I agree these subs offer the best bang for buck under $2000. And yes, I am satisfied, for now, but you can never have too much of a good thing.😊This is great to hear. This is what I had posted just yesterday:
"I think many are finding out that FV18 PC can hang with the best in midbass and beat most in ULF.... "
For the price these subs are just outstanding performers. We had seen at the Houston GTG that a single FV18 PC was filling a 7000 cuft open room really well, so not surprised you are finding a single FV18 more than enough....but you know how bass is, you always want more of a good thing....
You logic is sound but also realize that the excess volume you perceive could be due to a standing wave or an inarticulate sub that has too much ringing, which would not be the case with the Rythmiks. In short, your trim is not because you have too much volume overall, but too much volume in one specific frequency range. You would pay only $27 more than the FVX12s and the ULF would be much better IMO. Still, I understand your reasoning. I am just giving you another angle to approach bc this is a big investment. All bases should be covered.Understandable, it's great advice, and that was my original plan going back about 2 years now. I could achieve very good results with a single FV18PC in the family room, since the MLP is the only spot that really matters in there. I could also hide the big sub behind the catty-corner-placed entertainment center, where the Klipsch now resides (and which gave the best results - for that particular sub - after doing a sub crawl).
However, considering my constant need to trim output (it's too much with the Klipsch, even at -10 dB and the gain knob < 50%, especially late at night or when listening to BluRays or streaming Netflix), others here on AVS suggested going with a pair of smaller subs. It would even out room response, still give me lots of cone area, and still be too much for my needs.
Besides, the dream lives on, big time. The ultimate plan is to finish off the family room system with dual subs which will blend well, especially for music, and then start saving and building a dedicated basement system. That system would likely incorporate Chane's new 700-series horn speakers, or PSAs or the like, with a large OLED, but the cornerstone would be dual FV18PCs, which I'd have a lot more flexibility in placing. That would become the main viewing room at that point.
Buying smaller, cheaper, yet fully capable dual subs for the family room now will mean saving for the dedicated basement space will begin sooner rather than later. In other words, get something very good but more affordable for the current room, finish it off to a level that's more than sufficient, and start pursuing the big system sooner.