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what sub would you go with SPL 1200 or DLS 5000R I know the SPL 1200 cost more and is smaller would it sound better ??



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The DLS is louder. The Spl sounds better.

That would be my assessment as well. Many people think the DLS 5000R is a great HT sub, as it has plenty of impact for explosions and the like. The SPL series is known for being excellent with music. They can do well with HT also, but the cheaper 15" DLS 5000R should outperform the 12" SPL 1200 in that regard. The 15" SPL might outperform the DLS for HT, but at that point the price difference is huge. If you're looking at using your sub mainly for HT, I'd go with the DLS 5000, while if music is your main focus, the SPL would probably be better. Good luck.
 

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ok thanks its about 50/50 HT / Music the problem is my wife says the DLS 5000R is to big so I was looking at the SPL 1200


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ok thanks its about 50/50 HT / Music the problem is my wife says the DLS 5000R is to big so I was looking at the SPL 1200


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NP. Out of curiosity, what is your budget? Are you open to any other options?
 

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my budget is around $ 1000 I did find some one selling two used SPL 1200 for $1150


my room is 13x18 that opnens to dinning room 14x13 and kittchen 12x10 with vaulted ceilling 10ft at the peek



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my budget is around $ 1000 I did find some one selling two used SPL 1200 for $1150


my room is 13x18 that opnens to dinning room 14x13 and kittchen 12x10 with vaulted ceilling 10ft at the peek



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Unless you're looking to have sub-20hz bass for HT, I think two SPL 1200's for $1150 is a good bargain for you. They would provide an especially awesome bass experience for music. One other option you might want to consider is two SVS SB12 Plus's. It's too bad you can't get a larger sub, because that's where the best value is, but two SPL 1200R's or two SB12 Plus's will make for a great music and HT experience in your room, IMO.
 

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If you're considering the DLS 5000R, I don't see why you don't look at the MWF-15, which is about the same size as the 5000r but destroys it in every way for less money.
 

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I have the DLS 5000R but wife says its to big so I need to replace it with a smaller one I found a guy selling two SLP 1200 for around $1100 I just wanted to know how the SPL would compare with the DLS 5000R and if someone has heard both


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I had the 5000R. Great for couch moving. Dissapointing in deep bass. Movies like War of the Worlds is not the same without a sub 20hz subwoofer.
 

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Well Tim, bring your wife over to see my SVS PB12+/2 and the 5000 won't look so big anymore. The dual 1200s will be larger than the single 5000.
 

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I have the DLS 5000R but wife says its to big so I need to replace it with a smaller one I found a guy selling two SLP 1200 for around $1100

Two SPL-1200 are bigger than one DLS-5000R.


Try covering the DLS-5000R with a couple yards of fabric and put something on top of it. Hopefully that would solve your wife's visual concerns about it, and the bass will go right through the fabric without a problem.
 
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