra will dig deeper and the MFW's will have more "punch". Either option, really, is very good.
 

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Originally Posted by craigsub /forum/post/15507669


I have a pair of MFW-15's right next to an Ultra. They are both excellent perfomers. The amp issue with MFW-15's has already been solved.


As you are in Denver, the only risk on a pair of MFW-15's is return shipping - try a pair out, and if you don't like them, drive them back.

Thanks Craig,


In my size room, I don't think output will be an issue with either choice. Is one of these two options going to be better with deeper material. If there is a difference, is it really noticeable in real world listening of movies.
 

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What subs are you replacing and how is the FR in your room currently? Do you notice nulls or large variances from one seating location to another? If so then duals may really help. I am a fan of multiples but if your setup allows you to I have been told lately that one larger sub that is capable can do wonders for you.

I am coming from a very good sub..The JL F113. I sold it because I needed the cash. Now that I am getting another, and since I am 95% home theater, I am thinking of spending less for more possible output..not the the F113 is lacking.


In my room, it is much easier to place one or both subs in the back of the room, both from a frequency response, as well as that is where my rack is (front projecter makes it easier). I get a really flat response there, but on really powerful material, I can sense what side of the room the sub is on. I was thinking with one in each corner behind me, or one behind me and one up front, or duals up front if I need to, I might do better from this perspective.


By the way thanks for the offer on a listen, but I will probably make my choice this week.
 
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