If you're referring to the $400 SE12 "Flex" sub, I think at that pricepoint the RSL Speedwoofer is likely the better sub for the same money, and it comes with free return shipping unlike the Emotiva.Thanks for the list. Im leaning toward the Emotiva B1/C1 setup and am wondering about thier subs. Id like to step up to a 12" and was wondering if you'd recommend their sub or another brand.
Hey Zorba, or anybody really, as I am still learning a lot of this as I go, when someone comments that a speaker is "power hungry" does that mean directly or indirectly that it needs a lot of power to make it "sound" better? or am I seeing this opposite of what it means....I am specifically talking about the HTD level 3's...someone listed "power hungry" as a con...just trying to wrap my head around some of the jargon associated with this hobby.Lots and lots of good stuff out there, and at very reasonable prices these days.
Some to look into off the top of my head:
- Ascend 170SE/340SE = very dynamic and clear, excellent PTP
- Chane A1.5/A2.4 = unfortunately these have been out of stock since June and you have to be very patient to wait for them to come back
- Emotiva B1/C1/C2 = AMT tweeters, which imo provide the perfect balance of incredible treble extension/detail without any harshness or shrillness---best bang for the buck hands down even at regular prices
- Hsu HB-1 / HC-1 = these are horns too, but with virtually zero risk of listening fatigue
- HTD Level 3 = free return shipping makes these a great first-try choice, Kapton ribbon tweeters, front ported
- Infinity Reference R162/R263/RC263 = best bang for the buck when on 60% off sale a couple times a year
- JBL Studio 530 = when on sale for $300/pr also outstanding bargains, weakness is a puny "matching" center in the 520C so mismatched center is highly recommended
- NHT SuperOnes = around $125 apiece on Amazon, a PTP champ, sealed cabinet, but also a weak "matching" center
- RSL CG5/CG25 = front ported, high WAF, free return shipping, but not as strong PTP as others above
I've never heard anyone complain of the HTD L3 in those terms---and its sensitivity and impedance specs would make me skeptical of anyone who did unless they are a volume freak (and those folks do exist), but in any case the free return shipping makes it a no-brainer for you to find out for yourself.Hey Zorba, or anybody really, as I am still learning a lot of this as I go, when someone comments that a speaker is "power hungry" does that mean directly or indirectly that it needs a lot of power to make it "sound" better? or am I seeing this opposite of what it means....I am specifically talking about the HTD level 3's...someone listed "power hungry" as a con...just trying to wrap my head around some of the jargon associated with this hobby.
One small tip: I'd pull the C1 forward so that its front edge protrudes 1-3 inches in front of the front edge of the cabinet. And I'd put rubber doorstop wedges under it to tilt it upwards 15-30 degrees...will sound even better.Got everything hooked up just in time to watch my Tigers play. Couldn't be happier. Honestly surprised how well this little 10" sub sounds in this large room. I can't wait until the VTF-2 gets here lol. Wanted to thank everyone for the speaker recommendations, they were greatly appreciated.
We need a new picture with the sub in place so we can see the full effect. Also, some of your impressions after watching a good movie. Thanks!
Not boomy, the sound just wasn't as good while sitting on the sofa. Just to the left of where the small sub is is the entrance to the kitchen. The bass was louder if you walked in there than it was while sitting in front of the TV. I dont know if sound was bouncing off of the side of the entertainment center or what, but with it on the right side the bass through the entire living room sounds amazing.Was it too boomy in the other corner, where the Klipsch is sitting?